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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Disaster Relief Trials bring cargo-bike heroism back to Portland | Bike Portland


Photo by Al Hongo.
Portland's 30-mile catastrophe-themed urban bike competition returned for a second year Saturday with a splash and a lot of grunts.
"Bikes in general solve more problems than they create, and that holds true even when we're at our most desperate."
— Austin Horse, DRT open Class winner
In all, 48 cargo bikers set out from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry past a series of checkpoints at which they picked up three eggs (representing vials of a precious vaccine during a hypothetical outbreak) from a local health station, a bucket of "food" from Sauvie Island and two buckets of fresh water hand-scooped from the Columbia River.

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