Portland cyclists are called to test their navigation, problem solving and load-hauling mettle on October 17th, 2015 in a disaster drill designed to showcase the relevance of cargo bikes to disaster relief.
This year’s competition will feature a “hub-and-spoke” checkpoint arrangement, centered at the University of Portland. Riders will begin on campus and return periodically to complete disaster relief challenges, making this year’s event especially spectator friendly. The LeMans start, barrier crossing, flood fording, awkward load lashing, and harried relief cargo delivery will all be located at the campus hub. Between moments of DRT action, the nearby Chiles Center resilience fair will offer information and activities to get you prepared for any disaster.
In addition to being a challenge for riders, the DRT will serve as an exercise for other aspects of community disaster response such as Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NET), local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and the newly developed Oregon Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST).
Thanks everyone for helping make the 2015 Portland DRT a huge success!
The final leaderboard and times can be found on our Google Sheet.