Portland’s annual bike fun festival Pedalpalooza begins three weeks from today, and that means this: The deadline for getting a Pedalpalooza ride into the Portland Mercury’s printed ride calendar is one week from today.
Anyone can create a ride, and 87 have been created so far for the 24-day festival. To get into the Merc (as well as the definitive online calendar on shift2bikes.org) you can use the simple event form linked from the top of the calendar.
Here are a few highlights from the schedule so far:
GOAT-A-PALOOZA – Saturday, June 6, 1-5 p.m.
Bike tour of goats in the city! Are you goat-curious? We’ll visit a few different goat “ranches/farms” and see what it’s like to own goats in Portland. Meet at Unthank Park in N Portland, ride will end in SE, near Foster and 205.
(Photos via Craigslist)
This is your chance to steer one of the flagships of Pedalpalooza‘s annual Star Wars vs. Star Trek ride.
Though we won’t know until December whether Imperial-class star destroyers survived the death of the Emperor, this particular model is in good shape but looking for a new home in advance of this summer’s festival of bike fun in Portland, according to a recent Craigslist “free stuff” post.
Portland’s summer will unofficially begin at 6 p.m. today in Colonel Summers Park at Southeast 20th Avenue and Belmont. Ingredients: one sun, one city and several hundred thousand bicycles.
They won’t all be at tonight’s PedalPalooza kickoff ride, of course. But the first big event of Portland’s annual bike festival means the start of the sunny season and the beginning of 24 days of ridiculously wide-ranging fun on bicycles.