26 traversed mt tabor 12 rode the springwater 10 climbed powell butte, listened to the guitar and harrmonica sounds of Ali; ate tasty pasta al pest and drank champagne 9 saw the sunrise at 5:30 8 are riding home on MAX right now the shortest night of the year ride has been the longest of … Read more
60+ eager bike lovers descended upon a non-descript garage door near 38th and Belmont to get a glimpse at the magic of framebuilding from Sacha White, master craftsman of Vanilla Bicycles. Their wait was rewarded with compelling, behind-the-scenes information and cold PBR and Hansens (Vanilla Cola flavor of course). The crowds were thick so Sacha … Read more
Museums & Collections Tour I 10 enthusastic people for a mid-day Friday bike tour that came after Breakfast on the Bridges and Before the Bike Kiss-In. Highlight: Running into Elvis Details:We met at Old Town Pizza, a few came early to eat lunch. Everyone was made to wear a sticker saying “I collect _____”. One … Read more
Signs recently spotted at Portland’s first-ever Bike Kiss-in event. * Make love, not traffic * Honk if you’re jealous * Lip lock, not gridlock * Bikes have more fun * If you rode your bike, you’d be kissing now If you missed it, check the Pedalpalooza calendar for more bike fun that you can handle!
When: 6/12/05Reported by Shawn: Despite some confusion at the beginning of the ride, the 18 participants (14 riders and 4 organizers) of the R U Couv Curious ride had a swell-o-riffic time learning how to effectively cross the Columbia River to get to Vancouver, Washington. A group met Kiran at the Rose Quarter stop on … Read more
6/14/05Reported by Shawn: Despite the weather turning to total crap immediately before and at times on this ride, the Pizza Ride managed to attract 24 hardy bicyclists, whose love of pizza overcamePortland’s notorious rain. The ride started at Wallace Park (NW 25th and Raleigh) at about 6.30pm and hit up two pizzerias in NW, Tributes … Read more
Our very own Alpenrose Velodrome in the SW hills is in the middle of an awesome racing event, The Alpenrose Six Day. It started on Monday and goes until Saturday. Get out there and check it out. Get all the details here.
Date of ride: 6/10/05 (Update: Just heard from Ayleen that this ride set a new MMR World Record!) Number of riders: 88 I wasn’t on the ride but I’ve heard the following: Ended up as a ZooBomb with bike fun ensuing at that kiddie playground up at Washington Park. Click here for some photos. If … Read more
Last Friday (I know I’m late on this one) I was lucky enough to join in on a ride that gave a sneak peak at Oregon’s first State Scenic Bikeway. Cycle Oregon is spearheading the effort that will designate an independent bike route from Portland to Eugene. Jonathan Nicholas was the emcee and led the … Read more
(reported by Ben Salzberg) It rained cats and dogs right at the time to gather for the ride, eliminating all but the hardiest cyclists. We still had 9 taco enthusiasts along for the ride, and visited several excellent stops: Cha Cha Cha (Hawthorne)Uruapan IISuper Torta We didn’t get down to San Felipe… maybe we can … Read more
from Kiran Limaye: Check the list below before you go to any of theremaining 73+ events. pp Essentials 10. Coffee/yerba mate/stimulants of choice9. Properly inflated tires8. Virgin helmet7. Cell phone securement to bike/body6. PP/SHIFT T-shirt5. Rehydrating salts/ electrolyte solution & water4. sunscreen (days); birth control (nights)3. PP calendar & maps2. On-bike recycling bin or basket1. … Read more