For the past 12 years, hoards of cyclists have taken to the streets on a goofy winter ride that celebrates Portland’s resilient cycling spirit. The Worst Day of the Year Ride on February 10 coincides with what is historically known as the time of year with absolutely the worst weather in Oregon. But for the past 11 years, the weather on the day of the ride has surprisingly been rather pleasant.
At the finish line, you’ll be treated to hot soup and fresh bread feast served up at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub in SE Portland. Relax in the company of other costumed riders as you sip beer and kick back in Portland style.
You know a bike event has truly become a tradition when it spawns an all new event – one that doesn’t even take place on bikes.
The first-ever Worst Day of the Year Run on February 2 promises to be an equally fun spectacle with free beer for participants who come in costume, coffee and doughnuts at the start line, a gorgeous North Portland off-road paved course and an outlandishly whimsical day.
Worst Day of the Year Run benefits Sunshine Division, a non-profit organization that distributes food and clothing to people in need.
Sign up for both the ride and the run for a discount.