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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wintertime Palm Tree Ride, Sunday Jan 21st

After a five month sabbatical from Urban Adventure League ride (PedalPalooza wore me out...again), here is the first one of 2007! I hope to have at least one Adventure a month through spring, and everything goes into overdrive in summer!

THE WHAT: a bicycle ride passing by the multitude of palm trees and other tropical and evergreen vegetation growing in the city, plus all the fun factoids that the Urban
Adventure League is known for.

THE WHEN: Sunday, January 21st, 2007 at 11am. Ride should last about three hours, with plenty of stops.

THE WHERE: We'll be starting at the Portland Hawthorne Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (map)

THE WHY: because winter in Portland really isn't as bad as some people make it out to be! This ride is a way to prove it!

THE HOW: On your bike!

HOW TO GET THERE: Via Tri-Met 14-Hawthorne bus.

THE DETAILS: RAIN OR SHINE. Be amply prepared for the 'harsh winter weather' you may face on this day. Oh yeah, I'm not the type to encourage people to wear 'wacky tropical themed outfits' to go along with the ride, but if that's your bag,
you can run with it, er, bike with it!

EXTRA SPECIAL-SPECIAL: A PRE-RIDE BREAKFAST will happen at the Hostel at 9:30am. Served up by the folks who bring you Gracies Sunday Brunch! A veritable feast of vegan and non-vegan breakfast options. $2 suggested donation. Stop by early (after 8am) to help out!

FLYERS: Print out a four-up copy of the flyer by clicking here, or one big one here. (Note: pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat or equivalent.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the ride, Shawn! I broke off the group at the bottom of the Broadway bridge, but I wanted to express my thanks for taking your time both to plan beforehand and to run the ride. It was a meandering but well-planned route and I learned quite a bit about foreign trees and got more intimate with the east-side neighborhoods in our fine city. Thanks and hope to see you on another ride soon!


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