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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Posted by on February 27th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Friday (2/27)

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North Freaker “Dutch”
on his tallbike.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Critical Mass
A celebration of bicycle traffic on the last Friday of every month.

North Park Blocks (NW Park and Couch, by the elephant)
Meet at 5:30, ride at 6:00pm

Freak Friday!
North Freak is a collective for people who love freak bicycles, such as tall bikes, choppers, swing bikes, minibikes and anything else fun and creative you can think of.

North Freak has a freak bicycle ride (all cyclists are welcome, on any bike) on the fourth Friday of every month, followed by jousting at a mystery location. Tall bikes and helmets/pads will be available to the public! Try one for the first time!

Irving Park, NE 7th Ave & Irving Park Path
Meet at 10:30pm, ride to mystery jousting location.

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Saturday (2/28)

Tree Planting by Bike
The Friends of Trees Neighborhood planting for Woodlawn, Vernon, and Concordia neighborhoods. Show up with your bike trailer at 8:55am on Feb 28th at Redeemer Church NE 20th/ Killingsworth, ready to haul mulch, tools, or trees. We will plant until we are done (1pm should be the latest.) Breakfast/lunch provided. Dress for the weather, and be ready to plant trees. RSVP required to woodlawntrees[at]gmail.com

NE 20th Ave and NE Killingworth (in the parking lot near the Northeast Portland Tool Library)
8:55am – 1:00pm

Sunday (3/1)

Discover the ‘Couve
Come explore the Discovery Trail in Vancouver with the Easy Riders.
Easy-paced 26 (or 34) mile loop. Return at 3:00 or 4:00pm, with the ride ending at a place to get drinks and food.

Two meeting points:
– 10:00am at the Vera Katz statue on the Esplanade (under the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge), ride at 10:30.
– 10:30am at the Expo Center MAX Station, ride at 11:00.
Contact Brad Reber, madcat545 at gmail.com

Weekly events

Bike Polo (every Sunday)
It’s a Portland tradition. Bring your own beater bike (or ride one of their loaners) and learn bike polo from the Axles of Evil (some of the best polo players on the continent). Polo is also great for spectators, but be mindful of random profanity and other transgressions.

Winter hours are 1:00pm till dark at Alberta Park (NE 21st and Killingsworth)

Zoobomb (every Sunday)
Needs no introduction. Everyone welcome (mini bikes or not) See Zoobomb.net for more info.

9:00pm at the Zoobomb Pyle! (SW 10th Ave and Oak St)

Have fun out there…let us know what you get up to. And if I forgot anything please feel free to shamelessly promote in the comments.

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  • nature boy February 27, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Dear, Mr. Maus. The freakbike community sincerely requests that you stop showing pictures of Dutch. It goes straight to his head.

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  • Elly Blue February 27, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Dear Nature Boy,
    I take full responsibility for the posting of this photo. I have full faith that Dutch’s friends can help contain any inadvertent damage that might result.

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  • gabriel amadeus February 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I feel obligated to present this NSFW very relevant photograph:

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  • Dave February 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    It’s not specifically a bike-related event, but the SE Portland Art-Walk is this weekend, and a bike can make a great means of transport between the main areas on Clinton, Division and near Hawthorne.

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  • solid gold February 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    seconded what nature boy said. i don’t think the internets are large enough to contain his ego.

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  • SkidMark February 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, that’s rich comin’ from you…

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  • solid gold February 27, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    i know!

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  • justa February 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    ooh, a bike ride! sweet! very little chance of rain, too!

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  • Dutch February 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    love you guys too.

    thanks for the shoutout for the N. Freak ride! It was super fun.

    Next month’s ride should be the unveiling of a new event – Tallbike Assdown Joustdown.

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  • middle of the road guy March 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Nice helmet, Dutch. that’d be a fall from about 8 feet.

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  • nature boy March 2, 2009 at 1:41 am

    We’ve dropped him from higher.

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  • Carl March 2, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Good point, middle of the road guy. The first thing I thought of when I saw that picture of a man in a tiny tie-dyed shirt riding on a gold and pink tall bike was, where’s his helmet? Shouldn’t he be wearing two helmets?

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  • felix March 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    What is Critical Mass?

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  • revphil March 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    looks like you blacked out his eyes to make him anonymous

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