Weekend Event Guide: Pedalpalooza picks, Sunday Parkways, Naked Ride, Oregon City and more

Let’s roll.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The last weekend of Pedalpalooza will end with a bang. Saturday’s World Naked Bike Ride promises to be a night to remember and there’s a big party ride the night before to get you all tuned-up and in the mood.

And of course Sunday Parkways is the perfect way to nurse your fun hangover. Come out and bask in the pride of a city that can celebrate its 50th edition of this open streets event.

Have fun out there!

Friday, June 28th

Galactic Disco Party Ride – 6:00 pm at Colonel Summers Park (SE)
Get on your best 70s space, sci-fi-themed garb and get your groove on this space-themed ride. Stop includes Ecliptic Brewing and then ride will meet up with Loud n Lit Ride. More info here.

Loud n Lit – 9:00 pm at Irving Park
This is the most anticipated, loud and fun party ride of Pedalpalooza. Hosted by venerable mobile sound system and fun-making legends Sysfail and Dutch, the urge to enjoy yourself will be irresistible. More info here.

Saturday, June 29th

Lents Green Ring Tour – 10:00 am at Green Lents Community Tool Library (SE)
Come learn about the gems of Lents on this 5-mile loop around their “Green Ring” hosted by the neighborhood association. More info here.

Cat Six Cycles 5th Anniversary Party – 5:00 pm at Cat Six Cycles (NE)
Local bike shops are such a crucial part of our local biking ecosystem. Come out support a great neighborhood shop! More info here.

World Naked Bike Ride – 8:00 pm at Laurelhurst Park (NE)
This is it. This is not a drill. It’s time to show the world how many people in Portland care about riding free and confident in the streets. Make a statement about fossil-fuel-free mobility, body positivity, free fun, or whatever. Just come out and be a part of it! More info here.


Sunday, June 30th

Kidical Mass Ride to Sunday Parkways – 10:00 am at Irving Park (NE)
Get your Sunday Parkways pre-funk on with a fun and safe group ride that’s perfect for kids. More info here.

Six Hours of Mt. Hood (race) – 10:00 am at Mt. Hood Skibowl (Mt. Hood)
There’s still time to register to race! I did this last year and it was fantastic. Tons of singletrack and full of challenges amid a magical mountainous setting. Do it with a team or solo and I’ll see you at the after-party! More info here.

Oregon City Coffee Ride – 10:00 am at Lents Park (SE)
Been meaning to venture south to Oregon City? This is your chance. Join the Portland Bicycling Club for an excursion to coffee in Oregon’s first city. More info here.

Sunday Parkways North Portland – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
For the 50th Sunday Parkways, the City of Portland will bring it back to where it all started: North Portland. Come and enjoy the myriad activities and see our community at its best. And raise a glass to PBOT! 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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5 years ago

I think this story could use a stripped down version.