This month’s ride leader told us once that Midnight Mystery Ride is his favorite ride. He’s been leading rides for years. And now, this member of Team Midnight is the owner of a bar on Alberta! He’s inviting us to start at Bonne Chance (2203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211). Anyone who enters the building must prove vaccination at entry, there will be an MMR drink special (pints of Pallet Jack IPA for $4). Cash preferred.
If you are hesitant to go inside of an establishment right now, WE HEAR YOU and recommend you wait ’till midnight in the really nice alley outside behind the bar. The ride leader will be expecting to find people there when he kicks off the ride.
And GET THIS: Anyone who feels that even that will be too close to people, your leader is also planning on swinging by Alberta Park so you can join the party train as the ride rolls out. They won’t be stopping, so just keep an eye out for them and get ready to pedal fast to catch them…
It’s hard to say if this is going to be a bumpin’ ride, so please just bring your mask and wear it when you’re with the group. We like you and want to see you at the October MMR…
At midnight, we ride!
PS – There are a few months still open this year and we’re gearing up to start taking requests from ride leaders for 2022 months, so please drop us a line at email@example.com if you’re interested in joining Team Midnight as a ride leader.
Meet at the NE corner of Fernhill Park in the forested knoll. Look for the hammocks and bring your own for a sunrise hang.
MMR has ridden every 2nd Friday of the month for 16 years! The idea is simple: A different leader steps up every month and tells us where to meet. We gather at the location and then at midnight we follow the leader to a mystery destination. It’s a great way to discover hidden corners of the city and meet fellow night owls.
Some things to know: * The end location is outdoors, so bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as rain gear, sturdy shoes, and beverages. * If you’re not familiar with the far reaches of Portland, you should bring a charged cell phone and maybe even a bike make to make your way home. * Loud music is not appreciated by neighbors… * Your ride leader is vaccinated, but not everyone will be. Exercise caution around people and please wear a mask if you’re not vaccinated. * Though we don’t encourage drinking and biking, there will be people imbibing on this ride. We state this so those who wish to avoid “party rides” can seek alternative events.
Follow the mystery leader to a fun mystery destination.
This ride happens every 2nd Friday.
Tonight meet us at Alberta Park (NW corner of the park, near the ball field at Ainsworth and NE 19th).
This ride will be the largest of the year.
If you’re a regular rider, please be on your best behavior; Ride with traffic in the streets, leave no trace at the end (in fact… feel free to bring a trash bag because there’s already some trash onsite…), keep the music down through neighborhoods, give people 6 feet of room while riding and hanging, etc… Please also help us kindly cork the streets.
New riders — Welcome! Please charge your phones, dust off your maps, pump up your tires, grab your front and back lights (set them to “steady” mode), and bring whatever you need to be comfortable (rain coat? beverage? friend?). It’s gonna be a good night…
We ride 12 months out of the year on the second Friday of the month. We are the longest-rollin’ nighttime ride in Portland, Oregon.
Each month a new leader picks a place to meet at. At midnight we ride off to a mystery destination, following the leader into the dark.
Whoops! We forgot to post here last month prior to the ride… if we had, you would have seen this message:
Meet on the outdoor stage in the center of Concordia University’s campus — unless they kick us out, then meet us on Holman at NE 29th. Thin tires not recommended. Please keep bumpin’ sound systems during the ride to a minimum. Fire at end spot possible (but leader isn’t bringing wood…)
Turns out they didn’t kick us out and the ride was awesome. We rode through alley ways, parks, and along a ridge overlooking the Columbia River until we got to a wild little park just on the other side of 82nd Ave, where we did a quick gravel ride and then sat listening to frogs and sharing stories of past MMRs.
We still have some open slots to lead rides this year. Interested in joining Team Midnight as a leader in 2021? Send us a message today at midnightmysteryridePDX@gmail.com.
Leading an MMR is easy — find an outdoor place to start, ride us along a fun route, and take us to an outdoor location to hang at a distance. No need to have ever led a ride before, and we do the promoting for you.