Market on Saturday morning
(Photo © Dan Liu)
Friday, May 8
– If you’ve never participated in a bike move, that iconic Portland barnraising event, here’s your chance! It’s a long one but a good one, from Sellwood to Piedmont. Details on the Shift Calendar. Want to host your own bike move? Check out this handy guide.
– And the bike move destination is very near the starting point for this month’s Midnight Mystery Ride…
– Or if you’ve been thinking about joining us at the Opera, it’s not too late to get tickets. Or if you’re a student, a senior, or in the military, show up at 6:30 to see if you can snag a $10 ticket.
Saturday, May 9
– Town Hall Meeting on Two Wheels. Join State Representatives Dembrow and Dingfelder for a ride around the Cully neighborhood in Northeast Portland to see the sights and discuss the issues. Meet at 9:30am at Wilshire Park (NE 33rd and Skidmore)
– Ride to the Farmers Markets! You can join the weekly bike2market ride leaving Ladd’s Circle at 9:30am and riding mellow to the PSU Farmers Market. BP intern Dan Liu went along last week and posted this ride report.
– Or you can join a ride to the Hollywood Farmers Market:
The ride starts at the Lloyd Center MAX at 10 a.m. and will wind through some beautiful neighborhoods, including a stop at what we consider the most spectacular median-strip garden in the city, before wrapping up at the Hollywood Farmers Market. The ride is geared toward people who are just getting used to riding in street traffic. We’ll also cover creative ways to carry stuff on your bike. More details are here.
This spring, help turn it into a food forest
(Photo © J. Maus)
– Remember Depaving Day last June when a bunch of volunteers depaved a parking lot to turn it into a garden? Well the Fargo Garden project is still in the works and needs strong, motivated volunteers. There are work parties at the site on N Williams at Fargo every Saturday during the month of May, starting at 11:00 a.m. and going into the afternoon or evening.
We will be shaping the garden by hand, so all you crazy diggers show up for some fun! You will learn about the finer details of and help construct our stormwater infiltration basin, which will help divert and infiltrate roof runoff from the adjacent buildings. Bring shovels, work gloves, and wheelbarrows. Rain or shine.
Sunday, May 10
– Can’t wait for the Rose Festival to get started? Get a head start by joining the Grand Floral Bike Parade. Meet up at 9:30 a.m. at Peninsula Park (N Ainsworth and Albina) to ride bikes and enjoy flowers.
Enjoy the sunshine! And as always, post your own events and discuss your plans and how they play out in the comments below. And don’t forget about the races.
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com