Well, it looks like Mother Nature wins this round.
Worsening weather and forecasted freezing rain prevents 2014 Worst Day of the Year Ride. Event organizers report that registrations, and any additional purchases, will be credited toward 2015. This is the only time that the event has seen any weather except sunshine. “12 out of 13, not bad – but the 13th is packing a wallop,” organizers say. “We look forward to next year’s return to normalcy.” We completely agree. While this snowy weather certainly has been fun, it is unfortunate it had to coincide with such a fantastic ride.
If you registered for 2014, you are paid in full for 2015 and you don’t need to do anything to transfer your registration.
On February 9, don’t be surprised if you see hoards of penguins riding bikes through the streets of Portland; It’s time for the 13th Annual Worst Day of the Year Ride.
This hilarious ride is one of those “Keep Portland Weird” events that draws huge crowds for a zany day – and you don’t want to miss it.
In 2000, it was a challenge to get 250 people to pull their bikes out of the garage for a blustery wintertime bike ride, but these days thousands of spirited souls eagerly hit the streets for this annual tradition.
A Fun Day
Enjoy a day pedaling through the streets of Portland on low-traffic streets, taking in the sites, stopping at frequent rest stops for snacks, and snapping pictures with your friends. At the end of the route you’ll return to the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub for a finish line beer garden and scratch-made soup freshly prepared by Laughing Planet Cafe. Relax with all your friends and revel in the day, it’s going to be a good one.
- Save $5 when you pick up a coupon, locations can be found on the ride’s website.
- If you’re a Portland Bike Club Member, you’ll save $5 on this ride.
- Come in costume. There are prizes for the best dressed, but mostly you should do it because it’s fun and you don’t want to feel left out.
- Bring all your riding buddies. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is one of those events that is best experienced with your posse. Rally a crew and get ready to ride.
Check out these fantastic get-ups from over the years and start planning yours now. Click images for a larger view.