(PARK)ing Day 2017

Every 3rd Friday of September people all around the world participate in PARK(ing) Day, a day to adapt a street parking space into a temporary pop-up park. PARK(ing) Day is a day to get creative while bringing more active, friendly park space into neighborhoods everywhere. Go Lloyd and Lloyd EcoDistrict are partnering this year to bring you the Birds and Bees of Lloyd, an interactive pop-up park that highlights the Multnomah St bikeway project and Lloyd’s pollinator and migratory bird species. Come visit our park for morning coffee, fun trivia, a DIY birdseed station, information about local projects, “happy hour” evening activities, and snacks throughout the day! Visit us on Multnomah Street near Green Zebra for all day fun!

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Go Lloyd Trivia Contest

Walking to work has many mental, physical, and financial benefits, and studies show that people feel better the longer they walk to work even if it takes longer than driving or taking transit.

About how many calories would the average person burn each day by walking 2 miles to and from work (4 miles total)?

A) 100 calories
B) 200 calories
C) 400 calories
D) 800 calories

Answer the trivia question on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store and be entered to win a FREE adult monthly TriMet pass for October! Enter by September 20th. Find us at @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Drive Less Challenge

Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge & WIN!

Sept. 16 – 30

Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands and play—join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge Sept. 16-30! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music, or read that page-turning book. Then log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes!

Cutting back on driving alone even a few times a week makes a difference for your health and happiness and helps make communities more livable. Plus, the more trips you log during the challenge the greater your chances are to win weekly prizes like Hydro Flasks, Dutch Bros coffee, KEEN shoes and REI and Black Star Bags gift cards. And, you could win one of three GenZe electric bikes valued at $1,500 each, or a $500 cash card, too! Over 55 prizes will be awarded! Every trip counts!

It’s Easy!

·       Sign up at DriveLessConnect.com (or reactivate your account)
·       Bike, take the bus or train, carpool, vanpool, walk or telework for work, errands or play
·       Log trips Sept. 16-30
·       Challenge yourself to drive less…every trip counts!
·       WIN PRIZES!

Win Weekly Prizes

Log trips each week for a chance to win weekly prizes:

·       $125 KEEN gift cards
·       16oz. Hydro Flasks
·       $25 Dutch Bros gift cards
·       Black Star Bags $50 gift cards
·       $50 REI gift cards

Win Grand Prizes

Log eight or more one-way trips to be entered to win a grand prize:

·       One of three GenZe electric 16” e102 Rec Riser bikes with step-through frame made in the USA
·       One of three $500 cash cards
Get details and sign up at DriveLessConnect.com

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If you need help getting started using transit or biking, sign up for a FREE custom commute plan from Go Lloyd.

Skirt Ride September 14th

Join Go Lloyd on a Skirt Ride!

Celebrate Women Bike Month!

The Details:

Where: Meet @ Holladay Park
NE Holladay St @ NE 11th Ave
When: September 14th 12-1pm
What: A short, fun bike ride to Eb & Bean Frozen Yogurt to celebrate Women Bike Month and riding bikes in skirts. 

Go Lloyd is picking up the tab for the first 20 people. Eb and Bean is offering a 25 % discount for us though! Thanks!

ANYONE is welcome to join us,  just wear a skirt, dress, sarong, or a kilt!

Learn more about Women Bike Month

Don’t have a bike? No problem! 
Ride for FREE on BIKETOWN-Contact Kathryn for a ride code.

Download a flyer to share here.

Need some inspiration on how to ride a bike in a skirt?

Check out these great blogs for inspiration and tips on how to ride in a skirt!

Go Lloyd Trivia Contest

Answer Go Lloyd's trivia question on social media or in person at Go Lloyd's Transportation Store and be entered to win a FREE adult monthly TriMet pass for September! Enter by August 20th.

How many employees in Lloyd have a Universal Pass (Annual transit sticker/card) through their employer?

A) Approximately 2,000
B) Approximately 5,000
C) Approximately 10,000

WHAT IS IT? Lloyd Universal Pass is a program through which employers provide an annual transit pass to each of their qualified employees for about one-third the cost of a regular TriMet monthly or annual pass. The Universal Pass consists of a serial-numbered sticker affixed to a photo ID, and allows the holder one year of unlimited riding on virtually all public transportation in the Portland metro area.

Find us: @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Strava Art Contest

Do you like walking or biking? Do you like art? Do you like contests?

If you like any of the above, enter our Strava Art Competition and be entered to win rad Strava Gear like hats, water bottles, and shades OR gift cards to local restaurants and shops!

The goal is make a really cool picture using your bike or walk route map. We will award three winners, one for biking, one for walking and one people's choice award.

How to enter & contest rules:

1. Use Strava, the activity tracking app. 

2. Start, end or go through the Lloyd neighborhood on your route.

3. Create an interesting G-rated image or phrase by walking or biking, without cheating or breaking the law. 

4. Submit your image using the DPX File and/or link your Strava Activity number to Kathryn@golloyd.org and please share to 1 of the 3 Go Lloyd social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #StravaLloyd

5. Submissions must be in by 5pm September 29th

Winners will be selected the first week of October by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Committees as well as through a popular vote. So be sure to share with your coworkers and neighbors!

Image by Gene Lu.

Image by Gene Lu.

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Bike to Work Day Group Rides

Bike to Work Day Group Rides - May 19th 2017

Do you want to ride to work on National Bike to Work Day but don’t know where to ride or feel a little concerned? Try riding with a group. We have several ride leaders willing to help you from your neighborhood. See the ride start locations and times below; feel free to contact the ride leader with any questions.

Happy Biking!

  • North Portland - Peninsula Park
    • Meet at the NW corner of Peninsula Park (southeast corner of Rosa Parks and Albina/Peninsula)
    • Meet up 7:20. Ride leaves promptly at 7:35
    • Will ride east on Rosa Parks, south on Vancouver, east on Tillamook, south on 7th.
    • Contact: Paula paula.calvert@state.or.us
  • North Portland - St. Johns
    • Meet at St. Johns Roasters at 7304 N Leavitt Ave.
    • Ride leaves at 7am
    • We will do an easy bike ride to Lloyd via Willamette Blvd and N Vancouver through the Rose Quarter.
    • Contact: Grace Cho Grace.Cho@oregonmetro.gov
  • NW Portland - Slabtown New Seasons
    • Meet at the BIKETOWN station at NW Raleigh and 21st Ave
    • Meet at 7:30. Ride leaves promptly at 7:40am
    • Will ride on Raleigh > 19th > Overton > Naito > Lower Deck Steel > Esplanade Ramp > Lloyd > Oregon > 1st > Holladay > Oregon Square
    • Contact: Daniel Hough daniel.hough@state.or.us
  • NE Portland - US Bank on Alberta St
    • Meet at parking lot of US Bank on East side of NE 42nd and Alberta St
    • Meet at 7:15am. Ride leaves at 7:35am
    • Contact: Stephanie Caldera stephanie.caldera@state.or.us
  • SW Downtown at Portland Art Museum
    • Meet at Portland Art Museum, corner of SW Jeffereson/SW Park Ave
    • Meet at 7:20am. Ride leaves at 7:30am
    • Contact: Lisa Cox Lisarcox@hotmail.com or 816-419-1401
  • SE Portland - First Cup Coffee
    • Meet at First Cup Coffee at SE 41st and Woodstock
    • Meet at 7:15am, ride leaves promptly at 7:30am
    • Contact: Marne Duke marne.duke@oregonmetro.gov or 615-720-6521

Questions about the Bike to Work Day Party?
Contact
: Kathryn kathryn@golloyd.org or 503-236-6441

Bike to Work Day (Go Lloyd's 20th Annual Party)

You biked in and you need to refuel. Coffee and breakfast are on us!

Come to Oregon Square to celebrate Go Lloyd's 20th Annual Bike to Work Day party!

Blaze the Trail Cat will be there!

Live music will be performed by The Darlin Blackbirds! Check them out here!

Coffee will be donated by Nossa Familia and Breakfast Burritos will be provided by Green Zebra Grocery!

And free massages from East West College!

BIKETOWN Bike Month Giveaway!

BIKETOWN Membership Giveaway

Sponsored by Go Lloyd and BIKETOWN

Go Lloyd and BIKETOWN worked together to help five people start biking this spring. We gave away five annual memberships to Lloyd residents and employees. These five people either don't bike or used to a long time ago and need some help getting started again. Read about the winners below.

 

Thanks to all who entered and to BIKETOWN for the giveaway!