Pedalpalooza Daily: Saturday, June 25th

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Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-102

The Multnomah County Bike
Fair is 12-6 today at SE 12th and Alder.
(Photo © J. Maus)

A stellar lineup of rides today… and the Multnomah County Bike Fair! Check out the full list below…

8:00am Brian Willson Book Tour Kickoff
Meet at PSU Park Blocks behind Lincoln Hall, SW Park and SW Mill/Marke
S. Brian Willson is a prominent Viet Nam veteran turned peace activist and Portland resident. Brian will kickoff a book tour on his three-wheeled, hand-powered recumbent from Portland to San Francisco in support of his new memoir, “Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson.” This sendoff is a celebration of life and revolutions — one revolution of the wheel at a time — toward a livelihood that is not dependent on fossils fuels. Handcycle Pace, 10-12 mph; some hills; destination Newberg, 3-4 hours, 30 miles away; cyclists welcome to go part of or all the way.

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Pedalpalooza Daily: Friday, June 24th

Hot Sock Ride-10

Hot Sock Ride is tonight at 5:30.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Pedalpalooza might be winding down, but there is still a ton of bike fun to be had. See what’s on the menu below…

4:30pm Food Cart Lovers Ride!
Meet at Cartopia, SE 12th Ave and Hawthorne
Join us for a progressive ride to some of Inner SE Portland’s best Food Cart Pods. Make sure to bring $ for all the delicious goodness, as we travel through the pods we will be creating a video in collaboration with Food Carts Portland and will be learning about the History of Portland’s wonderful Food Cart Scene. The Pods we are planning or thinking about visiting on this ride include
– Ala Carts
– Cartopia
– D Street Noshery
– Good Food Here
– Green Castle

5:00pm Cargo Bike Roll Call!
Meet at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St
Cargo bike owners (and the cargo curious) are encouraged to show up and show off at Cascade Brewery’s Barrel House. Long Tails, Box Bikes, Stereo Bikes, Cycle Trucks, Beer Bikes, Vending Bikes, Trikes, Quads – any and all are welcome! No cargo bikes turned away! We will have a viewing corral, picknick benches and tons of space for family and friends alike. Be the first to see Metrofiets’ newest beer bike too! (cash bar)

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Pedalpalooza Daily: Thursday, June 23rd

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Unicorns, Morrisey, gardens, Canadians, random acts of kindness — there’s lots to love in the Pedalpalooza line-up today. Check it all out below…

11:30am PDX by Bike
Meet at Flying Pie Pizzeria, 7804 SE Stark St
We’re getting ready to fly out! Bike with us to PDX (airport, that is). We will depart from Flying Pie Pizzeria, head to PDX International Airport, take you on a tour of the bike-friendly amenities of our airport, and then we’ll pick one of a handful of ways to get back to PDX (Portland, that is). We encourage you to bring your luggage.

4:00pm Mixte MASHUP
Meet at Couch Park, NW Glisan St
We will be riding around on our Mixte frames, being awesome!! We’ll stop and picnic at park so bring some food & drink, blankets and whatever else you need to make a great picnic! Bring a mixed CD to trade!

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Pedalpalooza Recap: OMSI Science Ride

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Blowing stuff up was only part of the fun at the OMSI Ride. Lots of kids turned for this one and organizers say they got 4-times as many people as they expected! More photos below.
(Photos: Jene-Paul)

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Pedalpalooza Daily: Wednesday, June 22nd

Policymakers Ride-43

Explore the land bridge
in Vancouver tonight.
(Photo © J. Maus)

For those of you who rode the all-night Solstice ride last night. I salute you! Get a nap in today (if you can), and get ready for more riding tonight.

There’s a great mix of rides tonight, from a DIY workshop, a Surly meet-up, to juggling by bike and an exploration of the gorgeous trails in Vancouver.

Check out the full list below and… happy summer!

12:00pm Farmers Markets by Bike
Meet at Portland Farmers Market-Shemanski Park, SW Park Ave & SW Salmon St (By the Lincoln Statue in the Park Blocks)
Join us for a ride to some Farmers Markets around Portland Oregon, make sure to bring $ to purchase goodies and food. This ride is not a loop we will travel to 3-4 different Markets around Portland Oregon keeping a relaxed and easygoing pace.

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Pedalpalooza Ride Recap: Cycle for Sisters

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Reporter: Erinne Goodell
Date: June 16, 2011
How many people showed up? – 20+

Over 20 folks showed up to support and learn more about Sisters Of The Road! We noshed on Sisters’ famous cornbread before heading out (yum!), and happily braved rush hour traffic to our many stops. We saw the former site of Boxcar Bertha’s coffeehouse, Burnside Projects and sites of anti-camping demonstrations, and folks learned about how Sisters’ partnership with B-Line has dramatically improved the quality of meals served in Sisters’ Cafe.

Two highlights of the ride:
Meghan S shared all about the new Bud Clark Commons (homeless access center);
The ride ended at Street Roots, where two of the Radical Cheerleaders shared a fun cheer against the Sidewalk Management Ordinance (formerly Sit/Lie). It was a perfect end to the ride!

— This is part of our ongoing coverage of the the 2011 Pedalpalooza, which runs through June 26th. View the full calendar at