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Blazers Bike Night updates: Signed helmet prize and Monday deadline

Posted by on October 2nd, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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Cool reflective pinwheel logo
sticker made just for us!

If you haven’t grabbed your tickets for Blazers Bike Night on November 2nd yet, now is the time to do it.

If you buy tickets through our special link — using promo code “bike” — through this Monday (10/6) you’ll be guaranteed to sit in one of the Bike Night sections. That is, our friends at the Trail Blazers have set aside a few sections of seats so we can sit together; but only if you get tickets by Monday.

Since our first announcement last week, we’ve made a few updates and some clarifications about what to expect the night of the event.

But first, I just want everyone to know why the heck I’m doing this: Not only do I love basketball and bicycling; but I want to help foster a stronger connection between cycling and Portland’s only major “big three” pro sports team (no disrespect to the Timbers). I think it just makes good healthy sense in many ways. The Moda Center is located smack-dab in the middle of what some people consider “the heart of Portland’s active transportation network.” Not only that, but the Blazers organization has tentacles that reach far beyond that of any bike advocacy organization (or their respective budgets), so, I think anything the team does to raise the awareness of bicycling is really valuable.

(On that note, we’ve already got some exciting new partnerships brewing for Blazers Bike Night #2 later in the season!)

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Now, onto the updates…

— The deadline for tickets that will put your seats in one of the BikePortland Cheering Sections is this Monday, October 6th. So far we’ve got about 50 people on board and we’d love to see three times that many! So order your tickets now (with promo code “bike”) so we can fill up all the BikePortland sections.

— Thanks to our friends from Go By Bike! (the nation’s largest bike valet) and BikeRacker, we’ll have free, secure, and civilized bike parking (and gear storage) at the event. Just roll up and drop off your bike and let the Go By Bike! staff take care of everything.

— The Trail Blazers have made us a special reflective sticker. Everyone who bought a ticket will get one upon arrival at the Moda Center campus before the game.

— One lucky ticket buy for the November 2nd game will get a special, Blazers-themed helmet signed by LaMarcus Aldridge! The helmet is small and would fit a child probably 5-7ish, but even if it goes to an adult it would make an awesome souvenir.

signed helmets for Blazers Bike Night!-2

Snazzy kids helmet signed by 2-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.

— The game starts at 6:00 pm on Sunday night. We’ll meet at 4:30 at Peace Park on the corner of NE Lloyd Blvd and the Steel Bridge. We’ll do a quick rally, then mount up for the very short roll over to the Moda Center at around 4:45 or so. Bike parking will be set up in the plaza of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. Once all the bikes are parked, you can make signs at the sign-making station, grab your pinwheel sticker, install a free Blazers Bike Bell, and soak up the atmosphere. We’ll announce the lucky winner of the LaMarcus Aldridge autographed helmet, take a group photo, then find our seats.

— This goes without saying, but don’t forget to wear Blazer or Blazer-inspired gear! Not only does that make things more festive, but it increases our chances of getting some quality time on the Jumbotron during the game!

I think that should do it for now. Stay tuned to @BikePortland on Twitter for other updates and we’ll post anything major here on the Front Page.

Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets so far! If you have questions about this event, please leave a comment and I will response.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

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Yellow Vest
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Yellow Vest

i looked at tickets earlier… are there like four sections?

Patrick Sullivan
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“…I want to help foster a stronger connection between cycling and Portland’s only major pro sports team.”

Portland Timbers fans all shake their heads.

yoyossarian
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yoyossarian

The link and promo code appear to not be working.

Jeff Britton
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Jeff Britton

Sorry Jonathan, tried your link and typed in bike and it said it was a invalid code.

Matt M.
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Matt M.

I can’t exactly say why this bothers me so much but it sure does. Portland is rapidly falling behind regarding cycling infrastructure and this is what we have to look forward to? I’m sorry – basketball is fine but surely there are bigger, and more neglected, issues out there. Aren’t there?

lahar legar
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lahar legar

I just bought tickets for my daughter and myself. I love with the awesome pinwheel reflectors and we can not wait to ride our tandem with everyone to the game. We might have to leave a little early to make it home as it is a school night but this is fantastic. Thanks for organizing this and I’m looking forward to November 2nd. We are in section 323.

pdx2wheeler
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pdx2wheeler

Jonathan, did you get a chance to talk with the Blazers about educating their parking attendants on reducing right-hooks when cars turn into their parking garages from Interstate Ave? Seems this event would provide the perfect opportunity to discuss the issue. That’s a cool Blazer sticker BTW…

Todd Boulanger
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Todd Boulanger

That sticker is so cool and retro…it almost looks like it popped out of a 25 cent vending machine in the late 70s.

Barry Cochran
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Barry Cochran

My wife and I got our tickets. Looking forward to this event. And, yeah, I had to use Firefox instead of Chrome.

Robert T
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Robert T

Did the block of tickets sell out? I was denied when trying to purchase, saying that the code was invalid.

HDK
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HDK

We have some folks at my workplace trying to buy tickets as well and the code is not working. Any way they can extend the deadline once it gets fixed so we can all still sit together?

Bethany
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Bethany

Hi Jonathan,

Do you happen to know which sections are the bike sections? I’m late in hearing about this so I know tickets may be gone, but it would be awesome if we were able to seat with other bikey types. The ticket purchasing link you provided is showing availability in 303, 313, 318, 319, 320, and 323, and I was just wondering if you knew for sure that any of those were bike sections?

Either way we will proudly represent the cycling community! Thanks for doing this.