Pedalpalooza Daily: Thursday, June 25

[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: Sisyphean Cruller Crawl – Eastside
Eastside donut ride. Lots of hills on the agenda. Meet at Wilshire Park, NE 35th Ave and Skidmore.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Rough Rider Bike-in Lunch
All ye rugged frontier folk, meet at the Teddy Roosevelt statue at SW Park and Madison for a lunchtime get together. Bring your own lunch, beverages provided.

1:00pm: Natural Disasters and Geologic History of Cascadia
Gather underground at the Washington Park MAX stop (at the zoo) for a hilly tour of sites of past and future natural disasters with a geology professor.

3:30pm – 6:00pm: Mocktails Off the I-5 Bridge
Snacks, drinks, maps, socializing. Meet at the northwest end of the I-5 bridge bike path.

4:30pm: Bicycle Tea Dance
Wear something cute and ride to a park for a friendly dance with tea, pie, and music. Meet at Irving Park, NE 7th Ave & Irving Park Path. Will connect at the end with the Parks 2 Parks ride.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Bike Kiss-In
Demonstrate your passion for bikes in this essential Pedalpalooza event. Bring a sign and a kissing partner. Meet at the I-5 entrance ramp off N Williams at NE Broadway, and make out to make a point.

5:45pm – 6:45pm: Last Thursday Bike Ride
Meet at NW Park and Couch, ride to the carfree Last Thursday art walk.

6:00pm – 10:00pm: Unicycle Polo World Championships
You gotta witness this. Arbor Lodge Park, N Bryant St and Delaware Ave.

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Portland Green
A ride around some of Portland’s green building highlights, getting down to the nitty gritty details. Meet at Pedal Bike Tours, 2249 N Williams Ave.

6:00pm – 8:00pm: BTA’s Local Advocacy 101
Learn to be an advocate (ie, represent your views to political leaders) from the folks who do it professionally. BTA office, 233 NW 5th Ave.

8:00pm – Late: Parks 2 Parks Night Ride
Meet at Mill Ends Park, SW Naito Pkwy and Taylor for a fun-filled ride between parks. Bring your favorite park activities.

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