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Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza

June 1 - June 30, 2017


Pedalpalooza is 3+ weeks of bikey fun. With 39 different events, most organized by individuals, bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.

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To add your event to this schedule, click [Add an Event]. Seeking inspiration? View the Pedalpalooza archives of past bicycle fun events. If your event is already on the calendar and you wish to edit it, you'll need to use the link given to you at the time of its creation. If that doesn't work, contact the calendar crew.

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June 2017
Family Friendly events have green times
Adult Only (21+) events have red times
Vancouver events have titles listed in blue
In all cases, you are encouraged to read the
detailed event descriptions below. If you
still aren't sure whether an event is
appropriate for you, then contact the
event organizer.
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Friday June 1

PEDALPALOOZA KICKOFF RIDE Link FF
6:00pm, meet after 6, ride around 7
GET YOUR BIKE FUN ON!  We'll have some community ride leaders who can help us start off pedalpalooza in the streets.  This ride will be family friendly and will end somewhere we can hang out for awhile.
TBD  [forum]

Saturday June 2

GRILLED BY BIKE V Link
CANCELED Moved to June 9
You know the drill, bike around and grill

We will wait for the wedding ride to show up and help cheer them on and as they get married while circling Ladd's!

more info and updates on the Facepalm: https://www.facebook.com/events/169247490561745/
Eric Ivy, ericivy at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/169247490561745  [forum]

Sunday June 3

VBC 2018: COB TOUR + BIKE IN MOVIE Link FF
TBA, TBA Take Trimet (TBA)
12:00am, We'll post on this soon!
More information to come! We're excited to host this event during the VBC! For more information about our offerings check out: www.villagebuildingconvergence.com
TBA, 2676148894  [forum]
BICYCLE BLESSING AND FAMILY FRIENDLY RIDE Link FF
1:30pm, Bike Blessing at 1:30, ride starts around 2
Our open and affirming faith community is offering a bicycle blessing, family friendly ride, lemonade, cookies, and great conversation.
Saint David's PDX, Saint David PDX, office at saintdavidpdx daht oh are gee  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, Meet at 8:30, leave by 9 PM. , Scattered days
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)! Ride silly bikes real fast down big hills. Goes until late.
J Ryde, zoobombpdx.org  [forum]

Monday June 4

Tuesday June 5

Wednesday June 6

POLITICIAN KIDS Link 21+
Irving Park Take Trimet (Meet at ball feilds)
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Meet at normal location
If your from another state here to take over Portland cause your wages are same as here but your rent where you came from was triple the price of here,but here you have money for tattos,livin in a big house of have a prince Albert this is your ride
Joker, Jupiter_optimus_maximus_moon at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Thursday June 7

Friday June 8

SPROCKETTES RIDE AND PERFORMANCE Link
8:00pm
The Sprockettes will lead a ride from Irving Park to our performance loaction. Pink, black, and bling costumes encouraged!
Agent Unlikely, sprockettes at gmail daht comm, thesprockettes.com  [forum]

Saturday June 9

RIDE THE GRAND FLORAL ROSE PARADE Link FF
8:30am, Meet at 8:30, bikes roll at _______. The last bike out is at 9:29am as a walk starts at 9:30am.
Decorate your bikes and lets have a parade as this bike ride will help kickoff the 2018 Grand Floral Rose Parade.  Stay tuned for more details
Brian Setzler, Facebook  [forum]
SPROCKETTES GIRLS' CAMP Link FF
10:00am - 4:00pm
$50 suggested donation for a 2 day camp. The Sprockettes mini-bike dance troupe will teach young ladies, ages 5-12,  bike tricks, acrobalance, bike dance, and more. With a performance wrapping up the camp session.
Agent Unlikely, sprockettes at gmail daht comm, thesprockettes.com  [forum]
DAN & DAVE'S WEDDING RIDE Link
Salmon Street Fountain, 0 SW Salmon Street Take Trimet (Ride will return to Salmon Street Fountain.)
2:00pm - 4:00pm, In motion ceremony @ 3pm at Ladd's Addition traffic circle.
Dan and Dave will be getting married while circling Ladd's Addition.
Meet us at the fountain at 2 and we will leave at 2:30 to head to Ladd's.
Join us in riding around the circle while we are married in motion. We'll do as many laps as it takes to complete the ceremony!
After the ceremony we will head back to the fountain for the signing of the marriage certificate.
Wedding or costume attire encouraged to make our wedding photos more epic!

Dan And Dave, dan.mallery at gmail daht comm, 503-719-1475  [forum]
GRILLED BY BIKE V Link
2:00pm - 2:00am
You know the drill, bike around and grill

We will wait for the wedding ride to show up and help cheer them on and as they get married while circling Ladd's!

more info and updates on the Facepalm: https://www.facebook.com/events/169247490561745/
Eric Ivy, ericivy at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/169247490561745  [forum]

WANDERING YETI BIKE AND HIKE Link
7:30pm, Meet and greet 7:30, 8pm take off.
This ride will roll to a trailhead, then dismount to hike a trail up to the top of one of Portland's peaks, where we'll hang to enjoy the view for a little bit before bombing the hill back in the saddle. Little to no cargo on bike makes hiking with it easier, and it makes for excellent upper body training. Parking bike at trailhead is a good way to lose your bike, and I don't usually hike in a loop. Taking my bike along allows me to just continue with rolling when done hiking, instead of having to hike back to a parking lot or trailhead.
Cedarbeard, singedelart at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Sunday June 10

CORVIDAE BIKE CLUB RIDE Link
2:00pm, Second Sunday of every month
Come join us for a Sunday Funday ride every 2nd Sunday of the month. We meet at 2 pm and ride out at 230pm from the fountain in the center of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden. Our bike club was formed to promote bicycle accessibility and to inspire people to view biking as an alternative to fossil fueled travel within Portland Oregon. Detailed description of each ride will be posted on our Facebook page ( link below). This is a safe place for everyone, no racist, sexist, aggressive, or any other kind of bull crap will be tolerated. Basically, if you're not an assh[at]le , come join us. https://www.facebook.com/corvidaeBC/ 21 plus only! Sponsored by the processing facility, Sweet Cannabis, our ride is Ganja themed! We'll be hitting a bike friendly dispensary along our way to the only operation cannabis lounge in PDX! Our Magpie has organized rad deals on TOKO Vapes at Jayne & on lifetime memberships at the NW Cannabis Club. Bring $$ (at least $10) for the lounge and for anything else you may want to explore with the friendly budtenders. The lounge is BYOC, has a juice bar & a cool patio to relax after a warm June day. Questions are welcome. Disclaimer: We do not endorse cannabis use in public, hence the lounge!! ca-CAW!!!!!
Corvidae, corvidaebc at gmail daht comm  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, Meet at 8:30, leave by 9 PM. , Scattered days
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)! Ride silly bikes real fast down big hills. Goes until late.
J Ryde, zoobombpdx.org  [forum]

Monday June 11

BIG KAHUNA TIKI RIDE Link
6:00pm - 9:00pm, we ride at 7!
Back by popular demand! Second annual ride honoring Kamehameha Day and Hawaiian traditions. Follow the Big Kahuna to tropical bliss! Bump to tropical tunz and leave your worries behind. this ride is a family friendly loop, ultra easy pace, and welcomes everyone.
Leave no trace (this means take everything you bring with you home with you so please plan accordingly)

Kamikaze Karl, carldeanwallace at gmail daht comm, Juliana Wallace 503-545-9110, 971-352-1893  [forum]

Tuesday June 12

9TH ANNUAL CULLY PUB CRAWL Link 21+
6:00pm
Our 9th year of hitting the best of what Cully has to offer. We'll be crashing 6-10 bars and restaurants, please bring cash especially small bills for food and drink to keep the line moving quickly. What happens in Cully stays in Cully. This year starts at Cully Central, food is available there and at the food carts next door.
Bjorn And Sara  [forum]
TWOSDAY NIGHT ADVENTURE Link
Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St, Portland Take Trimet (Near bathrooms at the top of the hill)
7:00pm, Meet at 700, leave at 730, Every Tuesday in January 9, every Tuesday
Year-round,Bi-weekly bicycle adventure starting at Irving Park near the bathroom at the top of the hill. Meet at 7pm, roll out at 730.Approximately 10-15 mile ride at a moderate pace. We usually make a half way stop,then we will make one supply stop at a store before the mystery end location. NOT A LOOP. Music, costumes and decorations encouraged.
LEX, cothrenalex at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Wednesday June 13

NEON & HIGH-VIZ RIDE Link
7:00am
Back for the 3rd time, the Neon & High-Visibility ride is back yet again.

Ride from Ladd's circle to the Mock's Crest (AKA Skidmore Bluffs) to try and catch the sunset in all our combine bright and shinny glory. If there is time we will stop at the nearby corner store to stock up on celebration supplies.

Bring the most vibrant, visible, neon, & spectacularly bright clothing and accessories you can find.
Wrap yourself in tin foil, paint your hair with glowsticks, and get glowing in happiness!

Meet at 6:30, ride at 7PM!

WILL BE RESCHEDULED IF RAIN

Jack  [forum]

Thursday June 14

Friday June 15

OAK LODGE BRIDGE, SOMEDAY?! Link
Willamette Park, 6805 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Take Trimet (Meet at the picnic structure near the South end of Willamette Park.)
5:30pm
There's a preliminary proposal to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Willamette connecting Lake Oswego with the unincorporated areas of Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge on the other side of the river. This means a cyclist would only have a 1 mile ride from the nearby Trolley Trail to downtown Lake Oswego, compared to about 11 miles of pedaling using the Sellwood or Oregon City bridges.

This ride goes to a likely landing spot for the bridge on the East side of the river and explores a couple different ways to get there from the Trolley Trail. We'll meet at the picnic structure near the South end of Willamette Park. The out-and-back ride is 5.5 miles one way with 80% of the distance on 3 separated bike trails and the rest on quiet streets.
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/976212959224140  [forum]

DROPOUT CLUB RIDE Link 21+
9:30pm, Third Friday of every month
Monthly local freakbike club ride. We meet at 9:30 in Colonel Summers park and leave at 10. Freakbikes encouraged, all bikes welcome. Dropout organizes leave no trace events, don't be a jerk. Come out to have a good time! Usually outdoor endspot.
Dropout, dropoutbicycleclub at gmail daht comm, Dropout Bike Club  [forum]

Saturday June 16

COLUMBIA CENTURY CHALLENGE Link
Heritage Park, 33568 E. Columbia Ave. Take Trimet (Heritage Park, located at SE 2nd St. next to Scappoose City Hall)
6:00am, Check in begins at 6 a.m. We encourage those participating in the Century plus to leave no later than 7 AM and those participating in the Metric Century to depart no later than 9 AM

Cycle Columbia County, info at columbiacentury daht comm, Columbia Century Challenge, 971-225-6090  [forum]
WIZARD OF OZ SING-A-LONG BIKE RIDE Link FF
11:00am
The Pedalpalooza sing-a-long bike ride is back for 2018, this time for The Wizard of Oz. We'll be riding a loop route of about 6 miles, making stops at several parks to sing to the songs from the movie with the help of a mobile audio/video system. Song lyrics will be provided on printed sheets, and all singing abilities are welcome! We don't watch the entire movie, only the half-hour or so of scenes that contain singing. If you like, come dressed as your favorite character from the movie!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/629768020698688  [forum]
RIVELO'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY WING DING Link
Rivelo, 401 SE Caruthers, Suite 103, Portland, Oregon 97214 Take Trimet (Corner of SE Caruthers at SE Water Avenue)
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Rivelo, the Northwest's only Rivendell Bicycle Works dealer, is celebrating our 3rd anniversary with food, maybe some music, lotsa' people on bikes. Special guests: Grant & Mary from Rivendell, and......to be determined. Swing by and grab a beer (or ice-cold water). More info as it solidifies on our Instagram: [at]rivelo_pdx
John A Bennett, bennett at rivelopdx daht comm, rivelopdx.com  [forum]
STAR WARS VS STAR TREK IX: A PEDALPALOOZA STORY Link
2:00pm, Meet @ 2, Blast Off @ 3
TBD
Luke Kirk  [forum]

Sunday June 17

CAR-FREE MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE Link
12:00pm
This ride is in protest to the lack of suitable mountain biking in the city. We'll be riding a sampling of the city's "singletrack" mostly through North Portland. Though this is a protest ride, there will be a strong emphasis on having fun on your bike. There will be some "on the way to work" classics, as well as some hidden gems. Get ready to get rad and lay some sick skids. Trails in Portland are good for everybody!
Abraham Fixes Bikes, info at abrahamfixesbikes daht comm, abrahamfixesbikes.com  [forum]
THE SLOWEST RIDE OF THE YEAR Link FF
2:00pm - 3:00pm, This wont be a long ride, just a really slow one.
Guaranteed to be the Slowest Ride of 2018.
Ride will be led by unicycle. Any human powered vehicle is welcome, the slower and stranger the better.
Costumes encouraged (always!)
There will be no hills, streets, bridges or ramps. Just a easy ride up and down the waterfront.
We start and end at Salmon Street Springs Fountain.
Children, pets and child-like adults welcome.

Dave Monociclo, lactosefighter at gmail daht comm, dan.mallery at gmail daht comm  [forum]
2ND ANNUAL PEDALPALOOZA BRIAN ENO RIDE Link
3:00pm, Meet 3, ride 3:30ish
First half: Music For Airports. We ride the paths in and around the airport with all sound systems playing Brian Eno's Music For Airports with a synchronized start.
End at Broughton Beach where the next ride starts, On Land and Beyond.

Captain Cedarbeard, singedelart at gmail daht comm, 503-893-5602  [forum]
BRIAN ENO PART 2: ON LAND AND BEYOND Link
Broughton Beach, Marine Drive at the trail crossing Take Trimet (west side near where the trail crosses Marine Drive)
6:00pm
We ride the paths amidst nature and industry of North Portland to Kelly Point as the almost Solstice Sun sets real slow, to the sounds of Brian Eno as solo artist, band member (Roxy Music), or producer. Dedicated DJ, bring your system, but please only one at a time. Food stop. Pack for a journey.
Captain Cedarbeard, singedelart at gmail daht comm  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, Meet at 8:30, leave by 9 PM. , Scattered days
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)! Ride silly bikes real fast down big hills. Goes until late.
J Ryde, zoobombpdx.org  [forum]

Monday June 18

Tuesday June 19

BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY ANNUAL RIDE Link
7:00pm
The Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency ride is BACK for this year's pedalpalooza.
Love Crypto? Hate crypto? Know nothing about it? Know too much about it? This ride if for you!
Come talk about Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dodgecoin, and all the rest!
Meet at Colonel Summer part at 6:30, ride at 7 to the Skidmore Bluffs to try and catch the sunset!

Jack  [forum]
TURBO KID RIDE Link
8:00pm
There will be prizes for anyone dressed for the theme as well as a separate prize for the winners of It's the post-apocalyptic future of 1997. We'll band together and cruise the Wasteland in search of water. A casual paced ride with multiple stops, freak bike friendly no drop ride. There will be prizes for anyone dressed for the theme as well as a separate prize for the winner of our arm wrestling competition and foot down derby! Fire and outdoor projection of Turbo Kid at the end spot. Grab your gnome sticks and let's do this!
Cloe  [forum]

Wednesday June 20

SOLSTICE RIDE Link 21+
8:00pm - 4:30am, leave at 8:30p, ride til sunrise. We'll stop by 5am to actually watch the sun crest the east hills.
Ride all night on the shortest night of the year! We'll set out around 8:30pm and the ride lasts until sunup. We'll stop at several hangout spots (no bars, but a beer stop around 1am will be included). While this is a long ride, it's not an "endurance" ride - expect around 30 miles and to see some things you've never seen but never more than 10 miles in one go and the pace will be social. There will be hills. Ride will not be a loop, but will end somewhere you can catch transit from.
Fool  [forum]

Thursday June 21

Friday June 22

TRIPLE BUTTE CHALLENGE Link
Lents Park, SE 92nd Ave and Steele St Take Trimet (meet at the new playground in the SE corner of the park)
2:00pm
A ride to the top of three buttes in the Gresham area which includes the newly-constructed nature park atop Hogan Butte. On a clear day you can see Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Saint Helens from this park. The first climb to the 930-foot summit of Hogan Butte is the toughest, while we will already be at a pretty good elevation for Gabbert and Gresham Buttes. The 9-mile ride out from Lents Park is on the flat Springwater Corridor until we get to the steep 5-mile course shown in the picture. The route is paved except for 3/4 mile of gravel riding, and a quarter mile of walking bikes along a trail. If you want to do just the 5-mile butte ride, meet us at 3pm at Little Coho shelter on the Springwater at SE Hogan Rd.
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/608675312812521  [forum]
BEY VS. GAGA Link 21+
7:00pm, Meet at 7pm, ride at 7:30, join Gaga QUEENS at Colonel Summers Park by 8!

Queen Bey, 5037542231  [forum]
GAGA VS. BEY Link 21+
7:00pm, We meet at 7, ride at 7:30, meet Team Bey by 8!

Queen Gaga, 5039430340  [forum]
RAT PATROL PDX Link 21+
Irving Park, 707 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212 Take Trimet (Top of the hill near the restrooms)
8:30pm, Meet at 8:30pm, ride at 9pm
low key social ride, freak bikes welcome!
Hannah, 6038563675  [forum]

Saturday June 23

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Link
8:00pm
Highlight the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decry society's dependence on pollution-based transport by getting as "bare as you dare" and riding around with thousands of happy protestors.  Meet at 8pm, ride at 9pm.
World Naked Bike Ride Planning Committee  [forum]

Sunday June 24

SUNDAY PARKWAYS NORTH Link FF
11:00am - 4:00pm, join anytime and anywhere - 11a-4p
The City of Portland will once again close a loop of streets to auto traffic so folks can play in the streets.  Join us in North Portland!
PBoT, PBoT Website  [forum]
SWIM ACROSS PORTLAND Link
12:00pm
Join Bicycle Kitty for a fun outdoor pool hop.  We'll aim to visit 3 outdoor pools at most, depending on timing we may end up only going to 2.  We ride rain or shine.

Bring pool entry fees of $15, a swimsuit & towel, a lock and lights (just in case!)

Kids are welcome, but they'll need to be able to ride up to 20 miles with some hills and keep up with the adults.

Maria Schur, bicyclekitty at gmail daht comm  [forum]
PUTT-A-PALOOZA (MOBILE MINI-GOLF RIDE!) Link
TBD, TBD Take Trimet (TBD)
12:00pm - 2:00pm
First annual (possibly last, depending on how it goes ;)

Competitive? NO. Silly? YES! Will possibly start at a permanent putt-putt golf course, and then parade through quiet streets to random parks or vacant parking lots to set up mobile 'greens' that we will carry in trailer(s), and proceed to play our way through town!
Might alternately end at a permanent course instead of starting at one.
Likely will not be a circular route, but maybe?

Carl Boyd, cboyd1970 at gmail daht comm, 773-426-0227  [forum]

ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, Meet at 8:30, leave by 9 PM. , Scattered days
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)! Ride silly bikes real fast down big hills. Goes until late.
J Ryde, zoobombpdx.org  [forum]

Monday June 25

Tuesday June 26

TWOSDAY NIGHT ADVENTURE Link
Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St, Portland Take Trimet (Near bathrooms at the top of the hill)
7:00pm, Meet at 700, leave at 730, Every Tuesday in January 9, every Tuesday
Year-round,Bi-weekly bicycle adventure starting at Irving Park near the bathroom at the top of the hill. Meet at 7pm, roll out at 730.Approximately 10-15 mile ride at a moderate pace. We usually make a half way stop,then we will make one supply stop at a store before the mystery end location. NOT A LOOP. Music, costumes and decorations encouraged.
LEX, cothrenalex at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Wednesday June 27

Thursday June 28

THE SILENT RIDE Link
10:00pm
This is a vow of silence lasting the length of the ride. To ride without talking brings forth greater awareness of the beauty of the night. Excellent views, gears recommended.
Cedarbeard  [forum]

Friday June 29

Saturday June 30