How fun was that?! We held another great evening of celebratory #bikelove, shared among 325 friends on Friday, February 10th at Live the Revolution—The Street Trust’s annual live storytelling event. This evening of lively, bikey entertainment included inspiring, hilarious and touching #bikestories from Lale Santelices (PBOT’s Safe Routes to School program), Ric Hjertberg (Wheel Fanatyk), Erik Tonkin (Sellwood Cycle Repair), and Erin Lolich (NW Education Service District). Leah Benson (Gladys Bikes) provided her own humor and inspiring stories from the stage, as our emcee. Many thanks to our longtime host and sponsor Jude Gerace from Sugar Wheel Works!
The show kicked off with a social hour, where folks could get their own one-of-a-kind poems, purchase raffle tickets, or indulge in tasty food and beverages.
Thank you to our talented poem writers Becky Olson, Casimir Covert-Keefe and Hayley Wilson! Food and beverage included tasty treats from Hopworks Urban Brewery, Chipotle and Brew Dr. Kombucha. Finally, several lucky attendees won great raffle prizes courtesy of ABUS, Alder Creek Kayak, Burley, Cog Wild Bicycle Tours, CSz Portland, Ivalieu Bloomers, Jim Golden Studio, Nutcase Helmets, Patagonia, Pedego Electric Bikes, Portland Design Works, Randy Miller, Showers Pass, Sugar Wheel Works, Timbuk2, Tracy Andrews Acupuncture, Western Bikeworks and Yuba Bicycles.
A huge thank you to our sponsors, without whom we couldn’t have thrown this fantastic celebration: Sugar Wheel Works, Gladys Bikes, Anthony Carlton, HomeAdvisor, Karl Lind Films, NORTH, Nossa Familia Coffee, Pedego Electric Bikes and pinpoint.
Thank you to everyone who attended Live the Revolution. With your support—and a personal $2,500 match from donor, Scott Kocher—we raised over $17,000 to benefit our Safe Routes to School education programs and the For Every Kid Safe Routes to School campaign; making this our most successful Live the Revolution event yet!
Couldn’t make it to the event? You can still support Safe Routes to School by texting ‘BIKE’ to 80077 to donate $10!
Here are a few photos from Friday night (courtesy of Jonathan Rawle); and for more, please visit our Flickr page.