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Pedalpalooza Day 9: Rides and reports

Posted by on June 15th, 2007 at 8:24 am

Here’s what Pedalpalooza has in store for you today…


    1038 SE 39th Ave (Belmont Library)
    12:45pm – 3:45pm
    Slide down a fire pole. Send a secret morse code message. Lock up in an old jail cell. This family-friendly Small Museums by Bike Tour will explore the city at work. A historic firehouse, a police museum, and a bank collection will teach us about Portland’s city history through interactive displays and knowledgeable guides. Shorter visits for shorter attention spans. (children most welcome). Not a loop ride – will end at W side Hawthorne Bridge. Lone riders under 9 not recommended, there will be some downtown riding, but we’ll stay as a group. Adults, ID required for Police Museum. Free.


    NE 20th Ave. and NE Killingsworth St. (Alberta Park)
    This event is aimed at all those women out there interested in bike polo, but maybe a tad bit intimidated by the established bike polo scene in Portland. This is an opportunity for first timers to come out and try this super fun phenomenon. Important: Bring a bicycle that can take a little abuse.


    5925 SE Foster Rd (Corner of SE Foster and SE 60th.)
    4:00pm – 10:00pm
    Grand Opening celebration and partnerhship for Meticon Bikes and Community Exchange Bike School! We will have food, games, design a bike rack contest, raffles, and live music!


    8th & Esther Streets (Esther Short Park)
    5:00pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    Microblues Festival is a family blues music event held in beautiful Esther Short Park located in historic downtown Vancouver Washington. There will be food vendors, souvenirs as well as beer and wine garden for the adults. Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun and music in this premium outdoor venue. 8 at the door, Children under 12 – Free


    19 SW 2nd Ave, Portland (Berbati)
    Meet at 6:30, ride at 7:00
    High Heels! a short Skirt! Hot Pants!!!… experience the feel of the wind on your thighs and show off those legs you sexy thing! You boys better come too. If you can’t (won’t) squeeze your toes into a pair of heels, who can fault you ~ but a skirt with “lift” is a must! We’ll take our stylish flamboyance over the bridge (skirts flying high!) and meet up with those Krazy Karaokeista’s for the KARAOKE 2 KARAOKE PUB CRAWL.


    800 e burnside (by Jupiter Hotel)
    What’s better than going out to sing karaoke with a bunch of bikey pals? Singing karaoke, on your bike, while riding to the next karaoke joint! Join up with the Sexy Cyclists and sing out with our mobile karaoke studio. First-timers welcome! We all sing lousy, so why worry?


    318 SW Taylor St. (The Love Factory)
    7:30pm – 8:30pm
    The title basically says it! With Kerry Ratza! Bring a yoga mat!


    Zoobomb (Top of the hill)
    Come meet at the Zoo hill for the second annual Mini-Bike Steeple Chase. Imagine going break-neck speeds, flying down dark paths, following one trail, if you get lost, you lose, first one down wins!! Trophy awarded to the winner!

Check the official Pedalpalooza calendar for more info.

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  • Jonathan Maus / BikePortland June 18, 2007 at 11:25 am


    Name of the Ride: Beginning Women\’s Bike Polo
    Leaders: Kelly Peach, Erin, Julie (x2)
    Date: Friday, June 15th
    Start time: Scheduled for 4:00, started really at 4:30
    Duration: until about 7
    Approximate Distance: Round and Round and Round the tennis courts!
    Number of Riders: about 10

    Synopsis: Lots of new folks I\’d never met came out, which was totally awesome. A few of the gals had played polo on the grass with super heavy mallets and a small soccer ball, and that was really interesting. Half of the group was riding on 20\’\’ wheels with coaster breaks, and it was quite a hoot. There was lots of great shit talking amongst the teams. All of it was in good fun of course. The skill level was surprisingly high compared to the last beginning women\’s bike polo game I played. Code names were given out. Examples: HE (hand eye), shooter, etc. There were a few really stellar crashes and collisions. Lots and lots of giggling. New gals include: tera, kate, regina, and emmy. If you see them around give them high fives.

    high points: recognizing that our only \’puck\’ option was a found hollow softball, and then using the whole time. seeing so many new women come out and give it a try. having such successful games.

    low points: the 20\’\’ bike showed up a little late, but we worked through it…

    hell yes i would do it again!

    IN FACT: women\’s bike polo will officially be played weekly now…more info to come soon. (either monday nites at col. summers park OR tuesday nites at alberta park) @7.


    kelly peach

    Ride: Small Museums by Bike – The City at Work

    Carye Bye\’s awesome museum tour series. She has a full recap and photos here.

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