Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson joins community ride Sunday

Posted by on July 16th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Photo by Bike Milwaukie.

Bike Milwaukie, a community group in Portland’s inner southern suburb, has been holding 12 to 13 rides a year since it formed in 2011 and is ready for a minor milestone: Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson plans to join the ride this Sunday.

Ferguson, whose day job is supervising operations at Portland Streetcar, has served since 2009 and was reelected to a full four-year term in 2010. He’s been a successful proponent of extending TriMet’s Orange Line to central Milwaukie, which he aims to enrich with more human traffic.

Bike Milwaukie itself is the brainchild of Greg Bartz-Bowman and Matt Menely, who were inspired by Portland’s Sunday Parkways to start family-friendly social rides in their own city.

Also Sunday, participants can join a pre-ride warm up at 9 a.m. at The Warrior Room, Milwaukie’s kettlebell studio at 1928 S.E. Washington St. The ride itself starts at 9:30 at Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., and lasts two hours, finishing back downtown for Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market. All Bike Milwaukie rides are “no-drop,” so no one gets left behind. You can see the route here, sign up for Bike Milwaukie’s mailing list on their website or get updates from their Facebook page.

NOTE: Thanks for sharing and reading our comments. To ensure this is a welcoming and productive space, all comments are manually approved by staff. BikePortland is an inclusive company with no tolerance for meanness, discrimination or harassment. Comments with expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, or xenophobia will be deleted and authors will be banned.

7
Leave a Reply

avatar
6 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Jim LabbeMichael Andersen (News Editor)Peter WBike Milwaukieo/o Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Spiffy
Guest

their rides aren’t on the Shift list… I wonder if it’s because the Shift list is Portland bike fun? these should be on there because it’s a lot easier to bike to Milwaukie than it is to Washington County and I see plenty of Shift events listed there…

Spiffy
Guest

I met the mayor on the BTA new years ride… he was really nice…

o/o
Guest
o/o

Can’t we do rides on Saturdays sometimes?

Bike Milwaukie
Guest

We’ll try and get them on the Shift list as we have time, thanks for the suggestion. We have posted a few of our rides on the Pedalpalooza calendar the last 2 years.

We do occasionally have rides on Saturdays, infact I think our August ride may be on a Saturday. You can always sign up for our email list and we’ll send you the run down on our upcoming rides/events.
Thanks!

Peter W
Guest
Peter W

Sounds great!

FYI – the signup link is broken (links to https://jmaus.backpackit.com/pages/2100094-story-list).

Jim Labbe
Guest
Jim Labbe

Go Milwaukie! Great work Bike Milwaukie!