Thursday, June 30, 2016

VAN's 2016 Pedalpalooza Earthquake prep and No Oil Trains bike rides

These events can be found on the Pedalpalooza website.

Let's get our bodies and minds ready for the big earthquake.

Saturday July 2
University of Portland , 5000 N. Willamette Blvd (main entrance sign near soccer fields)
We will ride a post earthquake evacuation route connecting numerous Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECN) of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management including Arbor Lodge Park, Jefferson High School Field, Irvington Elementary School Field, Colonel Summers Park and Woodstock Park. Ride starts at University of Portland main entrance and ends at the keystone survival water source at Reed College's Crystal Creek. We will have earthquake survival strategizing discussions at each BEECN location.
Raffle prizes band aides and solar lights. 10 miles

We will be protesting on the one month anniversary of the Mosier, OR oil train explosion. Please join us.

Sunday July 3

Widmer Brothers Brewing , 929 N Russell St
Oil trains hauling Bakken crude oil and Tarsands oil have exploded across the US and Canada for the last several years. The Port of Portland currently has one oil shipping terminal, Arc Logistics. Learn how to become an Oil Train Watcher at Ride starts outside at Widmer Brothers Brewing 929 N Russell St. Protest at Union Pacific Railroad offices and on the East Burnside Bridge at I-5 then a leisurely SE ride along the tracks ending at Brooklyn Park Pub 3400 SE Milwaukie Ave. 4 mile ride
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