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  • December 2022 Newsletter

  • 🚲❄️🚲BikeLoud PDX December Newsletter
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    What we've been up to

    BikeLoud PDX members joining to file lawsuit, Nov. 18th
    E-Bike Policy Ride, Nov. 19th
    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Nov. 20th (video: Bike Stuff PDX)
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    November Updates

    Lawsuit Update
    We are happy to announce that the local legal team at Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost elected to join with Scott Kocher at Forum Law Group to represent BikeLoud PDX in our lawsuit against the City of Portland! We are excited to have such experience join BikeLoud PDX and offer their services pro-bono as we work through this once in a generation lawsuit.

    Overall, this means we have profound knowledge, work output, and belief from these legal teams that we do indeed have a great reason to pursue the suit.

    After filing the lawsuit on November 18th, a judge quickly signed the suit, showing that we indeed crossed our T's and dotted our I's as we move forward with the suit: fees waived!

    Either way, thanks ALL for showing up and supporting BikeLoud PDX as we commit to hold the City of Portland accountable. We couldn't have gotten this far without the generous support of you, Forum Law Group, Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost,  and our dedicated members who have prepared the suit leading up to this month.

    -BikeLoud PDX Board
    Learn More About the Lawsuit

    E-Bike Bill

    A draft e-bike rebate bill (LC 1994) is heading into the state legislature next year (Thank you Representatives Karin Power and Dacia Grayber!). BikeLoud PDX supports this bill and getting more e-bikes on Oregon's roads to replace car trips thoughout the state. It's currently being handed off to Representative Dacia Grayber (D- 35 Tigard), who will sponsor the bill this coming session. Email/call your state rep TODAY that you support this bill and wish to have their support come 2023!
     
    Find Your Oregon Representative!
    End of the Year Recap
    BikeLoud PDX has been BUSY growing, and using new ways to activate and get folks engaged and advocating for safer streets, and getting folks on bikes! This year:
    • Organized over 100+ rides
    • Signed over 15 letters to PBOT, City Council, ODOT, and more
    • DOUBLED our number of newsletter subscribers!
    • Partnered with over a dozen local non-profits
    • Started a Bike Buddy program
    • Supported the weekly community-led Sundays on Going event!
    • Handed over 3,000 stickers promoting #BikeLove, and #PDXbikes
    • So much more!
    Lastly, we couldn't have done any of the above without you: our subscriber and fellow BikeLoud PDX member.

    Thanks for all the support you've done, and we know it in our hearts we can do so much more when everyone becomes the advocate they dream they can be. We hope to see you soon at an event/ride/meetup and if you can: please donate to support our cause as we continue to reach 25% Portland trips by Bike by 2030 #25by2030pdx
    Donate/Subscribe to BikeLoud PDX

    January 2023 Board Elections

    Interested in becoming a BikeLoud PDX board member? We currently have 5 vacancies in our board and would love to have committed, passionate, and representative people join the board!

    See here for a quick description of responsibilities of Board Members.

    Board Elections will take place at our next general meeting January 18, 2023.

    Interested? email bikeloudpdx@gmail.com to express interest. Our board elections will occur at our Janurary 2023 general meeting.
    Email BikeLoud PDX

    Join our Slack! 

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    December 2022 Rides and Events



    BikeLoud PDX N/NE - Overlook Rake and Ride
    Sunday, December 11th @ 10:00am
    Meet at Stacks Coffeehouse

    Come join and help rake leaves from some of North Portland's most critical bike connections: the Interstate Ave hill and the Greeley Bike Path! Event is being led by Nic Cota, BikeLoud PDX Board member and Overlook NA Transportation Chair. Coffee will be provided at the end for all who join!

    User-uploaded image for BikeLoud Holiday Lights Ride and Happy Hour
    BikeLoud Holiday Lights Ride
    Saturday, December 17th @ 4:30pm
    Meet at SE Main MAX Station (Green Line)

    Join BikeLoud for a holiday light bike ride followed by food and drinks. Of course we will also be reviewing infrastructure! This is our final event of the year. We will ride through the Starkwood Holiday Lights (the Peacock Lane of East Portland) and end at Stark Street Pizza. We will be looking at some of the new greenways in East Portland.

    BikeLoud PDX General Meeting - December Meeting Postponed
    Join the above ride instead for this month! See you January 2023!
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     Other Rides/Events (click links for details):


    BikePortland Pitch and Bitch
    Wednesday, December 7th @ 5:00pm
    Migration Brewing (N Williams Ave)

    Join local blog and bike new-source BikePortland for a first-in-awhile in-person event to meet other bike advocates and let BikePortland what you think they could do better! A great opportunity to meet a variety of voices and learn how to plug in to biking in Portland!

    Breakfast on the Bridges (Holiday Edition)
    Friday, December 9th @ 7:00am
    Most Willamette River bridges. see line for more info!

    PSU Farmer's Market Ride
    Every Saturday!

    Meet at:
    SE Clinton/41st @ 10 am
    SE Clinton/26th @ 10:10 am
    Tilikum/PDX opera @ 10:30 am

    Join BikeLoud PDX member Hami Ramani (@hamiramani on twitter) for what's become a great go-to year-round event for all BikeLoud members who want to  meet each other, support farmers, makers & bakers, and build community for all-ages & abilities.

    Always check out shift2bikes.org for all ðŸš² events in PDX
     
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    More infrastructure News
     Check out BikePortland.org for all things biking in Portland.
    🔎 HELPFUL LINKS
    Portland Bike Map: map.bikeloudpdx.org

    Portland Transportation System Plan: https://www.portland-tsp.com/#/streets

    Speed Limits around Portland: speed.bikeloudpdx.org

    Reports Map: reports.bikeloudpdx.org
    🕫 Last but not least: Keep Biking LOUD!

    Always check here for PBOT's Projects in the Pipelines. Email and call project managers to let them know your thoughts.

    Report leaves, debris, and cars in the bike lane using  pdxreporter 
    If you have any questions, reach out to us at bikeloudpdx@gmail.com

    - The Bike Loud Leadership Team
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    November 2022 Newsletter

    November 2022 Newsletter

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT WEDNESDAY 11/16!🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲 Stay tuned for an announcement Wednesday afternoon regarding the future of BikeLoud PDX. We are excited to share as a board and will ... read more