Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on May 30th, 2009 at 6:12 am
Friday, May 29th
Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party Construction and Clean Up Day
What more glorious way to spend a weekend than volunteering for a good cause?
The Pedalpalooza kickoff dance party (followed, per Portland tradition, by the world’s largest World Naked Bike Ride) is on June 13th this year. If you’re free this afternoon, drop in to help make the space magical! Ability to hold a hammer or broom the only requirement.
Zoobomb Public Art Unveiling
There’s a glorious new monument in town and it’s being officially unveiled and dedicated tonight. The Mayor will speak, the Sprockettes will dance, and bike lights will be given away.
4:00pm – Meet at the Holy Rack (10th and SW Oak)
5:00pm – Parade to New Pyle at 13th and W. Burnside
“Animal costumes encouraged. Mini-bike donations gratefully accepted!”
Happy Friday Ride
Formerly known as the SE Peep’s Ride, this cheery group takes an easy-paced, pleasant ride around side streets of Southeast Portland on the last Friday of each month, dinging their bells and saying “Happy Friday!” to everyone they meet.
Meet outside of Palio, 1996 SE Ladd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214
Saturday, May 30th
Bike Day at the Farmer’s Market
Join us for a family-friendly group rides to the Portland Farmers Market at PSU! Bike decorating highly encouraged! Definitely bring the kids. Arrival at market 11:00am to a party thrown by Portland Farmers Market, including refreshments, kids’ activities on-site, and an “enter to win” prize drawing at noon. Bike parking will be available.
Start locations all over town — find your nearest starting place and time on this map.
Sunday, May 31st
Easy Riders: MUPs of the SW
SW Portland ain’t so scary. It’s got trails and stuff. Easy Riders tried to do this ride back in January and it snowed so we decided to try it again now that weather is better. Here’s the route.
Meet at Tiny’s Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave
MUPs = carfree, Multi Use Paths
Urban Assault Ride
The New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride is this weekend! This obstacle course scavenger hunt always attracts a colorful crowd. Come cheer on the intrepid participants at the start line, or sign up to participate yourself (must register in advance).
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pedal Potluck Picnic
The PPP returns for its FIFTH season! A casual bicycle ride traversing approx. 3-5 miles (5-8km) with a different route each time. The end destination is a mystery park or ark-like setting. The term “park” will be used liberally here, so expect the unexpected! At the endpoint we’ll enjoy a picnic dinner. Eating will be potluck style, so please bring food and drink to share (preferably vegetarian/vegan).
Please also try to bring your own silverware, plate, and cup. We will also stop at a grocery store along the way. If it looks like it’ll rain we’ll end up at a COVERED destination.
HI-Portland, Hawthorne District Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd
6:30pm – 8:30pm, First Tuesday in May – September