10th Anniversary DRT Portland 2022, June 11

Disaster Relief Trials Portland 2012 Le Mans start [photo Devin Bryant]

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.