Mixte Monday (Portland)
August 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
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Mon Dieu, it’s Monday, the most depressing day of the week for many of us, so tonight, let’s get on the happiest bike ever made and ride the blues away on our Mixtes. French for mixed or unisex, the Mixte first appeared in design sketches in 1901 and was made popular in 1947 by Rene Herse and Peugeot. Strong, light and versatile, perhaps the best step-through frame design ever. If you ride one, then you know what I mean. We’ll meet up 7 pm at Laurelhurst Park (by the restrooms on SE Ankeny) and roll out by 7:30 for a loosely structured, chill-paced 10+ mile loop around the Southeast and adjacent areas with a food stop. Mixtes are strongly encouraged but of course friends and riders with any bikes are welcomed.