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Weekend Open Thread: Share your bike fun

Posted by on June 12th, 2010 at 2:25 am

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It’s that time of year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

O.K. Portland, it’s June, it’s finally not feeling like winter, and… it’s Pedalpalooza! There is so much going on this weekend it’s ridiculous. Whatever you’re up to on two-wheels we’d love to hear about it.

Hopefully you’re following some of our Pedalpalooza coverage. We’re posting lots of photos, ride recaps and more over on our Special Coverage Page.

What rides are you doing this weekend? Share your plans and adventures in the comments below. See you on the streets!

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Kathleen McDade

I’m missing out on Pedalpalooza events today, including the Fiets of Parenthood (which I really wanted to go to), because we had a softball game rescheduled to this morning. But we’ll be riding to and from the game, and probably anywhere else we need to go!


Families, and folks who like families, should come out to our Teddy Bears’ Picnic ride tomorrow at 12:30, starting at the Abernathy playground. Stuffed companions welcome! Ride is a 4 mile loop with stops, kids on their own bikes, and parents towing lots of kids, should all be fine.


Sunday June 13 2010

Group bike ride from the North Park Blocks to the Viking Pancake Breakfast ($) at Norse Hall.

The Viking Pancake Breakfast is an all-you-can-eat event. Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Meet at 10 AM at NW Park Ave and Couch St (North Park blocks)


Saturday trolley trail ride was fun and informative. It was great to wake up and realize there was a ride in Milwaukie. Many parts of the trail are quite pleasant, but without a guide, it would have been difficult to thread through some more hidden connections. We rode most of the way from Milwaukie to Oregon City, ending at the Clackamas River bike/ped overpass. If you are trying to follow the trail on your own, one trick is to keep the power lines over your head, as they indicate the location of the old trolley right of way. Action shot.


great description Ethan! Lead this ride next year if no one else does, I would love to ride it


Kate, I think this trail will either be paved or under construction by June 2011, so this is your last chance to see it in its current dilapidated, yet charming state. More info here:

beth h

Sunday was my first day back on the bike since getting sick a week earlier. Friends and I rode to PGE Park for a great afternoon of Beavers baseball. I got winded and had to stop a couple of times but boy it was great to ride in the sunshine!

See the Beavers soon before they go away forever — thanks for nothing, Merrit Paulsen! — last home game is Sept. 3.


My boyfriend and I did our longest ride ever! We bike from Olympia, WA to NW 23rd in Portland. 135 miles, baby! We did it in 2.5 days with bike camping along the way. We WERE met with a torrential downpour in Portland, right before we got to the St. John’s bridge exit on Hwy 30. Silly Portland.