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Route advisory: Esplanade detour recommended during Winter Light Festival (2/1 – 2/4)

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Dear Portland Bike Community,

We wanted to give you a heads up about next week’s Portland Winter Light Festival (Wednesday-Saturday evenings, February 1-4th around OMSI and the Eastbank Esplanade). We expect that a lot of people will be on and around the esplanade for nighttime light art viewing and evening festival participation. This will cause more congestion than usual and therefore we suggest biking through Water Avenue for a faster commute. Otherwise, we suggest walking your bike through the festival area and enjoying the event — it’s 100% free to the public!

Wednesday, February 1st 6PM – 10PM
Thursday, February 2nd 6PM – 10PM
Friday, February 3rd 6PM – 11PM
Saturday, February 4th 6PM – 11PM

With love and respect,
The fellow riders (and organizers) of the Portland Winter Light Festival

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Thanks for this heads-up. And, your statement was perfectly worded – yay for having someone who rides engage the biking community!