Video: Come along on the Pedalpalooza City Shenanigans Ride

Posted by on June 12th, 2021 at 9:20 am

Friday’s rain kept some but not nearly all from enjoying another awesome night of Pedalpalooza. The three-month festival of free bike fun has already hosted dozens of rides, hundreds of smiles, and many hours of joy.

On Friday night, local bike fun legend Scott Batcheler hosted his Light Brigade – Inner City Shenanigans ride. After meeting at Salmon Street Springs, we rolled in loops through the central city. The route included little-ridden backways, cool lookouts, PBOT’s new Pride Plaza on SW Harvey Milk Street, a dance stop at Memorial Coliseum, and more.

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Check the video for cameos from Scott, “official donut eater” Shawne Martinez, a guy who hand-carved a detailed wooden topographical map of Portland into his front rack, a lady in a giraffe costume, spontaneous chants of “Bikes!” on a parking garage roof, disco ball bike lights, and more.

For more fun, check the official Pedalpalooza calendar. and follow @PedalpaloozaPDX on Instagram.

Photos from the ride below:

(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Looks like it was fun! Glad to see a couple folks were still staying safe and masking. We’re not out of the woods yet by a long shot.

The Dude
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I’m well-qualified to be an Official Doughnut Eater if anyone needs one for another ride.

ChadwickF
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Anyone want to hep me to what kind of panniers are in the first photo? The one with the speaker in it and the stickers.
Is this a lockable, stiff-material pannier?

Mick O
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Not sure of those specifically, but Tusk is a maker of similar boxes. “aluminum pannier” is a good search to find others.

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I’ll start there. Thank you.