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Freewheelin’ Friday No.4

Our weekly round-up of interesting bike news, commentary, and the best of what our favorite riders are up to.

Bill Walton’s Virtual Group Ride for Bike for Humanity  Our partners at are throwing an alley-oop to basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton in support of his work with Bike for Humanity. Bill is hosting a virtual event Saturday April 25th and we’re asking for Cycle Oregon friends and fans to join the Trailblazer legend by signing up. Here’s what Bill has to say:

“Hi, I’m Bill Walton. I love my bike, and I love being alive.”

“These seemingly inseparable aspects of my life are great privileges— privileges that sadly not everybody has—even in the best of times. With privilege comes responsibility, obligation, and duty; and with the global health COVID-19 crisis changing everything for everybody these days, we are doing something about and for the exacerbated challenges that so many of our communities now face, not the least of which are food and medical care. We are Bike For Humanity and our team is creating a free virtual event—one that will be ongoing—with the purpose of raising much-needed resources.”

Please join us in supporting Bill Walton and Bike For Humanity by participating in this virtual event and by sharing this message. Sign up here, it’s free!

When you’re 6’11” tall you need a big bike. This custom machine by Holland Cycles of San Diego is one of many beautiful bicycles in Bill’s collection.

Vibrant Table To You Enjoy delicious meals delivered to your door from Portland’s top caterer and the host of of our 2020 Kickoff party. Order delicious, made-from-scratch meals with no grocery store trip, no crowds, no fuss. You can even order for someone else, and they’ll gladly deliver to them in compliance with all Oregon Health Authority safety guidelines.⠀

There’s also a wonderful program to sponsor meals for our medical workers on the front lines at Kaiser, Providence, Legacy, OHSU, Adventist, PeaceHealth and Portland VA Medical Centers. #FeedTheFrontLines

Let’s support each other, our community, and Portland’s local businesses. Click here to learn more.

Showers Pass Explore the Indoors Have a little fun with our friends from Showers Pass and enter to win an $800 shopping spree for their online store. Click on the link here to visit their website and then upload a video of you using your Showers Pass gear creatively indoors.

This guy has a pretty good idea using the Rainslinger Hip Pack to hold chips. Heck, it’s waterproof, put the salsa in there, too!

Primal Wear Mask Our great partners at Primal Wear have a very cool mask designed and already for sale on their site. It’s a machine-washable, non-medical design made of 100% Polyester fabric. The design features a handy little filter pocket, too. Primal is donating 15% of all sales to non-profits supporting COVID-19 work.

Bicycling’s Best Bikes Test editors from the world’s leading bike magazine rode hundreds of new bikes and settled on these 50 as the best road, mountain, gravel, and city bikes you can buy right now. Bicycles have never been better and the one thing we’re most excited about is that you can get fantastic bikes for well under $1000.

Bicycling Magazine 2020 BIKE AWARDS

Too Much Indoor Training? Daniel Oss is a very talented professional road cyclist from Italy and with all the mindless hours on a stationary trainer right now he’s putting his critical and creative skills to use to entertain us with this fun short film. We look forward to seeing you race soon, Daniel.

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