City preps for Bernie Sanders rally with extra bike parking

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The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation issued a traffic advisory for a big event coming to the Rose Quarter tomorrow: a rally for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

The rally is expected to draw thousands of people and the city is warning people to avoid the area entirely between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. That is, unless you’re showing up to rally for Bernie. And if you do that, PBOT is encouraging everyone to walk, bike, or take transit.

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‘Bike for Bernie’: Portlander organizing 100 mile ride for presidential candidate

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Carl Wallace’s love of Sanders and cycling are coming together.

Portlander Carl Wallace is crazy for two things these days: cycling and Bernie Sanders. The 43-year old who goes by Kamikaze Karl is so amped up for Sanders’ presidential campaign that he’s organizing a 100-mile bike ride to promote the senator from Vermont who surprised everyone with a big win in Michigan last night.

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