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PedalPalooza planner: 9 rides worth checking out (and one to blow off) for June 15-21

Posted by on June 15th, 2014 at 10:42 am

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride-20

What a weekend! Portland’s summer bike festival continues. Here are some of next week’s highlights. (And one lowlight.)

WILLAMETTE RIVER: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Sunday June 15, noon. Two local nonprofits lead a tour of “our largest public space: our mighty Willamette River.” Bring a swimsuit.

RANG BARSE RIDE OF COLORS

Sunday June 15, noon-2:30 pm. Inspired by the Indian “Festival of Colors”, participants will pelt each other with colored powders. Tweet @brauhze for live ride details.

HOMEBREWS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS

Sunday June 15, 4pm-9pm. Bring your homebrew concoctions to drink and share in 4-5 different community gardens, followed by a BYO barbecue at the finish.

ET RIDE

Monday June 16, 7 pm. “The feds will chase the kids through the streets as the kids try to get E.T. home. Everyone will carry water pistols.”


PUB CRAWL IN SPANISH

Tuesday June 17, 5:30 pm. Habla Español? Quiere hablar Español? Este tour es para usted y otras hispanohablantes. (Hay un tour similar en jueves.)

BIKE CAMPING COOKOUT

Wednesday June 18, 6:30pm-9pm. Ever wished you could get the camp food without the camping? Of course you have. Bring a camp stove and nerd out over the best camp cooking techniques with Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League and other aficianados.

DR. THEO SEUSS GEISEL RIDE

Thursday June 19, 9:30 am-10 am. Local bike clowns Olive Rootbeer and Dingo lead a one-mile ride of Zaxes and Sneeches and Snoozlefadoozles to Cafe au Play for a Dr. Seuss-themed story time show. Bring $8 for balloons, entertainment and food.

PORTLAND’S BIKE HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT

Thursday June 19, 5:30 pm. The folks who brought you Dreaming in Dutch create a scavenger hunt built around “great places in Portland’s bike history.”

BIKE PLAY 6: BIKE PLAY’S BIG ADVENTURE

Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 19-21, 6:30 pm. The Working Theater Collective’s latest one-of-a-kind rolling play is a riff on one of the greatest bicycle films of all time. “Be prepared for some james bond kinda stuff.”

FLAKE RIDE

Saturday, June 21, 6 pm. This ride meets “somehwere in the SE, or maybe NE?” unless for some reason nobody shows up. “Life gets busy, man.”


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  • Dwaine Dibbly June 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Watch out for the Festival of Colors powders if you have a camera. I have heard that the stuff can get inside of even weather sealed cameras & lenses. I think it was either Petalpixel or the Lensrentals.com blog that had a story about that last year. Great idea for a ride, just be careful with your gear….

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    • Jeff June 16, 2014 at 6:35 am

      It was probably Roger Cicala over at lensrentals. Love that guy.

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  • Bjorn June 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I am guessing that the high cost of pixels prevented this list from including one more ride and that we barely missed the cut. See you guys at the 5th annual Cully Crawl Monday at 6:30, a great chance to meet neighbors and check out some local businesses you may not have been to before in the Cully Neighborhood!

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    • Reza June 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Don’t feel bad, Foster got shafted too.

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      • adventure! June 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        Guys, you just needed to “grease the wheels”, if you know what I mean. All I can say was that $20 was well-spent! ;-)

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  • Anthony June 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Ugh, I totally missed the Flake Ride. Just had a bunch of stuff going on.

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  • adventure! June 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    And to note about my Bike Camp Cookout event: The print calendar has the wrong address, due to a Google map error. The correct address for meetup is what’s online: 3011 N Lombard St (at Peninsular). Sorry about any confusion.

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  • browse June 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the endorsement of the Rang Barse ride! We had about 30 riders, and everyone seemed to have a great time! Photos posted to the FB event for the ride.

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