Portland Design Works has a long history of hosting lively, bike-focused events in our backyard. From Circulus to the All City x PDW shindig, we've made many excellent memories over the years. After a few years of social distancing and solo rides we were feeling a bit overdue for some good times, so we made up our minds that 2023 would be the year that PDW rides (in a group) again! (Once the rainy season subsided, of course.)
A longtime partner of PDW, Metropolis Cycles is known in our community for their support of cyclocross racing, local trail maintenance, and just generally being welcoming and inclusive to all riders. We wanted to host an event together to raise funds for a good cause AND host a ride that would be accessible to a wide variety of riders, so we came up with the Urban Ramble Ride and Raffle!
Thanks again to everyone who joined us, and a special thanks once again to our awesome hosts at Metropolis - Brad, Archie, Shawn, Matt, Dillon, Ty and Sara! We’re already looking forward to next time.
Words: Kate Echols Moore
Photos: Tim Wesolowski