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1,500 free cookies and hot cocoa at Bike the Lights tonight

Posted by on December 3rd, 2012 at 11:13 am

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Bike the Lights is tonight from 5-9pm out at PIR.

Tonight is the annual carfree night at the big Winter Wonderland event out at Portland International Raceway (PIR, just north of Kenton). For several years now, organizers have promoted a “Bike the Lights” event (sponsored by Bike Gallery) where for $6 you can ride through the big light displays. It’s a lot of fun and kids love it! ($1 of your admission goes to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance).

It’s always cold and sometimes a bit rainy; but I’ve found that just adds to the winter spirit and makes everyone get a bit more cozy. And this year, if you need a bit more motivation to grab your friends and/or family and head out there, our friend Jeff Bernards says Beaverton Bakery has baked 1,500 cookies just for the event. They should taste quite good with a bit of hot cocoa.

So light up your bike and roll up to PIR tonight. Bike the Lights is from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and kids under 13 are free.

To get more of a feel for the event, check out a few photos from years past…

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Former Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves.
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It was so cold in 2009 that Jay Graves let folks warm up in his heated VW van.

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  • Rol December 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Yeah see, speaking of Jay Graves stories, THAT is the one I’ll remember: that warm van saved my Raynaud’s-afflicted girlfriend from having a truly bad time.

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  • Porter December 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This was a great time last night. I rolled up with the Bike Farm group.

    Big crowd! Cool to see everybody together having a good time. Lots of families and cyclists/cycles of all kinds.

    Also had the highest concentration of Pugsleys (THREE) I’ve ever seen in one paved place.

    How can you not have fun doing a few laps up there?

    This is on my must-do bike fun ride list.

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    • Union Jack December 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Two Pugsleys and a Moonlander actually! What a great time!

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  • Porter December 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    And, those cookies were very tasty between laps. Thanks Beaverton Bakery!

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