[Pedalpalooza runs from 6/8 – 6/24 and is organized by Shift to Bikes. View the full schedule here.]
I hope you’re well-rested (and not too hung over from the Midnight Mystery Ride!) because today there are 14 events for you to choose from. Whatever you do, don’t miss the dance party tonight!
Here’s a list of today’s events:
ATTENDED BIKE PARKING & SHIFTY LUBE
Hollywood & Beaverton Transit Centers
8am, until 4:00pm
Bike & Ride to the Grand Floral parade! Attended Bicycle Parking will be offered at Hollywood and Beaverton Transit Centers all day.
Kiran Limaye, firstname.lastname@example.org
POWELL BUTTE MTB RIDE
10950 SE Divsion (Bike Gallery -Division)
Join a intermediate level group mountain bike ride to Powell Butte – total distance 15-18 miles
Colin Yates, 503-254-2663, helmets required, www.bikegallery.com/
OF BUTTES, BIKE AND BOND MEASURES
Directions to two optional starting points and other details will be mailed to registrants. Register at website linked below.
Saturday, June 10th, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Join Jim Labbe and Amy Stork on a 50 mile bike ride out the Springwater Corridor through the Boring Lava Domes. We’ll explore the emerging system of interconnected of trails and greenspaces amidst the planned communities of Pleasant Valley, Springwater, and Damascus, discuss the critical opportunities to expand key trail routes and wildlife corridors if voters pass the 2006 Regional Greenspaces Bond Measure, and consider the prospects for sustainable, bike-friendly communities on the urban fringe. This will be a full day trip be prepared for the trip. Pack a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. You are responsible for bringing and maintaining your own bicycle. Helmets are absolutely required.Directions: Meet at 8:30AM just north of the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Bank Esplanade OR at 9:30AM at the east parking area of Tideman-Johnson Park(along the Springwater Corridor) near the intersection of SE Johnson Creek
Blvd and Johnson Creek.
Jim Labbe, [website for more info]
THE 2ND ANNUAL UNATTENDED REAL DOUGHNUT RIDE
1717 NE Broadway (Helen Bernhard Bakery)
This has been a good year for the donut! Loads of new shoppes on a fine morning ride. Still the Pedalpalooza event with the highest net calorie intake. This could last a while, but we’ll hopefully work off a donut or two on a couple of hours’ ride. Pay your own way (should be a dollar or so each stop).
CYCLE THE WELL FIELD
Ne Sandy Blvd. and Ne 95th Avenue Portland, OR 97220 (Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center parking lot across the bridge from the MAX Red Line stop)
9am, Please arrive by 8:30am to check-in. Ride will end around 1:00pm
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a cycling tour of Portland’s Groundwater Protection Area in the Columbia Slough Watershed. Groundwater Specialist Randy Albright of the Portland Water Bureau will lead the tour, explain how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City’s water supply and demonstrate how we can all protect this important groundwater resource. This ride passes through approximately 16 miles of relatively flat terrain, at a slow/moderate pace and is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate riders due to the length and possible headwinds. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Bring your bike, helmet, water and lunch. Dress for the weather. Space is limited to 25 riders so register early! Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jill Wall, 503-281-1132, email@example.com, Columbia Slough Watershed Council
PUMP POWELL BUTTE WORK PARTY
16160 SE Powell Blvd (Powell Butte parking lot)
General trail repair.
Ray Bayley, firstname.lastname@example.org, pumpclub.org
SUNSET COMMUNITY BIKE SAFETY FAIR
14986 NW Cornell Road, Portland OR 97229 (Sunset Hwy, Exit 65-Cornell/Bethany, just north of Hwy off Cornell – Sunset Church)
9am, 9am – 2pm
Sunset Community Bike Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday June 10 (rain or shine) from 9am until 2pm. There is something for everyone, whether it’s learning and demonstrating safe bicycling in the bike rodeo, getting fitted for a new bike helmet, attending a bike maintenance and flat-tire repair clinic, or even donating a used bike to be refurbished for low-income children, there will be fun for the whole family. In Parntership with Beaverton Police, Community Cycling Center, Legacy Health Systems, Microsoft Corporation – hosted by Sunset Presbyterian Church.
Bryan Miller, 503-488-5966, email@example.com, Info Line 503-372-1589 – firstname.lastname@example.org, Bike2006
RU ABRIDGED CURIOUS?! GUIDED COMMUTER TOUR ACROSS I5 (Vancouver)
West 8th St @ Esther St, Vancouver WA (North end of Vancouver Farmers Market)
10:30am, Ride leaves park at 11AM. Returns by 12.30PM.
This is a causual guided ride for recreational and commuter bicyclists who want to learn how to cross the Interstate Bridge to Portland, load their bike on the MAX and bus, and find bike routes up to Delta Park/Kenton. A free MAX ticket (‘Patch Kit’) will be offered to the first 10 riders who RSVP. Bring a bike and helmet, water, and lunch money. Maps provided: http://www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/transportation/RUB05%20Map.pdf (This is an abridged RUBC tour due to Rose Festival – longer tours to City Center Portland will be in July.)
Todd Boulanger, 360.696.8290 x8657, email@example.com, RSVP for event please. Limited to 20 riders., Vancouver DoT Bike Site
COMMUNITY CYCLE REPAIR CLINIC
2503 SE Division (Wired Cycles)
Community Cycle Repair Clinic & Spin Class. Wired Cycles (Scott Potter’s House). This event repeats every Saturday. USA Notes: Free Repair Clinic begins at 12pm. Walk-in’s or RSVPs welcome. Bring your own bike or use our bikes. Advanced Bicycle Mechanic’s Curriculum available in break-out group work. All tools provided, spare parts available. Instruction provided by Unitied Bicycle Institute certified mechanics and professional mechanics. Available optional spin class on stationary CycleOps Magnetic Cycle Trainers begins at 1pm. (By student request, bring your own bike, preferrably with road tires to reduce spin noise.) Serving fresh organic fruit smoothies, espresso, herbal teas, energy snacks. Donations appreciated.
Aaron Tarfman, Cycle Exchange Tours
R U COUVER CURIOUS?! – BIKE TOUR TO VANCOUVER’S FARMERS MARKET
8420 N Denver Ave (Paul Bunyon Plaza across from Kenton MAX Stn)
1:30pm, Meet at 1.15 and Leave at 1.30PM
This is a causual guided ride for recreational and commuter bicyclists who want to learn how to cross the Interstate Bridge to old Vancouver from Kenton, locate the Trimet 6 MLK bus terminus in Vancouver, picnic, and find bike routes and historic sites around City Center Vancouver. A free Trimet ticket (‘Patch Kit’) will be offered to the first 10 riders who RSVP. Bring a bike and helmet, water, and snack money for the farmers market. Maps provided: http://www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/transportation/RUB05%20Map.pdf
Todd Boulanger, 360.696.8290 x8657, firstname.lastname@example.org, Please RSVP. Ride limited to 20 riders. No tag along bikes or trailers., Vancouver Bike Page
DAYTIME WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
Glisan and NE 39th Ave (Joan of Arc Statue)
Tired of freezing your kibbles off at the midnight WNBR, or just wanting more nekkid bike fun? This first-for-Portland daytime WNBR will ride when the sun is shining and it’s WARM out.
Cody Cougar Bikencamp, World Naked Bike Ride
BIKE EXIT STRATEGY INTRO
37th at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park)
4pm, Also: Saturday, June 17th at 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 24th: MCBF, Col. Summers Park.
This is the free, introductory, intimidation-dissolving class for the Bike Exit Strategy series. Even if you’ve never had any martial arts experience or athletic training you can learn these very simple confidence-building techniques! We will also meet on Saturday the 17th at 5 p.m. and at the MCBF.
PEDALPALOOZA KICK OFF DANCE PARTY
230 E Burnside (The RJ Templeton Building)
This is THE party that kicks off Pedalpalooza!!! This is a bike party that is sponsored by the bike community as a whole. The party is at Disjecta’s HUGE space in the RJ Templeton Building next to Burnside Skatepark. Indoor bicycle parking is provided. Please see webpage to download fliers and help volunteer with the event. NOTE: No one under that age of 18 will be admitted to the party. Please bring your ID.
Jasun Wurster, email@example.com, Flier download and Volunteer info
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
ON TOP of the Burnside Bridge (SouthEast side of the Burnside Bridge)
The name says it all. See www.worldnakedbikeride.org for more info. The ride will leave from the Pedalpalooza Kick Off Dance Party at 11:59 PM and return for more dancing. Portland has the largest naked ride in North America … the ride is as naked as you want to be. Note: To be admitted to the party you must be 18 and older. Please being your ID if you want to get into the party.
Jasun Wurster, firstname.lastname@example.org, Portland World Naked Bike Ride Info
dude, i’m still *on* the midnight mystery ride!
As was said over on the Shift list… be sure to bring clever slogans for Saturday’s “sunshine WNBR”. Speaking from experience, it is much more fun having something witty for the perplexed on-lookers to ponder than not.
Some to get you started:
Car-free Carefree Clothe free
Does this bike make my butt look fast?
Yes, I am Emporer. Why?
Freedom is oil free
Your car funds despots
For those that have never done a nekkid ride, let me tell you they are ultra-fun and ultra-mellow. The reaction of motorists is invariably positive and awe-struck.
Unlike say, critical mass, they are more than happy to stop and yield to a hundred or so nude cyclists. Also, it isn’t identified as such on the calendar, but this is a family friendly ride. Kids love nekkid.