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Pedalpalooza preview: The Stumptown Joustdown

Posted by on April 20th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Mult. County Bike Fair!
The man behind the event
aboard “Juggernaut”.
File photo:6/24/06

With Pedalpalooza just around the corner (June 7-23), I thought I’d feature some of the interesting events already on the calendar.

The first one is the inaugural Stumptown Joustdown. Jousting is nothing new on the Portland scene, but what makes this one different is that it’s open to all types of bikes.

The man behind the event is veteran jouster and Zoobomb champ, Solid Gold (see him in action here and here). Here’s how he describes it:

“The roar of the crowd and the rush of adrenaline. The clash of steel, flesh, and PVC piping. The moans of the defeated and the glory of Victory!

The First Annual Stumptown Joustdown is a call to arms seeking the Northwest’s finest bicycle jousters. The day long tourney will be open to all bikers, and all types of bikes; tall bikes, road bikes, fixed gears, mini-bikes, choppers, unicycles, etc. Each style of bike will joust in it’s own class, with trophies and glory going to the best of each division. Think your tough? Step up, grab a lance, and face your mortality.”

The event has inspired an awesome poster:

Event poster by Gabriel Amadeus

Read more about the Stumptown Joustdown on the Zoobomb Forum.

For a full list of Pedalpalooza rides, check out the official Pedalpalooza 2007 Calendar.

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