Pedalpalooza Daily: Monday, June 15

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4:30am: The Ridiculously Early Donut Ride
That’s right, 4:30am. Start at Voodoo Donuts downtown (22 SW 3rd) and ride over the west hills to Donut Day in Aloha.

8:00am: Monday MLK Commute
Meet for coffee at the Gold Rush at NE MLK and Russell at 8:00am; ride down MLK at 8:30.

Noon: Putt Putt Mini Golf
Tabor Hill Terrace Apartments, 6040 E Burnside St

Noon – 1:00pm: Building the London Cycle Network
Part of the PSU Transportation Seminar series — learn about the plan to build 900km of bike routes in London, from the project’s manager. PSU – ITS Lab (Engineering 315), SW College St and 4th Ave

12:30pm: Romance Redux with the Dark Knight
Pedal between many of Portland’s fragrant rose gardens for dramatic readings from the romance novels of your choice. Meet at Ladd’s Circle.

3:30pm – 5:30pm: Psychogeographical “Tour” of Portland
A philosophical, Situationist-style ride, “incorporating game-like rules to guide us, breaking from motive or destination.” Meet at Ladd’s Circle!

5:45pm – 7:45pm: Big Girls Ride
Meet at the Vera Katz statue on the Eastbank Esplanade.

6:00pm: The Umpteenth Annual Taco Ride
Don’t miss this Pedalpalooza tradition. Ben takes you to the best taco places around. Meet at Olé Olé, 2137 E Burnside.

6:15pm: The Dandy Warhols Ride
Ride along with members of the Dandy Warhols and a mobile sound system to sites of note in the band’s history. Features stops for drinks, and a trivia contest with a fabulous prize. Meet at Ladd’s Circle.

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Bike Touring Workshop
Want to go on a self-supporting bike tour but don’t know where to start? Shawn Granton will walk you through the basics. Hawthorne Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Mt. Tabor Room)

6:30pm: Homo Bike to Skate
Ride to Gay Skate at Oaks Park. Roller disco attire. Meet at Vera Katz on the Esplanade.

7:00pm: Old French Bikes
Old bike geeks, bring your bikes and meet up at Petite Provence, 4834 SE Division St

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13 years ago

Silly question: will Voodoo actually be open at 4:30? I get hungry in the morning!

13 years ago

The eight of who did the Donut Ride can attest that, yes, Voodoo is open before 4:30!