Weekend Event Guide: Pedalpalooza picks, climate emergency rally, CCC ride, and more

Get out there. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is almost here and it’s time to map out your plan of attack. Check out my suggestions below. And as always when it’s June, consult the Official Pedalpalooza Calendar for more rides.

Friday, June 21st

Climate Emergency Rally – 12:00 pm at Schrunk Plaza (SW)
A group called Extinction Rebellion will host a rally to organize the fight against an, “unprecedented global emergency.” Show up to get plugged-in and join forces. More info here.

Critical Mass 2.0: New Mobility Edition – 4:30 pm at Salmon Springs Fountain (SW)
Community leader Sarah Iannarone wants to boost the profile and respect of low-impact transportation vehicles like e-scooters, e-bikes, one-wheels, etc… Show up early for the Lime-sponsored e-scooter demo then roll in the group ride to take over the streets. More info here.

Dropout Prom – 9:00 pm at Colonel Summers Park (SE)
The Droupouts are a friendly, local bike club that hosts amazing parties. The Prom is one of the biggest and this year’s theme — Cosmic Space Invaders — should bring out the best among them and their many fans. More info here.

Saturday, June 22nd

Community Cycling Center Quarter Century Celebration Ride – 10:00 am at the CCC Bike Shop (NE)
This beloved nonprofit has been at it for 25 years. Show up and share your respect and appreciation for their work in broadening access to bicycling. More info here.

Portland Maker Ride – 12:00 pm at Toast, Inc (SE)
Go behind-the-scenes at four Portland-based companies that are making cool stuff right here in our backyard. Tour ends at North St. Bags where the crew will be sewing ride souvenir pouches available for $20. More info here.

Street Sprint Drag Races – 7:30 pm at BlaqPacks New HQ (SW)
Local fixed-gear crew Still Pour will host bicycle drag races. $5 to enter the bracket competition with cash and prizes for the winners. More info here.


Sunday, June 23rd

Northeast Playground Ride – 10:00 am at Fernhill Park (NE)
Grab the kiddos and join a merry crew of moms and dads and other caregivers as they explore a few of the fun playgrounds in northeast. Just a few miles to ride so it shouldn’t interfere with naptime. More info here.

Swim Across Portland – 11:30 am at Water Ave Coffee (SE)
Bicycle Kitty (a.k.a. Maria Schur) will lead this jaunt to several outdoor pools, beaches, and other swimming spots. Load up on nachos from the concession stands and get ready to ride about 20 miles for what is sure to be a fun adventure. More info here.

Grilled by Bike – 12:00 pm at Ladds Circle (SE)
The sixth annual ode to cooking stuff on bikes. These folks do it right, with grilling set-ups and positive vibes that will warm your heart and your meats (or tofus or vegetables or whatever). More info here.

St. Johns Dirty Ride – 4:15 at Block Bikes (N)
Block Bikes owner Ben Helgren will share his secret singletracks, greatest gravels and other dirt delights. All bikes and bikers welcome! More info here.

Heavy Bike Hillclimb Challenge – 7:00 pm at Dawson Park (N)
Local legend Patrick Loftus once again blesses us with this fun ride where only 40+ lb bikes need apply. After a weigh-in, you’ll bike your beast way up to Pittock Mansion in the West Hills to soak in the view. Various shenanigans likely to follow (not to mention a helluva bomb down the hill!). More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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