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A guidebook for bikes and beer


A new Kickstarter proposal is looking to raise money to publish “Hop in the Saddle,” a tour guide of Portland’s beer scene by bike.

“Our guidebook unites two of Portland’s greatest passions: craft beer and bicycles,” reads the Kickstarter description.  “It doesn’t get more Portland than this.” And the trio of women who would design and author the book have already put in the research:

Our progress can be measured in beer consumed and miles ridden. We’ve dissected Portland’s food and beer scene through sheer pedal power, and we’re honored to share what we’ve found. This is still a work in progress: a collection of notes, including one ode to hop aromas; photos of taps, bike mechanics and burgers; plus cue sheet mileage numbers and piles of menus. Ultimately, we hope you’re as excited as we are about bringing this project to life. tweet

Donors can get several beer and bike-related perks, including a handmade Beer Bike — complete with custom beer rack and bottle opener — for the top donation amount of at least $10,000. They are looking to raise $15,000 by Sept. 20th.

Find out more about the project and donate here.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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