Join the Illuminated Bike Ride, Friday night, February 3rd at 8pm put on by Portland’s Clever Cycles in honor of the Portland Winter Light Festival.
Gather for the ride between 7:30-8pm at OMSI’s front plaza off of SE Water Ave. by OMSI’s east facing doors. The riding will start just after 8pm. The 3.5 mile route will head south to Tilikum Crossing, looping over the Willamette north to Hawthorne bridge, back over the Willamette and back down to OMSI’s front plaza.
Bring more than your bicycle headlights and taillights. Use your illuminated imagination – add glow sticks, LEDs, Electroluminescent (EL) wire, wheel lights, etc. Come decked out in lights during the darkest part of winter. For bicycle lighting tips, click here!
For extra inspiration and supplies you can pay a visit in person or online to Portland merchant Ellumiglow (ready to wear electronics & lights in addition to DIY kits, such as this EL Bike Kit ) to get tips and tricks on how to make your ride extra radiant. Ellumiglow is offering the 10% off promo code “PWLF17” for website + in-store purchases.
Also Global Homestead Garage will host a BLING Your Bike Workshop Friday before the ride at their location from 3pm – 7:30p at 416 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214 (The space is in the basement – below the Lovecraft Bar. Entrance is in the back of the building down the rear descending driveway off Oak St.)
Bring your bike to the workspace – there’s plenty of room for you and your bicycle – to help decorate it in lights. Workshop staff will be on hand to help you make your rig radiate. There will be limited lighting supplies on hand.
Remember to dress appropriately for the February weather! We’ll be riding rain or shine. Our fingers are crossed for no snow.Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook.