Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 12th, 2015 at 3:05 pm
Blazers Bike Night is just a few weeks away and we’d love for you to join us. This event combines two things that make Portland great — biking and the Trail Blazers — but it only works out if we get a good crowd.
It’s no secret that I love basketball and I’m a huge NBA fan. And there are few things I like more than combining basketball and my other love — biking. In fact, last week some friends and I celebrated our 40th birthdays by following the team on a California road trip. We saw them play the Sacramento Kings, then we took the train to Santa Barbara and rode our bikes to Los Angeles to see them play the Clippers!
On Wednesday, April 8th our ride to the game will be about 100 miles shorter. We’ll be riding to the game as a group to cheer them on against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T’wolves have the top rookie in the league right in Andrew Wiggins and with the recent addition of NBA veteran big-man Kevin Garnett, they’re a fun team to watch.
Thanks to our friends at the Blazers front office, you can get discounted tickets through this webpage (use promo code “BIKE”) and if you order them before March 20th you can get guaranteed seats in the BikePortland cheering section.
Other nice bonuses we’ll have on Bike Night are a sign-making station out in the plaza before the game, secure bike parking thanks to BikeRacker, custom and cool reflective Blazer logo stickers (only available to Bike Night ticket holders), and one lucky person will win a bike helmet signed by Damian Lillard.
Meet up with other Blazers and biking fans at Salmon Street Fountain for the ride at 5:45 on April 8th. Wear your Blazer gear, decorate your bike in black, white, and red, and look for me and the big Blazers flag. We’ll roll north on the waterfront, cross the Steel Bridge, and then roll into the arena via the Jerome Kersey Bike Lane.
For more info on the event and the link to purchase tickets, see our Blazers Bike Night page.