Posted by Michael Andersen (Contributor) on July 16th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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.
Michael Andersen was news editor of BikePortland.org from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.