Pedalpalooza came to a close on Saturday at the Multnomah County Bike Fair. The event was held adjacent to the now-defunct Washington High School at SE 12th and Alder. While it seemed to lack the crowds and energy of past MCBFs held at Colonel Summers Park, there was still plenty of fun and shenanigans to go around.
There were bike competitions like a slow race and foot-down derby, various types of jousting (pie, swing-bike, and tall-bike), lots of picnicking, a small vendor expo, a visit from The Hamster Ball, a special show by The Sprockettes, live music, and of course plenty of interesting bikes to gawk at.
Check out the photos and captions below for a little slice of the event…
Halley Weaver and Dag Arneson compete in the Slow Bike Race.
The inimitable Dingo Dizmal was there making balloons for the kids. It’s been years since the good ol’ days Clown House on Alberta and Dingo always brings back fond memories.
No summer bike event in Portland is complete without the laid-back BBQ style of the Belligerantes Schwinn bike gang.
Doc from Dead Baby Bike Club brought a pair of swing-bikes and lances made for bike jousting.
Sizzling temps were no match for Gigi Malibu (a.k.a. Sarah Goforth) and her Hammercise crew.
There was some good meat grilling in this BBQ cargo bike (another Dead Baby Bike Club creation)
The Sprockettes came together for a spirited performance that included a memorial dance dedicated to Kiki Larsen
Kiki’s bike is missing its rider. And so am I.
My boy Everett loved Paul Zavitkofski’s custom “Pug-fiets” bike. (The dog’s name is “Rando”).
Aidan Kaufman rears up prior to striking his competition with a whipped cream pie…
… and just missed the front of Mary Finch’s face.
Even the big boys couldn’t resist the pie joust.
Zane Fischer (brown shirt) brought his Hamster Ball, a stellar piece of Portland bike-making ingenuity. Watch how it works in the video below…
Hope everyone enjoyed Pedalpalooza. And to all of you who lead and participated in the many creative, fun, and informative rides, I salute in and thank you for making Portland the bike culture capital of the world.
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