Pedalpalooza Daily: Tuesday, June 16

[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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7:00am – 9:00am: Coffee on Clay
The city of Portland is your host on SE 9th Ave and Clay Street. Stop for coffee and learn about the city’s efforts to turn Clay into a Green Street, reduce runoff in Southeast Portland, and more.

10:15am: Economy Sucks But I Don’t Care
Sleep late, forget about that job you don’t have, and meet at the Albina Press at N Albina and Blandena.

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Mountain Hardwear Hardgear
Three-block long race. The catch: all three blocks are up really, really steep hills. Prizes for speed and valiance. Meet at Mountain Hardwear, 722 SW Taylor St

4:00pm: Benson Bubbler Bonanza!
Ride around and learn the story behind Portland’s ubiquitous public drinking fountains. Meet at SW 5th Ave and Washington St.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dutch Your Bike: Netherlands Uw Fiets
DIY Dutch accessories for your bike — skirt flaps, flower vases, and more. Meet at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Dyke Your Bike
Prefer sparkles, feather, and ribbons to the Dutch utilitarian look? Make your bike look fabulous! Followed by a veggie potluck in the park and then happy hour. Meet at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Remedial Ride 2: Fries and Shakes
Fries and milkshakes. Bring your appetite and any hungry kids you meet along the way. Meet behind the bleachers at Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont.

7:00pm: Take the Lane Ride
Even in Portland, you can’t yet get everywhere on a Bike Boulevard. Learn the tricks of staying safe and sane on bigger streets. Meet at Laurelhurst Whole Foods, 2825 E Burnside St (in the parking lot by the Dog House).

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Gratefully Dead
Join the folks behind Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act for this ride to honor the dead and the living. Meet at Colonel Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont.

7:00pm: The Pun-ishment Ride
Earn points for bad puns and creative wordplays as you ride. Winner gets beered. Meet at Colonel Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont.

7:30pm: Bikendo
Learn to feel safe and stay safe with this bicycle self-defense and awareness class. Meet at the Skidmore Bluffs, 2299 N Skidmore Court.

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Elly Blue (Columnist)

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