It's time for a special edition of the NumBumz Tour de Brew series! In this special edition, we'll start at the Lucky Lab, have a nice casual ride around town, and then head over one of the bridges and end at the Oregon Brewer's Festival. I'll be able to instruct folks on how to get back to the LAB if that's where you park, but I will not be returning myself. It's an easy ride over the Hawthorne Bridge from the festival.
The venue: We'll start at the lucky labrador brew pub in SE Portland and end at the Oregon Brewer's convention which is held at the west bank waterfront park.
The Ride: We will ride 15-20 miles very socially around Portland, at some point head over the bridges, and end at the brewfest. The focus of the ride will be safe social riding, mainly bike paths and on streets with bike lanes and bike boulevards.
The Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/252757759/
The grid below describes the ride difficulty. The red notes below apply to this ride.
Pace 12ish mph
Distance ~15-20 miles
Hills: Rolling southeast hills but generally pretty flat.
Fitness ½ Day - this should take about 2 hours
Attitude Social – nobody gets dropped, we regroup at every turn
Traffic - low traffic bike lanes and boulevards.
Start Time – wheels rolling at 11am – 10.45am meet & greet – Call Jason if running late 407-222-9068. We always leave on time, but will wait a minute or 2 if you've called to say that you're that close.
Ride leader contact information – Cell is 407-222-9068.
Rider requirements - Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Always bring lights, plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does (but don’t count on it).
If you plan to attend the brewfest at the end, please remember to bring a lock! Details about the festival below and HERE (http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/index2.php?p=fact):
Admission into the festival grounds is free. In order to consume beer, purchase of a 2013 souvenir tasting glass is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay four tokens for a full glass of beer, or one token for a taste. The OBF glass/token sales booth is CASH ONLY and does not accept credit cards or checks. The festival does offer eight ATM machines on premise.