Five rides before Friday: Street photos, parking reform, a free tram ride & more

Aerial Tram from above

Why pay $4.50 when you can ride down for free?
(Photo: M.Andersen)

BikePortland needed a breather after our early Sunday morning shift, so today’s Monday Roundup will be an afternoon feature. In the meantime, summer fun on the street continues — here are a few of the many notable weekday rides for the last full week of Pedalpalooza.

Bill Cunningham Memorial Street Style Ride
Honoring the great bike-based photographer and unofficial mirror of NYC street style who died on Saturday. “Dress down like Bill or up like his subjects.” Monday 6 pm.

PDX Parking: Past and Future
Meet with other parking reform advocates in the city’s most famous former parking lot, Pioneer Courthouse Square, for a ride to notable car-storage locations that are, have or will one day be used differently. Finish it off with The Parking Lot Movie. Monday 6:30 pm.


Tram Freeloader Ride
Too cheap to ride the Portland Aerial Tram? The ride down is free, so let your legs do the paying by way of the gentlest climb up to OHSU, followed by a scenic ride down for beer and burgers. Wednesday 6 pm, ride 6:30 pm.

Veni Vidi Velo meet-up and ride
A pre-Thursday Night Ride meetup for women interested in “a three-day weekend of ladies on bikes happening in late July.” Thursday 5:30 pm, ride 6:30 pm.

Lemmy is God Ride
In memory of the recently departed musical genius. We refer, of course, to “the greatest rock and roll legend that ever was or ever will be”: Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. Thursday 6 pm, ride 7 pm.

— 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

checked and cannot find any info about bikes being allowed on the tram, or that the downhill ride is free…

I know I’ve seen it mentioned here that bikes are allowed unless it’s full, but nothing on their site…

Dwaine Dibbly
Dwaine Dibbly
7 years ago

I ride every morning, when it’s really busy, and even then I rarely see people with bikes have to wait.

Waiting for the zipline option….. 🙂

7 years ago

And! There’s the Portsmouth Parkways ride on Wednesday evening. Visit all the parks in Portsmouth, and there will be free cherries!

7 years ago

There it stood in the middle of SE Woodstock Boulevard, a 42-inch-tall orange breadcrumb surrounded by a bustling commercial district.