Women Bike: October 2017 Recap

This October, Women Bike braved the weather and dodged slippery leaf road hazards to get out on our bikes and ride like the wind! We made the most of the days that were not torrential downpours and enjoyed rides through the fleeting autumnal scenery. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to:

Rides!

Women Bike joined First Friday, Portland’s Eastside Art Walk to host our second Art Ride. This month’s theme was Night of the Living Dead Artist, and everyone was encouraged to dress up like their favorite dead artist. Remarkably, it wasn’t all Frida Kahlos and Andy Warhols — not that that would have been a bad thing! We started our tour at the always-entertaining Splendorporium and rode north, stopping to view the exhibits at East Creative Collective, AFRU Gallery, and Redux Gallery and Boutique. Redux is located on East Burnside street, which happens to be a hub of galleries and art spaces, so we were able to meander from place to place on foot and soak up as much art as possible.

October being the month that Halloween is in, we designed our tour based on exhibits specializing in otherworldly, macabre, and generally eerie art. First Friday happens every month at several galleries located in southeast Portland, and the Art Ride is a great opportunity to explore some lesser-known galleries in the city’s rich art scene — on a bike! Check out our upcoming events on the Women Bike Facebook page to see which galleries we’ll visit next month!

Gal’s Group Ride, picnic, and crafts with Kiah!

Kiah is a Roll Model for the Women Bike program, which means she actively encourages women in her community to ride their bikes through encouragement and designing fun rides. Kiah’s ride was a salute to autumn and a farewell to summer. Participants bid summer adieu and welcomed autumn by going to a fun, easy ride along the Eastbank Esplanade and through the charming neighborhoods of southeast Portland. The group ended their journey at Sweet Hereafter on Belmont Street, where riders enjoyed picnic snacks on the patio while crafting Halloween decorations for their bikes.

Click here to find out more about Roll Models and how you can become one and host cool rides of your own!

This Friday! SPIN at Triangle Productions

Join Women Bike as we go see SPIN, Evalyn Parry’s award-winning spoken word and performance art piece linking feminism and bikes!

Spin will be held at Triangle Productions theater from November 10 to November 12. Click here to get your tickets! Women Bike will be hosting a ride before the show that will end at the venue on Friday, November 10. For more information or to RSVP, please check out our event page or The Street Trust’s events calendar. Use the code BIKE10 at checkout for 10% off your ticket price!

 

Get connected!

Sign up for our Women Bike E-Newsletter, and stay up to date on all Women Bike events and happenings. Join our Facebook group to get the most current Women Bike events and stay in touch with the Women Bike community. You can also check our events calendar for Women Bike events and all other events organized by The Street Trust.

Join us at an upcoming event!

First Friday Eastside Art Ride – The first Friday of each month (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.). Different galleries are visited each month.

SPIN Pre-Show Ride – Tuesday, November 10 at Triangle Productions, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR. We are meeting at APEX Beer Bar at 6:00 p.m., and will roll out at 6:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:30pm. Click here to grab tickets! (Don’t forget your 10% discount code: BIKE10)

Free Rules of the Road Clinic – Tuesday, November 14 (6:00 to 7:00 p.m.) at The Street Trust Office, 618 NW Glisan St, #401, Portland, OR

Monthly Coffee Club – Wednesday, November 15 (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) at TwentySix Cafe, 2723 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR

 

 

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