Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 29th, 2015 at 11:46 am
Recreational marijuana will be available for retail purchase in Oregon starting this Thursday (October 1st) and Portland-based Pedal Bike Tours is looking to take advantage of the legal marijuana craze with a new weekly offering: A “Pot Tour” by bike.
Like all their tours, your price of admission ($69 in this case) includes a bike, a helmet, an expert guide and a snack. But unlike any tour they’ve done, this one comes with a “joint of local marijuana to take home.” And in case you’re wondering, they will not smoke it on the tour.
The tour’s creator, Pedal Bike Tours guide Sarah Gilbert said she’s excited for the inaugural ride on October 1st. “Even though I’m not a habitual pot smoker myself, I’ve had a great time learning about the history of pot and hemp in the state and worldwide. It’s been fascinating to connect with lots of leaders in the pot community and I’ve become pretty passionate about legalization.”
Check out the full description of the tour from PedalBikeTours.com:
Tour Portland like a true Portlandian: through the history, culture and brand-new retail industry of pot. Did you know one of the Willamette Valley’s first commercial crops was hemp? Our city’s fortunes have been tied to the cannabis plant since Oregon Country included all of present-day Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana possession, and now you can explore some of the finest pot available — by bike.
Our relaxed eleven-mile journey will introduce you to the art of cannabis in Portland, whether you are a pot newbie or a connoisseur of the herb. We’ll start with describing the history of hemp and pot in this country and state, and detail exactly what, where and how purchasing and consuming cannabis products is legal. We’ll take you to some of our favorite dispensaries and head shops; true legends in the cannabis society both locally and nationwide; and let you browse and shop for the finest locally-grown and organic strains, hand-blown art glass and carved wooden pipes. We’ll also make some suggested “pairings”; when Portlandians get the munchies, we look for the best sweet and salty food available. Think sustainable ingredients, locally-grown produce, hand-harvested salt, and yes: vegan options are available.
The tour will be offered once daily at 3:00pm. The inaugural ride will be this Thursday, the first day recreational marijuana will be legally for sale in Oregon.
Pedal Bike Tours has been in business in Portland since 2008. Company founder Todd Roll has since expanded his company to Hawaii, written the excellent guidebook, Pedal Portland, and gained a bit of notoriety for painting “America’s Bicycle Capital” in huge letters on the side of his downtown location (only to see it painted over a few years later).