Pedalpalooza: Photos from Cosplay and Plaid To Plaid rides

Clad in plaid at Plaid.
(Photos: Eric Thornburg/no.lens.cap on IG)

We hope you’ve been enjoying Pedalpalooza. From the looks of streets and social media it seems like the rides and events are going very well.

To keep you inspired and updated, we’ve got a few photos to share from two rides that happened on Saturday: The Cosplay Ride and the Plaid to Plaid Ride…

Cosplay Ride

Official description:

“Ladies, Gentlemen and everyone between! Come one, come all, come slither with Womanimal and her pet dragon! Please wear attire inspired from all things fantasy: kings, queens, orks, wizards, goblins, hobbitzes, gelflings, skeksis, unicorns, GOT, xmen and women, super heros, super villians, make it up, be your own creation! Having a story to tell will add to the allure!”

Ride leader Abbey Wan Dracoon led just over a dozen people on the inaugural edition of this ride. Our photographer Eric Thornburg said the outfits drew inspiration from the entire gamut of fantasy and relied heavily on Goodwill and Craigslist finds. What makes cosplay more fun? Getting on a bike and parading around town!


Plaid To Plaid Ride
A healthy crowd showed up wearing as much plaid as they had and took a tour of a few local Plaid Pantry stores with some general bikey shenanigans thrown in for good fun. Here’s what it looked like…

Check the Pedalpalooza Calendar for more great rides!

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4 years ago

Great, now everyone can see my underwear hahahahaha
The Analog Alley Cat attracted 25 racers and fun was had by all. Plaid to Plaid started nearby, so I caught a ride with the Plaid group on the way to the Missy Elliott ride.
Oh Portland, oh Pedalpalooza, how I do love you.

Mark smith
Mark smith
4 years ago

There are a lot more helmets than I had expected. Nothing wrong with that. Just more…

4 years ago

Bikeportland seems to be really enthusiastic about the safe sharing of roads and the equal enforcement of laws and norms on our cities streets. With that in mind, it’s a tad off message/tone to see a ride being celebrated where a bunch of the riders are drinking beer while on their bikes. I personally think it’s just fine to drink a beer and bike around, but I am not running a relatively high-profile bike advocacy website that promotes ideals of restraint and public safety that run counter to those sort of shenanigans. Anyway, just something to think about.