1984 olympic silver medalist, Nelson Vails, is in Portland this weekend to lead a ride and to host a benefit for nonprofit b.i.k.e. (Bicycles and Ideas for Kid's Empowerment.) Vails was the first African-American to win a medal in cycling at the Olympics and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009.
On Saturday, May 4th, Mr. Vails will speak at 6 p.m. at a fundraising event at Classic Pianos, 3003 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. The next day, Vails will lead a ride to from River City Bicycles to Hotel Lucia.
Ticket to the event are $20. Contact Tim Bergman at 503-936-6034 for tickets to the event.