Kick off 2014 with Big Ideas and Pizza

Start 2014 off with an exciting glimpse into the future.

Rendering by Andrew Neerman

Looking east at a new bridge across Sullivan’s Gulch at 8th Avenue. Composite image by Andrew Neerman

New Years Day Ride 2014
January 1, 2014, noon
Under the west end of the Morrison Bridgebutton

Portland has done a terrific job building east-west routes throughout its inner-east side. North-south routes, however, tend to be full of difficult crossings and frustrating twists and turns. As part of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Blueprint for World Class Bicycling, we identified NE 7th and SE 9th as a key Neighborhood Greenway. On this year’s New Years Day Ride, we will ride the length of this route and stop along the way to point out exciting developments both new and upcoming.

This year our ride will conclude at Old Town Brewing Company on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Old Town generously sponsors our Project Advisory Council and will be providing some free pizzas for riders!

We’ll have a midway stop at the headquarters of B-Line, a local company devoted to urban delivery by electric-assist tricycles. There we’ll enjoy some coffee donated and brewed by one of their clients, Portland Roasting.

So: bring a friend, some warm clothes, a few bucks to donate to the BTA, and your imagination as we explore an exciting future bikeway.

The ride is approximately 9 miles and will not be a loop.logos

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