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Weekend Event Guide: Redlining ride, film benefit, Push for Peace, and more

Posted by on July 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 am

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is almost here and it’s going to be a wild one. The fun starts tonight with an educational ride you don’t want to miss.

If you’ve been wondering where this usually-weekly post has gone, it’s been sporadic of late with the absence of events due to virus fears. But folks are slowly gaining comfort and confidence (which is good or bad, depending on your perspective) and listings are starting to trickle back onto our calendar. If you go out, please be prepared for the heat and take health precautions!

Thursday, July 23rd

Ride the Redline – 5:30 pm at Stormbreaker Brewing (N)
No we’re not talking about the MAX line. This physically-distanced bike ride around northeast Portland will educate you about the racist policies that denied bank loans to certain parts of the city — that just so happened to be where the majority of Black people lived. More info here.

Friday, July 24th

Unity Ride: Killer Queens and Working Bees – 6:00 pm at Waterfront Park (SW)
This ride is billed as a space where all Women/Trans/Femme/Non Binary people will feel welcome. It’s also a benefit for North Portland bike shop owner Rachel Cameron who was injured and assaulted by police while walking home from a protest last week. More info here.

Saturday, July 25th

I-205 Multi-Use Path Clean Up
***NOTE: This event has been removed from our calendar and the Event Guide because of inappropriate posts regarding people experiencing homelessness and racism on the Facebook page of event organizer Lents Neighborhood Livability Association. We regret any inconvenience.***

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Sunday, July 26th

Push For Peace – 1:00 pm at Laurelhurst Park (SE)
If it’s got wheels, show up and roll with it. This event will be a rally and march/ride/roll led by PDX Black Youth Movement in the name of abolishing the police. More info here.

Takeout & A Movie – 6:00 pm Live Via YouTube
Filmed by Bike has teamed up with the Oregon Hospitality Foundation on this fundraiser for the Cycle Oregon Fund. Grab some food from a local restaurant, set up your viewing station and watch an amazing collection of adventure biking films! Tickets required for this livestream event that includes chat window and Q & A session with filmmakers. More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

– Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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On the Redlining ride, notice if there are fewer street trees and less cooling shade in those areas. Research has shown historically redlined neighborhoods are as much as 13 degrees hotter than leafy neighborhoods because civic investment for street trees did not go to “those people”. The difference between 80 & 93 is a lot.

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Hey Jonathan, there seems to be some funny formatting of the strike-through going on in this article.

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Don’t forget: bodies needed at the Justice Center every night.

Bikes are great for corking intersections or remaining nimble when on your way in or out.