The Civic Love Ride: A Bike Summer Ride

June 26, 2024 | 6:15 p.m. | Terra Incognita Sculpture

intersection of N. Broadway and N. Larabee, Portland OR 97227

Oregon Humanities' Civic Love Ride is back, bringing even more goodness to Bike Summer's abundance of inspiration, joy, and goodhearted connection! Join us on a free, all-ages ride that celebrates civic love, which has been described as love for society expressed through a commitment to the common good and a belief that we are all better off when we are ALL better off! 

We'll pedal together to several meaningful locations where individuals, organizations, and collectives are demonstrating a commitment to civic love. In their brief but bountiful presentations, we'll hear about what they do and how they see civic love alive, striving, and thriving in their work and communities. 

Presenters include: LaQuida Landford of AfroVillage PDX, Master Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr., Nikki Brown Clown, Portland Fruit Tree Project, Leaven Community Center and more! 

The ride will end with a cool, collective gathering where we'll share ideas about how we can deepen our own civic love practices, and connect with each other utilizing the National Public Housing Museum's 36 Questions for Civic Love, which were created to help us all rise in civic love. As always, civic love-themed music and prizes will certainly sweeten the deal.

Ride details
Meet at 6:15 p.m. Ride at 6:30 p.m.
Starting point: Terra Incognita Sculpture (intersection of North Broadway and North Larabee)
End point: Alberta Park (1905 NE Killingsworth Street)
Ride length: about 4 miles, mostly flat

Bike Summer is a summer-long open source festival in Portland where anyone can host a ride. The Pedalpalooza tradition has been ongoing for over twenty years, and now it's expanded to last all summer.