hello. created this account to make this post.
as things reopen and with social distancing, i’d like to address that different people miss certain aspects of pre covid life because we are all individuals and different things work differently for each and every one of us. for me, i miss the movies.
last fall the oregon film festival (if i remember correctly) did a bunch of drive in style events that did not include cyclists. i emailed and asked if i could take my bike in as a car of one. i was told that i could not. this was disappointing and also seemed discriminatory. myself and a number of service industry workers do not have cars. also their “partner up with people you know” did not apply. i was isolating in place. no polycule no fwb.
but i did have money to go see a movie and i wanted them to take it. to plan an event in 2020/1 in portland even in a pandemic and not take cyclists into account is asinine at best and craven at worst. like i wanted to rent a car just to see “the great outdoors” on the big screen.
flat out, cyclist dollars are just as green as the person coming through in a hummer.
one thing i really miss is going to the movies. the northwest film center did a great run last fall and i wanted to take it in and i was turned away because the organizers here in portland, oregon had zero accommodation for bikes.