Gary Fisher, a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame who helped usher in the off-road era, is coming to Portland next month to help kick off the 10th anniversary edition of the Filmed by Bike festival.
Here’s the verbage from “Go With Gary” event organizers:
“How are you getting to the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike? Don’t go alone, Go With Gary, mt. bike legend Gary Fisher! Portland Bicycle Tours will lead to ride that valiantly winds through Downtown Portland and across the river on the way to the New Belgium Street Party at the Clinton Street Theater.”
Despite his off-road roots, these days Fisher is just as likely to be associated with urban bikes (his Gary Fisher Collection is made by Trek) and fashion. Fisher travels a lot and has become familiar with the great cycling cities of Europe. That experience has given him the confidence to raise his voice for bike advocacy in and around his San Francisco stomping grounds (where I met up with him back in 2008).
The Go With Gary! ride will happen on Filmed By Bike’s opening night, April 13th, and will meet at the downtown Bike Gallery (1001 SW 10th Ave). A social hour with free pizza (and a chance to check out Bike Gallery’s big spring sale!) starts at 4:00 and the ride to the Clinton Street Theater leaves at 6:00. More details at FilmedByBike.org.