All-City Cycles, bike maker known for its excellent bicycles for cyclecross racing, bike camping, and daily commuting, is sending Jeff Frane (brand manager), and Nate Choma (sales manager) on a Pacific Northwest Tour highlighted by demo days and bike rides with their partner bike shops in the region. They’re calling it “Jeff & Nate’s Excellent Adventure.”
I’ve test ridden a couple All-City bicycles and I can attest they are a beautiful, smooth ride. All-City is based out of Minnesota, so I won’t go into more detail here about their bikes. But they are partnering with local bike shops and local makers of components and accessories, so I will highlight the opportunities to join in on a bike ride during Jeff & Nate’s Excellent Adventure.
Seattle Velo Picnic
Monday, April 25, 5:30pm
Swift Industries, Seattle’s local bag maker for bikecamping and randonneuring, will be leading a ride from Occidental Park to Discovery Park. This will also be a great opportunity to talk directly with Swift staff about the annual Swift Campout, now an annual international phenomenon to be held this year on June 25 & 26.
Forest Park Trail Ride
Wednesday, April 27, 6-8pm
Meet at the Western BikeWorks’ shop in Northwest Portland for a 19.7-mile ride through Forest Park on the Leif Erickson, Saltzman, and Firelane 5 trails with 1,800 feet climbing.
School Night Slough Ride
Thursday, April 28, 7-11pm
Meet at Revolver Bikes in North Portland for a 20-mile on- & off-road ride through the Columbia Slough with Portland Design Works and All-City. There will be beer and a bonfire.
MPLS West v PDX East Blowout at Velo Cult
Friday, April 29, 10pm-2am
Sir Jeffery G (All-City’s Jeff Frane) will spin platters for a dance party at Portland’s Velo Cult Bike Shop. Velo Cult currently has 12 local beers on tap.
Gravel (hangover?) Ride
Saturday, April 30, 3pm?
After partying all night in Portland, All-City’s final stop will be a The Hub Cyclery in Bend. A gravel ride will start sometime between 3 & 4pm (so let’s just say 4pm?).