Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Possible new home for the Bike Temple?

Believers, Unbelievers, and Anyone Else --

The Bike Temple has a possible new home at the "Rainbow Love Sherbert House" on N Williams and Wygant. The RLS has a 20 x 60 commercial space built into the side of the house, and they're looking for tenants who want to be part of a small community of artists there. Br. Taddeas and Pasture Ted investigated the space on Monday, and deemed it suitable to our needs.

We'd have the "Williams" end of the space, with a private entrance onto N. Williams Ave. The other end has access to N. Wygant (for better street parties) through a garage door.

It looks like a good prospect for The Temple -- we'd be able to store all of our sacred material there (pulpit, shrine, pop-up canopy, art supplies) as well as our healing tools and spare bike parts.

They'd give us access to the space during the day, access to the restroom in the house, and they'd encourage us to make the place the home for The Temple, and be part of their little community. The rest of the community includes a house, 6 humans, a cat, and a good-size permaculture garden.

They pay $400 for the entire warehouse, and we'd be expected to pay about $100.

If we take them up on it, we'd be able to do most of the things we did at the old Highland Church location -- weekly healing ministry, our sign on the door, storage of our religious equipment. They don't have a sanctuary or large kitchen, but we would be able to have modest worship services.


So, moving party for The Temple on Friday evening -- probably to the RLS House, and if not there then to Pasture Ted's new basement as another temporary location. Meet at 60 NE Tillamook at 7pm, April 29, for 1 hour of sorting and packing, then an hour of bike-moving.


Thoughts, testimonials, concerns?

Yours in The Faith,
Pasture Ted


  1. How have I never noticed the "Pasture" in Ted's Title before? I thought it was a typo the first time I saw it in this article. Good luck with the move.

  2. Sounds great. Any space for welding by chance, or knowledge of a place where I might be able to weld bicycle creations? I have the welder, just need to find a space.

    glory be,

    the man formerly known as Tall Bike Jesus