shared their ninja bike riding secrets
with an appreciative crowd.
(Photos © J. Maus)
The last few days really kicked the fun up a notch here in Portland.
Pedalpalooza is now in full swing and the events are coming faster than I can keep up with.
Here are some brief reports and photos from two events that happened on Friday:
Police on Bikes
Three Southeast Bicycle Patrol officers came to share their secret expert tips on patrolling by bike.
Officer Robert Pickett (“PoPo”) gave a presentation that included some fancy bike moves and he explained why bike patrols are such a great tool for community policing.
After his presentation, we were able to test out our own maneuvering skills on a series of coned-off courses Pickett had laid out.
Here are a few more photos:
And check out this short video clip of PoPo in action:
Bicycle Speed Dating
The first singles event in Pedalpalooza history was a great success. Around 40 well-dressed single cyclists showed up to Colonel Summers Park to see if they could make a love connection (or maybe just find a friend).
Mr. CuddleBuddy.com led the event. He had the men (there were a few more guys than gals) form a circle and the ladies were on the outside. After everyone paired up, they chatted for a few minutes and then the ladies would rotate to the next guy.
It was the first bike event in Portland where I smelled perfume and cologne! Not sure if any magic happened but by all the smiles and laughing I think everyone had fun and given the crowd, I bet we’ll see more singles events in the future. A few more photos below:
After the Speed Dating, all the first dates rolled over to Bike Porn.
Check out all the latest photos in the 2008 Pedalpalooza Photo Gallery.
More coverage to come…