BikePOC PNW is partnering with local organizations to host a Native and Indigenous bike ride on August 27th, the first of its kind here in Portland, Oregon, to bring native and indigenous communities together. This is a native and indigenous riders-only event. This will be a 9-mile, party-pace ride from the downtown waterfront area to Laurelhurst Park, and will end at Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center.
This event is for Native Americans and people who identify as Indigenous (ex: Chicanos and Taínos)
If you don’t own a bike, BIKETOWN/Lyft will provide a $50 credit for all Native and Indigenous riders who sign up via the waiver provided by BikePOC. If you need a helmet, please reach out to the Instagram handles:@soyalexis73 & @smirkingfoxx.
Everyone is welcomed to the ending event which will include, food, music and vendors!
*You will not receive the starting point for the ride or the $50 Biketown/Lyft credit if you do not sign up.
The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River.
Don’t forget that Land Acknowledgements are only for recognition of the original stewards of this land. Positively impacting Native and Indigenous communities starts with equity and justice for all the first peoples of this land. Acknowledging our existence and history is only the beginning of that path.