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Summer Joyrides - America’s Bicycle Capital
A Tour of Portland’s Many Bike Cultures

Sat, 17 Aug, 2013 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come discover why Portland is known as the bike capital of the U.S. Visit sites and personalities that define our city’s bike culture— from bike advocacy to Zoobombers. Along the ride, we’ll learn about the history of bicycles in Oregon and visit famous bike-related businesses, artworks, and landmarks. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a novice, you’ll enjoy learning about Portland’s offbeat and colorful bike community.

Speakers include Timo Forsberg (Portland Bureau of Transportation) on the history of bikes in Portland; Joe Biel (Microcosm Publishing) on Critical Mass; Ayleen Crotty (Editor, on grassroots organizing; Dingo Dizmal on the Clown House and alternative bike culture; and Rex Burkholder (Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Metro) on bike advocacy and policy.

Tour departs from the Portland Art Museum courtyard, with stops including United Bicycle Institute, Community Cycling Center, Zoobomb sculpture, and more. This ride is also offered August 24.

Co-organized with Know Your City. For more information visit

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About Summer Joyrides: The summer months are the best time to get on a bike and enjoy Portland. Our leisurely bike field trips are designed to be a fun and easy way to see some art and architecture, while also learning something about our thriving community of bicycle designers and creative transportation thinkers.

Space is limited; advance registration is required. $10 members, $20 non-members (includes Museum admission).

Don’t have a bike of your own? No problem. Portland State University Bike Hub will rent you an easy-to-ride and comfortable bike for an extra $15. Bikes will be picked up and dropped off at the Museum where rides begin and end, so it’s hassle free. Bike needs to be reserved five days in advance. No day-of rentals. Make your bike reservation online when you reserve your Joyride ticket.

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Photography by Bernhard Angerer

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