If you’re in Portland, ride to remember Bowie tonight!
Local fans of David Bowie are planning a memorial ride tonight to remember the music and fashion icon who died today at age 69. The ride will meet at 5:00 pm in Waterfront Park (at SW Pine).
For many years now, Bowie and his music have loomed largely in Portland’s bike scene thanks to the annual Bowie vs. Prince bike ride. The ride happens each year in June during Pedalpalooza. Hundreds of people show up in elaborate costumes and make-up — some drawing inspiration from Prince, others from Bowie. The two “sides” start separately and then meet-up for a huge dance party in the street fueled by free spirits and loud mobile sound systems.