Our August assembly will feature Tori Bortman, a local cycling activist, instructor, and owner of Gracie’s Wrench. Her mission is to help folks develop the skills and confidence they need to become confident cyclists and take advantage of the benefits of living in one of the top bicycling cities in the country.
In Portland, 7.2% of commuters bike to work, the highest proportion of any major U.S. city and about 10 times the national average. The city is working to raise that to 15% by 2030 through a development plan focused on improving cycling infrastructure and increasing access. A big part of this is the BIKETOWN collaboration with Nike, a bike share program that has put over 1,000 bikes at 100 stations around the city.
Her talk will cover the benefits and challenges of urban cycling and commuting and will give folks a leg up in learning the basics of how to get started including equipment, safety, road hazard avoidance, and a Q&A to answer all questions that may keep you from riding.
We happily provide light refreshments and the location is ADA accessible. For info, visit: www.sundayassemblypdx.org.
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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