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Spoke Folk Arrives in Silverton

Trinity Lutheran Church will host the youth group's special program

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Spoke Folk young adult bikers
Photo by: Joel Mailand

(SILVERTON) - A great group of young adult bikers aged 16-20, known as Spoke Folk, will be in Silverton on Tuesday, August 1st at Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N. Second St.

This spirited group will present an exciting, interactive, contemporary music program including music, drama, and puppets for all ages to enjoy.

The members of the Spoke Folk team represent many states and a few have come from a long way. During their 12-day tour, they will bike from their training site to six other communities in Oregon averaging 40 miles a day. Each evening while “on the road,” they share their musical program.

The August 1st activities at Trinity will begin at 5:00 PM. Jason Franz, owner of Fall Line MTB Bike and Skate Shop in Silverton will be available to help people with bicycle maintenance. Participants can bring their own bikes to have them checked. The Silverton Police department will also do a bicycle safety presentation.

A barbecue dinner follows at 6:00 PM. The church will provide hamburgers, beverages, and vegetable and fruit plates. Participants are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Sign up for the dinner is required. To register, phone 503-874-9481 or email, and leave your name, phone number, and the number of people who will be attending.

The evening concert begins at 7:00 PM. and will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Admission is FREE. A free will offering will be taken.

For more information about the event, phone 503-874-9481 or email For directions or to see a complete list of upcoming events at the church, see


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