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Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza

June 8 - June 24, 2006

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June 2006
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Thursday June 8

SCRAP THURSDAY
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
2:00pm, Every Thursday from 2 - 4pm
Come look through the Community Cycling Center's scrap metal trailer and come away with armloads of bike parts and bikes for only $5 per load/frame!
Susha Pratt, recycling[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
BUCKS FOR BMX FF
3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland (Bagdad Theater)
5:00pm, doors open at 5:00 , movie starts at 6:30
A benefit movie night at the Bagdad to raise $ for the new Glenhaven skate/BMX park. Featured movie is "Joe Kid on a Sting-Ray: The History of BMX". Pre-movie fun includes raffle tickets, memorabilia displays, new bikes displays and more. Tickets are available at any Bike Gallery location - $12 general admission; $25 VIP Pass (includes reserved seating, VIP gift, and raffle ticket). Advance ticket sales start 4/3/06 - limited seating available. ALL proceeds benefit the skate/bmx park.
Barb G, barb[at]bikegallery.com, bikegallery.com/, 503.282.3455 x232
TRIMET BIKE RACK DEMO
NW 10th & Johnson (Jamison Square)
5:30pm, Until the parade starts
With more than 100 bike events to get to, it might be a good time to learn how to bring your bike on the bus. Take your time with the practice rack available before the start of the Kickoff Parade.
Kiran Limaye, limayek[at]trimet.org, www.trimet.org/howtoride/bikes/index.htm
PEDALPALOOZA 2006 KICKASS PARADE FF
NW Johnson & 10th (Jamison Square)
5:45pm, Come early to meet / Decorate your bike / At 6:30 we ride!
Kick it off! Bring out the bike love on a costumed, decorated, escorted Bike Parade.
Timo, timolandia[at]gmail.com
POLO 101
NE 22nd and Killingsworth (Alberta Park)
6:30pm, Every Thursday!
Calling the uninitiated, the intimidated and the brave of heart! The People's Republic of Polo invites you to hit the courts for low-impact bike polo antics. Bring yourself-- instruction, bikes, mallets, and snacks are provided.
Coach Bortman, graciewaters[at]yahoo.com, 503-460-2374
WOMEN'S VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Thursday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Women's Volunteer Night, we open our shop for women to join our female staff in volunteering, learning more about bicycles, and making connections with other women interested in cycling.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
FRESH FILM: ALL NEW BIKE FLICKS AT THE PUFF
26th and SE Clinton (Clinton St Theater)
9:00pm
The Portland Underground Film Festival returns to the Clinton St. Theater, The most raucous night of bike movies anywhere. All new bike movies for your heckling
Revphil, revphil[at]freegeek.org, PUFFestival

Friday June 9

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES FF
Broadway Bridge / Hawthorne Bridge (North side)
7:00am, 7:00 - 9:00, every Friday during PPL
Not just for Last Fridays anymore! Come have breakfast with other bikey folks and enjoy better views than any coffee shop in town. A year-round tradition since 2003, but more of it - Every Friday during Pedalpalooza!
Cap'n Pastry, timolandia[at]gmail.com, http://shift2bikes.org/breakfast.shtml
BREAKFAST ON THE OVERPASS FF
NE Halsey and 42nd (Hollywood Transit Center pedestrian overpass)
7:00am, til 9:00 am
Another in a series of occasional Breakfasts OFF the Bridges. You know how fun it is to breakfast on Broadway. This morning we'll say Hooray for Hollywood. Celebrate the improvements to the Transit Center that is the second closest MAX stop to a bowling alley. Have a ball with the new Bike Gutter. Check the new smart card eLockers and learn how to stow what you roll. All the traditional hospitality of a Breakfast on the Bridge, but suitable for the aquaphobic.
Cap' N Pastry, timolandia[at]gmail.com
HAPPY HOUR ON THE HAWTHORNE
East end of Hawthorne Bridge on S Sidewalk
4:00pm
Free mocktails and yummy snacks for bike commuters--at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge on the South Sidewalk.
Amy Stork, amystork[at]aracnet.com
PUMP FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE
51501 Columbia River Hwy, Scappoose (Fred Meyer parking lot, under the sign)
6:00pm
Mountain biking. Tight single track in Scappoose. Intermediate to Gonzo technical trails. Lights highly recomended.
John Joy, pumpclub.org, 503-708-5752
BIKE WITH YOUR MAMá
5 SE Madison St (Eastbank Esplanade underneath Hawthorne Bridge (by the firehouse))
6:30pm
the causeit.org bike for life ride, where we can all get together and socialize via our two-wheeled bicycle companions, find housemates, dates, or good convos on a two- to three-hour route through portland's cool waterfront paths, guided by pdx's own mamá joey. bring your mama along, too! this ride is for building community and more about getting to know new people than racin' or drinkin'. everyone welcome! and bring your little black books for all your new friends!
Mama Joey, bikeforlife[at]causeit.org, causeit.org
MALTY BEVERAGE RIDE 21+
832 North Beech (Amnesia Brewery)
7:00pm, Meet at 7:00, quaff a quick one, ride at 7:30pm!
Portland is considered Beer Mecca by many around the country and the world and in this ride we will go explore some of the breweries in town, focusing on SE and NE. Don't worry, we'll be finished in time so you can get to MMR.
Deepak Saxena, dsaxena[at]plexity.net, 602-790-0500
FULL MOON BIKE RIDE WA
6th Street & Columbia
7:30pm, 7:30 to 10:00 PM
To ride from Downtown Vancouver at the clock tower [at] Columbia & 6th Street to Frenchman Bar Park and back to Downtwon Vancouver at the clock tower starting at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. You will need to bring food & drink for yourself.
Ahmad Qayoumi, Todd Boulanger
MIDNIGHT MYSTERY RIDE 21+
N. Killingsworth St. and Albina (Paragon Club - hint: back door has no buzzer)
11:00pm, Ride at midnight
We meet, greet, gather and drink. At midnight, we ride. Not for the faint at heart.
Team Midnight, midnight[at]riseup.net, Team Midnight website

Saturday June 10

ATTENDED BIKE PARKING & SHIFTY LUBE
Hollywood & Beaverton Transit Centers
8:00am, until 4:00pm
Bike & Ride to the Grand Floral parade! Attended Bicycle Parking will be offered at Hollywood and Beaverton Transit Centers all day.
Kiran Limaye, bike[at]trimet.org
POWELL BUTTE MTB RIDE
10950 SE Divsion (Bike Gallery -Division)
8:00am
Join a intermediate level group mountain bike ride to Powell Butte - total distance 15-18 miles
Colin Yates, www.bikegallery.com/, helmets required, 503-254-2663
OF BUTTES, BIKE AND BOND MEASURES
Directions to two optional starting points and other details will be mailed to registrants. Register at website linked below.
8:30am
Saturday, June 10th, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Join Jim Labbe and Amy Stork on a 50 mile bike ride out the Springwater Corridor through the Boring Lava Domes. We'll explore the emerging system of interconnected of trails and greenspaces amidst the planned communities of Pleasant Valley, Springwater, and Damascus, discuss the critical opportunities to expand key trail routes and wildlife corridors if voters pass the 2006 Regional Greenspaces Bond Measure, and consider the prospects for sustainable, bike-friendly communities on the urban fringe. This will be a full day trip be prepared for the trip. Pack a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. You are responsible for bringing and maintaining your own bicycle. Helmets are absolutely required. Directions: Meet at 8:30AM just north of the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Bank Esplanade OR at 9:30AM at the east parking area of Tideman-Johnson Park(along the Springwater Corridor) near the intersection of SE Johnson Creek Blvd and Johnson Creek.
Jim Labbe, www.audubonportland.org/trips_classes_camps/adult_programs/wildcity/bike
THE 2ND ANNUAL UNATTENDED REAL DOUGHNUT RIDE
1717 NE Broadway (Helen Bernhard Bakery)
8:30am
This has been a good year for the donut! Loads of new shoppes on a fine morning ride. Still the Pedalpalooza event with the highest net calorie intake. This could last a while, but we'll hopefully work off a donut or two on a couple of hours' ride. Pay your own way (should be a dollar or so each stop).
Jeme, jeme[at]bikearmy.org
CYCLE THE WELL FIELD
Ne Sandy Blvd. and Ne 95th Avenue Portland, OR 97220 (Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center parking lot across the bridge from the MAX Red Line stop)
9:00am, Please arrive by 8:30am to check-in. Ride will end around 1:00pm
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a cycling tour of Portland’s Groundwater Protection Area in the Columbia Slough Watershed. Groundwater Specialist Randy Albright of the Portland Water Bureau will lead the tour, explain how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City's water supply and demonstrate how we can all protect this important groundwater resource. This ride passes through approximately 16 miles of relatively flat terrain, at a slow/moderate pace and is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate riders due to the length and possible headwinds. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Bring your bike, helmet, water and lunch. Dress for the weather. Space is limited to 25 riders so register early! Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jill Wall, jill.wall[at]columbiaslough.org, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, 503-281-1132
PUMP POWELL BUTTE WORK PARTY
16160 SE Powell Blvd (Powell Butte parking lot)
9:00am
General trail repair.
Ray Bayley, powellbuttewp[at]jimhill.net, pumpclub.org
SUNSET COMMUNITY BIKE SAFETY FAIR FF
14986 NW Cornell Road, Portland OR 97229 (Sunset Hwy, Exit 65-Cornell/Bethany, just north of Hwy off Cornell - Sunset Church)
9:00am, 9am - 2pm
Sunset Community Bike Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday June 10 (rain or shine) from 9am until 2pm. There is something for everyone, whether it’s learning and demonstrating safe bicycling in the bike rodeo, getting fitted for a new bike helmet, attending a bike maintenance and flat-tire repair clinic, or even donating a used bike to be refurbished for low-income children, there will be fun for the whole family. In Parntership with Beaverton Police, Community Cycling Center, Legacy Health Systems, Microsoft Corporation - hosted by Sunset Presbyterian Church.
Bryan Miller, bike2006[at]microsoft.com, Bike2006, Info Line 503-372-1589 - bike2006@microsoft.com, 503-488-5966
RU ABRIDGED CURIOUS?! GUIDED COMMUTER TOUR ACROSS I5 WA
West 8th St @ Esther St, Vancouver WA (North end of Vancouver Farmers Market)
10:30am, Ride leaves park at 11AM. Returns by 12.30PM.
This is a causual guided ride for recreational and commuter bicyclists who want to learn how to cross the Interstate Bridge to Portland, load their bike on the MAX and bus, and find bike routes up to Delta Park/Kenton. A free MAX ticket ('Patch Kit') will be offered to the first 10 riders who RSVP. Bring a bike and helmet, water, and lunch money. Maps provided: http://www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/transportation/RUB05%20Map.pdf (This is an abridged RUBC tour due to Rose Festival - longer tours to City Center Portland will be in July.)
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, Vancouver DoT Bike Site, RSVP for event please. Limited to 20 riders., 360.696.8290 x8657
COMMUNITY CYCLE REPAIR CLINIC
2503 SE Division (Wired Cycles)
12:00pm
Community Cycle Repair Clinic & Spin Class. Wired Cycles (Scott Potter's House). This event repeats every Saturday. USA Notes: Free Repair Clinic begins at 12pm. Walk-in's or RSVPs welcome. Bring your own bike or use our bikes. Advanced Bicycle Mechanic's Curriculum available in break-out group work. All tools provided, spare parts available. Instruction provided by Unitied Bicycle Institute certified mechanics and professional mechanics. Available optional spin class on stationary CycleOps Magnetic Cycle Trainers begins at 1pm. (By student request, bring your own bike, preferrably with road tires to reduce spin noise.) Serving fresh organic fruit smoothies, espresso, herbal teas, energy snacks. Donations appreciated.
Aaron Tarfman, Cycle Exchange Tours
R U COUVER CURIOUS?! - BIKE TOUR TO VANCOUVER'S FARMERS MARKET
8420 N Denver Ave (Paul Bunyon Plaza across from Kenton MAX Stn)
1:30pm, Meet at 1.15 and Leave at 1.30PM
This is a causual guided ride for recreational and commuter bicyclists who want to learn how to cross the Interstate Bridge to old Vancouver from Kenton, locate the Trimet 6 MLK bus terminus in Vancouver, picnic, and find bike routes and historic sites around City Center Vancouver. A free Trimet ticket ('Patch Kit') will be offered to the first 10 riders who RSVP. Bring a bike and helmet, water, and snack money for the farmers market. Maps provided: http://www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/transportation/RUB05%20Map.pdf
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, Vancouver Bike Page, Please RSVP. Ride limited to 20 riders. No tag along bikes or trailers., 360.696.8290 x8657
DAYTIME WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
Glisan and NE 39th Ave (Joan of Arc Statue)
2:30pm
Tired of freezing your kibbles off at the midnight WNBR, or just wanting more nekkid bike fun? This first-for-Portland daytime WNBR will ride when the sun is shining and it's WARM out.
Cody Cougar Bikencamp, World Naked Bike Ride
BIKE EXIT STRATEGY INTRO
37th at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park)
4:00pm, Also: Saturday, June 17th at 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 24th: MCBF, Col. Summers Park.
This is the free, introductory, intimidation-dissolving class for the Bike Exit Strategy series. Even if you've never had any martial arts experience or athletic training you can learn these very simple confidence-building techniques! We will also meet on Saturday the 17th at 5 p.m. and at the MCBF.
Lianagan, lianagan[at]hotmail.com
PEDALPALOOZA KICK OFF DANCE PARTY
230 E Burnside (The RJ Templeton Building)
9:00pm
This is THE party that kicks off Pedalpalooza!!! This is a bike party that is sponsored by the bike community as a whole. The party is at Disjecta's HUGE space in the RJ Templeton Building next to Burnside Skatepark. Indoor bicycle parking is provided. Please see webpage to download fliers and help volunteer with the event. NOTE: No one under that age of 18 will be admitted to the party. Please bring your ID.
Jasun Wurster, jasun[at]pnxcorp.com, Flier download and Volunteer info
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
ON TOP of the Burnside Bridge (SouthEast side of the Burnside Bridge)
11:59pm
The name says it all. See www.worldnakedbikeride.org for more info. The ride will leave from the Pedalpalooza Kick Off Dance Party at 11:59 PM and return for more dancing. Portland has the largest naked ride in North America ... the ride is as naked as you want to be. Note: To be admitted to the party you must be 18 and older. Please being your ID if you want to get into the party.
Jasun Wurster, jasun[at]pnxcorp.com, Portland World Naked Bike Ride Info

Sunday June 11

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WOMENS RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd. (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
9:00am, every Sunday
These rides are for women wanting to push themselves a little further. Terrain varies with the changing routes be they hills, longer flat rides, or shorter quicker paced rides. 20-40+ miles with an average of 13-18 mph. All rides are group rides and begin at 9am. Road bikes only.
Dana Barnes, danabarnes[at]bikegallery.com, BikeGallery.com
FUN ROADIE RIDE
4235 SE Woodstock (Bike Gallery - Woodstock)
9:00am
A fun, casual 20-30 mile group road ride
Ryan Manner, www.bikegallery.com/, helmets required, 503-774-3531
BIKE TRAILER TANGO
3029 SE 21st Ave (People's Food Coop)
10:30am
Move your biking lifestyle from credible to INCREDIBLE. Learn how you can use your bike to transport ANYTHING. Whether it's a potted plant, a spare bicycle, a child, or even a piece of furniture. Certified 'bike schlepper' Aaron Tarfman will show you the ins and outs of carrying with your bike. Several trailers will be on hand to look at and a short discussion on building your own bike trailer will follow.
Aaron Tarfman, aaron[at]yourbodypower.org, BodyPower!
WOMEN AND TRANS BIKE NIGHT FIX-IT YOURSELF BENEFIT
3951 N Mississippi ave (North Portland Bikeworks)
10:30am, goes til 2pm
Come to North Portland Bikeworks with your own bike, or just a quest to learn basic bike repair. Trained mechanics will assist you in getting your bike running great for all the pedalpalooza events and more! Open to women and trans-identified people, this is a benefit for the weekly wednesday night workshop. The cost is $15-30 sliding scale, and there will be snacks, coffee, and tea.
Women And Trans Bike Night, womenandtransbikenight[at]gmail.com, north portland bikeworks, 503-287-1098
GRACIES BIKE-IN SUNDAY BRUNCH
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (HI-Portland, Hawthorne Hostel)
10:30am, brunch lasts about 3 hours and happens EVERY SUNDAY!
Hey! You need something to keep you going for all this bikey fun! Why not enjoy a potluck-style brunch by the folks who invented "Sunday Brunch"! (not fact-checked). Bike by and bring food to share (veggie/vegan preferred). Plenty of bicycle parking. Sure, it may be "early", but chances are you'll still be up from the night before! And who is this Gracies?
Gracies?, urbanadventureleague[at]scribble.com, Gracies, http://www.gracies.org, 503-236-3380
DEAD FREEWAYS RIDE
2375 NW Thurman St (in front of Food Front Cooperative Grocery)
11:00am
What if...Portland built all the freeways it planned? This ride will follow the routes of several highways that never made it off the drawing board, such as the fabled Mt. Hood Freeway, some that did but were later removed, like Harbor Drive, and also as a reference some freeways that currently exist. Dressing up and/or decorating bikes is highly encouraged, let's celebrate!
Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague[at]scribble.com, Urban Adventure League, P.O. Box 14185, Portland OR 97293-0185
SUMMER BICYCLE SHOW & SWAP MEET
1515 SE 46th & Hawthorne Blvd. (The Recyclery)
1:00pm, show opens at 1pm
Sunday June 11th ~ The Recyclery Presents our Pedal-Paloosa Kick off! Starts at 1pm till? 46th & SE Hawthorne Blvd. Bicycle consigners welcome $5 per bike (we sell for you!) For Vendor & Band participation Please Email: therecyclery [at]yahoo.com or Call: 503-734-8831 ~~Our Summer series of bicycle shows/ swap meets will be every 1st Sunday until September!! See you here!
Www.TheRecyclery.com, therecyclery[at]yahoo.com, www.TheRecyclery.com, 503-734-8831
COMMUNITY EXCHANGE BIKE TOURS
Madison Plaza (Madison Street & Eastbank Esplanade)
2:00pm
The Community Exchange Cycle Club offers rides once a week for beginner and intermediate bike riders. Free Pre-Ride Tune-up at 1:00pm. There will be an Easy Loop as well as an Intermediate Ride. Easy loop length -approximately 15 miles departs at 3pm Intermediate ride length -approximately 25 miles departs 2pm Rides depart from Madison Plaza-just north of the Hawthorne Bridge on the Eastbank Esplanade. All rides will be led by certified mechanics; no rider left behind. This ride is sponsored by the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club, a global non-profit organization with the goal of connecting diverse world communities through reciprocated exchange bicycle tours.
Steven Kung, Aaron[at]yourbodypower.org, groups.yahoo.com/group/ExchangeCycleTours
TWO-WHEELED QUEERS UNITE!
5 SE Madison St (Eastbank Esplanade underneath Hawthorne Bridge (by the firehouse))
5:00pm, back in time for zb, if need be...
Tired of the bars? You Queer? Bike here! We'll be riding all 'round town, possibly pointing out some Queer-friendly 'hoods, hangouts and bike spots. Queers and Queer allies alike should come on down and boogy with us! Expect music, sassy ridin' and lurrrve! [Or at least solidarity!] A causeit.org event!
Mamá Joey, bikeforlife[at]causeit.org, causeit.org
ZOOBOMB
949 SW Oak St., Portland (Rocco's Pizza)
8:00pm, every Sunday
Gravity-powered bike fun: meet at Rocco's Pizza, 10th & W. Burnside between 8-9PM. Watch the Simpsons then ride the MAX to the zoo with your bike and zoobomb down.... costumes and little bikes optional. Bring $1.65 or fare for the MAX, a white front light, and a red rear light or reflector.
Zoobombin', www.zoobomb.net

Monday June 12

COFFEE RIDE
4001 N. Mississippi (The Fresh Pot)
7:30am, Let us say between 7:30 AM and 8 AM
Most of us drink the coffee to power our bicycles. Honestly, you can't go into a cafe without hearing the awkward steps of cyclists wearing click-ins or helmets seated beside a bagel and espresso. Let us caffenate together
A Barista That Bikes, kyledlarson[at]gmail.com
BIKE EXIT STRATEGY
Failing & Haight (UnThank Park)
9:15am
The Boosh admin may not have an exit strategy, but you shouldn't be without one when it comes to bike blunders. With basic techniques gleaned from the bike ninja convenant, you'll practice the slap-outs, bail-outs, and even the Shatner roll, helpful in crashes. Mostly you'll gain a greater confidence with your bike riding. All rider levels and body types welcome. Bring loose-fitting, grubby clothes. Attendees (who survive) receive a bike ninja headband.
Skara Brae, bikeninja[at]timeknock.org
WOMEN ON BIKES RIDE
NE 36th and Skidmore (Wilshire Park)
6:00pm, 6-8pm
See some of Portland's Heritage Trees as we pedal our way through Northeast neighborhoods.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald[at]pdxtrans.org, Transportation Options, 503-823-5358
RIDE PAD THAI'ED: IN SEARCH OF THE SUB-LIME SECRET SAUCE
2635 NE Alberta St (My Thai Lounge.)
6:00pm
In Thailand, Bicycle Powered chefs pedal their entire restaurant around until they find a great spot to set up. Join us as we pedal to Portland's finest Pad Thai Palaces to sample noodles and more. Veggie or Chicken? You will learn how to say "No MSG" in Thai! Bring a cup or bowl to reuse at each tasting.
Devon & Dr. Wasabi, jeff_caplan[at]sbcglobal.net
MONDAY NIGHT COFFEE RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6:00pm, should return to start by 8:00pm
A casual fun evening coffee ride lead by the cool folks of Team Rubicon. Meet at the Hollywood Bike Gallery and ride to Tully's for coffee and snacks.
Barb Grover
KICKBALL & DODGEBALL @ COLONEL SUMNERS PARK!
Belmont (Col. Sumners Park)
6:30pm
Come join the ZooBomb crew and the rest of the regulars for our weekly Kickball and Dodgeball extraveganza! Bring snacks, drinks, and be ready for fun!
Zoo BOMB!, www.zoobomb.net
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOUGHNUTS
NE 30th & Killingsworth (Cup & Saucer Cafe)
9:15pm, Fill up your travel mug with coffee - At 9:30 we ride!
Hey, the World Naked Ride was last weekend. Now you can get your pastry on, all night long. We'll tour the town that has no shame - I mean, 3 donut rides in one Pedalpalooza? A little preview of Heaven, even as you make your arrival there sooner...
Cap'n Pastry, timolandia[at]gmail.com, Who needs donuts?

Tuesday June 13

ROMANCE CLIFFHANGER RIDE
1996 SE Ladd Ave (Palio Dessert & Espresso House)
12:00pm
Ah! The intrigue and thrill of paperback romance as interactively played out by bike, and interspersed with punch lines from the dark hero, Batman. POW! Will the heroine be heartless and make him pay for the past? WHAM! Will he be able to see through her defenses and disguise? BAM! Come find out. Biff?
Skara Brae, romance[at]timeknock.org
TACO RIDE!
SE water Ave & SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 (Actually down under the Hawthorne bridge on the esplanade, East side.)
6:00pm
Ride to tacquerias, eat tacos. Who makes the best?
Ben, ben[at]ridemybike.org
COMMUNITY REPAIR NIGHT
3951 N Mississippi ave (North Portland Bikeworks)
6:00pm, 2nd tuesday of every month
A fix-it yourself workshop open to all. Skilled mechanics are available to assist in basic bike repairs. Get your bike all shined up for Pedalpalooza! yeah! suggested donation (sliding scale)
North Portland Bikeworks, npdxbikeworks[at]hotmail.com, North Portland bikeworks, 503-287-1098
PORTLAND BIKE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
1221 SW 4th Avenue (City Hall)
7:00pm, Monthly, Second tuesday
Complaining to the shiftlist not enough? Come see policy in action. Meet your citizen representatives who work with the City to make Portland a great place to live + bike.
Roger Geller, roger.geller[at]pdxtrans.org, gettingaroundportland.org
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE VANCOUVER COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER WA
808 Main St, Vancouver WA 98660 (Vancouver Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Tuesday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Volunteer Nights, volunteers work on a variety of projects, including cleaning bikes and dismantling bikes for recycling. No mechanical skills needed to participate.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 360-567-0900, 503-546-8864
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Tuesday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Volunteer Nights, volunteers work on a variety of projects, including cleaning bikes and dismantling bikes for recycling. No mechanical skills necessary.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
WEEKDAY WARRIOR 21+
NE Multnomah and 13th Ave (holladay park)
7:15pm
howdy allyall freakbike riders grab yer tallbike/chopper/swingbike/spincycle/trike/unicycle/and other pedal powered interesting wheeled devices and get ready to roll! several outdoor destinations and stops for refreshments along the way
DROPOUT, dropoutbikeclub[at]yahoo.com

Wednesday June 14

REUSE/RECYCLING VOLUNTEER DAY AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
1:00pm, Every Wednesday from 1 - 4pm
Come learn about the Community Cycling Center's reuse and recycling partnerships, conduct intensive bicycle and component teardowns, help with bike art, and do other fun and educational activities.
Susha Pratt, recycling[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, bikeart@communitycyclingcenter.org, 503-546-8864
BIKE TO SKATE FF
one center court (Rose Quarter water fountain)
5:45pm, Meet at 5:45 ride to Oaks Park, potluck skate 7-9:30
Learn to Skate at the West Coast's biggest indoor arena with Certified skating instrutor. Bring a Potluck to share in Oaks Park before skating. $5 for admission & skates.
Jeff Bernards, Ytamer[at]aol.com, 503-774-5659
TOUR DE NORTHEAST HUB FF
NE 42nd and Halsey (Hollywood Transit Center)
6:00pm, The ride will last about 2 hours
Come out for a tour of the Northeast Hub. Transportation Options is hosting many bike events in this area (see website)throughout the summer. Designed for beginning riders or anyone who likes a relaxed pace. Learn NE Portland's great bikeway network, and pick up free maps, information, and more!
Timothy Forsberg, timothy.forsberg[at]pdxtrans.org, www.GettingAroundPortland.org/, 503-823-7699
PUMP FOREST PARK RIDE & BBQ 21+
8031 NW Skyline Blvd. (Skyline Tavern, 1/4 mile south of Germantown Road)
6:00pm, Sharp!
Join PUMP for a ride on the wild side of north Forest Park. Bring something to cook on the grill afterwards, and/or a dish to pass. 21+ over, please! This event replaces our usual Thurman Gate Wednesday Night ride for this date only.
PUMP, webmaster[at]pumpclub.org, www.pumpclub.org
BICYCLE LEGAL CLINIC - KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS.
717 SW 12th Ave. (At the Bicycle Transportation Alliance headquarters.)
6:00pm
Join BTA staff and Portland bike lawyer Ray Thomas and learn how Oregon law applies to cyclists. PLUS, learn about two NEW laws affecting cyclists that went into effect this year - the Passing-On-The-Right law and the Not-Just-In-Bike-Lanes law. Ray is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. Come curious, leave an expert! Free and open to the public. RSVP to michelle[at]bta4bikes.org or 503.226.0676 x13.
Michelle Poyourow, michelle[at]bta4bikes.org
WOMEN AND TRANS BIKE NIGHT
3951 N Mississippi ave (North Portland Bikeworks)
6:00pm, drop in between 6 and 8 every wednesday of the year
Weekly workshop for women and trans identified people wanting to learn hands-on bike repair for their own bike, a friends', or to watch others develop skills. Drop in anytime btwn 6 and 8pm. Because of limited space, a 45min. time limit may apply.
Women And Trans Bike Night, womenandtransbikenight[at]gmail.com, North Portland bikeworks, 503-287-1098
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AND ORIENTATION AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30pm
Attend a Volunteer Orientation to find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Community Cycling Center. If you'd like to stay to volunteer after Orientation, please wear closed-toe shoes.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864

Thursday June 15

BIG BOTTOM DOUGHNUT RIDE
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Lucky Labrador Brew Pub))
8:30am
Show that even a WIDE-LOAD can ride a bike. Stuff your shorts with pillows, b-balls, or your own arse, and go for a ride. Don't lighten-up, load-up. It's bike fun afterall, and the MORE the bottom(s) on bikes, the MORE the mass, and the bolder & beautiful Portland will be. Also, there will be a spare tire toss.
Skara Brae, bigbutts[at]timeknock.org
VERTIGO // GORGE RIDE
NE 11th Ave & Holladay Street (LLoyd Center MAX)
10:45am, Call in sick for the whole day
Carfree in the Columbia River Gorge! Oregon's best riding is all just a short train ride away - perfect for urbancyclists. Ride leaves from Gresham City Hall MAX station by 11:30. Bring a snack and lots of water. All day TriMet fare is $4. Vertigo is free.
Achtung Cyclist, bikemore[at]gmail.com, www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/HCRH/maps.shtml
SCRAP THURSDAY
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
2:00pm, Every Thursday from 2 - 4pm
Come look through the Community Cycling Center's scrap metal trailer and come away with armloads of bike parts and bikes for only $5 per load/frame!
Susha Pratt, recycling[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
CLOWN HOUSE BIKINI BIKE WASH & HOT DICE TOURNEE
25th and Alberta (Clown House)
5:00pm, til dark
Clowns in swim drag wash your bike for a buck, and be prepared to get down & dirty, as you roll the dice for fabulous prizes. Hot Dice, also called ten thousand, will be played - Grand prize is a $50 gift certificate to Wild Abandon resaurant. 5pm til dark. Not a booze hound event.
Dingo Dizmal, fastclown[at]veryfast.biz, The Dingo Dizmal Digest, (503)avid fat
ALPENROSE 6 DAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Alpenrose velodrome (6149 SW Shattuck)
6:00pm
American championship for 6-day madison velodrome racing, day 4. Madness on wheels! Two person teams race while hurling each other into the fray of action at 30+ mph. Super fun to watch! Cancelled in event of rain.
NN
POLO 101
NE 22nd and Killingsworth (Alberta Park (east tennis court))
6:30pm, Every Thursday!
Calling the uninitiated, the intimidated and the brave of heart! The People's Republic of Polo invites you to hit the courts for low-impact bike polo antics. Bring yourself-- instruction, bikes, mallets, and snacks are provided.
Coach Bortman, graciewaters[at]yahoo.com, 503-460-2374
¡CICLISTAS HISPANOHABLANTES UNID@S!
5 SE Madison St (Eastbank Esplanade underneath Hawthorne Bridge (by the firehouse))
7:00pm
¿Hablás el español? ¡Vengas pa' una vuelta por la ciudad! (un evento de causeit.org)
Mamá Joey, bikeforlife[at]causeit.org, causeit.org
WOMEN'S VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Thursday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Women's Volunteer Night, we open our shop for women to join our female staff in volunteering, learning more about bicycles, and making connections with other women interested in cycling.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
BREAKING AWAY - MOVIE NIGHT @ FREE GEEK
1731 SE 10th, Portland, Oregon 97214 (Free Geek)
7:15pm, Every Third Thursday, ThThThTheater
Free Geek's Thirsty Third Thursday Theater brings us the academy award winning "Breaking Away". A 1979 film about local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team... The Cutters! It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. Also it is time for the revoluntion: Mary Tyler Marx, a spoof on the long running sitcom. And CNN's coverage of Free Geek. W00t!
Revphil, revphil[at]freegeek.org, Free Geek, 503-232-9350

Friday June 16

B REAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES FF
Broadway & Hawthorne Bridges (and?? check http://calendar.shifttobikes.org/ for details)
7:00am, to 9:00. Or later. O.k., twist my arm...
O.k., so what is this, Friday already? And I'm on a bridge? What's going on here? Why are all those people stopped? Where'd did they get that coffee? And, hey! A fritter? How do I get me some?
El Capitan De La Panaderia, The most important meal of your lives
OHSU BIKE COMMUTERS GROUP ANNUAL BIKE FAIR
OHSU Marquam Hill Campus
11:30am, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
All OHSU Employees, Faculty & Staff, and Students are invited to join the OHSU Bike Commuters Group's Annual Bike Fair. Stop by and learn about commuting by bike! Light food and refreshments provided.
Kari Hexem, hexemk[at]ohsu.edu, OHSU Bike Commuters Group Site
INTERACTIVE MUSEUM TOUR BY BIKE
712 NW 21st Ave (Coffee Time)
2:00pm
We don't get around by standing there; we pedal! These hands-on museums & collections we'll visit by bike also need us to get involved for the full experience. We'll explore a sampling of interactive museums & collections on the Westside of the Willamette. Stops include one of the world's smallest museums, the 3D Center of Art & Photography, Ground Kontrol (pinball & the old-school arcade galore) and a visit to the mechanical bathtub lady! This ride will be lead by the Bathtub Art Museum director & on-site experts will be provided. Bring $5; a few quarters preferred
Carye Bye, info[at]bathtubmuseum.org, Bathtub Art Museum, 503-248-4454
VANCOUVER CRITICAL MASS WA
Ester Short Park (Columbia & 8th Street - Downtown Vancouver)
5:30pm, (Ride at 6 pm)
Bicycling's monthly celebration. Come help support bicycling in the Couv! Bike movie to follow.
Chad Kays, chad.kays[at]walliseng.net, 360-695-7041
SEXY CYCLIST RIDE 21+
1314 NW Glisan (Apotheke, Suite 2A)
5:45pm, Meet at 5:45, ride at 6:30
High Heels and a wide Circle Skirt... experience the feel of the wind on your thighs and show off those legs you sexy thing! You boys better come too. If you can't (won't) squeeze your toes into a pair of heels, who can fault you ~ but a skirt with “lift” is a must! We’ll take our stylish flamboyance over the bridge (skirts flying high!) and meet up with those Krazy Karaokeista's for the KARAOKE 2 KARAOKE PUB CRAWL (see below).
Jacque, jacqueauthier[at]earthlink.net
PUMP FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE
51501 Columbia River Hwy, Scappoose (Fred Meyer parking lot, under the sign)
6:00pm
Mountain biking. Tight single track in Scappoose. Intermediate to Gonzo technical trails. Lights highly recomended.
John Joy, pumpclub.org, 503-708-5752
ALPENROSE 6 DAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Alpenrose velodrome (6149 SW Shattuck)
6:00pm
American championship for 6-day madison racing day 5. Madness on wheels! Two person teams race while hurling each other into the fray of action at 30+ mph. Super fun to watch! Cancelled in event of rain.
NN
URBAN ECCENTRIC FASHION SHOW WA
317 Columbia Street (Side parking lot)
7:30pm, Following Critical Mass Ride
Local used clothing store presents a funky mix of vintage and contemporary styles for the urban cyclist. Get some non-lycra options for your biking adventures. This event will follow Vancouver's Critical Mass and precede the Bike-In Movie. So join us for all three events!
Chris Jochum, cjochum[at]mac.com, 360 649-2934
KAROKE 2 KARAOKE PP PUB CRAWL 21+
4030 NE Halsey St. (Hollywood Bowl)
8:00pm, till late
Harmony among the great modes: bike, walk, bus & train. Starts at the Hollywood Transit Center, stays in the neighborhood for a while. 1st Stop: Hollywood Bowl (near 42nd/Sandy) Will leave for next stop around 10.
Transportation Funnist
BIKE-IN MOVIE WA
317 Columbia Street (10 minute ride from Expo stop)
9:30pm
Bike Movie/Shorts in downtown Vancouver. Outside parking lot showing.
Chad Kays, chad.kays[at]walliseng.net, 360-695-7041

Saturday June 17

WINE AND WHEELS 21+
12345 SW Canyon Rd (Bike Gallery -Beaverton)
7:45am, Meet at 7:45 at the BG to carpool or at Panther Creek Cellars in McMinnville at 9:00 am
Take a free 25 mile tour of Oregon wine country by bike then tour Panther Creek Cellars and do a little wine tasting.
Jeffferey Salomon, 503-641-2580
PORTLAND BIKE SUMMIT
1825 SW Broadway (PSU - Smith Center)
8:30am, - 1:30pm, including lunch
The Summit will bring together people from all parts of the community to Tell the Portland Bike Story. Learn how Portland has become America's Best City for Bicycling, choose from a rich menu of workshops on advocacy, safety, and FUN!, & help shape the vision for bikes in Portland over the next 10 - 20 years.
Brought To You By Go Platinum!, timothy.forsberg[at]pdxtrans.org, 503-823-7699
WOMEN ON BIKES CLINIC
4040 NE Tillamook St. (Hollywood Library)
10:00am, 10-1pm
A 3-hour clinic with conversations on how to choose the right bike and gear for you and your bike, recreational riding and commuting, riding techniques, use of the TriMet bus bicycle rack, and route planning.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald[at]pdxtrans.org, Transportation Options, 503-823-5358
BIKE TO REUNITE! FUNDRAISER FOR THE PANGAEA PROJECT
Corner of MLK & NE Graham
10:00am
Bike to Reunite! is a fun-filled, clue led ride all over the city of Portland where folks will ride as individuals or in teams of up to 5 riders and test their knowledge of the city, global issues and South American factoids in a race for the finish. So get your friends together and come up with your Team Theme so you can show the rest who’s #1. Costumes, signs, and noisemakers are encouraged! All who make it back to the end point will be entered to win excellent raffle prizes. There will be a post party at the County Cork Public House to quench our thirst after a day of riding! Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the ride begins at 10am. Refreshments will be served. The event will begin & end at the corner of NE MLK Jr. Blvd & NE Graham but where you will go…… depends on your team’s nose for clue huntin’.
Jodie Emmett, jodie[at]thepangaeaproject.org, The Pangaea Project, 503-517-8999
FOUNTAIN RIDE
20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
12:00pm
Why should kids have all the fun? You know you've always wanted to frolic alongside them in Portland's public fountains; here's your chance! Wear your swimsuit to Colonel Summers Park. From there we'll ride to (and through) local public water displays, stopping at each for sunbathing and camaraderie. Bring a towel and sunscreen. Ride will be an easy 10-15 miles.
Izarra Varela, varelai[at]reed.edu
BICYCLE VISION RIDE – HOSTED BY THE BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE
Location PSU Smith Center (1825 SW Broadway) ** This ride will directly follow the City of Portland Bike Summit,
2:00pm, Finish 4 p.m.
Join BTA staff and board to take a tour of projects highlighted in the BTA's Blueprint for Better Bicycling report. During this ride we will visit the bike routes that Portland area bicyclists prefer. We will discuss our future vision and seek your ideas on completing a network of interconnected low-traffic bicycle streets. This will be a easy to moderate ride, approximately 8-10 miles.
Scott Bricker, Policy Director, scott[at]bta4bikes.org, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, (503) 226-0676 x 14
SULLIVAN'S GULCH TOUR
Eastbank Esplanade at Steel Bridge (lower deck)
2:30pm
Let's explore Sullivan's Gulch, a natural valley on Portland's eastside, while having a fun bike ride! We'll learn about why the Gulch is there, find out more about the history surrounding this unique land feature, and get some other factoids that the Urban Adventure League is known for. Info-tainment!
Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague[at]scribble.com, Urban Adventure League, P.O. Box 14185, Portland OR 97293-0185
TO THE EDGE AND BACK
2503 SE Division (Wired Cycles)
2:30pm, Meetup between 1 - 1:30pm
Ever wonder if it's possible to bike to such far out places as Gladstone, Powell Butte, or outer Northeast Portland? Here is your chance to ride to the edge of Portland and back. Routes cover bike-friendly roadways wherever possible and distances range from 12-30 miles. Most routes are found on the Portland virtual tour - www.yourbodypower.org Pre-ride tune-up clinic with certified mechanics provided at the start. This week's ride will travel through the Rose Garden, and along the Hwy 26 bike path. If folks are up for it we can keep going to Tanasbourne. Note new start time - 2:30pm
Aaron Tarfman, Body Power
VELORRITO ALLEY CAT 21+
20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
3:00pm
Quite possibly the most filling alley cat ever. Visit some of PDX’s top burrito spots. Racers required to eat at least two burritos. Free entry. Burritos not included. Bring cash. Super fantastic prizes. Arrive a little early to sign in. Or pre-register by sending an email to allthecoolkids[at]gmail.com - please include your name and which burrito you thinks is top of the pops in Portland.
Sizzly M. C/o Velorrito
ALPENROSE 6 DAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Alpenrose velodrome (6149 SW Shattuck)
3:00pm
American championship for 6-day madison racing finishes today. Madness on wheels! Two person teams race while hurling each other into the fray of action at 30+ mph. Super fun to watch! Cancelled in event of rain.
NN
BIKE EXIT STRATEGY INTRO
37th at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park)
5:00pm, Also: Saturday, June 24th at the MCBF, Col. Summers Park.
This is the free, introductory, intimidation-dissolving class for the Bike Exit Strategy series. Even if you've never had any martial arts experience or athletic training you can learn these very simple confidence-building techniques! Please note, the techniques will be demonstrated from the ground, not from a bike! This is very basic stuff, however, everyone attending must use their own judgement and be responsible for their own safety.
Lianagan, lianagan[at]hotmail.com
MINIBIKE STEEPLECHASE RACE
SW Zoo Parking Rd and SW Canyon Rd (Meet underground at the Washington Park Max stop.)
10:00pm
The minibike Steeplechase Lives! Originally scheduled for minibikewinter 2006 the steeplechase is back and bigger than ever for Pedalpalooza. Basically it is a mystery ride after dark following a convoluted trail of glowsticks down through Washington Park. There will be a minibike heat as well as a big bike heat. Grueling. Dangerous. Fun. And a party afterwards!
Gabriel, gabrielamadeus[at]gmail.com, gabrielamadeus.blogspot.com, 503-381-4456

Sunday June 18

INTERMEDIATE ROAD RIDE
10950 SE Division (Bike Gallery -Division)
8:00am
Join this intermediate group road ride for a 20-30 mile moderate paced ride.
Colin Yates, www.bikegallery.com/, helmets required, 503-254-2663
BEGINNER WOMEN'S RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd. (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
9:00am
These rides are for women just starting to learn cycling. Whether you have a hybrid, converted mountain bike, or road bike, the Beginner Women's rides will assist in building your confidence and abilities on the bike. Rides are 10-20 miles, with an average speed of 10-14 mph on mostly flat terrain with some minor hills.
Dana Barnes, danabarnes[at]bikegallery.com, BikeGallery.com
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WOMENS RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd. (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
9:00am, every Sunday
These rides are for women wanting to push themselves a little further. Terrain varies with the changing routes be they hills, longer flat rides, or shorter quicker paced rides. 20-40+ miles with an average of 13-18 mph. All rides are group rides and begin at 9am. Road bikes only.
Dana Barnes, danabarnes[at]bikegallery.com, BikeGallery.com
FUN ROADIE RIDE
4235 SE Woodstock (Bike Gallery - Woodstock)
9:00am
A fun, casual 20-30 mile group road ride
Ryan Manner, www.bikegallery.com/, helmets required, 503-774-3531
FATHER'S DAY TRAILER KIDS PARK TOUR FF
NE 35th Ave and Skidmore (Wilshire Park, at the sandbox)
10:00am, We leave the park at 11:00 sharp.
Father's Day Trailer Kids Park Tour--hitch up the trailer and grab the kids, we're going to the park by bike! Ride leaves Wilshire Park (NE 35th and Skidmore, at the sandbox) at 11:00 sharp. We will travel to a few parks, the ride ending when our interest fades. Bring a picnic & we'll stop at any ice cream shops we happen to pass. We will want to cover some ground, so only tag-along bikes, tandems, and trailers. patrick [at] portlandrainbarrels.com
Patrick, Portland Rainbarrel Co.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL ZOOBOMB CENTURY
Washington Park Max Stop (top of the elevators and up the hill a bit)
10:00am, 10 sharp for racers, all day for spectators
A grueling all day race; the winner is the first to ride a hundred miles (mostly downhill) on a little kid's bike. Show up with a 16" bike to race for prizes, or show up any time during the day to cheer on the racers and ride the zoobomb routes with us on whatever bike you want. Email me to preregister.
Dave 100, ellipsisdbg[at]yahoo.com
GRACIES BIKE-IN SUNDAY BRUNCH
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (HI-Portland, Hawthorne Hostel)
10:30am, brunch will be shorter so we can go on the Heritage Tree Ride
Hey! Still going? Need more fuel? Come to the potluck-style Sunday Brunch--again! Bike by and bring food to share (veggie/vegan preferred). Plenty of bicycle parking. Sure, it may be "early", but chances are you'll still be up from the night before! And really, WHO IS GRACIES?
Gracies?, urbanadventureleague[at]scribble.com, Gracies, http://www.gracies.org, 503-236-3380
FREIGHT BIKE RODEO - KARRYING KARGO AND KIDS FF,WA
600 Columbia St., Vancouver WA (Esther Short Park - Bell Tower (Near farmers market))
12:00pm, 2 hours
A hands on demonstration of carrying family freight and kids with cargo bikes (www.dutchbike.us www.bakfiets.nl), trailers (Burley, Monoporter, etc.), and other handy gear. A City of Vancouver event, all particpants must bring a bicycle helmet.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, 360.696.8290 x8657
HERITAGE TREE TOUR
Eastside Esplanade at Salmon St (Just North of the Hawthorne Bridge)
1:00pm
This will be a tour of Portland Heritage Trees in Sellwood. Learn more about these majestic trees in your urban forest!
Emily, mlemily[at]gmail.com
EXCHANGE BIKE TOUR
Madison and Eastbank Esplanade (Madison Plaza)
2:00pm, Ride leaves promptly at 2:10pm
The Community Exchange Cycle Club offers rides once a week for beginner and intermediate bike riders. Free Pre-Ride Tune-up at 1:00pm. There will be an Easy Loop as well as an Intermediate Ride. Easy loop length -approximately 15 miles departs at 2:10pm.<br> Intermediate ride length -approximately 30 miles departs 2:10pm.<br> Rides depart from Madison Plaza-just north of the Hawthorne Bridge on the Eastbank Esplanade. All rides will be led by certified mechanics; no rider left behind.<br> This ride is sponsored by the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club, a global non-profit organization with the goal of connecting diverse world communities through reciprocated exchange bicycle tours.<br> Contact Steve Kung - 503-957-6672<br> Aaron Tarfman - aaron[at]yourbodypower[.]org
Steve Kung, groups.yahoo.com/group/ExchangeCycleTours/
AFTERNOON MOBILE MYSTERY DANCE PARTY RIDE
SW Salmon and Naito Pky (Salmon Street Fountain)
4:00pm
Ready to ride and Dance? We'll meet up and then ride, mobile sound-system in tow, to several well-traveled public locations, where we'll get off our bikes and boogie down to fun dance tunes. Dance party fashions welcome!
Capt. Clash, captainclash667[at]yahoo.com
ZOOBOMB
949 SW Oak St., Portland (Rocco's Pizza)
8:00pm, every Sunday
Gravity-powered bike fun: meet at Rocco's Pizza, 10th & W. Burnside between 8-9PM. Watch the Simpsons then ride the MAX to the zoo with your bike and zoobomb down.... costumes and little bikes optional. Bring $1.65 or fare for the MAX, a white front light, and a red rear light or reflector.
Zoobombin', www.zoobomb.net

Monday June 19

RIDE WITH GEE DUBYA "PRATFALL" BOOSH
9th & SE Hawthorne Blvd (near the Lucky Lab)
11:30am
Mr. Boosh is coming to Little Beirut! And he's gonna ride in the hootenanny too. Here's your chance to ride with the 2term-minator, himself. But take care, his riding is prone to spills and falls. Never fear, though, he won't... fall into office... a third time. Celebrate then the Falls & Follies of Boosh on this ride. Note, protestors will "not" be allowed to express themselves at this event.
Skara Brae, pratfallboosh[at]timeknock.org
LAKESIDE BICYCLES MONDAY NIGHT MASTERS AND WOMEN SERIES
Portland International Raceway (Portland International Raceway)
4:00pm
Seize the summer...race your bike on Monday night Whether you’re a beginning or experienced cyclist, you’ll love racing at Portland International Raceway (PIR). One of the most popular weeknight bicycle race series in the nation, The Lakeside Bicycles Monday Night Masters and Women Race Series runs May-August. The Monday night series attracts hundreds of novice to experienced cyclists to race on a traffic-free race course that’s fun for everyone. Races are divided into separate categories of novice masters men (aged 30+), novice women, 2 categories for more experienced masters men and an open women category for women of any age including juniors. There are even experienced racers standing by to provide guidance and answer questions if you need help. All that’s required is a helmet, a road bike and a sense of adventure. So what are you waiting for?
Jim Anderson, jim-anderson[at]comcast.net, www.racemondaynight.com, 503-975-8229
SLUG VELO TOUR WITH ANDY CLARKE OF LAB WA
Columbia Street at 6th St., Vancouver WA (Plaza at Esther Short Park)
5:30pm, Ride ends at 6.45 PM. Meeting from 7 to 7.30PM. More stuff after 8PM - perhaps.
Take a social ride with Andy Clarke of the League of American Bicyclists as he visits bike projects in America's Vancouver. The ride will be taken at a social pace to see the 'good bad and the ugly'. Please bring a helmet. The ride will have a stop at the City Council chambers, for Vancouver to be presented a Bicycle Friendly Community award at 6.45 PM to Mayor Royce Pollard. The event will 'offically' end at 7.30 PM, though there may be more after. www.bikeleague.org
Jennifer Campos, jennifer.campos[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, www.cityofvancouver.us/bike/, 360-696-8290
BIKE SAFETY FOR GROWN-UPS
Abernethy School, 2421 SE Orange Ave, Portland, 97214 (Under the covered area)
6:00pm
Milk, cookies, worksheets, and an overview of bike safety as taught by a Safe Routes to School teacher. Learn the Rules of the Road, the Signal Dance, the Stopping Song, and more. Feel like you are in 4th grade, and bring the rum to keep things spicy. Not really, this is on public school grounds. This is really not intended for kids. Bring something to write with and something to sit on, as well as a bike, helmet, and street legal lights.
Elicia, eliciacardenas[at]hotmail.com
A TOUR OF PORTLAND ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN BY BIKE
SW 4th Ave. and SW Main St. (Chapman Square (behind the Portland Building))
6:00pm
In an effort to shelter those who choose to sleep, work, worship, eat, and shop here, Portland has been crammed full of "buildings" designed to suit these needs and others. These buidings are on every street and many of them have very interesting stories. Come learn about some of them in the company of two bikey architecture nerds.
Carl Larson And Chris Bell, cykler[at]gmail.com
MONDAY NIGHT COFFEE RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6:00pm, should return to start by 8:00pm
A casual fun evening coffee ride lead by the cool folks of Team Rubicon. Meet at the Hollywood Bike Gallery and ride to Tully's for coffee and snacks.
Barb Grover
VANCOUVER - BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARD FF,WA
C Street at 13th Street (City Hall)
7:00pm
Andy Clarke, of the League of American Bicyclists, to present Mayor Royce Pollard and the Vancouver City Council with a Bicycle Friendly Community award during a regularly scheduled council meeting.
Jennifer Campos, jennifer.campos[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, www.bikeleague.org/news/052606com.php, 360-696-8290

Tuesday June 20

BREAKFAST OFF THE I-5 BRIDGE WA
Vancouver, North & West end of the path just off the bridge.
5:30am, 5:30-8:30 a.m.
Commuter social serving donuts/bagels, coffee, advice, and brochures/maps to bicyclists. Help us record bike traffic for better path sweeping.
Chad Kays, Wallis Engineering, chad.kays[at]walliseng.net, 360-695-7041
3001 - A BIKE PARKING ODYSSEY WA
1300 Franklin St., Vancouver WA (Clark County plaza)
12:00pm, 12 to 12.30: try a new bikelink locker. 12.40 to 12.50 fix a flat contest.
A bike commuter event for novice and skilled bike commuters for Vancouver and the North Portland region. Check out new electronic on-demand bike locker technologies (www.bikelink.org) - a first in the Northwest. Hands on skills for bike commuters: fill a pannier, load a bike on a bus rack, fix a flat contest, reserve a bike locker on-line, lock a bike, etc. Date changed to 20 June - rain delay. Get your bikelink cards now - a few free cards left for Vancouver commuters.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, www.bikelink.org/, 360.696.8290 x8657
BIKE TO SKATE FF
one center court (Rose Quarter water fountain)
5:45pm, meet 5:45pm ,ride to Oaks Park potluck, skate 7-10
Learn to Skate at West Coast's best indoor skate arean, with a Certified skate instructer. Bring Potluck item to share in Oaks Park before skating. $5 includes skates
Jeff Bernards, Ytamer[at]aol.com, 503-774-5659
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT NORTH PORTLAND BIKEWORKS
3951 N Mississippi ave (North Portland Bikeworks)
6:00pm, 1st, 3rd, and 4th tuesday of every month
Work/trade program to help with general shop tasks like breaking down and building up bikes for sale. All skill levels welcome. Your time working becomes credit for used parts at the shop. Have fun and meet great people!
Bikeworks, npdxbikeworks[at]hotmail.com, North Portland bikeworks, during shop hours 11-6, mon-sat., 503-287-1098
PEDAL POTLUCK PICNIC
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Portland Hawthorne Hostel)
6:30pm
What's better than riding bikes on a summer evening and having a picnic afterwards? The ride will be a casual one traversing approx. 3 miles and end in a mystery public "park" setting. The catch is the “park” will be a lesser-known and/or out of the way spot. Picnic will be potluck style, so please bring food and drink to share (preferably vegetarian/vegan), we'll also stop at a grocery store along the way.
Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague[at]scribble.com, Urban Adventure League, P.O. Box 14185, Portland OR 97293-0185
HOB-NOB (HIGH OCCUPANCY BIKES)
NW 11th & Kearney (Jamison Square)
6:30pm
A Pedalpalooza classic favorite, bring your tandems, triples, trailers, and cargo bikes to the HOB-nob. A leisurely social ride and sight-seeing tour of interesting, out-of-the-way locations in Portland's west-side.
Cody Cougar Bikencamp
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE VANCOUVER COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER WA
808 Main St, Vancouver WA 98660 (Vancouver Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Tuesday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Volunteer Nights, volunteers work on a variety of projects, including cleaning bikes and dismantling bikes for recycling. No mechanical skills are needed to participate.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 360-567-0900, 503-546-8864
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Tuesday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Volunteer Nights, volunteers work on a variety of projects, including cleaning bikes and dismantling bikes for recycling. No mechanical skills are needed to participate.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
SHORTEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR RIDE
3029 SE 21st Ave (People's Co-op)
9:30pm, We will depart at 10pm. Ride continues all night.
Celebrate the solstice! Bring something to eat & drink as we traverse local cinder cones on the shortest night of the year. Ride ends at sunrise.
Rayos Del Sol

Wednesday June 21

BIKE EXIT STRATEGY
SW Naito & SW Salmon St (Waterfront Park by the fountain)
12:00pm
The Boosh admin may not have an exit strategy, but you shouldn't be without one when it comes to bike blunders. With basic techniques gleaned from the bike ninja convenant, you'll practice the slap-outs, bail-outs, and even the Shatner roll, helpful in crashes. Mostly you'll gain a new confidence with your bike riding. Bring loose-fitting, grubby clothes. Attendees (who survive) receive a bike ninja headband.
Skara Brae, bikeninja[at]timeknock.org
REUSE/RECYCLING VOLUNTEER DAY AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
1:00pm, Every Wednesday from 1 - 4pm
Come learn about the Community Cycling Center's reuse and recycling partnerships, conduct intensive bicycle and component teardowns, help with bike art, and do other fun and educational activities.
Susha Pratt, recycling[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, bikeart@communitycyclingcenter.org, 503-546-8864
MOCKTAILS OFF THE I-5 BRIDGE WA
Vancouver, North & West end of the path just off the I-5 bridge
2:30pm, 2:30-5:30 pm
Commuter social serving virgin cocktails and finger food, advice, brochures & maps to bicyclists. Help us record bike traffic for better path sweeping.
Chad Kays, Wallis Engineering, chad.kays[at]walliseng.net, 360-695-7041
PUMP FOREST PARK RIDE
NW Thurman St. (Forest Park's Thurman gate)
5:30pm
Join PUMP for our weekly Wed night ride in Forest Park. We typically ride 15 to 25 Miles on the firelanes, break into two groups, then meet for post ride-brews & food at Cracker Jack's pub. All levels welcome, No one left behind. Non-Members welcome.
PUMP, webmaster[at]pumpclub.org, pumpclub.org
THE COMMUNIFIED RIDE
SW Naito and Salmon (Downtown Waterfront, Salmon St. Fountain)
6:00pm
This ride will unite Portland's diverse bike community (hence the name). Bike lovers of all stripes will get together to trade propaganda, get to know one another, and share their brand of bike fun! I'll stage individual and group photos to document our amazing bike culture. Be a part of history!
Jonathan Maus, jonathan[at]bikeportland.org, BikePortland.org, 503-706-8804
VOLUNTEER NIGHT AND ORIENTATION AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30pm
Attend a Volunteer Orientation to find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Community Cycling Center. If you'd like to stay to volunteer after Orientation, please wear closed-toe shoes.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864

Thursday June 22

SCRAP THURSDAY
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
2:00pm, Every Thursday from 2 - 4pm
Come look through the Community Cycling Center's scrap metal trailer and come away with armloads of bike parts and bikes for only $5 per load/frame!
Susha Pratt, recycling[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864
BIKE KISS IN
SE 20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
4:30pm
It's true that everybody smiles on a bike, so lets make ourselves happier by kissing with those lips and making the solo drivers a bit jealous. We will ride to the most attractive spot and get this kiss in on for the homebound commuters. Everyone needs to bring your own kissing partner. Don't forget your signs. Mints provided.
Brad, b.rad[at]realidealist.net
TRANSPORTATION GEEK RIDE II
NE 42nd and Halsey (Hollywood Transit Center)
6:00pm
See how the city of Portland and other bike advocates are designing streets to be safer. Learn new words. Get information about how to advocate in your area. Have fun doing it. Ride bikes.
Elicia Cardenas And Kiran Limaye, eliciacardenas[at]hotmail.com
POLO 101
NE 22nd and Killingsworth (Alberta Park (east tennis courts))
6:30pm
Calling the uninitiated, the intimidated and the brave of heart! The People's Republic of Polo invites you to hit the courts for low-impact bike polo antics. Bring yourself-- instruction, bikes, mallets, and snacks are provided.
Coach Bortman, graciewaters[at]yahoo.com, 503-460-2374
VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN HERITAGE TREE TOUR FF,WA
112 Columbia Way (Old Apple Tree Park)
7:00pm, Ride lasts about an hour
The public is invited on a bicycle tour of downtown Vancouver's Heritage Trees. The ride will begin at Old Apple Tree Park, 112 Columbia Way. The flat, easy, four-mile bicycle route stops at eight locations to admire some of Vancouver's most celebrated Heritage Trees. Urban Forestry staff will lead the ride and provide historical and arboricultural information about each tree. Participants must bring their own bicycles. Helmets are required and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Ryan Durocher, ryan.durocher[at]ci.vancouver.wa.us, Vancouver Urban Forestry, 360-619-1108
COUNCIL CREST CARNY (ZOO)BOMB
SW Oak St & SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (Rocco's Pizza)
7:00pm
Zoobomb is soooo last year. Not as convenient but much higher is Council Crest. Meet at Roccos a tad early [at] 7pm and we'll hop a bus or shuttle to the top, hangout, and then bomb uncharted territory.
Gabriel, gabrielamadeus[at]gmail.com, http://gabrielamadeus.blogspot.com/, 503-381-4456
WOMEN'S VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm, Every Thursday from 7 - 9:30pm
On Women's Volunteer Night, we open our shop for women to join our female staff in volunteering, learning more about bicycles, and making connections with other women interested in cycling.
Neal Armstrong, info[at]communitycyclingcenter.org, www.communitycyclingcenter.org/, 503-546-8864

Friday June 23

BREAKFAST. ON THE BRIDGES FF
Bridges. Broadway. Hawthorne. 'Nuff said. (where all the sexy bikers are gathering in a clump, getting in your speed-demon way)
7:00am, to 9:00. Maybe later. We get to chatting sometimes, y'know?
Are you getting out of bed early yet? C'mon people, we're not out here for our health. Obviously. Look, we've got coffee, pastries, and cream. All the social lubricants needed for early morning fun. Think of it as a cocktail party for the nocturnally challenged.
Don Gnut, timolandia[at]gmail.com, Love me, love my donut
GLAMOUR AND FAME MUSEUM TOUR
2735 E. Burnside St. (Outside the Laurelhurst Theatre)
2:00pm
We'll flirt with the famous who are immortalized by these small museums & collections on the East Side. Velvet Elvis and Poodles! Clothing that touched Drew Barrymore! And a special Bathtub Art Museum exhibit. Why not dress glamorously yourself for this occasion? Bring $3 for donations. Experts provided at each location - well worth taking a Friday afternoon off!
Carye Bye, info[at]bathtubmuseum.org, Bathtub Art Museum, 503-248-4454
TOUR DE PDX BIKESTATION SITES 21+
1708 SW 6th Ave. (PSU Pizzacato Pizza)
5:30pm, Done by 7PM then onto the movie.
A riding tour of the locations under consideration for a bikestation in Portland - and discuss design and access. What is a bikestation? Think of it as a Smartpark for bikes, with a Bike Gallery mechanic, showers, and perhaps a pub or cafe. Let a valet park your bike 24/7 and repair it at the same time. Locations: PSU, Hawthorne Bridgehead west, Pioneer Square Hilton, Union Station, etc.
Todd Boulanger, oulanger[at]excite.com, www.bikestation.org/, 360-281-0944
BIKE-IN MOVIE AT HAWTHORNE HOSTEL
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (HI-Portland, Hawthorne Hostel, in the yard)
7:00pm, music and food starts at 7pm, movies commence at dark
A perfect almost end to PedalPalooza...see bicycle related movies under the stars in the Hawthorne Hostel's spacious side yard! And if that ain't enough for you, enjoy some pre-movie live music and food donated by local businesses!
Shawn Granton, hip[at]portlandhostel.org, http://portlandhostel.org, 503-236-3380
PORTLAND PIRATE PEDAL 21+
The Pirates Cove (see map on webpage)
10:30pm, The hunt starts at the 11th stroke
Twas a cold harsh storm that forced us up the Columbia and down the Willamette with the kings fleet at our wind. The Captain land bounded with his most trusted men to bury the treasure. Upon their return he made sure the secret would go down with the ship moments before a musket aimed at his head made it's mark. I would have been one of dem bastards if it were not for my fortunate misfortune of the Shanghai tunnel. This ride is for you the new generation of pirates, for I am sure some are my spawn, I shale provide you clues and a map ( as best as I can remember ) to the treasure. So dress in your your best pirate garb to pillage the streets, plunder the ATM machine, drink, wench and ride till the wee hours of the morn ... in search of the Captain's treasure.
Dread Pirate Kidd, jasun[at]pnxcorp.com, http://www.pnxcorp.com/jasun/ppp.html
SERVE ME OR ARREST ME - DRIVE THRU EQUITY 21+
N Portland Blvd MAX Stn (North Bound Platform)
11:59pm
A ride and food cruise to highlight the transportation inequity of national fast food restuarants not serving bicyclists (pedestrians too) in drive thru lanes at night. Does one have to rent a car to get a $1 burger? Think of this as a lunch counter sit-in for bicyclists. If these lanes are truely 'not safe' for bicyclists (as Ronald and Jack sez) then how come local jurisdictions allow them to be designed so? Restaurant suggestions accepted - for those that serve and do not serve bicyclists.
Under Served

Saturday June 24

TOUR D'ORGANICS BIKE RIDE
721 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209 (Natural Capital Center)
7:30am, Registration 7:00-8:00am
Like organic farming enriches the earth, the Tour d’Organics will enrich your body, mind, and spirit with a fitness challenge, good company and fresh, locally grown, organic food. Three days after the solstice, participants in our Portland ride will be treated to the first tastes of summer from local Portland farmers. This ride begins and ends at the epicenter for the local food movement in Portland: the Natural Capital Center in downtown. Sponsored in part by Ecotrust, the Tour d'Organics Portland will be treated to the first tastes of summer from local Portland farmers and a gourmet post-ride meal. There are 35, 65, and100 mile options. Go to www.tourdorganics.com or call 866-258-6179 for more information.
Organic Athlete, bradley[at]organicathlete.org, www.tourdorganics.com, 866-258-6179
WOMEN ON BIKES RIDE
NE 19th and Jarrett (Alberta Park)
9:00am, 9-11am
Experience the ease of getting downtown.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald[at]pdxtrans.org, Transportation Options, 503-823-5358
INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCE ROAD RIDE 21+
12345 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton (Bike Gallery -Beaverton)
9:00am
Join this intermediate/advanced 2-3 hour group ride on Washington Co. backroads.
Jefferey Salomon, helmets required, 503-641-2580
SLUG VELO ANNUAL ROSE RIDE
N. Ainsworth & Albina (Peninsula Park Rose Garden)
11:00am
Slug Velo revels in roses every June! Begins at Peninsula Rose garden (corner of N. Ainsworth and Albina) and meanders its rose-scented way to Ladd's Circle (SE 16th and Ladd). We'll pass homes of several award-winning gardeners (thanks to tips fr. Portland Rose Society!) and may stop for photos. Bring money for snacks at Palio. Note: This is a ONE-WAY Slug! There will be no ride hosting back to the start. HELMETS REQUIRED.
Beth H., www.slugvelo.com
MULTNOMAH COUNTY BIKE FAIR
SE 20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
2:00pm, 2-7
A one-day carnival of mahem, music, a midway of activities and an arena of events. Bring your bike and get ready to compete. Beer garden. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED and vols. get discounted beer tickets.
Team MCBF, MCBF[at]FilmedByBike.org, www.ShiftToBikes.org/mcbf