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Light the Trail Bike Riders to Make Stop in Portland to Talk Suicide Awareness

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 

A group of cyclists from North Texas will be riding through Portland as part of their 3,700 mile Light the Trail journey across the country.

The journey is aimed at sparking a nation-wide conversation about suicide, depression and mental health.

The riders will pass through Portland on September 4 and September 5.

The Ride

The journey will take cyclists all the way from Oregon to Washington, D.C. on the Lewis and Clark Trail.

When riders get to Portland, they look to engage with the community to talk about suicide awareness and prevention.

The Light the Trail riders will encourage those they meet in the Portland area to share their experiences facing depression or suicide, sharing their compelling stories through a Humans of New York-esque photo series that will be published on social media

Light the Trail

Light the Trail is an initiative of the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to eradicate suicide by funding depression research, creating awareness through education, erasing the stigma, and providing hope to those who are struggling in silence.

 

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Check out these 17 businesses for bike rentals and tours, that allow you to enjoy the Portland bike scene without owning a bike:  

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Pedal Bike Tours

Bike rentals and guided tours, including a pub and Columbia River Gorge ride

Bike Rentals: $35-$60 a day

Tours: $89-$109

133 SW 2nd Ave 
503-243-2453

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Spinlister

Peer-to-peer bike sharing 

Search online or with an app for avaiable bikes of all sizes and prices to loan from local bike owners 

Bike owners list their own rental prices, anything above $1

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Go By Bike Shop

Bike rentals  and valet partner with OHSU at the Portland Aerial Tram

$40 a day, $20 a day for OSHU employees

SW Moody and Gibbs  
971-271-9270

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Waterfront Bikes  

A wide range of city, cruiser, road, mountain, tandem, child, and hybrid bike rentals

10 SW Ash Street #100 
503-227-1719

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Clever Cycles

Brompton folding bike rentals, with optional child seats and mandatory bells

$30-$45 a day

900 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
(503) 334-1560

Photo credit: Number 10 on Flickr

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Portland State University Bike Hub

Bike rental for PSU students and visitors, and a bike sharing program

$35 a day

1818 SW 6th Ave
(503) 725-9006

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Splendid Cycles

Bullitt cargo bike rentals

$24 a day

407 SE Ivon St  
503-954-2620

Photo credit: wittco.gmbh on Flickr

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Specialty bike rentals, including tandems, quad sports, choppers, slingshots, and surreys. 

$20-$45 a day

1020 SW Naito Parkway  
503-808-9955

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Mountain Shop

Off-road bike rentals

$60-$75 a day

1510 NE 37th Avenue
503-288-6768

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Bike Commuter

8-speed, 1-speed, and racing bike rentals.

$35-$50 a day

8524 SE 17th Ave
503-505-9200

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The Bike Gallery

Bike rentals with locations in Downtown, Hollywood, Woodstock, Lack Oswego, Beaverton, and Clackamas

$75-$85 a day

Downtown Location:
1001 SW Salmon 
503-222-3821

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Everybody’s Bike Rentals

Vintage, road commuter and touring bike rentals

$25-$30 a day

305 NE Wygant 
503-358-0152

 

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Fat Tire Farm

Road and mountain bike rentals

2714 NW Thurman 
503-222-3276

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Sellwood Cycle Repair

Road and cruiser bike rentals

$40-$50 a day

7639 SE Milwaukie 
503-233-9392

 

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Cycle Portland Bicycle Tours

Single speed, road, and electric bike rentals, was well as number of city tours

Bike Rentals: $30-$70 a day

Tours: Start at $40

117 NW 2nd Ave
844-739-2453

 

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Athletes Lounge

Road bike rentals

$60 a day

2671 NW Vaughn
503-477-5906

 

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Veloce Bicycles

High-end road bike rentals

$40-$60 a day

3202 SE Hawthorne  
503-234-8400 

 
 

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