Pedalpalooza Daily: Thursday, June 23rd

Unicorns, Morrisey, gardens, Canadians, random acts of kindness — there’s lots to love in the Pedalpalooza line-up today. Check it all out below…

11:30am PDX by Bike
Meet at Flying Pie Pizzeria, 7804 SE Stark St
We’re getting ready to fly out! Bike with us to PDX (airport, that is). We will depart from Flying Pie Pizzeria, head to PDX International Airport, take you on a tour of the bike-friendly amenities of our airport, and then we’ll pick one of a handful of ways to get back to PDX (Portland, that is). We encourage you to bring your luggage.

4:00pm Mixte MASHUP
Meet at Couch Park, NW Glisan St
We will be riding around on our Mixte frames, being awesome!! We’ll stop and picnic at park so bring some food & drink, blankets and whatever else you need to make a great picnic! Bring a mixed CD to trade!

5:30pm Open Repair Night!
Bike Farm, 305 NE Wygant
Open Repair Night at The Bike Farm Collective!
-Need to fix your bike?
-Equipment questions?
-Need access to a stand or tools?
Come work on your bike for free with mechanics on staff to help. Our normal stand fee (5/hr) is waived! You just pay for any parts needed (new or used).

5:45pm Awesome yards ride
Meet at SE 47th Ave and Ivon St (This is a tiny, tiny park!)
Ride around East Portland checking out awesome yards and things therein. Windmills? Art? Dinosaurs? Sacred things? – and then some!

6:00pm Pedal Through Time!
Meet at Vera Katz Statue, SE Eastbank Esplanade and Main St
Want to peel back the layers of Portland’s past? Come explore how the architecture and design of the city both cover up and reveal the history of its people and our struggles over space. Join Lewis & Clark history professor Reiko Hillyer for an esplanade loop with a short side trip to Old Town/Chinatown.

6:00pm Doctor Who ride
Meet at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway and Morrison
Grow yourself a TARDIS and meet up with other Timelords and Timeladies for a quick jaunt around the Space-Time Vortex of Portland. Pluck some celery in your lapel,throw your 20 foot multi-coloured scarf around your neck, or just lace up your Chuck Taylors to represent your favorite Doctor. Complimentary Jelly Babies for all. Casual ride to a few geeky and British places of interest to end at an all-ages watering-hole for a proper pint/refreshment. Not a loop but will end within two miles of the start. Plan on Twittering each stop #DoctorWhoRide

6:30pm Macabre Ride – Haunted Portland
Meet at Old Town Pizza, 226 NW Davis St
Get out your EMF meters, night vision goggles and unlicensed proton accelerators, it’s time to visit some of Portland’s haunted spots! We’ll hit at least two haunted bars and a few other spooky locations.

6:30pm Bike Noir
WTF Bikes , 1114 SE Clay St (parking lot next to WTF Bikes)
Pedal to unexpected places among the shadows of the Rose City as a mystery unfolds in the gritty industrial underbelly of Portland, Oregon. Follow the action on bicycle to uncover secrets in back alleyways and beneath bridges. Bike Noir marks the Working Theatre Collective’s third venture into Portland-inspired bicycle-powered theatre. Audiences will ride with the performers to a series of locations to experience this film noir inspired play.

6:30pm Acts of Kindness
Meet at Powell City Park, SE 24th Ave and Powell Blvd
Come spread joy with us. Let’s see how many strangers we can make smile! We have a great, family-friendly route and plenty of supplies to help us with our kind acts as we meander Southeast Portland. Everyone is welcome to bring more stuff to share with the many people we will encounter.

6:45pm The Canadian Ambassador Bounces Back
Meet at Tom McCall Park -Salmon St. Fountain
Mostly recovered from a spectacular crash in last year’s Pedapalooza while leading the MOMENTUM ride, Ron Richings (fresh from Velopalooza) foolishly returns for another ride. What mayhem awaits this time? Canadian attire preferred but not required.Canadian flags appreciated.

7:00pm The Morrissey Mobile Disco Ride
Meet at Lone Fir Cemetery, SE Morrison St and 27th Ave
Join us on the 1st Annual Morrissey Mobile Disco Ride. Meet at Lone Fir Cemetery (where else? at the gates). First stop very nearby; not a loop; goes late. Come sporting pompadours and glasses, your best-looking suit, or British attire of any era (Victorian to Mod to Punk). Bring your mobile sound systems (weather permitting) and spirits: we’ll be stopping for impromptu outdoor dancing, vegan treats, and imbibing. Gladiolus, books on Oscar Wilde, and self deprecation encouraged.

9:00pm Unicorn Ride 2
Meet at Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St
Come decked out in your finest unicorn garb and join us for this magical journey to an enchanted wonderland. Costume contest, games, and prizes!


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.

Pedalpalooza runs until June 26th. View the full calendar at

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kenny heggem
12 years ago

Moz-Maniac here. Prepping that Pomp! “Punctured Bicycle, on a hillside, desolate…”

12 years ago

The DW ride was totally awesome! Great mashup w/ Moz too… British Invasion! 😀