Pedalpalooza is an annual phenomenon made possible by Shift, a loosely organized nonprofit whose mission is to promote fun on bikes. It takes place for three weeks in June and is known for the big Kickoff Parade and the Naked Bike Ride — but those are just two of the over 300 events that make up the festival.

Hundreds roll to honks of approval on Portland’s ‘loud and proud’ Rainbow Ride

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 22nd, 2021 at 11:53 am

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Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride photo gallery and recap

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 2nd, 2021 at 10:28 am

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Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride rolls tonight! Here’s what you need to know

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 1st, 2021 at 12:27 pm

The Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride rolled up Belmont on June 9th, 2016.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Pedalpalooza is on! Organizers announce three-month festival to start in June

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 16th, 2021 at 8:16 am

Riders at the 2018 Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride.
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Census counting effort partners with Pedalpalooza to spread the word

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 23rd, 2020 at 10:18 am

Image from contest sign-up form created by Esteban Ponce, Hacienda CDC.

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Support a Black-owned business for Pedalpalooza’s Food by Bike day

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 1st, 2020 at 9:47 am

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Pedalpalooza starts Monday with 5 weeks of bike riding inspiration

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 29th, 2020 at 9:00 am

Pedalpalooza will look and feel a lot different this year, but organizers have done an amazing job putting together something that could be every bit as memorable.

Because Covid-19 is still very much a concern and riding in groups is still a bad idea, the name of the game this year is that daily themes and sharing rides digitally will create some of the community connections we so badly crave. The official Pedalpalooza calendar is full with a different theme for each day of the five week, 35-day festival and it all begins this Monday, June 1st.

Lead organizer Meghan Sinnott says only one of the days is Portland-specific, which means people from anywhere around the region (or globe!) can join in the fun. “The theme days are meant to inspire cyclists everywhere. This year, for instance, we’ve had a spike of interest from the west side (Tualatin mostly), Vancouver and Clackamas,” she said. [Read more…]

Get pumped for a pandemic-proof Pedalpalooza

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 23rd, 2020 at 9:41 am

You didn’t think it would be cancelled, did you?
(Artwork by Beth Krynick)

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‘Grilled by Bike’ embraces BBQ season, Portland-style

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 1st, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Pedapalooza might be officially over, but memories live on (and we’ve still got photos to share!).
(Photos: Eric Thornburg/no.lens.cap on IG)

There are many aspects of living in a bike-friendly city that are never captured in myriad annual lists and rankings.
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Pedalpalooza goes to the prom (photo gallery)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 25th, 2019 at 9:22 am

(Photos: Eric Thornburg/no.lens.cap on IG)

The annual ‘Dropout Prom’ drew a great-looking crowd Friday night. The theme was Cosmic Space Invaders and judging from the images captured by our Pedalpalooza embed Eric Thornburg, you all nailed it!
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