February 11 – Portland – We Ride For the Tots!
You know big fun is about to happen when the Worst Day of the Year Ride rolls around.
This wacky Portland ride, now in its 17th year, is an awesome day to be on a bike. Early season, legs are a little stiff, everyone’s a bit slow, but none of that matters. It’s always fun to see the 40-milers walking up Old Germantown Road, no shame in that!
Rain or Shine
The Worst Day of the Year Ride is delightfully rain or shine, but magically there is often a brief window of sunshine-drenched warm days in February, and it always seems to fall during the Worst Day of the Year Ride. But no guarantees here, the ride could just as easily happen during a typical Portland winter downpour. And that’s precisely part of the fun.
Never a dull moment with this awesome event! Here are some of the new features for this year.
- Kids ride free!
- A 4-mile Family Ride – and it’s 1/2 price.
- Deluxe Hot Cocoa Bar at the finish line.
- A benefit for the Community Cycling Center, a non-profit that broadens access to bikes.
- Kids who come in costume will receive a special prize.
Join Team ORbike!
We’ll be out there in force, though we’ll be in costume (of COURSE) so you may not recognize us. But if you do, swing by and say hi! We’d love to meet you. Here’s a hint: If you see a group at the McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse rest stop with an insane table full of tater tots, that’s probably us. We ride for the tots!
Sunday, February 11
ROUTES: 40, 15 and 4 miles
Rest stops stocked with yummy fun treats
Kids ride free!