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Greg Lemond coming to Portland Art Museum

Posted by on July 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Greg LeMond in Portland-7-6

The Portland Art Museum has added yet another great program to their Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design exhibition.

“An Evening with Greg Lemond” will be held on August 14th at 7:00 pm. According to Beth Heinrich, the museum’s public relations director, Lemond — who they introduce as, “a former professional cyclist, entrepreneur, and anti-doping advocate” — will share his experiences, “as a world champion racer and bike designer.” Lemond will be on stage and interviewed by Michelle Poyourow, a former advocate with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance who left that organization in February 2010.

Lemond, now 52, is a major U.S. hero for his overall victory at the 1986 Tour de France. With recent disqualifications of Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis, he now remains the only American to ever win cycling’s most prestigious race. Lemond paid a visit to Portland back in September 2011, where he entertained a large crowd during an informal event and Q & A at West End Bikes.

The event is free with museum admission ($15) and those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve seats in advance online.

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  • BikeFunFinder July 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    The Portland Art museum seems to be putting on some awesome events lately. This event should be added to BFF!

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    • jered July 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

      I think they learned a lot from last summers auto based exhibit, as they are following a similar cadence and set up for the Bike based show. Portlanders love our design – cars, bikes, anything with wheels we can use to go fast and have fun!! Realistically this town must have a disproportionate number of industrial designers for a city this size. I hope PAM keeps up with the more object based summer shows, they are super fun.

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  • Dwainedibbly July 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    !!! Mrs Dibbly just got our tickets to see Greg Lemond. They’re free for members if you get them from the museum. Not sure if there is a cost for online ordering, though.

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  • Jerryw July 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    An evening listening to LeMond tell us just how much he hates Lance Armstrong? No thank you, I’ll stay home and watch re-runs of Friends.

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    • CaptainKarma July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Esp if it does cost up front or through membership. BTW, LeMond’s arch-nemesis Lance-man is riding RAGBRAI as we speak. No charge to talk with him, cuss him out, whatever, at length.

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    • lazyofay July 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Aw, ‘come on Jerryw… sour grapes.
      GL has always been a class act, which is something LA never was.
      I witnessed the Mellow Johnny when he was a junior in Texas many times…he was/is/always will be a knob… plain and simple.

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  • PC July 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

    PAM really does deserve major plaudits for Cyclepedia. The exhibit itself is really fantastically done and massively interesting to stroll through. I think it’s really striking a chord, and not just with the cycling crowd — as a member I’ve been a couple of times and the crowds always seem really into it.

    And they’re doing a really nice job with the events as well. I went on Saturday for tall-bike jousting. It was a blast. How many major metropolitan art museums host tall-bike jousting? It’s fantastically Portland.

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    John Liu July 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Ack! bummed I can’t go (will be out of town). The only American TdF winner, and pretty good at speaking his mind.

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  • Velo Gioielli July 29, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I just got my tickets to see Greg in person for the first time. He is my boyhood hero and I’d listen to him blast Lance all day long!

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  • Todd Boulanger September 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I stumbled upon a treasure trove of emails from IBDs to TREK about the whole LeMond trashing Armstrong thing from 2004-08 as related to some court case unknown. It makes for interesting reading given Armstrong’s more recent 180 degrees coming out.


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