Pedalpalooza Daily: Wednesday, June 22nd

Policymakers Ride-43

Explore the land bridge
in Vancouver tonight.
(Photo © J. Maus)

For those of you who rode the all-night Solstice ride last night. I salute you! Get a nap in today (if you can), and get ready for more riding tonight.

There’s a great mix of rides tonight, from a DIY workshop, a Surly meet-up, to juggling by bike and an exploration of the gorgeous trails in Vancouver.

Check out the full list below and… happy summer!

12:00pm Farmers Markets by Bike
Meet at Portland Farmers Market-Shemanski Park, SW Park Ave & SW Salmon St (By the Lincoln Statue in the Park Blocks)
Join us for a ride to some Farmers Markets around Portland Oregon, make sure to bring $ to purchase goodies and food. This ride is not a loop we will travel to 3-4 different Markets around Portland Oregon keeping a relaxed and easygoing pace.

1:00pm Skillshare at the Bins
Meet at Peoples Coop, 3029 SE 21st Ave
Goodwill Bins that is. You’ll make a summer time DIY bike carrying system. Meet at the people’s co-op and take a spin out to the Milwaukee bins, SE Ochoco and Milwaukee. Legends! We will take an hour to skillfully pick out your cheap and unique basket with faceting apparatus. Examples include milk crates, cookie tins, magazine racks, bowling bags and the like. Hardware will also be available so don’t forget your multi-tool. I’ll bring other hardware (hooks, bolts, nuts, old tubes, screws, drill) you bring bins curiosity, creativity and a few bucks. This can be done for under $5.

4:45pm Gas Attack
Meet at Irving Park, NE 7th Ave & Irving Park (near the Basketball Courts)
Bring your gas mask/dust mask/particle safety mask because it’s time to ride in rush hour traffic. Let’s raise awareness about the particulates that run through the street everyday. Get creative and make your own dust mask, your gonna need it!! This ride will be slow paced with stops for a quick photo (1-2 min.)… And off we ride touring new and future bike roads. Ride and Stay Healthy!!

5:30pm MAX to Market: Connecting to Food in Washington Co
Meet at Hatfield Government Center Blue Line MAX Stop, Southwest Washington Street at Adams Street.
Connecting to Food in Washington County:
Join us on a ride to the Forest Grove Farmers Market. We’ll ride along our famed urban growth boundary from the end of the Blue Line MAX to the Forest Grove Farmers Market. We’ll picnic and chat about protecting local farms and active transportation in Washington County. Bring food or money for food at the market: prepared food will be available for purchase. Sponsors include 1000 Friends of Oregon, Adelante Mujeres, the BTA, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, Washington County BTC and Westside Transportation Alliance.

5:30pm Land Bridge and BBC Trail Native Plant Ride (Vancouver, WA)
Meet at Old Apple Tree Park, 110 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver
Ride across the Land Bridge and along Burnt Bridge Creek Trail with a local planner and landscape architect to learn more about the native plants that improve livability and add beauty for many species, including us. We’ll begin at the Old Apple Tree and cycle to the Burnt Bridge Creek trailhead on Devine, then east along the creek to Andresen. The route will mostly be along bike paths or streets with bike lanes, with a few moderate but short hills. Various options for return trip. 10-12 miles RT. Helmets required.

5:30pm Juggling Ride
Meet at SW Naito Pkwy and Salmon St
Learn to juggle, improve your juggling skills. We’ll teach beginning and intermediate ball & club juggling. Bring balls if you have them. We’ll have some extra. Meet on the lawn north side of the Salmon Street Fountain. Then we’ll ride across the Hawthorne Bridge and out the Springwater Corridor Trail with a stop at Sellwood Park for some juggling practice, a quick dip in the Willamette, and finish at Reed College where we will join the Portland Jugglers at their weekly gathering for a juggle-off.

6:00pm GPS Art by Bike
Meet at Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont (Trees by the community gardens.)
That smartphone in your pocket is capable of more than just slingshotting birds at pigs, you know. it’s time to turn that tech tool into an instrument of art! Grap a GPS trace app (I use “My Tracks”, for android or iphone) and join us. This is an art contest in which we will judge the final GPS map overlay that you have created during your ride. Contestants start at a predetermined spot, turn on and will have 1.5 hours to ride wherever they please, leaving the most beautiful GPS trail possible. Location, rules, and maybe even prizes Read about last year’s ride here.

6:00pm Surly Census Ride
Meet at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito Pkwy and Main St (Under the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge)
Calling all Steamrollers, Long Haul Truckers, Big Dummies, Karate Monkeys, Cross Checks, Pugsleys, and Pacers! You’re proud of your Surly, both for its legendary ruggedness and the gasps it extracts from passersby who marvel at its devilish good looks. We want to take a Surly Census, gathering Surlys of all types for one big ride. Let’s find out how many of us are here by massing under the west side of the Hawthorne Bridge. Then we’ll go on a little urban adventure to extract even more gasps.

6:15pm Community Garden Tour
Meet at Alberta Coop Grocery, parking lot, NE 15th Ave and Alberta St
The Alberta Coop & OSALT invite you to a tour of four very different gardens in inner NE Portland. In a fairly short-distance ride, we’ll visit: Ariadne Garden, a 15-year-old organic soil foodweb garden on a full city lot; Emerson Street Garden, a site demonstrating a low-tech, sustainable method of lead removal; OUR Garden, a garden managed by the Urban Farm Collective as a vegetable garden; and Fargo Forest Garden, an urban food forest next to the Waypost Cafe. We’ll finish up at the Waypost, and can stay there for food and drinks afterwards and be serenaded by Halley the Bicycling Harpist.

7:00pm Tour De Lloyd
Meet at NE 15th Ave and Weidler St
Come explore a mystical asphalt labyrinth of tiny twisting passages, all different. Tallbikes discouraged, but it’s your skull. After terrorizing the Lloyd district we’ll finish up at the Bike-In Movie.

7:00pm Bike for Your Right to Party
Meet at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd
In honor of all things bike, the historic Hollywood Theatre, with support from Laurelwood Brewing Company, is pulling together a film series worth its weight in awesome, with BMX radness, Muppets, and a cult horror classic that proves what many bikers have long feared – that cars are evil sentient beings capable of world annihilation. Each screening will be followed by a bike ride to nearby food carts and a ceremonial pie fight (homage to Fight for Your Right to Party video). Tonight’s film: THE CAR. Tickets just $5!

9:00pm Bike-In Movie: Messengers
Meet at 5536 NE 27th Ave
Doors at 8, showtime promptly at 9:30 Come watch the hilariously bad Japanese made-for-TV romantic bike comedy MESSENGERS under the stars. Trailer here:

9:00pm GRIMM’s Grimm ride
Meet at Irving City Park, 3535 NE 7th Ave
A tour of several ‘grimm’ locations around Portland, cemeteries & the like A game of Capture the Beer at the end spot! Dia de los Muertos style costuming or attending a funeral / back from the dead style costumes Freaky Freak Bike Friendly but all bikes/boards welcome.

Share your plans and promote your ride in the comments below. If you’re a ride leader, feel free to add any last-minute changes/info in the comments below. Also, remember to fill our our Pedalpalooza Ride Report Form after all the fun is over.

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Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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12 years ago

A quick Shout for Gas Attack!!! Bring any kind of safety mask…We will be providing some extra masks to pass out if you don’t have anything….

This ride is Family Friendly but please don’t bring kids who can’t bike over 10 miles on their own, we will be riding some busy streets with small climbs so come join us for a Casual Cruise. Skateboards, blades etc… are encouraged as well!!

12 years ago

The Mercury printed that this ride starts at 4….It meets at 4:45 and rides at 5