Since the first Bike to Blazers we organized back in 2006, our goal has been to showcase cycling for the Trail Blazers organization, the team, and their many fans. We’ve made solid strides toward that goal, but we’re still hoping to make the biking/Blazers connection much stronger.
I’m happy to say that this year, the Blazers reached out to us early wanting to re-energize the Bike Night event and make it bigger and better than ever. As many of you know, I happen to think biking and the Blazers go great together, so I eagerly accepted.
Let it be known that Sunday, November 2nd is Blazers Bike Night at the Moda Center!
The team is taking on the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the Western Conference. But watching the game is just the icing on the cake. We’ll get a huge group of riders together before the game, then ride as a big group over to the Moda Center campus where we’ll have fun and spread the Blazers Bike Night spirit before the game starts.
We’re working with the Blazers to make special bike parking available during the game. We’ll also have some bike-related vendors and other pre-game activities for everyone who shows up. We’ll have a sign-making station and face-painting for all the hardcore fans out there.
Inside the arena, BikePortland will have a table set up where we’ll be talking with fans about their bike experiences, answering their questions, passing out maps and other resources, and so on. A reflective sticker is being made just for our event and everyone who buys a ticket through the special Bike Night website (don’t forget to use promo code “BIKE”) will have a chance to win an autographed item from one of the players.
Heather Reeder, our friend in the Blazers front office, has set aside a bunch of tickets for BikePortland readers so we can all sit together and cheer on the team. Blazers Bike Night tickets are $22, plus a $5 online ordering fee (you can, of course buy tickets however you’d like)
Save the date of November 2nd, grab a few tickets for family and friends, and stay tuned for more updates.
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