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Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride details

Posted by on June 9th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

The official Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride is a bit different this year. See the statement below by ride leader Evan Ross for all the details. See you there!


Celebrate Portland’s Bike Fun extravaganza by riding with your friends in to the night. Meet at Laurelhurst Park BY THE POND at 6 pm to ride at 7pm. We will be there at 5 pm for a community potluck till the 7 pm departure time. Bring a dish – Join us and say hello to your fellow bike funnists and share a story of years past, along with goals of the future.

This is not a loop. Expect varied qualities of urban terrain, tracks in the pavement that can make you fall over, traffic calming techniques, confused automobile drivers, horizontal and vertical deflection apparati, and roadside swashbucklers dressed in blue. Directions back to Laurelhurst from the SECRET ENDING LOCATION are extremely easy and include one right and one left hand turn. Route is less than two hours and less than 15 miles.

Kickoff this years festivities with a little style and sass, bring your feathered hat and most colorful underwear. Parade your way across our city with active transportation and INSPIRE THOSE WHO LOOK UPON YOUR GLORY. Let’s see bright lights, dome protectors, glowing stuff, music machines, dingy bells, sparkles, and a jug of your own fun. Costumes highly encouraged and safe cycling techniques are rewarded with survival.

Do not count on a beer stop. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.

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Thursday June 10 2010

A group bike ride from Northwest Portland to the Pedalpalooza Kickoff ride!

We will meet at the corner of NW Park and Couch Street (North Park Blocks) at 5:45 PM. The group will depart the North Park blocks at 6:00 PM.