There’s a wide range of stuff to choose from today.
If it’s not raining, you should check out the track racing action at Alpenrose Velodrome in the Southwest Hills. It’s a beautiful ride out there and you’re guaranteed some thrills at the track. And how ’bout a Minibike Steeplechase later tonight? If Gabriel Amadeus is behind it, you know it’ll fun!
Here’s a list of today’s events:
WINE AND WHEELS
12345 SW Canyon Rd (Bike Gallery -Beaverton)
7:45am, Meet at 7:45 at the BG to carpool or at Panther Creek Cellars in McMinnville at 9:00 am
Take a free 25 mile tour of Oregon wine country by bike then tour Panther Creek Cellars and do a little wine tasting.
Jeffferey Salomon, 503-641-2580
PORTLAND BIKE SUMMIT
1825 SW Broadway (PSU – Smith Center)
8:30am, – 1:30pm, including lunch
The Summit will bring together people from all parts of the community to Tell the Portland Bike Story. Learn how Portland has become America’s Best City for Bicycling, choose from a rich menu of workshops on advocacy, safety, and FUN!, & help shape the vision for bikes in Portland over the next 10 – 20 years.
Brought to you by Go Platinum!, 503-823-7699, firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN ON BIKES CLINIC
4040 NE Tillamook St. (Hollywood Library)
A 3-hour clinic with conversations on how to choose the right bike and gear for you and your bike, recreational riding and commuting, riding techniques, use of the TriMet bus bicycle rack, and route planning.
Janis McDonald, 503-823-5358, email@example.com, Transportation Options
BIKE TO REUNITE! FUNDRAISER FOR THE PANGAEA PROJECT
Corner of MLK & NE Graham
Bike to Reunite! is a fun-filled, clue led ride all over the city of Portland where folks will ride as individuals or in teams of up to 5 riders and test their knowledge of the city, global issues and South American factoids in a race for the finish. So get your friends together and come up with your Team Theme so you can show the rest who’s #1. Costumes, signs, and noisemakers are encouraged! All who make it back to the end point will be entered to win excellent raffle prizes. There will be a post party at the County Cork Public House to quench our thirst after a day of riding! Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the ride begins at 10am. Refreshments will be served. The event will begin & end at the corner of NE MLK Jr. Blvd & NE Graham but where you will go…… depends on your team’s nose for clue huntin’.
Jodie Emmett, 503-517-8999, firstname.lastname@example.org, The Pangaea Project
20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
Why should kids have all the fun? You know you’ve always wanted to frolic alongside them in Portland’s public fountains; here’s your chance! Wear your swimsuit to Colonel Summers Park. From there we’ll ride to (and through) local public water displays, stopping at each for sunbathing and camaraderie. Bring a towel and sunscreen. Ride will be an easy 10-15 miles.
Izarra Varela, email@example.com
BICYCLE VISION RIDE – HOSTED BY THE BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE
Location PSU Smith Center (1825 SW Broadway) ** This ride will directly follow the City of Portland Bike Summit,
2pm, Finish 4 p.m.
Join BTA staff and board to take a tour of projects highlighted in the BTA’s Blueprint for Better Bicycling report. During this ride we will visit the bike routes that Portland area bicyclists prefer. We will discuss our future vision and seek your ideas on completing a network of interconnected low-traffic bicycle streets. This will be a easy to moderate ride, approximately 8-10 miles.
Scott Bricker, Policy Director, (503) 226-0676 x 14, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
SULLIVAN’S GULCH TOUR
Eastbank Esplanade at Steel Bridge (lower deck)
Let’s explore Sullivan’s Gulch, a natural valley on Portland’s eastside, while having a fun bike ride! We’ll learn about why the Gulch is there, find out more about the history surrounding this unique land feature, and get some other factoids that the Urban Adventure League is known for. Info-tainment!
Shawn Granton, email@example.com, P.O. Box 14185, Portland OR 97293-0185, Urban Adventure League
TO THE EDGE AND BACK
2503 SE Division (Wired Cycles)
2:30pm, Meetup between 1 – 1:30pm
Ever wonder if it’s possible to bike to such far out places as Gladstone, Powell Butte, or outer Northeast Portland? Here is your chance to ride to the edge of Portland and back. Routes cover bike-friendly roadways wherever possible and distances range from 12-30 miles. Most routes are found on the Portland virtual tour – www.yourbodypower.org Pre-ride tune-up clinic with certified mechanics provided at the start. This week’s ride will travel through the Rose Garden, and along the Hwy 26 bike path. If folks are up for it we can keep going to Tanasbourne.Note new start time – 2:30pm
Aaron Tarfman, Body Power
VELORRITO ALLEY CAT
20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
Quite possibly the most filling alley cat ever. Visit some of PDX’s top burrito spots. Racers required to eat at least two burritos. Free entry. Burritos not included. Bring cash. Super fantastic prizes. Arrive a little early to sign in. Or pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – please include your name and which burrito you thinks is top of the pops in Portland.
Sizzly M. c/o Velorrito
ALPENROSE 6 DAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Alpenrose velodrome (6149 SW Shattuck)
American championship for 6-day madison racing finishes today. Madness on wheels! Two person teams race while hurling each other into the fray of action at 30+ mph. Super fun to watch! Cancelled in event of rain.
BIKE EXIT STRATEGY INTRO
37th at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park)
5pm, Also: Saturday, June 24th at the 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! Please note, the techniques will be demonstrated from the ground, not from a bike! This is very basic stuff, however, everyone attending must use their own judgement and be responsible for their own safety.
MINIBIKE STEEPLECHASE RACE
SW Zoo Parking Rd and SW Canyon Rd (Meet underground at the Washington Park Max stop.)
The minibike Steeplechase Lives! Originally scheduled for minibikewinter 2006 the steeplechase is back and bigger than ever for Pedalpalooza. Basically it is a mystery ride after dark following a convoluted trail of glowsticks down through Washington Park. There will be a minibike heat as well as a big bike heat. Grueling. Dangerous. Fun. And a party afterwards!
Gabriel, 503-381-4456, email@example.com, gabrielamadeus.blogspot.com