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.
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The Midnight Mystery Ride has ridden every 2nd Friday of the month for 18 years! This month the lovers of midnight couldn’t meet up and ride as a group due to safety concerns related to Covid-19, but a few souls struck out at midnight, recording their solo rides, then created a video sharing everyone’s experience together. #pedalpaloozapdx #midnightmysteryride #portland #bikefun