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Pedalpalooza Day 15: Rides and Reports

Posted by on June 21st, 2007 at 12:52 am

Here’s your Pedalpalooza bike fun menu for today…

Clown Wedding
Join us for a Bike Wedding on Mt. Tabor tonight!
(File photo)

SAUVIE ISLAND STRAWBERRY RIDE – PART DEUX

    N Ainsworth and N Ainsworth (Meet at Peninsula Park, by the Gazebo/Pavilion)
    10:00am – 2:00pm
    Strawberry blues getting you down?! Ride to Sauvie Island and back for fresh berries. Pick ‘em, eat ‘em, freeze ‘em for winter! If you missed Dat’s ride before PedalPalooza, or thought the berries were a bit under-ripe, they should be great this week (prime season and before the weekend rush). Meet at Peninsula park, near the gazebo. Bring a snack or lunch. Kids in trailers/on tagalongs encouraged or old enough to ride highway/20mi r/t.

PDOT BICYCLE BROWN BAG

    1120 SW 5th Ave (Portland Building auditorium, 2nd floor)
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    From the City that Wonks:
    Transportation Options is offering a Bicycle Brown Bag Series. The sessions are held on the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1PM at the Portland Building, second floor auditorium. Bring your lunch! For June – Why People Aren’t Cycling (and How to Help Them Start) – what new focus group and poll information tells us.

MOCKTAILS OFF THE I-5 BRIDGE WA

    Vancouver, NW end of the path off the I-5 bridge
    2:30pm – 5:30pm
    Commuter social serving virgin cocktails, finger food, advice, brochures & maps to bicyclists.

BIKE 2 1860′S BASEBALL GAME (WA)

    Off of Evergreen at Officers Row (Reserve Parade Ground next to the Bandstand.)
    4:30pm, contact for actual time of event
    This is the first vintage baseball game of the season. This gloveless game with wooden bats plays by very different rules! Bring a picnic and your blanket or chairs and watch staff and volunteers recreate a game, playing by the rules established in 1860. Only 15 bike minutes from Expo MAX station. Free of charge.
    more info

BIKE WEDDING!

    SE 60th and Salmon (Mt. Tabor Summit)
    6:00pm, If you arrive early, please do not interrupt the ceremony!
    Come celebrate the wedding of Tiago “Pinga de Clown” Denczuk to Adriane “Not Adriane” Ackerman! The semi-private ceremony is at 5:00, but the bike ride to the reception will start roughly at 6:00 with a bomb down Mt. Tabor. (Location TBA, but it won’t be that far.) The reception is open to all interested, and will include a BYOBBQ, live music, and lots of dancing! Make sure to bring your craziest bike for the ride, as it is the main event, and will be filmed for a documentary. Come show our friends and family what a bike community can be!

BTA N/NE BICYCLE BOULEVARD VISION TOUR

    501 N Failing (at N Commercial) (Unthank Park)
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Join the BTA for a two-hour guided tour of potential low-traffic Bicycle Boulevards in N/NE Portland. Riders will have an opportunity to experience some of Portland’s low traffic bicycle streets and give feedback on these candidates for Bicycle Boulevard treatments in the future.

UNICYCLE POLO

    NE 22nd Ave and Killingsworth St (Alberta Park, East side of park in tennis court)
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    All the thrills and spills of Bicycle Polo minus the handle bars, brakes, chain and off course a wheel.
    Bring yer uni and beverages, we supply polo mallets and band-aids.

VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN HERITAGE TREE TOUR, WA

    W Columbia St and 6th St (Esther Short Park, near the clock tower)
    6:30pm
    Visit some of Vancouver’s most celebrated Heritage Trees on an enjoyable 4-mile guided bicycle ride. The flat, easy bicycle route begins and ends at Esther Short Park, winding through downtown Vancouver. Stop at eight locations to admire trees whose legacies connect all residents of Vancouver to the proud past of our community. Participants on the ride must respect private property, wear helmets, and obey all traffic laws.

SOLSTICE RIDE

    5040 SE Milwaukie Ave (Watershed)
    9:00pm – 7:00am
    Traverse local cinder cones as we celebrate the Sun. Ride leaves Watershed around ten and continues until sunrise.

    *Bring something warm: you won’t be riding the whole night. *Lights and awareness of marked and unmarked hazards encouraged.


OK, now don’t forget to chime back in via the comments with your thoughts, ride reports, and photos. Check out my Pedalpalooza Page for more coverage.

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  • Carl June 21, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Clown bike wedding > big party > solstice ride > breakfast on the bridges…

    The bike fun don\’t stop!

    Congratulations Tiago and Adriane. See you on the hill.

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