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Bike the Pipe - this Saturday

Join friends from across Oregon this Saturday, April 11th on a leisurely 20 mile bike ride through the beautiful, ag-based towns of Forest Grove and Gales Creek. The day-long trip will be focused on education about the proposed pipelines for Liquefied Natural Gas, which threaten to cut through those neighborhoods and businesses. We will meet with farmers, homeowners and other community members to listen to their stories and see the land threatened by the fossil fuel project. This ride comes at a critical time in the legislative session, when drawing attention to the impacts of LNG is necessary to garner support for the anti-LNG bill and show that this is an issue Oregonians care about!
Bike the Pipe

Join friends from across Oregon this Saturday, April 11th on a leisurely 20 mile bike ride through the beautiful, ag-based towns of Forest Grove and Gales Creek. The day-long trip will be focused on education about the proposed pipelines for Liquefied Natural Gas, which threaten to cut through those neighborhoods and businesses. We will meet with farmers, homeowners and other community members to listen to their stories and see the land threatened by the fossil fuel project. This ride comes at a critical time in the legislative session, when drawing attention to the impacts of LNG is necessary to garner support for the anti-LNG bill and show that this is an issue Oregonians care about!


Schedule

9AM: Meet at Maggie's Buns (2007 21st Ave.) near Pacific University in Forest Grove. Discuss LNG proposals and political scene.

10AM: Depart. Ride. Stop & chat. Ride. We will ride down Pacific Ave, turning left on "B" street, then turn onto Stringstown Rd. We will ride the loop, then turn left onto Hwy 8. We will then ride down Hwy 8, stopping to speak with a few farmers and home-owners that would be impacted by the pipeline.

2PM: Potluck with surrounding community at Gales Creek Elementary.

3:30PM: Depart towards Pacific U, riding back up Hwy 8.

4PM: Return to Maggie's Buns.


**Portland meet-up: 7:15AM Park Max, contact  duendedespertante@riseup.net

Corvallis & Eugene, please contact  Monica@globalexchange.org (541) 521-1832

Things to Bring:

- Yourself & Friends

- Functional Bike

- Water Bottle(s) > 1L

- Food (for a picnic/Potluck)

- Clothing for varied weather (including rain!)



Timing:

The LNG Public Protect Act (HB 2015) is in committee, and will soon go to vote. This bill would strengthen the state's authority in the permitting of these facilities, necessitating that proposals are fulfilling a need for the fuel before destroying natural resources. In addition it requires that terminals would be in line with Oregon's climate change goals, and that pipelines could not be build near sensitive areas, such as day-care centers and hospitals.

Please contact your representative and tell them Yes on HB 2015. Or, send an automatic letter here:  http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5632/t/5040/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=321


To learn more about the bill and the trip, please visit: www.LNGisDirty.org

For those wishing to put their feet on the ground.... 09.Apr.2009 15:20

Jim Lockhart

There will be a hike to the proposed Clackamas River crossing of the Palomar Pipeline. I believe that the location for the pipe line crossing has been changed, so this hike will be to a slightly different place than the prior Palomar crossing Bark Hikes. Here's the notice on Bark's website.

Sunday, April 12th at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bark-About to the Palomar Pipeline

For April's Bark About, we will be returning to the proposed Clackamas River crossing of the Palomar Pipeline. Last we visited this scenic stretch of the Clackamas Riverside Trail, it was covered in deep snow. Come witness the beginning of spring in this spectacular old-growth forest and learn about the issues around liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Palomar Pipeline and what you can do to join the fight to protect Oregon.

The Thursday night before our hike, Bark, Columbia Riverkeeper and Oregon Sierra Club will be hosting a special event, premiering the new film about Oregon's resistance to LNG development.

The hike is approxiametly five miles. The trail is mostly riverside and has very little uphill walking. There has been some blow-down, but otherwise this is a longer, but easy hike.

Join Bark on the 2nd Sunday of every month as we explore an upcoming timber sale on Mt. Hood or surrounding public lands. We will explore an upcoming timber sale, look at logging operations in progress, and rejuvenate ourselves with a visit to old-growth groves in the area. We will also discuss what you can do to stop the timber sale, and some of the broader issues involved with the logging and development of our public lands.

***NEW MEETUP LOCATION! After ten years of meeting at the old Daily Grind, we have decided to begin meeting at the Hollywood Trader Joe's at 4121 NE Halsey in Portland. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2.***

Please bring lunch, water and sturdy sneakers or boots. As well, the weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so don't forget extra layers of clothes.

For questions about the hike or what to bring, please call the office at 503-331-0374 in the week before the hike.

 A Mt. Hood National Forest Trail in danger of being clear cut
A Mt. Hood National Forest Trail in danger of being clear cut
From the Hike the Pipe week end last summer
From the Hike the Pipe week end last summer
Orange banner depicting the width of pipeline clear cut
Orange banner depicting the width of pipeline clear cut