Pedalpalooza Daily – 6/23

[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.]

I can’t imagine Pedalpalooza ending with more of a bang! Starting with Breakfast on the Bridges, then a museum tour, a BikeStation site tour, the Pirate Pedal, and a ride to protest fast-food drive-through inequity (I’m not kidding, see below).

Whew. Hold on to your helmets, it’s going to be a wild day.

Here are all the gory details:

Bridges. Broadway. Hawthorne. ‘Nuff said. (where all the sexy bikers are gathering in a clump, getting in your speed-demon way)
7am, to 9:00. Maybe later. We get to chatting sometimes, y’know?
Are you getting out of bed early yet? C’mon people, we’re not out here for our health. Obviously. Look, we’ve got coffee, pastries, and cream. All the social lubricants needed for early morning fun. Think of it as a cocktail party for the nocturnally challenged.
Family Friendly.
Don Gnut,, Love me, love my donut


2735 E. Burnside St. (Outside the Laurelhurst Theatre)
We’ll flirt with the famous who are immortalized by these small museums & collections on the East Side. Velvet Elvis and Poodles! Clothing that touched Drew Barrymore! And a special Bathtub Art Museum exhibit. Why not dress glamorously yourself for this occasion? Bring $3 for donations. Experts provided at each location – well worth taking a Friday afternoon off!
Carye Bye, 503-248-4454,, Bathtub Art Museum


1708 SW 6th Ave. (PSU Pizzacato Pizza)
5:30pm, Done by 7PM then onto the movie.
A riding tour of the locations under consideration for a bikestation in Portland – and discuss design and access. What is a bikestation? Think of it as a Smartpark for bikes, with a Bike Gallery mechanic, showers, and perhaps a pub or cafe. Let a valet park your bike 24/7 and repair it at the same time. Locations: PSU, OHSU, west end of Hawthorne Bridge (1st and Main), Pioneer Square, Hilton Annex, Union Station, etc.
21+ Only.
Todd Boulanger, 360-281-0944,,


3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (HI-Portland, Hawthorne Hostel, in the yard)
7pm, music and food starts at 7pm, movies commence at dark
A perfect almost end to PedalPalooza…see bicycle related movies under the stars in the Hawthorne Hostel’s spacious side yard! And if that ain’t enough for you, enjoy some pre-movie live music and food donated by local businesses!
Shawn Granton, 503-236-3380,,


The Pirates Cove (see map on webpage)
10:30pm, The hunt starts at the 11th stroke
Twas a cold harsh storm that forced us up the Columbia and down the Willamette with the kings fleet at our wind. The Captain land bounded with his most trusted men to bury the treasure. Upon their return he made sure the secret would go down with the ship moments before a musket aimed at his head made it’s mark. I would have been one of dem bastards if it were not for my fortunate misfortune of the Shanghai tunnel. This ride is for you the new generation of pirates, for I am sure some are my spawn, I shale provide you clues and a map ( as best as I can remember ) to the treasure. So dress in your your best pirate garb to pillage the streets, plunder the ATM machine, drink, wench and ride till the wee hours of the morn … in search of the Captain’s treasure.
21+ Only.
Dread Pirate Kidd,,


N Portland Blvd MAX Stn (North Bound Platform)
A ride and food cruise to highlight the transportation inequity of national fast food restuarants not serving bicyclists (pedestrians too) in drive thru lanes at night. Does one have to rent a car to get a $1 burger? Think of this as a lunch counter sit-in for bicyclists. If these lanes are truely ‘not safe’ for bicyclists (as Ronald and Jack sez) then how come local jurisdictions allow them to be designed so? Restaurant suggestions accepted – for those that serve and do not serve bicyclists.
21+ Only.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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