Show us your Greatest Cargo Load Ever and win prizes and entry to Disaster Relief Trials

Backpack, basket, and a Burley… not bad!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

DRT Contest

The Greatest Cargo Load Ever!!

One winner receives free DRT entry and DRT/Tern prize pack!

Heard about the Disaster Relief Trials but haven’t signed up yet? Want a free entry and some really cool prizes? Keep reading…

With the DRT just a few weeks away (June 11th), now is the time to firm up your plans and make sure you are a part of this amazing event.

DRT is about two big things: Gaining confidence and skills to respond when a disaster strikes and showing the vast potential of bicycles as emergency response vehicles.

If you’re a regular BikePortland reader, this concept is nothing new to you. We’ve been on this story since 2011 and have covered the rising realization that bikes have great disaster relief capabilities ever since.


This year’s DRT will be at Cully Park (NE Killingsworth/Hwy 30 and 72nd) and will also include a resiliency fair. If you want to be a part of the action and need a nudge to participate, we’re excited to share that we’ve teamed up with the organizers and their sponsor Tern Bicycles for a free entry and prize package.

All you have to do is share your Greatest Cargo Load Ever (a.k.a. #carryshitolympics)!!

To enter, just fill out this short form (via Google) and upload an image or two by May 27th. That’s it!

One winner will receive: Free entry ($30 otherwise), and a prize pack that includes four new-old-stock DRT stainless steel pint cups (below), DRT-branded one-inch spring clamp (for your manifest), and a smattering of Tern merch.

Vintage DRT pint cups w logo art by artist Kelley Stangl.
Branded DRT manifest clamp.

Here’s that entry link again.

Thanks for playing and we can’t wait to see your entries … and see you at the event June 11th!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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Tony Jordan (Contributor)

This is 9watts to take if he wants it.

Bill Stites
Bill Stites
2 years ago

We’ll see about that …

Tony Jordan (Contributor)
Reply to  Bill Stites

Epic matchup.

I’m thinking loads of lumber, or composting toilets from the airport.

There should almost be some categories here, since obviously Bill’s trike is a whole other level.

2 years ago

Thanks for the shout out, Tony!
I submitted something, but look forward to the entries. Can we see them all somewhere?

2 years ago

What time does this start plz?

Lisa Caballero (Assistant Editor)

Shannon’s going to enter, right?

Amit Zinman
2 years ago

I’m going to be there to do video, so I guess that I don’t really need to enter this competition, but we did carry quite a lot that day

2 years ago

Aloha Kelley Stangl! I love my vintage DRT pint cup!! I drink out of it everyday!!!