From lemonade to champagne to prom: Pedalpalooza picks for weekend 2

Prom and Dropout Bike Club Ride-14

Dropout Prom: good times roll.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

The weather will be a little hit-or-miss this weekend, but the bike-fun schedule is looking packed. You really need to check out the full schedule for yourself, but let’s review a few highlights.

Drinking before prom

This isn’t officially a single ride but if you can start your weekend by 4 p.m. Friday this looks like a pretty great lineup: a lemonade stand tour followed by a BYOC champagne ride followed by Portland’s annual dress-to-impress bike party.

Three lanes gcood, four lanes bad

Though few people realize it, but the fact is that four-lane roads are almost always pointlessly dangerous. Adding a center turn lane cuts both congestion and the chance of collisions compared to two lanes in each direction. At 5 p.m. BikeLoudPDX gives you a chance to get political with the No More 4-Lane Roads ride.

Into the woods with Bark

Get a dose of nature from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s a “40 mile, easy pace, round-trip ride to the Jonsrud View Point in Sandy.”

Kidical Mass kicks off

The local ride club for families starts its summer season at noon Saturday with a ride to an ice cream shop.

Viking revival

Whether or not you get your pointy hat on (safety first!) this is a bring=your-own grillables trip “to the ends of the earth (West Hills)” to watch a heckling-encouraged 1928 movie about medieval Scandinavians. Starts 6 p.m. Saturday.


Black liberation

“Black folx! Let’s get together, take up space and celebrate black power & black solidarity by riding around Portland (mostly NoPo)!” Learn about local black businesses, history and friendship. Intended for folks who are themselves black or accompanying a friend/family member who is. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Lunar power

Just because you prefer your naked rides less intense is no reason to miss riding naked beneath the moon — in this case a full one. 8:30 p.m.

— Michael Andersen, (503) 333-7824 –

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Michael Andersen (Contributor)

Michael Andersen (Contributor)

Michael Andersen was news editor of from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.

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7 years ago

I can guarantee that the “No more 4 Lane Roads Ride” is going to have a killer route!

7 years ago
Reply to  soren

I hope there’s a substantial turnout. You ride these roads all the time, I mostly cower elsewhere. I’d much rather be able to take the shortest route. Join us out there!

7 years ago

Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway hold their Gorge Ride tomorrow: Rock Creek is open but use caution as the roads a bit torn up. Rowena Loops descent is clean except for the last big switchback which often has gravel on it from cars pulling out after photographing scenery. (Ironically it was a big rock near the cement plant on the Hood River Loops descent that almost took me out!).