Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Portland & June: Why Anyone Would Live Here


Cyclepedia opens this Saturday at the PAM!

For months we've been blocking out this Saturday on our calendar, protecting it from all the incursions that so readily incur.

Rainclouds, contain yourselves.
Raingear, stand ready just in case they don't.
Rain or shine, we'll be riding in for breakfast at the farmer's market and then this fantastic exhibit of groundbreaking bicycle design from the 1920s forward, all from the collection of architect Michael Embacher who's giving a lecture that afternoon about the history of bicycle design.

And! The next week, Summer Joyride! a bikely field trip of the WPA murals and other projects around the city.

Plus! CycloFemme: Women on Bicycles, Past, Present & Future, two weeks later.  For, as Susan B. Anthony says,“The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.”

Oh, Portland! Oh, June!

(Please note the restraint that has kept me at the backspace key, deleting exclamation points, just out of regard for you, dear Reader.)

And that's just June. 

In July, it's the Bicycle Bigtop & Rat Trap Circus . . .

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