Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cycling in Eugene, Salem and Portland this weekend



From Eugene Weekly:
Bicycle Poker Cruise, a benefit for the LiveStrong Foundation, group ride & poker contest, 3pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 343-2346. $15.

We wonder if the Bicycle Poker Cruise was hatched after a bored poker-playing cyclist contemplated the back of his Bicycle brand playing cards and then considered combining the two in a benefit event for Lance "cyclist-cum-erstwhile-marathoner" Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation. We'll never really know how it got started (that would require a Congressional subpoena, and even those don't work anymore), but here's how it works: Donate $15 to participate, join the group ride around town to various checkpoints, collect a card at each stop and return to Diablo's Downtown Lounge to play your hand. The grand prize is a "Fat Tire" Cruiser Bike, as if you needed another bike in your six-bike garage.



Bring the whole family and join us at the State Fair for leisurely 10 mile bike ride through Historic Salem. The ride will start at the State Fairgrounds in front of the new pavilion off of Sunnyview, ample parking available.

Date: Saturday, August 25th Registration Starts: 7:30 Riders Leave: 8:30
Cost: $10 - Day of Event

Features: Oregon State Hospital Grounds, Mission Mill Museum Tour for $4, Willamette University, Bush Park, and the Oregon State Capital

Goodies included: Admission to the Fair, T-shirt, Water Bottle, Snacks, and Showers (bring your towel)

Iris Riggs
Bicycle Recreation Coordinator
Oregon Parks and Recreation
Phone: 503-986-0631




Portland has been named the Best Bicycling City many times over by Bicycling Magazine and other sources, and now the city is proving its status with a namesake bicycle ride. The second annual Portland Century is Sunday, August 26th at Portland State University. Registration is $40 online until midnight on Friday or $50 on the day of the ride and a portion of the proceeds benefits Hands on Greater Portland.

The Portland Century is all about Portland: local foods at the finish line dinner, Portland features along the way and a take home goodie bag of local treats such as smoked salmon, beer and coffee.

Riders can choose from 25, 50 or 100 mile options, and each affords spectacular views of Portland along the way, rider support and rest stops.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can i find people who want to cycle or groups?? i'm just bored of cycling alone. no compition.

7:57 PM  

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