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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blessing of the Bikes

An announcement from Portland Green Streets and the Bike Commuters Meetup group:

An interfaith "Blessing of the Bicycles" will be held on May 17 at 12:30 PM at St. Luke's Cathedral, 143 State Street, Portland. Adults and children of any faith (or no faith background at all) are welcomed to attend with their bicycles and any other non-motorized wheeled vehicles. The brief service will include a multi-faith blessing, a sprinkling of bikes with holy water, and a moment of remembrance for riders who have passed away this past year, followed by refreshments. The event is sponsored by Gorham Bike & Ski and Ernie's Cycle Shop.

The Blessing caps "Get to Worship a Greener Way Weekend" May 15-17, promoted by Portland Green Streets and the Portland Bicycle Commuting Meetup. Worshippers are encouraged to travel to their church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or meetinghouse by carpool, bus, walking, or biking.

FMI: Sarah Cushman, 841-7186

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