It’s the weekend, so there’s no excuse for not getting out and experiencing one of these fun rides. Check the official Pedalpalooza calendar for more info.
SLOW-POKE PASTRY PATROL
- 4235 SE Woodstock (Woodstock Bike Gallery)
10:00am – 12:00pm
Short ride to one of SE Portland’s increasing number of great bakeries for coffee and treats and back. Perfect for single speeds, fixed gears, or parents towing trailers. Helmets required, lycra strongly discouraged.
LET’S GET ROLLIN’
- 1436 SE Spokane (Sellwood Community Center)
10:00am – 1:00pm
Join other women at this 3-hour conversation on how to choose the right bike and gear, recreational riding and commuting, riding techniques, use of the TriMet bike rack, and route planning.
BIKE TO TRY/ON LIFE COMMUNITY FARM
- SW Salmon St and SW Naito Parkway (Salmon Street Fountains)
10:45am – 2:45pm, Meet at 10:45 AM, ride at 11 AM.
Pack a picnic lunch, hop on your bike, enjoy a scenic ride, and take a tour of Try/On Life Community Farm (http://www.tryonfarm.org) next to Tryon Creek State Park.
Leaving downtown, we’ll wind our way to the farm via Terwilliger and Boones Ferrry Rd. A 1 hour tour of the farm starts at noon. Afterward, we’ll enjoy lunch in the shade–and a brief nap perhaps–before biking back to our starting point. This is a mildly strenuous ride in spots but we’ll go at what should be a leisurely and inclusive pace.
PRETTY PANTY RIDE WA
- 600 Columbia St., Vancouver 98660 (Propstra Plaza (Big Fish Clock), Esther Short Park, Vancouver)
Show off your pretty panties-those you keep hidden all year or adorn your plain panties on site. Guys pull out those Batman boxers out of the batcave. Panties parading on bikes, hats, bums, etc. Bike to sculptures, see public art, drink coffee, and eat at the Vancouver’s farmers market.
THE RECYCLERY BIKE SWAP
- 1417 SE 9th Ave., Portland (The Recyclery)
Come for a day of massive bike swap overdose.
DJ Elvis panther will spin the tunes.
There will be beer,food and bikes,lots O bikes!Gates open at 1:00 p.m. entry is free, vendor spaces are $20. For more info or to reserve a space call 503-734-8831.
- Eastbank Esplanade Bike Trail & SE Market St, (Small craft pier, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, east side.)
1:30pm – 4:00pm, This event immediately follows the River Bomb
The Mobile Dance Party and Fountain Ride combine forces to bring you the best combination of bikes, water, and shaking your booty! Booming sound system in tow, we ride, dance, and splash all over town! Dress for a dance party – a wet one! Squirt guns encouraged. Come early for the River Bomb.
VELORRITO 2: DEATH 2 WEAK SAUCE!
- SE 20th and SE Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
Velorrito 2 is the natural evolution in the burrito-fueled bike race known as Velorrito. Prizes! Terror! Doom! Burritos! Do you have what it takes?
CLEAN YER BIKE CLASS
- 1427 SE 45th Avenue (Crabapple Cottage, Hawthorne & 45th)
5:00pm, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Your bike treats you well. Now give it a little bit of luurve back. Come learn the basics of how to clean your lovely two-wheeled companion! Learn how to clean the chain, wheels, cogs, frame…. If you wondered why you ended up covered in bike grease after the finish of the World Naked Bike Ride, now’s the time to find out. All welcome. Bring yourselves and your questions about cleaning. No bike is too dirty, no question too dumb for Team Clean!
PINK PARTY @ THE LOVE FACTORY
- 318 SW Taylor St. (The Love Factory)
MUSIC BY DJ OH! (and maybe show me the pink?) Drinks, dancing, silkscreening, and a whole lotta love.
MYSTERY MOVIE RIDE
- NW 8th Ave and NW Couch st. (By the Elephant!)
Ride to a mystery outdoor location and watch movies! Bring a blanket and snacks to share.
Remember to leave a comment below with ride reports and links to photos!