JUNK Ride 2009 – 2,000 Miles Cycling through 15 cites from Vancouver, BC to Tijuana, Mexico

“The concept of using durable, petroleum plastics, designed to last for hundreds of thousands of years, to carry groceries or seal a sandwich for an hour is ludicrous.” – Anna Cummins, “Sailing the Synthetic Sea,” Volume 3 issue 4 of Wend.


The Portland Surfrider Chapter welcomes Anna Cummins from Algalita Marine Research Foundation and Dr. Marcus Erikson of JUNKride, an educational tour by bike from Vancouver B.C. to Tijuana, Mexico. The duo will highlight the voyage of JUNKraft, a recently completed trip from California to Hawaii on a raft made of garbage.

In addition to JUNKride, Jessica Hamilton, Natural Resources Policy Advisor to Governor Ted Kulongoski, will present on the West Coast Governors Agreement to reduce the western seaboard’s impact on the oceans, with regard to marine debris. Entertainment by singer/songwriter Micah Wolf. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to benefit Portland Chapter Surfrider’s BAN THE BAG campaign to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in the greater Portland area.

When:  Tuesday, April 21st, 2009. 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Where:  KEEN Footwear, 926 NW 13th Ave #210, Portland, Oregon 97209