We think the Blazers and bikes go great together. Want proof? Check out the stories below (including recaps of our Blazers Bike Night events).
The NBA’s bike-friendliest franchise is again inviting Portlanders interested in bicycling to get discounted tickets and join a special bike-themed pre-game reception.
This season’s first Portland Trail Blazers Bike Night happens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, when the Blazers will face the Phoenix Suns at the Moda Center in inner Northeast Portland. It’s being co-organized with the Community Cycling Center, the local nonprofit bike shop and bikes-for-all advocacy group.
200-level tickets that night are on sale for $58 and 300-level tickets are on sale for $28, with a $5 transaction fee per order. To get those prices and entry to the pre-game reception (“food, drinks, raffle prizes and an opportunity to learn more about the Community Cycling Center”), sign up at rosequarter.com/bikenight/ with promo code BIKE. The promotional sale ends this Sunday, Oct. 1.
Portlander Dave Guettler is a huge Trail Blazers fan. He also happens to own River City Bicycles, one of the best bike shops in the country.
And now River City (located just a mile from the Blazers’ home court) is probably the only bike shop in America with a high-quality custom bike made specifically for a tall person who happens to play for the Blazers.
It’s going to be a great season for the Portland Trail Blazers — and we’re not just talking about what happens on the court.
Earlier this week the Blazers announced their 2016 Community Partners and the Community Cycling Center is one of them. [Read more…]
If you’re excited as we are for the start of the NBA season, you’ll love this news: Blazers Bike Night is back for 2016 and operators are standing by to take your ticket order .
This year’s game is the Sunday, November 13th contest against the Denver Nuggets, an exciting young team that features former Trail Blazer Will “The Thrill” Barton.
This video, posted to Instagram and Twitter last night by Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum, says just about everything you need to know about Portland’s new bike share system: It’s fun, it’s easily accessible which encourages spontaneity (McCollum said his ride was done on an impulse, probably as a celebration of his new contract), it’s considered cool enough for a stylish and respected NBA star to ride (thanks Nike!), and it appeals to a much broader swath of Portlanders than regular old cycling does.
These are just some of the reasons why after just one week, Biketown looks like a huge success that’s making people sing and smile (just like CJ) all over town. In fact, over 7,000 people have taken a Biketown for a ride in the first 7 days.
Here are the latest numbers from Biketown’s operator Motivate Inc as of 2:00 pm yesterday (Tuesday):
Got plans tonight?
Tonight is Blazers Bike Night and it’s also part of a larger effort by the National Basketball Association and the Portland Trail Blazers organization to be more aware about of their impact on the environment.
All season long the Blazers have used special “Green Games” to highlight areas where they want to reduce their environmental footprint. So far they’ve focused on energy, waste, food, and water conservation. Tonight’s focus area is transportation and Bike Night is the centerpiece of the campaign.
According to the team about 6 percent of Blazer fans walk or bike to the Moda Center. Add the 5 percent who take the bus and 25 percent who take light rail and you’ve got 36 percent of the 19,980 Moda Center fans who get to the game without a car.
In case you haven’t heard, the Portland Trail Blazers are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. After saying goodbye to four of their five starters in the off-season everyone had written this team off. But now they’re sitting comfortably close to the upper ecehelon of the Western Conference and are poised for a playoff run.