Trek for Trees is a benefit ride out of Eugene. Eugene is about 110 miles away. The benefit ride is about 40 miles each way. Do you like to ride bikes a lot? Join us on a ride down to Eugene, out to the cancelled Winberry Creek timber sale where we'd camp out with Eugene forest activists and supporters, ride back to Eugene, and back up to Portland. We'd also camp somewhere halfway between Portland and Eugene. A novel experiment in connecting activist communities by bike, staying close to the Willamette River which connects these two cites. The ride should average 50 miles a day, which most people should be able to handle.
Trek for Trees is a fundraiser for Eugene forest defense, and it works through the pledge system. Get a pledge form, find some sponsors, and do the ride. Cascadia Forest Defense then asks the pledgee for the donation to support their awesome forest defense campaign. If enough Portlanders go on this ride, they could probably patch some proceeds back to the local Cascadia Forest Alliance office. I'll put pledge forms in the CFA office at 16th and Clinton, or get them from me in North Portland. With such a long trip, we want plenty of bike repairing skill, and food donations would be welcome. Please contact me if you're interested or want to help. Anyone who lives between should feel free to join us partway.
Much thanks and live brightly!