Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2018 at 11:04 am
How’s your Pedalpalooza going so far? By all accounts the rides have been great with big turnouts and leaders who’ve kept them interesting and fun. Of course we’re just one week in so hopefully you have paced yourself to keep up with all the action.
If you’d rather escape the city, we suggest heading for wine country for the Joyride (by Cycle Oregon) or the Whiskey Run MTB Festival.
And we’d be remiss to not share a special shout-out to Dan and Dave’s Wedding Ride on Saturday. This dynamic duo of bike fun will tie the knot while pedaling around Ladd Circle!
Get all the details below…
Saturday, June 9th
➤ BP PICK! Joyride by Cycle Oregon – All day at Stoller Winery in Dayton
With three new routes to choose from, all based at the beautiful Stoller Family Estate winery, this is an event you and your friends don’t want to miss. It’s a one-day celebration of women and bikes hosted by the always impeccable Cycle Oregon. More info here.
➤ BP PICK! Whiskey Run MTB Festival – All day, based at Bandon Brewing
The new Whiskey Run singletrack trail system on the Southern Oregon Coast is begging to be ridden. This event is your chance to check it out with expert guides leading the way and all related festival trimmings. More info here.
Adaptive Bikes, Trikes and Tandems Ride – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Vera Katz Statue on the Esplanade (SE)
This ride is about making cycling accessible to everyone. Expect a casually-paced, six-mile ride where all bikes and people are welcome. If you need a bike, check one out via the Adaptive Biketown program which is located near the start on the Esplanade. More info here.
Chrome DKlein Forest Ramble – 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at Chrome Portland Hub (SW)
Get to know Chrome collaborator, Cadence creator, and artist Dustin Klein. Expect a 12-mile out-and-back on Leif Erikson through Forest Park followed by an exhibition of Klein’s graphics and a premiere of his new short film, “It’s Getting There.” More info here.
Dan and Dave’s Wedding Ride – 1:30 pm at Salmon Street Fountain (SW)
Dan Mallery and Dave Morgan are bike lovers par excellence — and they also love each other. Their special wedding ceremony will happen while biking around Ladd Circle Park with a few hundred friends on bikes. Everyone is welcome to this special occasion that’s sure to put a smile on your face and a good feeling in your heart. More info here (FB).
Hoops and Hops – 4:00 pm at Albina Park (N)
Remember playing Knockout on the playground? This ride will hop from park-to-park and brewery-to-brewery and alternate between baskets and beer. More info here.
Sunday, June 10th
Zoo Hill Bomb Kids Ride 8:45 am at SW Knights & Kingston parking lot in Washington Park (SW)
Because going downhill is fun for all ages and at all times of day! And who says the downhills in Washington Park are only for those crazy Zoobombers?! Grab the kiddos and meet in the park for a few fun runs. Ride leader says there will be stops to smell the roses. More info here.
Project Hero Ride – 9:30 am at VA Portland Health Care System (SW)
Portlander Dennis Connors is hosting a ride to honor wounded veterans. See ProjectHero.org to learn more about how these rides are a national movement to help people recover and reconnect via bicycle! More info here.
Cully Neighborhood Farm Tour – 9:30 am at Simpson Street Farm (N)
Discover the rural pleasures east of 42nd Avenue. This part of our city is surprisingly farm-y with many large properties that have vast produce and veggie gardens as well as animals. Four farms included in the family-friendly route and the tour should last about two hours. More info here.
PDW Omnium – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Alpenrose Velodrome (SW)
Annual track race that’s nearly as much fun as it is to race. Come out and enjoy a full day of exciting race action and a fun, down-home BBQ. More info here.
Cargo Bike Roll Call – 1:00 pm at Clinton City Park (SE)
Represent your kid-hauler, cargo-beast, bakfiets, longtail, or whatever extra-big, extra-cool bike you love. Learn from other cargo aficionados and ride en masse on a short (and flat!) route before hitting a kid-friendly pub for food and drinks. More info here.
Atlas Obscura Ride – 2:30 pm at Clinton City Park (SE)
This ride will explore hidden corners of Portland — including “at least one quirky museum.” Bring cash for admission. Space is limited to first 25 people so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is requested. More info here.
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