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Pedalpalooza tonight: Hops, hammocks, zombies and parties galore

Posted by on June 21st, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Rocky Butte Sunset Ride-7

Join friends for an evening ride
and picnic up on Rocky Butte.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Pedalpalooza menu for this evening looks quite delicious. Whether you’re into happy hour with the beer and biking experts behind the Hop in the Saddle, hanging out in hammocks, or dancing the night away under the stars, there’s bound to be a ride that suits you.

Check out the menu below (ride descriptions taken from Shift calendar) and get a feel for the rides with some of our images from past years…

Hop in the Saddle Happy Hour Ride
Join the creator’s of Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike and pedal to Breakside Brewery. Portland beer expert Lucy Burningham with talk about beer, and we’ll follow a Hop in the Saddle route from Burnside Brewing. Festivities will commence post-ride.
4:30 pm at Burnside Brewery (701 E Burnside)

Hammock Hangout Ride
We will be setting up at several interesting hammocking spots. Show off your hammock and hammock love. Bring hammocks, munchies and beverages. A relaxing, low effort ride. Salmon st. fountain, SW Salmon St and Naito Pkwy Take Trimet
6:00pm at Salmon Street Fountain (SW Naito Parkway and Salmon)

Bike Play 5: Bike Odyssey
Answer the call to adventure as Bike Odyssey takes you on an epic journey through a land of gods, monsters, and heroically dexterous bike mechanics. The fifth installment of the Working Theatre Collective’s road-cloggingly-popular, pedal-powered-quest-theatrical-spectacular resurrects the gods of old for one more ride. You will cycle through worlds (and underworlds!) forbidden to mere mortals, alongside our band of cyclo-nauts. Don’t forget your bike! You are encouraged to come dressed in the guise of your favorite bike goddess, demigod, or titan. (NOTE: Check out the BikePortland recap from this event last year.)
6:30 pm at Irving Park (NE 7th and Fargo)

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Rocky Butte Sunset Dance Party Picnic
Follow the tunes from Irving Park (NE 11th & Klickitat) to Rocky Butte for a potluck, sunset picnic and dance party. Dance ’til you drop on the lawn or just eat and take in the sunset. Party-goers are encouraged to bring healthy food (if that is your thing) and list your ingredients for those with food allergies and preferences.
7:00 pm at Irving Park

Rocky Butte Sunset Ride-14

Rocky Butte Sunset Ride-13

Dirty Diablo’s Wild Ride (21+)
Wild Devilish Delights! Come Run with the Devil y’all! FREAK OUT! Rockin’ tunes, lights, dancing & adult related stops. Crashing the Bike Prom enroute then peeling off for more debauchery 😉 Bring Lights! Wear Protection! Ride at own risk! Not a loop/will go late.
7:00 pm at Devil’s Point (5305 SE Foster Rd)

Bowie vs Prince Ride-38

Mr. Diablo in action.

Dropout Prom Ride
Dropout Bike Bicycle’s monthly freakbike social ride, this is 4th year of “Prom” theme for Pedalpalooza. Over the years, this ride has become the place to show off your newest bicycle oddities. Come ride, have an adventure, and socialize. All bikes welcome, but the pace is set by the freakbikes.
Meet at 9:00 pm, ride at 10 Colonel Summers Park (SE 20th and Belmont)

Prom and Dropout Bike Club Ride-7

Prom and Dropout Bike Club Ride-15

Sexy Hippie Zombie Nightlight Ride
Dress in your best sexy hippie zombie getup for a crazy scary fun night ride through Northeast PDX. There will be a prize for the best outfit! Maybe we’ll hit up a graveyard. Maybe we’ll just ride in the night and scare people along the way. Maybe we’ll reenact Thriller along the side of the road! Drinks on Alberta at the culmination of the ride- location to be decided by zombie majority vote. Light up your bike in the zaniest way you can imagine and come ride with us!
9:00 pm Wilshire Park (NE 35th and Skidmore)

See full details of all these rides on the official Pedalpalooza calendar. And have a great weekend!

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Can’t wait for Rocky Butte! My first Sunset Dance Party a couple years ago still ranks as the most fun I’ve ever had during Pedalpalooza. (Don’t worry, ride leaders, other rides have come very close.)