Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Night Ride

Joel, Chris and Paul did The Night Ride last night. They rode from Chris' house to the MAX station, took MAX to downtown, rode to the train station, did The Night Ride, rode back to the MAX station and from the end of the line back to Chris'. Joel figures they did about 26 or so miles last night! He took some pictures with his phone camera so they are a little blurry but you'll get the idea. The first picture is at the end of the race where everybody has gathered back at Union Station (which is where they also started). The second picture is of the fire juggler at the "disco" rest stop. I did a cut and paste from the official website below with a good description of what the ride was all about. I hope to join them next year!!

Start line party :: Get your costume on!
Hosted by Bike Gallery
Free glow-in-the-dark face painting and glow necklaces for all riders. We'll also provide you with route maps at the start.

On course support :: Ride, have fun
Water, sugary treats, popcorn, course markings, SAG vehicles, medical riders, mechanical support. This ride is all abut nighttime indulgences - so expect all sorts of naughty, yummy food on course.

Rest Stop #1 :: Filmed by Bike Movies
Hosted by Weir's Cyclery
Relax, enjoy fresh popped-on-site popcorn and settle into our outdoor movie theater. You're in for a real treat. We're showing highlights from the annual Filmed by Bike film festival of bike-themed movie shorts. This festival draws submissions from around the world and all movies are limited to a mere eight minutes. It usually happens only once a year... but we've got a special screening just for the Nighttime Club.

Rest Stop #2 :: Disco Party!
Hosted by Bike N' Hike
Trick or treat without supervision - shove handfuls of candy in your face and then use that sugar buzz to boogie, hustle or electric slide across the dance floor; disco ball, fog machines, strobe lights and hula hoops included. We'll be bumping great retro tunes from the 70's. Don't for get to wear your leisure suit and start practicing your best electric slide. Sure, you can imitate John Travolta if you want to - who doesn't love a little disco groove?

Finish Line Party :: All-You-Can-Eat Doughnut Feast
Indulge yourself at the all-you-can-eat midnight doughnut feast. Can't decide between an �clair and a maple bar - have both! (we won't tell). The ride ends right back at the beginning - at the Portland Train Station.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks like it was a lot of fun...