What a weekend! Portland’s summer bike festival continues. Here are some of next week’s highlights. (And one lowlight.)
WILLAMETTE RIVER: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Sunday June 15, noon. Two local nonprofits lead a tour of “our largest public space: our mighty Willamette River.” Bring a swimsuit.
RANG BARSE RIDE OF COLORS
Sunday June 15, noon-2:30 pm. Inspired by the Indian “Festival of Colors”, participants will pelt each other with colored powders. Tweet @brauhze for live ride details.
HOMEBREWS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS
Sunday June 15, 4pm-9pm. Bring your homebrew concoctions to drink and share in 4-5 different community gardens, followed by a BYO barbecue at the finish.
Monday June 16, 7 pm. “The feds will chase the kids through the streets as the kids try to get E.T. home. Everyone will carry water pistols.”
PUB CRAWL IN SPANISH
BIKE CAMPING COOKOUT
Wednesday June 18, 6:30pm-9pm. Ever wished you could get the camp food without the camping? Of course you have. Bring a camp stove and nerd out over the best camp cooking techniques with Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League and other aficianados.
DR. THEO SEUSS GEISEL RIDE
Thursday June 19, 9:30 am-10 am. Local bike clowns Olive Rootbeer and Dingo lead a one-mile ride of Zaxes and Sneeches and Snoozlefadoozles to Cafe au Play for a Dr. Seuss-themed story time show. Bring $8 for balloons, entertainment and food.
PORTLAND’S BIKE HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT
BIKE PLAY 6: BIKE PLAY’S BIG ADVENTURE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 19-21, 6:30 pm. The Working Theater Collective’s latest one-of-a-kind rolling play is a riff on one of the greatest bicycle films of all time. “Be prepared for some james bond kinda stuff.”
Saturday, June 21, 6 pm. This ride meets “somehwere in the SE, or maybe NE?” unless for some reason nobody shows up. “Life gets busy, man.”
Michael Andersen was news editor of BikePortland.org from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.