Jude Gerace, owner of Sugar Wheel Works
and creator the Live the Revolution event.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
Everyone’s talking about the Live the Revolution event happening tomorrow night (Thursday, 10/17) at Clinton Street Theater. The event is organized by Sugar Wheel Works, a custom wheel-building company based in north Portland. This is the fourth year Sugar’s owner Jude Gerace has put on the event. In addition to being a fundraiser for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Safe Routes to School programs, Live the Revolution is also an anniversary party for Gerace, who opened her doors back in 2009 (as Epic Wheel Works, a name she was forced to change due to the threat of legal action from Specialized Bicycle Components).
The event draws on the personal bicycling stories of interesting local personalities. The list of speakers includes: bicycle builder Joseph Ahearne; head chef at Clyde Commons Chris Diminno; online editor of Bitch Magazine Sarah Mirk; and writer, rider, and photographer Heidi Swift.