Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 18th, 2007 at 3:36 am
Pedalpalooza enters its second week of bike fun. Check out what’s in store today:
SE BIKEPOOL MORNING COMMUTE TO DOWNTOWN!
4321 SE Hawthorne (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)
7:30am – 8:30am
Come along and join us for a Monday morning Bikepool from SE Hawthorne and 43rd to downtown, via the super bike-friendly Hawthorne Bridge.
Starting point: Common Grounds Coffeehouse (SE Hawthorne between 43rd and 44th)
Meet at 7:30am to drink coffee
Leave at 8:00am sharp for a leisurely bikeride downtown
Our ride will end downtown at Chapman Square Park (the cool little park with the elk statue fountain slap-bang in the middle of the road). New and experienced cyclists welcome; the more the merrier. Free Portland bicycling maps, and other assorted biking goodies too
CLOWN HOUSE BIKINI BIKE WASH
NE Alberta and 25th (The Clown House!)
Put on yer bikini and have yer bike washed! Bring a little dough fer da clowns, play some games, sporatic bafoonery will be erupting all day and if the right people show up TALL BIKE JOUSTING!!! Clods in bikinis wash bikes all day for tips.
LIKE NIGHT AND DAY MUPPET RIDE
SW Salmon & Naito Parkway (Salmon Springs Fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park)
Come ride possibly the best and the worst Multi-User Paths (MUP) in Portland! We’ll leave from the Salmon Fountain in Waterfront Park and to the Eastbank Esplanade. We’ll continue down the beautiful Springwater-on-the-Willamette trail to Sellwood, where we’ll embark on the most frightening commuter route imaginable – the Willamette Greenway Trail! We’ll start off right by crossing the Sellwood Bridge, and hit the bottom end of the trail proper, where we’ll negotiate the most anti-bicycle multi-use path in Portland! The theme is MUPpets, so bring Kermit, Elmo or whoever along! It was pointed out that it’s better to start with the bad and end with the good…. So, we’re going to start with the horrendous westside Willamette Greenway Trail and end with the Springwater Corridor. We’re starting from Salmon Fountain, but the end will be at the top of the Eastbank Esplanade, so those going to the Twin Spin can continue on to NE Shaver.
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Gelato! A free ride with free Gelato for all. Grab your helmet, your bike, and a friend and join us for a casual ride to Mio Gelato for a frozen treat.
Bike Gallery/Team Rubicon, barb at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
ODE TO TREES
SE 43rd and Rhone (Creston Park’s parking lot)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Learn about some of Portland’s Heritage Trees.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, City of Portland, Office of Transportation, 503-823-5358
NE 7th Ave between Shaver St & Mason St (Two Plum Park)
Are you ever mistaken for someone else in the bike community? Bring your “twin” on a leisurely after-dinner spin on bikes that will end with icecream-soda floats – 1 per set. Bring a tall glass. If you don’t have a doppelganger that you know of, dress a-like with your best mate. Real twins also welcome. All ages & Pigtails encouraged. This ride is co-hosted by Lauren (from a two-twin family) & Carye (from the Twin Cities). Just don’t ask Carye about the Sprockettes or Lauren about Bathtubs, because if you do, you have the wrong twin.
Carye Bye, bikebat at gmail daht comm, 503-248-4454
Check out my Pedalpalooza 2007 page for more coverage, ride reports, and photos.