June 11, 2022, Cully Park, NE Portland, Oregon will host the 10th Anniversary edition of Disaster Relief Trials Portland.
Disaster Relief Trials Portland 2022 (DRT PDX ‘22) will focus it’s “day 4 supply run” simulation on plausible post-disaster assets and vulnerabilities of the Cully Neighborhood, a 2.74 square mile (7.1 square kilometer) portion of Northeast Portland. Because 5-10 checkpoints define any given DRT challenge and because full-circuit categories aim for a “3+ hour shift” scenario, some of the checkpoints will necessarily be located outside of Cully, representing realistic relief supply pick-up sites: adjacent neighborhoods or predicted central city/county distribution points. We’ll see what ≈50 motivated cargo cycling volunteers can do to improve Cully neighborhood resilience within 3-6 hours of strategic navigating, hauling, and communicating.
Registration of the 2015 Portland Disaster Relief Trials is now live! Go to our EventBrite site to sign up!
This year we will be featuring a “hub-and-spoke” checkpoint arrangement, centered at the University of Portland. We have six classes of riders from the Family class to the Responder class. Even if you don’t want to ride, we are also looking for volunteers!
See you at the University of Portland on October 17th!