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Pedalpalooza Daily – 6/22

Posted by 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:

1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
2pm, Every Thursday from 2 – 4pm
Come look through the Community Cycling Center’s scrap metal trailer and come away with armloads of bike parts and bikes for only $5 per load/frame!
Susha Pratt, 503-546-8864, recycling@communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/


SE 20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
It’s true that everybody smiles on a bike, so lets make ourselves happier by kissing with those lips and making the solo drivers a bit jealous. We will ride to the most attractive spot and get this kiss in on for the homebound commuters. Everyone needs to bring your own kissing partner. Don’t forget your signs. Mints provided.
brad, b.rad@realidealist.net


NE 42nd and Halsey (Hollywood Transit Center)
See how the city of Portland and other bike advocates are designing streets to be safer. Learn new words. Get information about how to advocate in your area. Have fun doing it. Ride bikes.
Elicia Cardenas and Kiran Limaye, eliciacardenas@hotmail.com

POLO 101

NE 22nd and Killingsworth (Alberta Park (east tennis courts))
Calling the uninitiated, the intimidated and the brave of heart! The People’s Republic of Polo invites you to hit the courts for low-impact bike polo antics. Bring yourself– instruction, bikes, mallets, and snacks are provided.
Coach Bortman, 503-460-2374, graciewaters@yahoo.com


112 Columbia Way (Old Apple Tree Park)
7pm, Ride lasts about an hour
The public is invited on a bicycle tour of downtown Vancouver’s Heritage Trees. The ride will begin at Old Apple Tree Park, 112 Columbia Way. The flat, easy, four-mile bicycle route stops at eight locations to admire some of Vancouver’s most celebrated Heritage Trees. Urban Forestry staff will lead the ride and provide historical and arboricultural information about each tree. Participants must bring their own bicycles. Helmets are required and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Family Friendly.
Ryan Durocher, 360-619-1108, ryan.durocher@ci.vancouver.wa.us, Vancouver Urban Forestry


SW Oak St & SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (Rocco’s Pizza)
Zoobomb is soooo last year. Not as convenient but much higher is Council Crest. Meet at Roccos a tad early @ 7pm and we’ll hop a bus or shuttle to the top, hangout, and then bomb uncharted territory.
Gabriel, 503-381-4456, gabrielamadeus@gmail.com, http://gabrielamadeus.blogspot.com/


1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7pm, Every Thursday from 7 – 9:30pm
On Women’s Volunteer Night, we open our shop for women to join our female staff in volunteering, learning more about bicycles, and making connections with other women interested in cycling.
Neal Armstrong, 503-546-8864, info@communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/

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