BikePortland 10th Birthday Party is Friday! Here’s an update

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We’re just two days away from our 10th Birthday Party!

This Friday night at Velo Cult a few hundred BikePortlanders will gather for a night of toasts to a great decade and hopefully many more to come. It will be a time to celebrate and it will be a time to step up and become an official supporter so we can have another big party in 2025. (Full details on our new BikePortlander subscription program will be announced on the site Friday before the party.)

Just so you know what you’re in for, here’s a quick update:

— BikeRacker has stepped up to provide parking for your bikes. Combined with existing racks we should have spaces for 200+ bikes at least. BikeRacker will be set up in the parking lot behind Velo Cult.

— We will have substantial finger foods and various salads and fixings thanks to Spin Events and Catering, a huge supporter of our local bike scene.

— For dessert, Whole Foods Market Laurelhurst has donated two massive chocolate cakes (thank you Helen!). There’s enough to feed around 200 people so don’t trample anyone trying to get a slice.

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— We’ll have excellent prizes to give away thanks to Orp, Walnut, Showers Pass, Bike Gallery, Fat Pencil Studio, Portland Design Works, books from Elly Blue Publishing, Outdoor Tech, and North St. Bags. To be eligible for prizes you’ll need to leave your email address on a free raffle ticket. We might also do some trivia questions so do your homework via the archives!

— Doors will officially open at 6:00 pm (but it’s Velo Cult so it’s always open of course) and we’ll start some live music at 8:00. Music will be an acoustic jam session by a few local pros led by the amazingly talented Mr. Robert Ping.

— Between 6:00 and 8:00 we’ll mingle, do a few little speeches, tell you why you should be a BikePortland supporter, and we’ll open up the mic for anyone that has something to share. I want to hear your best and worst BikePortland memories and would love to hear your thoughts on how we can grow and be even better in the future.

And I almost forgot, be sure to check out the fun story about us in this week’s issue of The Willamette Week.

OK that’s enough for now. Check out the Facebook invite if you want to RSVP.

We can’t wait to see you all on Friday night!

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John Liu
John Liu
7 years ago

Well, dashed if I’m not out of town on Friday. Post lots of pictures!

9watts
9watts
7 years ago

wsbob,
are you planning on coming? It would be great to (finally) meet you.

rachel b
rachel b
7 years ago

Sorry I can’t be there to celebrate BikePortland–big congratulations and me and mine’ll privately raise a glass (of whiskey) in your honor!

Adam Herstein
Adam Herstein
7 years ago

Can’t wait!

jeff
jeff
7 years ago

awesome looks like i have a reason to go to velocult ( other then my normal reasons like its raining, its sunny, its windy, its fri, its wed, etc..)

John Lascurettes
7 years ago

Congratulations on 10 amazing years. Wish I could attend but have a curtain call to make.

David Lewis
7 years ago

I’ll be there! Why not? Sounds like fun!

Alan 1.0
Alan 1.0
7 years ago

Happy Birthday, BikePortland!

Karl Moritz
Karl Moritz
7 years ago

Jonathan Maus, It was great to officially meet you face to face. I am very excited about BikePortland.org and its future. Thank you for your support, thoughts and kindness through the years!

I wanted to speak at this event, but to my speech is not so strong < I wanted to say something like this: In connecting with BikePortland in 2010 via Jonathan Maus which also means that I have the bicycle community connection that I'm calling my previously unknown bicycle family. Thank you for all the information, forums and Links. Happy Birthday!

9watts
7 years ago
Reply to  Karl Moritz

Karl,
it was great to finally meet you! I’m glad you made it to the event. And to put faces to some of the other folks who I feel like I’ve gotten to know here over the years was also lovely.
Still hoping to meet mr. wsbob someday…

Karl Moritz
Karl Moritz
7 years ago
Reply to  9watts

9watts, I was nice to put a face to a name with you as well. Like I try to say in writing that my speech is not so clear but thanks for your time for me to show you my bike build.