thursday night ride

Subscriber post: Ode to the Thursday Night Ride

Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike) by on September 27th, 2017 at 9:34 am

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It rolls from Salmon Street Springs every Thursday around 7:30 pm.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

The dream of the nineties is somewhat alive in Portland.

In Portland, cars most certainly exist. Except for once a week on Thursday, when people ride bikes or double-decker bikes. They ride unicycles. They ride skateboards!

No matter what our President tweeted, no matter what forest is on fire, no matter what ODOT has done that week to make it easier for people to use cars, the Thursday night ride rides on. It does not care about liberalism, conservatism, that week’s gross domestic product numbers, or really much of anything. You do not even really need a bicycle (as long as you are a fast jogger) or a cent to your name.

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52 weeks in, Portland’s Thursday Night Ride is rolling stronger than ever

Avatar by on April 8th, 2016 at 10:17 am


(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

80-degree temps brought out a huge crowd to the Thursday Night Ride (called “TNR” by the regulars) last night. I hadn’t been since October and I wanted to be there as a witness to history. Last night’s ride was #52, as in the 52nd week in a row that people have come together to ride bikes on the streets of Portland.

Last night was TNR’s first anniversary.
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Rolling with the Thursday Night Ride

Avatar by on October 23rd, 2015 at 10:52 am

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The spirit of a weekly mass bike ride is alive and well in Portland.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Portland has spawned a new weekly bike ride that has all the trappings of Critical Mass without the baggage of politics, activism, or controversy.[Read more…]