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Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
--Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life", 1903
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31 Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.
-- Bill Nye

Friday March 1

GOLDSPRINTS AT VELO CULT Link
Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern, 1969 NE 42nd (north of Sandy) Take Trimet
7:00pm
Week 5 of 6
Roller racing at its finest. $5 to race, 2 winners (1 man, 1 woman) take the purse. 500-meters of fast head-to-head leg-spinning action. Come in, have a beer, cheer on the racers.

Sky  [forum]
DEAD BABY BIKES CLUB RIDE Link 21+
APEX, 1216 SE Division Take Trimet
9:00pm, First Friday of every month
We wanna be free, free to do what we wanna do, free to ride our machines without being hassled by the man, And we want to get loaded.
Dead Baby Bikes  [forum]

Saturday March 2

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
EPIC DECONSTRUCTION BIKE MOVE Link
North side of Overlook Park, 3711 N Overlook Blvd Take Trimet
10:00am - 2:00pm
The Rebuilding Center is looking for volunteers to help move one house.  By Bike.  In Pieces.  

They are dismantling a 100 year old house, then taking the pieces to their warehouse on Mississippi Ave for resale.  There's over 50,000 lbs of material, such as 2x4s, 2x8s, 2x12s, plywood, flooring, windows, doors, bricks, etc.    

1.2 mile route, with hills.  

Refreshments provided, & you'll need to sign a liability waiver to participate.

Pasture Ted, On Behalf Of The Rebuilding Center, www.facebook.com/events/380490208715782  [forum]
REBUILDING CENTER'S HOUSE PARTS BY BIKE MOVE Link
The ReBuilding Center, 3625 N Mississippi Ave Take Trimet (Start location provided with confirmation. Please RSVP.)
10:00am - 2:00pm
The ReBuilding Center invites experienced riders to the 2nd phase of our first ever reclaimed building material transport by bike trip! We’re moving used materials--lumber, plywood, windows, doors & more!--from a deconstructed house in inner N Pdx to the Center. Share your haul-by-bike skills & equipment, or stop by to help load & unload. Route approx 1.2 mi. Fair trade coffee, local pastries, water available. Many of the materials are large & heavy! There is no area for vehicle parking. Space limited: RSVPs REQUIRED. Please email:  volunteer[at]ourunitedvillages.org. We’ll confirm with details.
Volunteer Igniter Coordinator, volunteer at ourunitedvillages daht oh are gee, www.rebuildingcenter.org  [forum]

Sunday March 3

THREE SPEED RIDE: THE ALMOST SPRING EDITION Link
Kenilworth Park, SE 34th and Holgate Blvd. Take Trimet (Meet on the deck above comfort station pavilion.)
11:00am - 3:00pm, It's on March 3rd. 3/3, get it?
A ride celebrating the humble internally geared three speed bicycle. Once the ultimate in human-powered transportation, the three speed bicycle has been sidelined in recent years. Now let's give it a spotlight! Bring your trusty three speed or other internal hub gear bicycle.  (If you don't have one, it doesn't matter, just come! But if you had the choice between a high-performance crabon fibre racer and an old beater, bring the beater.) Casual paced ramble of approx. 10 miles, mostly flat with a hill or two. (No shame in walking it!)
Shawn, urbanadventureleague at gmail daht comm, urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com, P O Box 14185, Portland OR 97293  [forum]
BIKE POLO Link
Alberta Park, NE 19th Ave and Jarrett St Take Trimet (polo court)
2:00pm, Every Sunday
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for more than nine years.

Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun.

Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.

Polo Haus, Axles of Evil  [forum]

Monday March 4

Tuesday March 5

STOP THE CRC! PARTY AT VELO CULT Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet
5:30pm
The Oregon Legislature has fast tracked the CRC highway expansion mega project and now the fight moves to Washington and the Coast Guard. Please join us at Velo Cult (bike shop & bar) to learn about the project, the opposition, and what you can do to help.

Free event, but come with a check to help raise grassroots dollars to fight the largest infrastructure project in Oregon’s history. Come with your questions.

Organized by The Coalition for a Livable Future and grassroots volunteers.

Coalition For A Livable Future, Facebook Event - RSVP/invite here  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]
TWEED RIDE CLOTHING EXCHANGE Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Gather up your tweed, wool and dapper duds and join us for swapping, costuming and photo-boothing! We’ll be relaxing, mingling and chatting about our three-speeds over a pint of draft micro-brews. All sizes encouraged! Kids welcome!

Slick fancies you might perchance bring: spectacles, hats of every fashion, lace adornments for ladies fair, silk sashes for smooth cats, pipes, mini-tweed for kids, old costume jewelry/accessories, tweed slacks, shorts, bloomers and skirts, woolen vests, jackets and knickers (for flirts)

NOTE: Tweed Ride will be Sunday, April 7th! Go to website for details.

Tweed Fashionista, tweedpdx.net  [forum]

Wednesday March 6

WEDNESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST RIDE Link
Tiny's Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR Take Trimet
6:30am - 8:30am, Wednesday September 5th
Ride for an hour or so Wednesday morning.  Moderate paced no drop.  We usually but not always find ourselves riding up hills in which case regroup at the top.

Meet at Tiny's coffee around 6:30, ride leaves at 7:03  

We try to get you to work on time if you work at 9am or so.  If you're downtown 8am is do-able.

Bring a bike map of portland.  No cue sheets or maps provided.

Ed  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Thursday March 7

PORTLAND BIKE TOURS EXPANSION OPEN HOUSE Link
Portland Bike Tours, 117 NW 2nd Ave. Take Trimet
5:00pm
Portland Bike Tours is inviting the public to help them celebrate their expansion and opening of a new location in Old Town at 117 NW 2nd Ave. Tour the shop see the visitors center, gigantic wall map, and mini bar with Oregon Microbrews during this months First Thursday Art Walk Event on March 7th 2013 from 5 – 9 pm. This is not a bike ride, but ride your bike to the event and get free beer from Hopworks.
Evan, info at portlandbicycletours daht comm  [forum]
OPEN SHOP NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 305 NE Wygant St Take Trimet
6:30pm - 9:30pm, First Thursday of every month
We have the tools, you have the bike! Come work on your steed for free at Bike Farm!  Hourly stand fee waived and no membership required.  You pay for any parts needed.  Bike Farm's Open Shop Night occurs every first Thursday from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit collective.
Bike Farm, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, www.bikefarm.org, 971-533-7428  [forum]

Friday March 8

GOLDSPRINTS AT VELO CULT Link
Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern, 1969 NE 42nd (north of Sandy) Take Trimet
7:00pm
SERIES FINALLY!

Roller racing at its finest. $5 to race, 2 winners (1 man, 1 woman) take the purse. 500-meters of fast head-to-head leg-spinning action. Come in, have a beer, cheer on the racers.v

Sky  [forum]
MMR: MAGICAL MIDNIGHT MYSTERY TOUR Link 21+
TBA Take Trimet (Event Location TBA on http://midnightmysteryride.wordpress.com)
11:00pm
the Midnight Mystery tours this March as the Magical Midnight Mystery Tour.

Invite friends, sew animal costumes and prepare to go on an unforgettable trip of wonder and amazement to the cycledelic tunes of transcending bicycle groovetopia.

ya dig?

Can you solve the mystery?
http://www.crankmychain.com/mmr

Event flier:  http://crankmychain.com/mmr/mmmtBIGflier.jpg

~the Walrus

The Walrus, the Magical Midnight Mystery Tour  [forum]

Saturday March 9

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Sunday March 10

BIKE MOVE! LADD'S TO SELLWOOD THROUGH OAKS BOTTOM Link
1931 SE Hemlock Ave- ground floor Take Trimet
1:00pm
what?  partake in smoothies, bready things, and coffee
then?  1:30ish we'll pack up and start moving out.
route?
SE Harrison West to
SE 8th South to
Division West to
SE 4th South to
the beautiful springwater corridor trail!
Umatilla East to
8312 SE 21st = my new gaff!
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TRAILER SIZE: (me=6ft) Fingertips pointed laterally, arms fully extended, the distance between my left elbow and my right fingertips is the width that a trailer will fit between the posts. This also allows about 3 inches of clearance.
Destination: Grub beer and boardgames, + my gratitude. yous are awesome!

Daniel, antiwork at me daht comm  [forum]
LFAR 21: SPRING FORWARD Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet
1:00pm
First day of daylight savings!  Bikes and bubbles!
Bubbles, nyxfilm at gmail daht comm, www.facebook.com/events/429928383758289  [forum]
BIKE POLO Link
Alberta Park, NE 19th Ave and Jarrett St Take Trimet (polo court)
2:00pm, Every Sunday
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for more than nine years.

Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun.

Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.

Polo Haus, Axles of Evil  [forum]

Monday March 11

Tuesday March 12

BICYCLE TOURING WORKSHOP Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet (We should be meeting in the basement. Ask at bar.)
CANCELED Moved to March 28
Are you itching to hit the open road and explore nature in a way you haven't yet? Are you a regular bicycle rider but have never taken a bicycle tour? Then join us to learn more about Self-Supported Bicycle Touring, We'll be discussing equipment, planning, and cost as well as day-to-day life on the road.

Please note: We won't be talking much about camping. If you want to learn more, come to our Bicycle Camping 101 Workshop, which will happen BEFORE this workshop on Tuesday March 12th.

Shawn And Ed, urbanadventureleague at gmail daht comm, urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com  [forum]
BICYCLE CAMPING 101 Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Do you love camping?  Do you love bicycles?  Ever thought about camping by bike?  YOU CAN! Come to this free workshop and learn the basics about camping without a car.  We'll discuss: gear, where to camp, finding others to camp with, and many other tips.

Please note: We will NOT be talking about touring. If you are interested in bike touring, PLEASE take this workshop first and then come to our Bike Touring Workshop on Thursday March 28.

Shawn And Ed, urbanadventureleague at gmail daht comm, cyclewild.org  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Wednesday March 13

WEDNESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST RIDE Link
Tiny's Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR Take Trimet
6:30am - 8:30am, Wednesday September 5th
Ride for an hour or so Wednesday morning.  Moderate paced no drop.  We usually but not always find ourselves riding up hills in which case regroup at the top.

Meet at Tiny's coffee around 6:30, ride leaves at 7:03  

We try to get you to work on time if you work at 9am or so.  If you're downtown 8am is do-able.

Bring a bike map of portland.  No cue sheets or maps provided.

Ed  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Thursday March 14

RAMBLERS @ VELOCULT Link 21+
Velocult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet
5:00pm
Tomorrow night Ocean Air Cycles will be at Velo Cult showing off a few of the Rambler randonneuring bicycle on their trip traveling down the west coast. This will be the only chance to see one in the flesh before the next batch finishes up in early June. Be careful, though, because once you see one and maybe throw a leg over and head out around the block, you are going to want one. This is a chance to let Sky know that bringing a Portland built production Rando frame into the shop is going to be the big thing this summer. Velo Cult is going to be the place to get one.
Rob Perks, rob at oceanaircycles daht comm  [forum]
PI DAY RIDE Link
Sizzle Pie, 624 E Burnside St Take Trimet
6:15pm, Leaves at 7, come early if you want to buy and eat food
Celebrate Pi Day with a bike Ride.  This ride is irrational and full of surprises.  Our route will include circles, semi circles, and pie.

Ride may be up to 14 miles ending in North East Portland.  But really, anything can happen.

Frost  [forum]

Friday March 15

DROPOUT BIKE CLUB RIDE Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet (at pavilion)
9:00pm - 3:00am, We ride at 10ish, Third Friday of every month
The Dropout Bike Club's monthly freak bike social ride. Over the past 7 years, this ride has become the place to show off yer newest bicycle oddities and party with a bunch of freaks. All bikes welcome, but the pace is set by the freak bikes.  Expect lots of freak bikes, sound systems, and more.
Sysfail, sysfail.dobc at gmail daht comm, dropoutbikeclub.blogspot.com  [forum]

Saturday March 16

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE (KMPDX) Link FF
Sellwood Park, 7600 SE 7th Ave Take Trimet (Playground!)
10:30am - 1:30pm, Decorate bikes 10:30-11:30, Parade at 12.
Come ride with Kidical Mass PDX: decorate bikes at Sellwood Park, then ride in the St. Agatha School St Patrick's Day Parade! Free, kids must wear helmets. More info here: http://kidicalmasspdx.org
Katie Proctor, katie.proctor at gmail daht comm, kidicalmasspdx.org, 607-262-0439  [forum]
LFAR 22: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet
3:00pm
Caturday dance revolution. End point will have a bonfire. Bring colorful lights and dress to partay.
Doctor John, otherdesertcities at hotmail daht comm, www.facebook.com/events/431634893584233  [forum]

Sunday March 17

BIKE POLO Link
Alberta Park, NE 19th Ave and Jarrett St Take Trimet (polo court)
2:00pm, Every Sunday
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for more than nine years.

Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun.

Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.

Polo Haus, Axles of Evil  [forum]
PORTLAND PEDAL PUNK : F*CK ME, IM IRISH. Link 21+
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet (Meet @ the Pavilion)
7:00pm, At 7:30p we ride!
_____________________________________________________________________

Celebrate St. Patty's proper with Rum Rebellion, Dirty Kid Discount & Hot Rod Carl by pedaling to the punk rock show.

$5. Cheap.
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Rum Rebellion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT2yEjKJo5w
Dirty Kid Discount: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcywui7QY8w  
Hot Rod Carl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMy8HHeBMC8
Route: http://goo.gl/maps/ewVhP  
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gfx sid & nancy credit:  bikepunk portland.

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Zed, zedbaileys at gmail daht comm, Portland Pedal Punk Website  [forum]

Monday March 18

WORST POLLUTERS TOUR Link
holladay park, NE 11th Ave and Holladay St Take Trimet
2:00pm
Tar Sands Solidarity Tour of Portland's Worst Polluters.

In conjunction with actions happening across North America against TransCanada's destructive KXL tar sands pipeline, join us at Holladay Park at 2:00 for information before riding at 3pm to tour Portland's Worst Polluters; many of whom also happen to be Tar Sands Profiteers.

There will be good music and merriment to accompany our sense of outrage at people who would profit from destruction of the planet.

George Hayduke, otherdesertcities at hotmail daht comm, www.facebook.com/events/457105747694297  [forum]

Tuesday March 19

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Wednesday March 20

WEDNESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST RIDE Link
Tiny's Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR Take Trimet
6:30am - 8:30am, Wednesday September 5th
Ride for an hour or so Wednesday morning.  Moderate paced no drop.  We usually but not always find ourselves riding up hills in which case regroup at the top.

Meet at Tiny's coffee around 6:30, ride leaves at 7:03  

We try to get you to work on time if you work at 9am or so.  If you're downtown 8am is do-able.

Bring a bike map of portland.  No cue sheets or maps provided.

Ed  [forum]
SHIFT Link
Velocult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Third Wednesday of every month except June
Shift is Shift2Bikes's Business Meeting and Social Gathering for all things bikey fun.

[ [ [ Business Meeting 7p-8p ] ] ]
Bring your bikey event ideas, dreams, visions and happenings about all things bike.      

[ [ [ Social Gathering 8p-10p. ] ] ]
Kick back and enjoy a beer, coffee or soda with friends while getting your bike wrenched on.

Our Mission:
To demonstrate that cycling is fun, liberating, empowering, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

The Shifties, www.shift2bikes.org  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]
OPEN BIKE - OPEN MIC Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet (North of Sandy) Take Trimet to Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center)
8:00pm
A night of movies, music, and spoke 'n word
8-9 Open Bike open mic, 9-10 Music and jam session.

Open-Bike is an evening of music, film and spoke'n word for bike lovers and the bike curious.

Sign up at the show or, even better, sign up in advance by emailing kirsten[at]pdxk.com. Let us know about your act or film and approximately how long it is. 10 mins or less, please.

Dan Kaufman, dan at pdxk daht comm, www.crankmychain.com, kirsten at pdxk daht comm  [forum]

Thursday March 21

THE PATH AHEAD FOR ACTIVE TRANSPO - BIKE BROWN BAG Link
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave Take Trimet (Lovejoy Room, 2nd floor)
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Bring your lunch!
Roger Geller, Portland's Bicycle Coordinator, will present a white paper analyzing data from the 2011 Oregon Household Activity Survey (OHAS).
The analysis is intended to answer two questions:
1) What have been the trends in transportation behavior for Portland residents 1994-2011?;  and
2) What does Portland need to do to achieve its policy goals related to transportation in general and bicycle transportation specifically?
This analysis demonstrates a path to achieving the mode split goals identified in the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 if the city aggressively pursues them.

Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, PBOT Bike Brown Bags, 503-823-7699  [forum]

Friday March 22

FREE PUBLIC BIKE TUNE-UPS AT EXPO CENTER Link FF
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr Take Trimet (Inside the Better Living Show & outside the PDX Bike Show)
12:00pm, March 22 - 24
Bikes for Humanity PDX volunteers will be offering FREE public bike tune-ups at the Better Living Show and the PDX Bike Show, March 22-25.

For details see: http://bit.ly/B4HPDX-Free-Tune-Ups

Bikes For Humanity PDX, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, www.b4hpdx.org  [forum]
WORST POLLUTERS 2 Link
holladay park, NE Multnomah St and 12th Ave Take Trimet
5:00pm
Tar Sands Solidarity • Tour of Portland's Worst Polluters Ride: Round 2Meet at

Holladay Park at 5:00 for some information and discussion before we ride at 5:30 to tour Portland's Worst Polluters; many of whom also happen to be Tar Sands Profiteers.

Don't forget your bike lights!!! Clothing optional.

George Hayduke, otherdesertcities at hotmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/457105747694297  [forum]
NORTH FREAK RIDE Link 21+
Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St, Portland Take Trimet (Meet at Irving Park, ride to mystery location)
10:00pm, Ride at 10:30pm., Fourth Friday of every month
The North Freak Cycling collective's monthly ride!  You don't need to be on a freak bike to ride with us.
Dutch, caullie at hotmail daht comm  [forum]

Saturday March 23

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH RIDE Link
Ladd's Addition, 2129 SE Ladd Avenue Take Trimet (This is a residence)
10:00am
This is a free ride, hosted by Women on Wheels (www.meetup.com/womenonwheels and by Women on Bikes - Janis McDonald of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Expect a sedate pace on this ride, which starts in Ladd's Addition, cruises to the Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, then to Swan Island, and finally to In Other Words bookstore for treats.

April Streeter, april.streeter at gmail daht comm, www.meetup.com/womenonwheels, 503-539-8128  [forum]
FREE PUBLIC BIKE TUNE-UPS AT EXPO CENTER Link FF
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr Take Trimet (Inside the Better Living Show & outside the PDX Bike Show)
12:00pm, March 22 - 24
Bikes for Humanity PDX volunteers will be offering FREE public bike tune-ups at the Better Living Show and the PDX Bike Show, March 22-25.

For details see: http://bit.ly/B4HPDX-Free-Tune-Ups

Bikes For Humanity PDX, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, www.b4hpdx.org  [forum]
BIKING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: ALBERTA/CONCORDIA Link
Food Carts, 23rd & NE Alberta Take Trimet
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Meet 1 PM/roll out 1:30
Ready for more awesome architecture? Let's check out fabulous edifices in Alberta & Concordia: a tiny home, the Sabin Green cohousing, a hacienda infill, a platinum LEED and a hand-made modern, plus the world-famous Stump House (as seen in Dwell!)--PLUS alley2alley cruising!  This easy, slow, laid-back ride (~ 8 miles max) covers three loops: choose your distance & hill preference (or hang out at the food carts). More fun than educational; ends at the Mash Tun for beer and nosh (bring some cash).
Jenny, editrixpdx at hotmail daht comm  [forum]
ALLEYCROSS3! Link
Woodlawn City Park, NE 13th & NE Dekum Take Trimet
4:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/303072699818551/

Number 3 of the AlleyCross series is going to be underway on the 23rd of March, 2013. Expect a thrilling cyclocross course with more than a couple laps, checkpoints at local parks, spectacular cx style alleyways, unseen surprises, and excitement!

This is going to be a charity race for Janus Youth Programs. We are going to request donations as the entry fee, just as we have done for the past AlleyCrossers. Specifics on what to be donated will be announced soon!

We have sponsors that are graciously providing prizes for top finishers.

Justin Brauner, firstembrace at yahoo daht comm  [forum]

Sunday March 24

FREE PUBLIC BIKE TUNE-UPS AT EXPO CENTER Link FF
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr Take Trimet (Inside the Better Living Show & outside the PDX Bike Show)
12:00pm, March 22 - 24
Bikes for Humanity PDX volunteers will be offering FREE public bike tune-ups at the Better Living Show and the PDX Bike Show, March 22-25.

For details see: http://bit.ly/B4HPDX-Free-Tune-Ups

Bikes For Humanity PDX, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, www.b4hpdx.org  [forum]
BIKE POLO Link
Alberta Park, NE 19th Ave and Jarrett St Take Trimet (polo court)
2:00pm, Every Sunday
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for more than nine years.

Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun.

Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.

Polo Haus, Axles of Evil  [forum]

Monday March 25

Tuesday March 26

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Wednesday March 27

WEDNESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST RIDE Link
Tiny's Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR Take Trimet
6:30am - 8:30am, Wednesday September 5th
Ride for an hour or so Wednesday morning.  Moderate paced no drop.  We usually but not always find ourselves riding up hills in which case regroup at the top.

Meet at Tiny's coffee around 6:30, ride leaves at 7:03  

We try to get you to work on time if you work at 9am or so.  If you're downtown 8am is do-able.

Bring a bike map of portland.  No cue sheets or maps provided.

Ed  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link
Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Take Trimet
7:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Bikes For Humanity (B4H) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity  [forum]

Thursday March 28

BICYCLE TOURING WORKSHOP Link
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Take Trimet (We should be meeting in the basement. Ask at bar.)
6:30pm
Are you itching to hit the open road and explore nature in a way you haven't yet? Are you a regular bicycle rider but have never taken a bicycle tour? Then join us to learn more about Self-Supported Bicycle Touring, We'll be discussing equipment, planning, and cost as well as day-to-day life on the road.

Please note: We won't be talking much about camping. If you want to learn more, come to our Bicycle Camping 101 Workshop, which will happen BEFORE this workshop on Tuesday March 12th.

Shawn And Ed, urbanadventureleague at gmail daht comm, urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com  [forum]

Friday March 29

BIKE CLUB VEST RIDE Link 21+
Pirate Island Take Trimet
9:00pm
Another month with an extra Friday to pack in more bikey fun. This month Bike Club Vest has some extra special treats in store for those who dare to ride with us.  If you want to be a part of this ultra-cool club just make a vest.  Ride meets at Pirate Island (E. Esplanade) at 9 and leaves at 10 sharp.  Debauchery to follow. Slower paced but we will leave your behind behind so keep up. Less than 5 miles, pretty flat terrain. We have some tasty treats for you and some stuff you didn't even know existed.  It will be life changing so don't miss it.
Bridget Tunnel Turnpike  [forum]

Saturday March 30

PEDAL TO THE PRESERVE! Link FF
Hatfield Government Station , SW Adams Ave & SE Washington St Take Trimet (Max Station)
8:15am, Short! 15 mins to the Preserve. Enjoy planting, hiking, or more biking on your own from there.
https://www.facebook.com/events/277424089058189/
If you agree that 1.5 miles of road shouldn't separate the public from a public park, join carfreefamily.org  in "normalizing" active transportation in Hillsboro.   Meet at Hatfield Gov’t Station to bike as a group to Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve.  From there you can (1) volunteer to plant trees 9am-1pm, (2) park your bike at the Education Center and walk the trails, or (3) continue along the 23-mile Jackson Bottom Loop.

Annee, www.carfreefamily.org  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
MATT'S 2ND EPIC BIKE MOVE! Link
5526 SE Knapp St Take Trimet
10:00am
Technically, it's my 3rd Move by Bike, but this is the 2nd move of EPIC PROPORTIONS!  I am moving in with my special someone, and this is a 13 mile move from the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood (that's SOUTH of Woodstock) all the way up to Kenton.  Breakfast is coffee & VooDoo, but at the end will be beer and pasta with homemade sauces, and vegan/GF/LI options.
Matthew Picio, matt.picio at yahoo daht comm  [forum]
FOOLIE CAT Link
Laurelhurst Park, 3700 SE Ankeny St Take Trimet
3:00pm
Registration 3:00

Race Starts at 4:00 (For real real) (on time suckers)

This is an alleycat bike race through the streets of Portland in celebration of Fool's Day.  

Ride solo or with whomever - whatever makes you feel comfortable.

RACE BEGINS AT LAURELHURST PARK [at] East side of pond

AFTER-PARTY AT VELO CULT (Begins around 5:30 when the racers begin to finish)

An alleycat is an urban bike race that sends cyclists to different checkpoints around town.  Expect fooleries in small doses.

$$ Bring $3 to race- the pot will be split among the female/male overall winners

Suggestion:bring map

Laura, on.fb.me/WsgWev  [forum]

Sunday March 31

BIKE POLO Link
Alberta Park, NE 19th Ave and Jarrett St Take Trimet (polo court)
2:00pm, Every Sunday
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for more than nine years.

Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun.

Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.

Polo Haus, Axles of Evil  [forum]
10TH BUNNY ON A BIKE RIDE Link FF
Abernethy School Park, SE Elliott and Birch Take Trimet (Meet on blacktop adjacent to playground)
2:30pm - 4:30pm, Ride leaves at 3pm
Theme: Ladd's Labyrinth
Ladd's Addition is one big fun labyrinth - Let's ride and get lost! Exploring the diagonal streets, rose diamonds, and hidden alleys.

Free for all ages, bunny attire expected! Ears will do, or go for more!

Join up 2:30-3 for the Meet and Greet.
At 3pm the Bunnies will ride on a guided 45min loop ride in Ladd's Addition. Note: There will not be the usual cross guards, but we will ride on low traffic streets so please be responsible for yourself and any children.

Lone riders under 7 not recommended. This ride will go rain or shine!

Carye Bye, bikebat at gmail daht comm, 503-248-4454  [forum]