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143 events in 17 days! – 50 ride reports and posts – 126 photos

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Heat no match for Bike Fair fun

Posted on June 26th, 2006 at 8:58 am.

Mult. County Bike Fair!

I can’t think of a more fitting end to Pedalpalooza than thousands of people coming together at Saturday’s Multnomah County Bike Fair at Colonel Summers Park. At the peak of the day, fair organizers counted 1250 bicycles scattered throughout the park!

Despite a sweltering sun the competitions rocked and all the booths were packed with smiling faces. Nearly all of Portland’s bikey groups were represented; from the Belligerantes (an all-Schwinn bicycle gang) to the Zoobombers.

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Bike Fair caps final day of Pedalpalooza

Posted on June 24th, 2006 at 7:21 am.

Multnomah County Bike Fair
[Good times at last year’s Bike Fair.]

It’s the last day of Pedalpalooza and all eyes turn to the big and wonderful Multnomah County Bike Fair. Today is your chance to observe and participate in bike fun culture at its finest.

Where else can you watch clowns ride tall bikes, meet the Sprockettes, compete in zany bike competitions, and marry your bike all in one place!?

To get a feel for the event, check out more of my photos from last year.

I’ll see you at Colonel Summers Park (SE 20th & Belmont) today from 2-7!

Pedalpalooza Daily – 6/23

Posted on June 23rd, 2006 at 1:36 am.

[Pedalpalooza runs from 6/8 – 6/24 and is organized by Shift to Bikes. View the full schedule here and get the latest ride reports here.]

I can’t imagine Pedalpalooza ending with more of a bang! Starting with Breakfast on the Bridges, then a museum tour, a BikeStation site tour, the Pirate Pedal, and a ride to protest fast-food drive-through inequity (I’m not kidding, see below).

Whew. Hold on to your helmets, it’s going to be a wild day.

Here are all the gory details:

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My first Pedalpalooza ride!

Posted on June 22nd, 2006 at 12:09 pm.

[Waiting for the train.]
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Last night I led my first Pedalpalooza ride! I’ve been so inspired by all the creative and fun rides I’ve been on that this year I finally decided to lead my own.

My ride, I called it the “Communified Ride” wasn’t especially creative or amazing or anything. Besides just an excuse to ride with friends, my hope was that everyone on the ride would meet someone new and then pose for some fun portraits at the end (see portrait gallery below). Here’s how it went.

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Pedalpalooza Daily – 6/22

Posted on June 22nd, 2006 at 1:38 am.

[Pedalpalooza runs from 6/8 – 6/24 and is organized by Shift to Bikes. View the full schedule here and get the latest ride reports here.]

Two especially awesome rides today. First the Bike Kiss-in! Check out last year’s report…it’s just what it sounds like! And you should definitely check out the Transportation Geeks Ride. Back after its success last year, it’s being led again by the smart and fun Elicia Cardenas and TriMet’s bike guy Kiran Limaye. They’ll teach you all the wonky transportation stuff you never wanted to know ;-)!

Here’s the full line-up for today:

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Report: Architecture Ride

Posted on June 21st, 2006 at 7:48 am.

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  • Now this is a ride I wish I’d been on. Thanks to Aaron for the report and photos (unfortunately he got a silly ticket while on the ride!):

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    Report: Father’s Day Trailer Kids Park Tour

    Posted on June 21st, 2006 at 7:29 am.

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  • On this ride, the number of kids almost equaled the number of grown-ups! Thanks to ride leader Patrick for this report and photos:

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    Report: Heritage Tree Tour

    Posted on June 21st, 2006 at 7:24 am.

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  • Emily is famous for her Heritage Tree Tours and she submitted this report on her most recent one:

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    Report: MTB ride and BBQ

    Posted on June 21st, 2006 at 7:03 am.

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  • 15 people their way up to the bike-friendly Skyline Tavern for this mountain bike ride. Here’s a little report and a group photo sent in by PUMP’s Roger Louton:

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    Report: Sexy Cyclists Ride

    Posted on June 21st, 2006 at 6:57 am.

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  • Sorry folks, but so far no photos have surfaced from this ride.. Here are some photos. Big thanks to Jacque Authier for leading the ride and providing this report:

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