By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record
If you’re ever been to Portland, you know the city has an extremely enthusiastic and funky bicycle scene – including a guy who likes to ride around the city on a unicycle in a kilt playing the bagpipes (he’s @TheUnipiper on Twitter).
So how is Portland celebrating the launch of recreational pot sales on Oct. 1, 2015? Take a wild guess.
Pedal Bike Tours is launching the first Portland Pot Tour at 3 p.m. on that Thursday, which will include talks about cannabis history in Oregon (one assumes the lecturers won’t be winded since it’s a beginner ride), visits to Portland dispensaries and information on food pairings with marijuana (including vegan options).
The tour includes a rental bike, helmet, guided tour, food and a joint to take home with you. It costs $69 – and tickets can be purchased at http://pedalbiketours.com/oregon-tours/#portlandpottours
Since it’s illegal to use pot in public, though, there will be no cannabis consumption on the tour itself, but you can buy items on the tour and use them later.
The company’s release is below:
Pedal Launches “Portland Pot Tour”
Pedal in Pot-landia with New Bike Tour Celebrating Legal Cannabis
On October 1st, Portlandians will have the opportunity to connect with Oregon’s farmers in a whole new way, and Pedal Bike Tours will celebrate with the state’s first cannabis-centered tour, the Portland Pot Tour.
Did you know hemp was one of the Willamette Valley’s first commercial crops? The Portland Pot Tour covers how Oregon’s fortunes have long been tied to the cannabis plant, bringing us up to legalization today. So in addition to the fascinating history, riders on the tour will learn the current laws for purchasing and consuming cannabis products, as well as get direct access to some of the finest pot available – and we’ll do it all by bike!
“People are curious about legal weed, and we’re excited to show them what’s happening,” says Pedal Bike Tours owner Todd Roll. “Portland is such a tourist mecca that pot will have to compete with food, beer, wine and gorgeous natural beauty to draw visitors — our ride will keep you coming back.”
The relaxed 9-mile ride will take riders to some of our favorite dispensaries and head shops – true legends in the cannabis society both locally and nationwide – with time to browse and shop for the finest locally-grown and organic strains, hand-blown art glass and carved wooden pipes. We’ll also offer some delicious “pairings” with a couple munchy stops, including ice cream at Salt & Straw (yes: vegan options are available).
Prices include a bike, helmet, guided tour, food and a joint of local marijuana at the end of the tour ($69). Riders will not consume marijuana on the tour itself, but are welcome to purchase products for later consumption.