E530 – Jené Etheridge & the Black Liberation Ride

Jené Etheridge is not only a renowned Portland DJ (@DJblackdaria) of @wegotnextpdx, @nochelibrepdx, and @everydaymixtapes, but also the founder of the Black Liberation Ride, an annual celebration of culture on bikes holding space for BIPOC Portlanders.  We spend a little time talking to her about this year’s ride and her adventures on and off the bike!

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

-Swift Summit Cancelled
-April 10, 2021 LADDS 500 – that’s right, the Ladds 500 is also wisely cancelled for this year but that gives you time to work on your team costumes for next year.

-Sept. 10-13: 18th Annual Filmed by Bike: A series of interactive YouTube Livestream events featuring the world’s best bike movies – an all-new collection for 2020!

From the Portland Mercury: TriMet Wants Your Thoughts on Police and Security on Transit
(link to survey)

From Exec. Producer Brock Dittus, possibly via dudeluna:
“Two things you shouldn’t do when you have an electric bike. That is self-working on the battery and not trying to put out an electric fire with water either.”

Anna sends a link to to an article on the Surly Blog: “The realities of a black man in the bike world”

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