It’s no surprise that Portland, with its miles and miles of bike lanes and multi-use paths, is also home to Anglican Cycle. Bob Rose, of St. Paul’s, Oregon City and Lee Garrett, of Trinity Cathedral, Portland are co-leaders of this multi-parish group of cyclists. Bob says, “Cycling provides exercise, solace, contemplation, all of which contribute to a sense of peace and well being. A group ride adds the element of fellowship, and both solace and fellowship alternate even within a single ride. The Anglican Cycle wraps all this within a sense of awe at the beauty of God’s creation, good cheer, and hospitality toward all those who join in, whether Anglicans or not.”
Bob and Lee recently visited the diocesan offices to present Bishop Michael with an Anglican Cycle jersey and an invitation to ride with the group. The front of the jersey has the Anglican Cycle name and a logo created by Trinity’s Michael Manwaring, and the back has a design created by Bob, a clever adaptation of the Episcopal shield, with the two common Anglican symbols (the trinity symbol in the front, the Canterbury Cross in the rear) incorporated into the bike wheels.
Anglican Cycle usually meets Saturday mornings at ten o’clock, with all levels of interest and experience represented in the group. Most of the rides are in the Portland metropolitan area, but they have extended them to Sauvie Island, Champoeg Park, the Banks-Vernonia trail, and this Spring plan to go on the Row River bike trail from Cottage Grove. Everyone is invited to join!
Interested people can contact Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.