Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Appetite Enhancement Ride

Bicyclists in Sacramento, CA have turned Thanksgiving into a Bicycle Holy Day. For ten years now they've had a family friendly ride through town on Thanksgiving morning. The otherwise profane urban highways are turned into sacred space every Thanksgiving, whether bicyclists are there to enjoy it or not. So, might as well gather together, have some socializing, and enjoy a few hours of bike-topia.

November weather in Portland is a bit less conducive to a carefree ride, but I don't see why that should stop us. It's still a great time to see what Portland could be like if there were no cars. And experience the pleasure of bombing around downtown without a care in the world.

Join us, 10am on Thanksgiving, to observe this sacred time for bicycling. We'll meet at the Red and Black Cafe at 400 SE 12th Ave at 10am, and ride at 10:30. The only other people we'll see in quantity will be the homeless, so bring food to give away if you feel so inclined.

Expect to find a magical mystery world downtown. Silent canyons of concrete and glass. An opportunity to look up and around to see the neon signs and fun facades. With no concern for being flattened by an SUV or rear-ending a taxicab.

Yours in The Faith,
Pasture Ted

See this fun photoseries of the Sacramento Appetite Enhancement Rides


(BTW, does anyone have photos of the 2008 or 2009 W.E.R.s in Portland? I was here in 2008, but don't have photos, and I missed 2009.)

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