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Weekend Guide: Go fixed or just take it easy

Posted by on January 29th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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Are you fixed curious?
(Photo © J. Maus)

Here’s your bike-fun filled Weekend Guide:

Saturday (1/31)

Saturday Fast Friday
An event including sprints, footdown, sharks and minnows, tricks, a group ride, and more. Check out PDXFixed.com for more.
4:30pm at NW 13th and Quimby

Sellwood Bridge March
A march led by residents of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood to bring awareness to how the Sellwood Bridge Project impacts community livability. See more info here.
9:30am at Sellwood Community Center (corner of SE Spokane and 15th Ave.)

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Sunday (2/1)

Slug Velo Coffee Worship ride
Go explore the backstreets of
St. Johns with the Easy Riders.
(Photo © J. Maus)

See St. Johns Ride
This ride is being led by Portland’s newest riding group, the Easy Riders. The route (map here) is a 22-mile “leisurely” loop that will go from the Eastbank Esplanade to St. Johns for some “sightseein’ and gabbin’”. The Easy Riders are like the old Slug Velo (now defunct), but with more of an edge. From their ride description they say, “Kids are welcome…but keep in mind, after the ride at beer time we might get rowdy and curse a lot.”
Meet at 10:45 at the Vera Katz statue on the east side of the Esplanade near the Hawthorne Bridge

Bike Polo (every Sunday)
It’s a Portland tradition. Bring your own beater bike (or ride one of their loaners) and learn bike polo from the Axles of Evil (some of the best polo players on the continent). Polo is also great for spectators, but be mindful of random profanity and other transgressions.
2:30pm 4:30 – 10:30pm at Alberta Park (NE 21st and Killingsworth)

Zoobomb (every Sunday)
Needs no introduction. Everyone welcome (mini bikes or not) See Zoobomb.net for more info.
9:00pm at the Zoobomb Pyle! (SW 10th Ave and Oak St)

Have fun out there…and if I forgot anything please feel free to shameless promote in the comments.

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  • Drew January 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Dear maus

    Bike polo is happening this sat.nite at 430 to 1030 due to the big game on sunday and we will be playing at peninsula park on the lit tennis courts there everyone is welcomed and we have a few extra bikes to lone out

    Thanks from all of us at the axles of evil bike polo

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  • K'Tesh January 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Damn, I’m gonna have to pedal a lot this weekend… Sellwood and St Johns?, a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do.

    Cya there =)

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  • Joshua Dallman January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    What’s Zoobomb? I’ve heard of it, but I don’t know if it’s safe. Can my mom come?

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  • carless in pdx January 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    They need to combine bike polo with the zoobomb. Bomb polo!

    sounds like a bunch of teerir lovin’ teerirsts, if ya ask me… ;)

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  • Gram January 31, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Why do people who ride fixed gears always have to look like they’re humping their bikes while they ride them? Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon?

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  • K_phomma January 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Gram. I have no clue what you’re talking about.

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  • K'Tesh January 31, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    @Joshua Dallman

    http://www.zoobomb.net/

    Get your MAX ticket (an all day is probably best).
    Meet at the pile
    Take the MAX to the Zoo
    Party at the top
    Ride to the Bottom
    Repeat…

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