May Ride – Switching things up!

7 instructions given every 7 minutes from 11:53pm on. Instructions will direct riders to ride or do a task “Simon says” style. RSVP on Facebook or reply to the email Maria sent to the Shift List to receive instructions. #midnightmysteryride

Celebrating Bike Fun All Year Long

The Midnight Mystery Ride has ridden every 2nd Friday of the month for 18 years in Portland, Oregon. We rode the night we found out a dear friend of the community passed away, during Snowpocolypse one year, and when the city was covered in a sheet of ice another, and even when our leader had a concussion… This month we made the decision for the first time ever not to gather and ride en masse, due to our concerns around Covid-19. It was important for us that our community stay safe and keep a distance from each other, and we couldn’t imagine a group ride that would be able to maintain an appropriate degree of precaution this month.

But, we lovers of midnight know the power of riding at night, and realize that the streets are the BEST for biking when the cars are sleeping…  so we decided to head off on individual bike rides, filming our experience, and collecting the videos to piece together to share.

We found a way to come together even when we had to keep distance.

Please enjoy this video showing several rides across the metro region, overlaid with a song made by Mark when he got home at dawn, and edited together by Jef.

Thank you all for finding ways to celebrate bike fun all year long, no matter what.



April Ride – Choose your own adventure

TONIGHT – It’s CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE night. Ride wherever you think tonight’s ride SHOULD have gone OR, if you’re not creative like that… stick a coin in your pocket and bike in one direction for 3 blocks, stop, flip the coin. Heads turn, right. Tails, left. If you hit a dead end, flip the coin again.

MOST IMPORTANTLY — Take 1-3 minutes of footage of your Midnight Mystery Ride tonight and email them to We’ll pass them on to Jef who has generously volunteered himself to edit a video short for us to share.


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March Ride – Friday the 13th Edition

Tonight we’re meeting at the Jolly Roger at John’s Landing (5627 SW Kelly Ave, Portland, OR 97239).

Be kind to your leader.

No unnecessary making out with each other.

(Jason) masks encouraged.

Be safe.

At midnight, we ride!


February MMR

Happy Mini Bike Winter!

Tonight’s Midnight Mystery Ride departs from the Ranger Station (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) and will be mini bike friendly. There is covered seating outside and great food and drink inside.

At midnight, we ride.




Mini Bike Winter is Coming!

Well…  we didn’t make the poster, but the next MMR isn’t just on VALENTINES DAY — it’s also on the first day of Mini Bike Winter!  Get your sleep now, because it’s going to be a wild weekend…


January MMR

See you all TONIGHT at Dot’s Cafe (2521 SE Clinton St.).