Portland cancels bad weather bike ride due to bad weather

Minneapolis has won the latest battle in the war with Portland for best bike city.


Organizers of Portland’s annual Worst Day of the Year Ride, which was planned for this Sunday, have canceled its 45 mile ride due to bad weather. The impending doom? 2 – 6″ of snow and a low temp of 27 above zero.

“It’s a moment that Portland cyclists will be living down for years, if not decades,” wrote Willamette Week’s Martin Cizmar.

Thank you Portland for providing Minnesotans a heartwarming chuckle, we needed it. We are biking though the coldest Minnesota winter we’ve seen in 30 years.

A Minnesota bike ride. Arrowhead 135 bikers begin their trek to the next checkpoint  Monday, January 27, 2014 near Ray, Minn. (Derek Montgomery/For MPR News)