In just about 24 hours the Portland Tweed Ride will take to the streets! Are you ready? Now is the time to pick out and refine your outfit. No outfit? There’s still plenty of time to hit up the local thrift and/or vintage shops! Make sure your bike is ready to ride: tires inflated, chain lubed, brass bell polished and shiny! No bike? Well, find one quick! (Or borrow a Biketown bikeshare bike!)
The basics: We meet at 10 AM on Saturday April 6 at Overlook Park (N Interstate and Fremont). We depart promptly at 11 AM for a nice 10 mile ride ending at the Lucky Lab North Taproom (1700 N Killingsworth). Enjoy food and drink at the pub (you pay) whilst being entertained by the sounds of Lumberjack!
Final items of note:
- This ride is rain or shine. Right now the long range forecast is calling for a chance of rain, high 57F/14C. Please, don’t be scared off by the forecast! We had a dire forecast for last year’s ride (including hail). What happened? Nothing! We had a dry and splendid time. Northwest weather is fickle, esp. in spring. Still, come prepared. Remember, Tweed was developed for cool and damp weather!
- We’ll have a tea break somewhere in the middle (at a COVERED) location. We will have some tea and hot water available, so bring a cup! We don’t know how much we’ll have to go around, so it is wise to bring your own setup. This can be a kettle and camping stove, hot water in a thermos, or already brewed tea. Remember the tea and all the fixings!
- We encourage folks to ride or take public transit to the ride. Our starting point at Overlook Park has limited parking. Thankfully, the MAX Yellow Line stops right at the park (station: Overlook Park.) Lucky Lab is about a mile from Overlook Park, and is also two blocks from the MAX Yellow Line (station: North Killingsworth.) So you can get to and from the ride via light rail!
- Here is the rough outline of the ride. Please note: We reserve the right to change this route.
See you tomorrow!