Blazers Bike Night

Blazers Bike Night (formerly known as Bike to Blazers), is the event where Portlanders’ love of basketball and bicycling come together. We’ve partnered with the Portland Trail Blazers to encourage more people to ride to the games and to showcase cycling to all the Blazer fans at the Moda Center.

Bike to Blazers update: Bike section sold out, rally location change, and more

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 5th, 2010 at 11:59 am

Bill Walton autographed helmet-1

One lucky person will win this collectible
helmet signed by Bill Walton.
(Photo © J. Maus)

All the pieces to the big Bike to Blazers event are coming together. The rally, ride, and mini-expo at the Rose Quarter are all set.

The big news is that the bike section is sold out! We had 100 seats reserved and they’re all gone. This means we’ll have one rocking and bike-loving group of fans to cheer on our home team and send them into the playoffs with a bang. It also means that the other 20,000 Blazer fans in attendance will get a not-so-subtle hint that biking to the game is not just possible, but it can be a ton of fun too! [Read more…]

A message from Bill Walton (and a Bike to Blazers update)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 24th, 2010 at 9:24 am

April 14th!

Bike to Blazers is shaping up nicely and now we’ve even got the blessing of Blazers icon and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton (watch video below).

But before I bring you up to speed, get your tickets if you haven’t already. We’ve got a limited amount set aside so all us bike nuts can sit together — which will make our “We Biked Here” signs and five seconds of fame on the jumbotron that much sweeter.

OK, back to the updates…[Read more…]

Bike to Blazers is set: Rally, ride, and more!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 15th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Mark your calendars and buy your tickets, because Bike to Blazers is going to be awesome this year. On April 14th, the bike and basketball worlds will collide, resulting in a fun community event that will (hopefully) become an annual Portland tradition.

Why bikes and Blazers? Why not? Both are a major force for good in our city and by tying them together, great things can happen. The Blazers want to be the “greenest” team in the NBA and a big part of their effort is to encourage more biking to games. From an advocacy perspective, putting bikes front and center at the Rose Garden, and tying biking more closely to the Blazers organization, is a great way to reach a lot of folks who don’t usually hear about how fun and useful bikes can be.[Read more…]

Bikes and the Blazers: Two things that go great together

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 12th, 2009 at 10:39 am

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I still don’t know who’s responsible for
this stencil. I spotted it on the bike
signal loop detector at the corner
of NE Lloyd and the Steel Bridge.
(Photos © J. Maus)

It seems like an eternity has passed since I put together the Bike to Blazers ride. And in Blazer terms, it is.

Back in April 2006, our local team was at the bottom of the NBA barrel. They had huge problems on the court (couldn’t win games) and off (couldn’t stay out of trouble). I remember when I announced the ride, several openly commenters scoffed at the idea.

Fast forward to today. Now there’s a much different vibe coming from the Rose Garden. The Blazers are one of the hottest teams in the league and they’ve got players who inspire both on the hardwood and in the neighborhood.[Read more…]

Bike to Blazers 2006 recap and photos

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 17th, 2006 at 8:39 am

Bike to Blazers

[Yes, I’m a dork.]

The first ever Bike to Blazers ride was a big success. About 30 or so brave souls ventured out on a stormy day and enjoyed a bright and sunny ride along the Esplanade from the Lucky Lab to the Rose Garden to watch a TrailBlazers game. We had three families join us and everyone had a good time.

At the arena, we were treated to indoor bike parking and free Zach Randolph bobble-head dolls (which were more popular than I expected). Jeff Bernards and a volunteer from the Livestrong Ride helped me staff a Bike Info table right near the main entrance. We gave away loads of free bike maps (thanks PDOT!), BTA brochures, and stickers.
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Bike to Blazers 2006 update

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 14th, 2006 at 9:30 am

We’re set to have a great time Saturday night at the Bike to Blazers Ride. I just heard that we’ve sold about 40 tickets so far. That means we’ll not only have a fun group but it also means we’ve raised $200 for the Get Lit program! That money will make our streets safer for everyone by providing free lights for visibility-challenged cyclists.

There’s still plenty of time to buy tickets. The online ordering is closed, but our friend Lisa at the Blazers is standing by to take your order. Call her at (503) 963-3966 to get your tickets. Here’s a brief rundown of the ride…
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Bike to Blazers flyer and update

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 23rd, 2006 at 1:54 pm

I know the Blazers aren’t exactly everyone’s favorite team these days…but a bike party is a bike party, and that’s exactly what we’ve got shaping up with the first-ever Bike to Blazers Night Ride. According to the always helpful Lisa B. over at Blazers Headquarters, we’ve already sold over 30 tickets (get yours here)!

Since $5 from each ticket ($15 each) goes to the Get Lit program, that means we’ve already raised $150 to keep our streets safe and buy lights for cyclists in need (and, rumor has it that Get Lit might expand into helmets too).
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Bike to Blazers in the Willy Week

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 16th, 2006 at 9:08 am

Bike to Blazers in the Willamette Week

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You might have seen the Bike to Blazers Night Ride in the Willamette Week. If not, I’ve scanned it for your viewing pleasure. They even made up a nifty little bike graphic to go with it.

Unfortunately they left out contact information and they included a few facts about the ride that I want to clarify:
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Don’t miss the Bike to Blazers Night Ride

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 13th, 2006 at 1:07 pm

biketoblazerssmall.jpgAnnouncing the first-ever Bike to Blazers Night Ride! On Saturday, April 15th join your friends, family and neighbors for a night ride to the Rose Garden to watch the Portland Trailblazers battle the Golden State Warriors. Here’s the lowdown:

  • $5 from each ticket ($15) goes directly to the “Get Lit” program which helps keep cyclists safe and visible. Regular price for these tickets is $17 (without the donation).
  • Join us for pre-game food and drinks at the Lucky Lab Brewpub.
  • Cruise the streets on easy group ride to the Rose Garden.
  • Get the royal treatment with exclusive indoor parking at the arena.
  • Stop by the Bike Community Table inside the arena to get bike maps, stickers, t-shirts and other bikey goodies.
  • Bask in the company of other bikers while we sit together in our own section.
  • Get a free Zach Randolph bobblehead.
  • Purchase tickets online at Blazers.com.[Read more…]