Happy Monday everyone.
The Pedalpalooza beat goes on today with a ride I’m really looking forward to; Bike Safety for Grown Ups. It’s being led by the spirited Elicia Cardenas (you might remember her from the Bike Wedding).
I’ve seen her in action teaching bike safety to kids and trust me, be prepared to laugh and learn tonight at 6:00 at Abernethy School!
Here’s the full list of today’s rides:
RIDE WITH GEE DUBYA “PRATFALL” BOOSH
9th & SE Hawthorne Blvd (near the Lucky Lab)
Mr. Boosh is coming to Little Beirut! And he’s gonna ride in the hootenanny too. Here’s your chance to ride with the 2term-minator, himself. But take care, his riding is prone to spills and falls. Never fear, though, he won’t… fall into office… a third time. Celebrate then the Falls & Follies of Boosh on this ride. Note, protestors will “not” be allowed to express themselves at this event.
Skara Brae, email@example.com
LAKESIDE BICYCLES MONDAY NIGHT MASTERS AND WOMEN SERIES
Portland International Raceway (Portland International Raceway)
Seize the summer…race your bike on Monday night Whether you’re a beginning or experienced cyclist, you’ll love racing at Portland International Raceway (PIR). One of the most popular weeknight bicycle race series in the nation, The Lakeside Bicycles Monday Night Masters and Women Race Series runs May-August. The Monday night series attracts hundreds of novice to experienced cyclists to race on a traffic-free race course that’s fun for everyone. Races are divided into separate categories of novice masters men (aged 30+), novice women, 2 categories for more experienced masters men and an open women category for women of any age including juniors. There are even experienced racers standing by to provide guidance and answer questions if you need help. All that’s required is a helmet, a road bike and a sense of adventure. So what are you waiting for?
jim anderson, 503-975-8229, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.racemondaynight.com
SLUG VELO TOUR WITH ANDY CLARKE OF LAB (Vancouver)
Columbia Street at 6th St., Vancouver WA (Plaza at Esther Short Park)
5:30pm, Ride ends at 6.45 PM. Meeting from 7 to 7.30PM. More stuff after 8PM – perhaps.
Take a social ride with Andy Clarke of the League of American Bicyclists as he visits bike projects in America’s Vancouver. The ride will be taken at a social pace to see the ‘good bad and the ugly’. Please bring a helmet. The ride will have a stop at the City Council chambers, for Vancouver to be presented a Bicycle Friendly Community award at 6.45 PM to Mayor Royce Pollard. The event will ‘offically’ end at 7.30 PM, though there may be more after. www.bikeleague.org
Jennifer Campos, 360-696-8290, email@example.com, www.cityofvancouver.us/bike/
BIKE SAFETY FOR GROWN-UPS
Abernethy School, 2421 SE Orange Ave, Portland, 97214 (Under the covered area)
Milk, cookies, worksheets, and an overview of bike safety as taught by a Safe Routes to School teacher. Learn the Rules of the Road, the Signal Dance, the Stopping Song, and more. Feel like you are in 4th grade, and bring the rum to keep things spicy. Not really, this is on public school grounds. This is really not intended for kids. Bring something to write with and something to sit on, as well as a bike, helmet, and street legal lights.
A TOUR OF PORTLAND ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN BY BIKE
SW 4th Ave. and SW Main St. (Chapman Square (behind the Portland Building))
In an effort to shelter those who choose to sleep, work, worship, eat, and shop here, Portland has been crammed full of “buildings” designed to suit these needs and others. These buidings are on every street and many of them have very interesting stories. Come learn about some of them in the company of two bikey architecture nerds.
Carl Larson and Chris Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY NIGHT COFFEE RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6pm, should return to start by 8:00pm
A casual fun evening coffee ride lead by the cool folks of Team Rubicon. Meet at the Hollywood Bike Gallery and ride to Tully’s for coffee and snacks.
WOODLAWN BOOZE CRUISE – CANCELLED
NE 11th and Claremont (By Woodlawn school, over the park bridge, in the “amphitheater” are by the basball diamond)
7pm, Potluck for first 1/2 hour
This ride has been cancelled. The Vortex shall continue to remain a mystery.
Team Woodlawn, 971-221-7228, Woodlawn@YeaBikes.net, Team Woodlawn
VANCOUVER – BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARD (Vancouver)
C Street at 13th Street (City Hall)
Andy Clarke, of the League of American Bicyclists, to present Mayor Royce Pollard and the Vancouver City Council with a Bicycle Friendly Community award during a regularly scheduled council meeting.
Jennifer Campos, 360-696-8290, email@example.com, www.bikeleague.org/news/052606com.php