Pedalpalooza Daily: Saturday, June 13

[Welcome to your daily Pedalpalooza rundown. We’ll post each day’s events and rides here, so you can plan, email them to your friends, etc…

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9:00am – 1:00pm: Cycle the Well Field
See where Portland’s water supply comes from and learn about big issues in H20. Meet at the Aloft Hotel at Cascade Station, 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy (one block from the Cascade Station MAX stop on the red line)

10:00am – 2:00pm: Springwater Division Line
Adventurous fat-tired mountain bike trek along the long-defunct Springwater Division rail line. Meet at Linnemann Station, 3804 W Powell Loop, Gresham

10:30am – overnight: Sans Dérailleur Camping Tour
A mellow, gear-free jaunt out to Stub Stuart State Park. Reserve that campsite asap. Meet at Hillsboro MAX Station, 333 SE Washington St, Hillsboro

10:30am: Bike2Market Bike Ride
Ride to the PSU Farmers Market in good company. Meet at Couch Park, NW Glisan St and 20th Ave

Noon: Destination DIY
Gardens! Zines! Chickens! Fruit! Art! Meet at the IPRC, 917 SW Oak St, #218

Noon: Cirque du Cycling
An art bike parade, a criterium race, a family bike ride, a street fair, good beer. The event benefits progressive education program SEI. The parade starts at 2:30. It all goes down right in front of the Laughing Planet Cafe, 3765 N Mississippi Ave.

Noon: Myth Busters Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt to test your mental powers and knowledge of Portland. Ends with the premier of a new movie by a local filmmaker. Starts at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Street

12:30pm – 4:30pm: Grass Hut Discovery Ride
“Join Grass Hut art collective as they take you on a wonder-filled discovery joy ride to the Bins, to feed nutria, to Elk Rock Island, to swim in the Willamette River (upstream from the poop), and to make art out of driftwood.” Meet at Grass Hut, 811 E Burnside St, Portland

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Yehuda Moon at Clever Cycles
Meet Rick Smith, creator of the popular Yehuda Moon comic. Clever Cycles, 908 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

2:00pm: WNBR Sunny Nekkid Ride
Not planning on staying up till all hours tonight? Ride naked in the light and warmth of day. A Portland tradition. Leaves from Coe Circle, NE 39th and Glisan

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Native Ecosystems Restoration
Visit several restoration sites, learn to identify native and non-native plants, learn the ins and outs of ecosystem restoration. Meet at PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union (Park Blocks side).

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Fig Leif Naked Ride/Run
Portland’s first off-road naked bike ride, and a naked 5k run! Forest Park, NW Leif Eriksen Drive (500 yards beyond the NW Thurman Street gate)

9:00pm – 2:00am: Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party
The biggest kickoff party yet! Theme: Where the Wild Things Are. Come in costume but prepare to shed it — the World Naked Bike Ride leaves from here at midnight! Free admission (with bike), cheap beer. 2181 NW Nicolai St. Watch out for the tracks!

Midnight: The World Naked Bike Ride
Epic. Massive. Historic. Come out and ride as “bare as you dare.” 2181 NW Nicolai St. Watch out for the tracks.

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Elly Blue (Columnist)

Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for since 2006. Find her at

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