Pictures: Thanks to friends of BicycleAttorney.com
BIG RIDES FOR BIG CAUSE Background story on $7,651 raised!
Angharad Porteous Organizer, with BicycleAttorney.com team members Diane Moug, and Sara Bird. Their big ride was Portland, OR - SFO Thu, Aug 13, 2020 Fri, Aug 21, 2020. 800 Miles 50k' of Ascending in Eight Days.
Supporting the fight for social justice, we (Diane, Sara, and Angharad) are raising money to benefit p:ear, a Portland non-profit that serves homeless and transitional youth here in Portland [and] One of their programs includes a course to learn the basics of bicycle mechanics and prerequisites to entry-level positions in professional bicycle shops.
Background story on the NE Going Image used with permission from BikePortland.org A dispatch from NE Going Street, where people rule and cars are guests
And with demand for bicycles and safe streets soaring in tandem with fears about the Covid-19 pandemic and a dearth of outdoor public spaces, Portland's 100-mile network of traffic-calmed residential roads have become a lifeline.
More News Background story on the water bottle donation: Portland's Blanchet House, cycling community donate reusable water bottles to homeless
The blog, BikePortland.org wrote about the need and the cycling community responded by donating hundreds of new and gently used water bottles.
"Members of the homeless population are facing serious dehydration," Mia says. She reached out to BikePortland because she thought there might be bike-related businesses or event promoters who may have many extra bottles lying around.