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Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza

June 7 - June 23, 2007

Pedalpalooza is 2+ weeks of bikey fun. With 140 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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June 2007
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.

There are currently 140 events on the schedule.
7 Pink Love Courier 8 Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade Pink Love Courier 9
Pink Love Courier 10 Pink Love Courier 11 Pink Love Courier 12 Pink Love Courier 13 Flag Day Pink Love Courier 14 Pink Love Courier 15 Pink Love Courier 16
Fathers Day Pink Love Courier 17 Pink Love Courier 18 Pink Love Courier 19 Pink Love Courier 20 Solstice Pink Love Courier 21 PINK Love Courier 22 PINK Love Courier 23

Thursday June 7

MORNING BIRDING BIKE RIDE ALONG COLUMBIA SLOUGH FF
5001 North Columbia Boulevard (Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, Detailed directions mailed to registrants)
7:00am - 8:30am, Bring Binoculars!
Join Jim Labbe and Barb Grover Thursday June 7 for a morning ride along the Columbia Slough Trail. We’ll take a leisurely, pre-commute bike ride (7-8:30AM) along the Columbia Slough trail in North Portland and enjoy the lively birdlife to be encountered on a spring morning. We’ll also learn about future extensions of the Columbia Slough Trail. Bring Binoculars! Please register at:
http://www.audubonportland.org/trips_classes_camps/adult_programs/wildcity/index_html

Jim Labbe, jlabbe at urbanfauna daht oh are gee, Audubon Society of Portland, Barb Grover, Bike Gallery (http://www.bikegallery daht comm/)
TURBO'S TALL-BIKE WORKSHOP
4205 NE 14th Ave
10:00am
Come work and learn how to make a tall-bike for the Stumptown Joustdown that following weekend.  Please bring ur own projects.  A good tall bike starts with two good mountain bikes (with most of the components still there) and wide steering tubes.  Donations are gladly accepted.  Hosted by Turbo and Fecal-B-rone Benjamin (Jah-Lover).  4205 NE 14th Ave at 10:00 (start early to get it done!).
Turbo, morganic007 at yahoo daht comm
BAKFIETS/ CAT CARGOBIKES PARADE GROUP FF
1036 NW Hoyt St (Low Brow Lounge, then Jamison Square @ 10th and Johnson)
5:30pm, Meet at bar then go to Jamison Square to decorate bikes.
Gathering all bakfiets, CAT cargobikes, and workbikes, etc. for group ride together as part of Pedal Palooza kick off parade. Bring kargo and kids.
Todd Boulanger, oulanger at excite daht comm, www.bakfiets.nl/, 360-281-0944
KICKOFF PARADE FF
NW Johnson & 10th (Jamison Square)
6:15pm, Come early to meet / Decorate your bike / At 7:00 we ride!
Kick it off! Bring out the bike love on a costumed, decorated, escorted Bike Parade.
Shift, dontbecreepy at gmail daht comm
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DONUT
232 NE 28th Ave (Staccato Gelato)
9:00pm, Get coffee, then ride
The very first donut ride of Pedalpalooza '07!  Get your calories on in an evening tour of Portland's finest donuterias.  Get in condition for a month of Breakfast on the Bridges with this ride.
Canadians may be especially interested: http://www.uoguelph.ca/research/news/articles/2002/hole_story_on_donuts.shtml
Not for the faint of stomach.

Cap'n Pastry, timolandia at gmail daht comm, donuts?

Friday June 8

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES FF
Broadway Bridge / Hawthorne Bridge (North side)
7:00am - 9:00am
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!
Timo, timolandia at gmail daht comm, shift2bikes.org/breakfast.shtml, 503-805-1321
MOCKTAILS ON HAWTHORNE FF
East end of Hawthorne Bridge
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Stop on a by for a relaxing on non-alcoholic cocktail and snacks.
Dat Nguyen, dontbecreepy at gmail daht comm, www.shift2bikes.org
FREE BI-STATE BIKE MAPS: PDX & VAN
East end of Hawthorne Bridge
4:30pm - 6:00pm, Until maps run out.
Get a free bi-state (Portland & Vancouver) bike map at this day's Mocktail event at the Hawthorne Bridge. One map per bicylist.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Bike Map Site Link, 360-487-7700
ALLEY STRAY CAT PIRATE EXPEDITION
The abandoned dock! (South of I-5 bridge, west side of river)
5:00pm
Ahoy Mateys! A scavenger hunt with treasure maps and mystery trials. All bikes classes welcome. Pirate gear required. Your cunning and treachery can get you further than speed. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best/worst pirate, DFM, DFL, and secret booty. So ready your cannons, sharpen your cutlasses and eyes, and full pedals ahead, Arrrr!
Nature Boy And Marc, natureboy444 at yahoo daht comm, 503-816-1747
POLICE ON BIKES--HOW DO THEY DO IT????? FF
SE 34/SE Taylor (Sunnyside Park [Behind Sunnyside School])
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Southeast Precinct Bicycle Patrol will set up slow-speed cone courses that officers must pass to become bicycle certified.  Bring your bike and helmet and give 'em a try! We will also demonstrate some of our dismounts and even crashing drills.   And we'll do our best to answer questions about bike safety, traffic laws, and any neighborhood issues.
Officer Robert Pickett, 503-823-2143
LOW-HANGING LIMBS
Hawthorne and Esplanade (Ramp from the eastbound Hawthorne Bridge to the Esplanade)
6:45pm, After Mocktails
Do you duck in the bike lane?  Do you just want to be leafed alone?  Come along with your pruners and snippers as we improve bike lanes for taller riders.  We'll trim branches and limbs to 6ft above the bike lane. Let me know if you have a location where cyclists are at risk for being wacked by branches.  Depart from Mocktails location.
Aaron Tarfman, aaron at yourbodypower daht oh are gee, www.yourbodypower.org
PINK: LOVE COURIER KICKOFF
318 SW Taylor
7:30pm, We'll be open all day, every day of the festival, so stop by anytime!
A night of information and fun!  Get info on our courier service that will be delivering love by bike throughout Pedalpalooza.  DJ Orion will be spinning the tunes and we'll be decorating bikes.
Jaclyn Pryor, jaclyn.pryor at gmail daht comm, Pink Love Courier Service
OLIN / SIN FRONTERAS BIKE-IN MOVIES
2825 NE Dekum
8:30pm
First of a two-part movie series benefitting Olin and Sin Fronteras, June 8th & 22nd.  Tonights films: "What To Do In Case of Fire?" (German comedy/drama, 2001), story of six German anarchists forced to reunite after twelve years' separation; G8 protest footage, video of mobilization against the G8 at the Summit in Rostock, Germany, as well as previous years' footage.
Olin / Sin Fronteras, olin at riseup daht nett
THE PORNOGRAPHY OF THE BICYCLE 21+
26th and SE Clinton (Clinton St Theater)
8:45pm - 10:45pm
the sexiest bicycle culture on earth.
Revphil, revphil at gmail daht comm, Portland Underground Film Festival
MIDNIGHT MYSTERY RIDE 21+
21st and Clinton (Night Light)
11:00pm, At midnight we ride!
We meet, greet, gather and drink. At midnight, we ride to a mystery location. Not for the faint at heart.
Team Midnight

Saturday June 9

CYCLE THE WELL FIELD
Ne Sandy Blvd. and NE 95th Avenue (Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center parking lot across the bridge from MAX Red Line Stop)
9:00am, Please arrive by 8:30 to check-in. Ride will end around 1:30pm.
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a bicycle tour through Portland’s Groundwater Protection Area located in the Columbia Slough Watershed. Groundwater Specialist Randy Albright of the Portland Water Bureau will lead the ride and reveal the mysteries of groundwater and explain how we can all protect this important groundwater resource. The ride passes through 16 miles over relatively flat terrain, at a slow/moderate pace. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Bring your bike, helmet, water and lunch. Dress for the weather. Space is limited, so register early!
Katie Meckes, katie.meckes at columbiaslough daht oh are gee, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, 503-281-1132
I-5 BRIDGE: HELP DECIDE YOUR FUTURE RIDE WA
W 8th St. and Esther St. (Esther Short Park, NW corner, across from Vancouver Farmers Market)
9:00am - 3:00pm
What could a new or improved bridge across the Columbia River look like for cyclists? Learn more and share your ideas for a new bike path with staff of the I-5 bridge project. Visit the Columbia River Crossing info table before or after today's “R U Bridge Curious?” and “R U ‘Couver Curious?” rides across the river. Free treats for cyclists!
Peter, ovingtonp at columbiarivercrossing daht oh are gee, www.columbiarivercrossing.org, 1-866-396-2726 x4034
E-WASTE RE-CYCLE RIDE. TECHNOLOGY AND TRASH.
5210 N Kerby Ave (Start at Jefferson High School, Rest stop and pickup in NE Alberta then SE Hawthorne & 20th, Final Stop at Freegeek)
10:00am - 12:30pm
Purge your life of all electronics... or at least the toxic e-waste that clutters your living spaces.  Help haul obsolete electronics to a safe recycling facility and in the process gain a new understanding of wants v. needs.  Bring your own waste or show up to haul the waste of others.  Please don't drop off waste and skip the ride.   Short movie, snacks, games and geeks provided.   Includes a free tour of freegeek and a free raffle for a top speed re-cycled multimedia computer, speakers and 21 inches of pure CRT. Please bring a bike trailer.   Call if you have a trailer to loan.
Joe Rowe, 503-282-7693
SLOW-POKE PASTRY PATROL FF
4235 SE Woodstock (Woodstock Bike Gallery)
10:00am - 2:00pm
Slow-poke Pastry Patrol.  Short ride to one of SE Portland's increasing number of great bakeries for coffee and treats and back.  Perfect for single speeds,  fixed gears, or parents towing trailers.  Helmets required, lycra strongly discouraged.
Bike Gallery, ryan at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-774-3531
NORTHWEST VEG /ORGANICATHLETE BIKE RIDES
East Bank Esplanade, under the Hawthorne Bridge (by the Fire Station)
10:00am
Join a small group of Northwest VEG and OrganicAthlete members for a fun, slow-paced group bike ride. The distance is 20 miles or less, with a rest stop around the halfway point. We leave the ride route open to match the ride to the skill level of the riders. The stops are usually at a coffee shop that has vegan options. Meet at the Hawthorne Bridge Fire Station, under the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge.
Bikegrrrl, organicathlete-portland at googlegroups daht comm, Organic Athlete
RU BRIDGE CURIOUS?!: VAN TO PDX WA
800 Esther St., Vancouver, WA 98660 (Farmers Market, SE corner of 8th and Esther, Vancouver.)
10:45am - 12:45pm, Leaves at 11AM.
Beat the gridlock and learn how to cross the Columbia. A guided bike tour across the Interstate Bridge from Vancouver to Portland MAX station. Learn how to load your bike on the bus and MAX racks and other commuter skills. No trailers or tag-a-longs. Helmets required. Pole dancers ok.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, City of Vancouver bike
PORTLANDIA OBSCURA--EPHEMERAL ERRATA RIDE
3951 N Mississippi (North Portland Bike Works)
11:00am - 2:00pm
We all love the Portland street grid.  But what about all those streets that don't fit?  The diagonals, the curvy ones, the "Places" and "Courts"?  Take a tour of these streets, plus other analomies and just plain weird, obscure things thrown in for good measure.  Yeah,it's after the MMR, but y'all know you're not supposed to sleep until July!
Carl Larson And Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague at scribble daht comm, urbanadventureleague
RU COUVER CURIOUS?!
8420 N Denver (Kenton MAX Station Plaza - Paul Bunyon Statue)
1:15pm, Leave for Vancouver at 1.30PM
A guided bike tour from Kenton to Vancouver across the Interstate Bridge to see the sights of historic Vancouver and eat a picnic lunch from the farmers market. Helmets required. Bring lunch or cash for a snack.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Summer Bike Vancouver, 360-487-7726
DAYTIME WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
Glisan and NE 39th Ave (Joan of Arc Statue)
2:00pm
Over 50 riders in 2006 can't be wrong: riding nekkid when it is SUNNY and WARM is sublime. This ride will finish at the Joustdown at Col Summers Park.
Cody Cougar Bikencamp, 2006 Video
FIRST ANNUAL STUMPTOWN JOUSTDOWN
SE 20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
2:00pm
The First Annual Stumptown Joustdown is a call to arms seeking the Pacific Northwest's finest bicycle jousters.  The day long tourney will be open to all bikers, and all types of bikes; tall bikes, road bikes, fixed gears, mini-bikes, choppers, unicycles, etc.  Each style of bike will joust in it's own class, with trophies and glory going to the best of each division.  Think you're tough?  Grab a bike, grab a lance, and get bruised.
Solid Gold, see7e at yahoo daht comm, www.zoobomb.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3011
VANTUCKY DIVE BAR TOUR 21+
8303 N. Denver Avenue (Meet inside at Kenton StationPub.)
6:00pm, Meet in Kenton then at Vancouver's Salmon Creek Pub @ 6:40
Ride to Vancouver to see the soft underbelly of Washington through it's low and high dive bars - all without smoke! Ride across Interstate Bridge and get your bi-state passport ride stamp too! Beer, drinks, off tune singing, etc. Lammy the lamb says: 'Baaa in 2005 it was a gooood time!' Postponed Due to Rain - Low Bars All Flooded Contact Event Organizer For New Date and Locations
Todd Boulanger, oulanger at excite daht comm
"DENDROLICIOUS SUNSET" (REED TO RHODODENDRON GRDN)
SE Steele and SE 33rd Pl (Reed Campus north entrance parking lot)
7:00pm - 9:00pm, goal= sunset 8:58 pm, Rhody Garden SE PDX
Over the river (creek) and through the woods (Reed College campus) to the Rhododendron garden we go (goal= 8:58pm sunset)…  Enjoy an easy pace one mile ride with frequent stops to view big trees. Families welcome, plant nerds encouraged and nurtured.  You are guaranteed to see a tree that is new to you or I will buy you an apple.
Michael, longo72 at gmail daht comm
PEDALPALOOZA KICK OFF DANCE PARTY
606 SE Madison (Organics To You)
9:00pm - 3:00am
This years party is Office themed. So dress your bike up in business casual and be prepared to dance your assets off in Organics To You's 10,000 sq foot warehouse. Please download fliers from the webpage and give to anyone on a bicycle. NOTE: This is an 18+ event Please bring your ID.
Shift, Volunteers Needed!!!
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
606 SE Madison (Organics To You, same as the Dance Party)
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 bring your ID if you want to get into the party.
Shift, Your First Naked Ride

Sunday June 10

ROADIE RIDE
10950 SE Division (Division Bike Gallery)
8:30am
25 mile group ride at intermediate pace
Bike Gallery, colin at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-254-2663
WOMEN'S ROAD RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
9:00am
Intermediate level road ride for women
Bike Gallery, dana at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
TRAILER TANGO
3029 SE 21st ave (People's Coop)
10:00am - 11:00am, Presentation starts at 10:10
Do you like biking, but feel like you need a car or bus to get that bookcase home, or 3 bags of potting soil?<br>A bike trailer allows you to fill the gap between a bike and a car. Now your bike can be used to bring kids to school, get rid of an old computer monitor, or even plant a tree. Learn the ropes of building and using bike trailers.
Aaron, aaron at yourbodypower daht oh are gee, www.yourbodypower.org
RAMONA'S RIDE FF
4040 N.E. Tillamook Street (Hollywood Library)
1:00pm
Ramona Quimby is one of Portland's most beloved literary characters. Most folks know she lived on NE Klickitat, but where else did she go? We'll go for an easy ride around the neighborhood, visiting some of Ramona, Beezus, and Henry's favorite spots and learning a little history, too. Everyone that comes gets a free Ramona related goody!
Nickey Robo, nickeyrobo at riseup daht nett
RIDICULOUS SINGLETRACK RIDE
SW Naito & Salmon St (Fountain)
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Epic urban trail adventure. We will ride every last bit of singletrack in the Portland area, so expect to be out for a while. Approximately 65 miles of riding, with about half off-road, in one big convoluted loop. Cross or MTB strongly suggested. Expect the ride to take at least 6 hours, moving at a fun but brisk pace, with a few stops for refueling. Everything is on the menu: Forest Park, Mt Tabor, Powell Butte, as well as many secret little tracks. If you think you know about something that no one else does, let me know and we'll put it in.
Scott Nowicki, snowicki at gmail daht comm
THE GREAT PORTLAND UNIMPROVED ROAD RIDE #1
N.E. 36th and Thompson (Grant Park)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grab your mountain bike and let's hit the trail, right here in the city! We will spend about 1 1/2 hours exploring several exciting places where the pavement ends and the fun begins, so change out those slicks for some knobbies and get ready for some thrills (and maybe a couple of hills, too). This ride may repeat over the next few months until we cover all the best of Portland's unimproved roads.
Lianagan
GRANT PETERSEN RIDE
N Ainsworth & Borthwick (Peninsula Park, steps to Rose Garden on Ainsworth St)
4:00pm
Calling cyclists of Bridgestone, Rivendell, and similar lugged-steel steeds with a taste for tweed, shellac, cork, and francophile tires... the Grant Petersen ride will be a rolling bike show with plenty of interesting discussion. Good natured curmudgeons gladly suffered. Grouchy know-it-alls will be dropped. No lycra.
A. Homer Hilsen
MARAUDING MYSTERY RIDE
NW Glisan and 20th (Couch Park)
6:00pm
More mysterious than an MMR.  The game is afoot.  Everyone rides together but individual riders attempt to lead the ride to their own nefarious goals.  Random elements intervene to send the ride to unknown territory.  Everyone is surprised, everyone is entertained.  Random riders rejoice.  No experience required.
Ken And Meghan, meghan.sinnott at gmail daht comm
ZOOBOMB!
949 SW Oak st, portland (Across from Rocco's Pizza)
8:45pm
Little bikes, Big Fun! Zoobomb is a weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:45PM across from Rocco's Pizza. We will take the MAX to to top of the hill and bomb down en masse. Bring a bike if you have one, MAX fare ($1.75), bike lights, a helmet, and any other saftey gear you want to wear. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks but you must clean up everything you bring with you. Its a good time and you WILL have fun!
Capn' ˇFUN!, www.zoobomb.net

Monday June 11

SE BIKEPOOL MORNING COMMUTE TO DOWNTOWN!
4321 SE Hawthorne (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)
7:30am - 8:30am
Come along and join us for a Monday morning Bikepool from SE Hawthorne and 43rd to downtown, via the super bike-friendly Hawthorne Bridge.

Starting point: Common Grounds Coffeehouse (SE Hawthorne between 43rd and 44th)

Ends downtown at Chapman Square Park (the one with the cool elk statue slap-bang in the middle of the road), SW 4th & Main

Meet at 7:30am to drink coffee
Leave at 8:00am sharp for a leisurely bikeride downtown

New and experienced bicyclists welcome; the more the merrier.

Free Portland bike maps and other cycling goodies will be available too!

Kirsty, liquidrunning at kittymail daht comm
PIZZA RIDE
SE 16th and SE Harrison (Ladd's Circle)
6:00pm
This year's pizza ride will pay homage to a cross-section of Portland pizzerias in the Southeast quadrant. Hardcore pizza buffs and novices are all welcome to join us as we eat, ride, repeat over a course of 6 miles. Who makes the best? Bring cash for pies, of course.
Elly Blue And Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague at scribble daht comm, urbanadventureleague
LAKESIDE BICYCLES MONDAY NIGHT SERIES
1940 North Victory Boulevard, Portland, OR (Portland International Raceway)
6:00pm
2007 - 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.

Jim Anderson, jim-anderson at comcast daht nett, Race Monday Night, 503-975-8229
GELATO ANYONE?
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Gelato! A free ride with free Gelato for all. Grab your helmet, your bike, and a friend and join us for a casual ride to Mio Gelato for a frozen treat.
Bike Gallery/Team Rubicon, barb at bikegallery daht comm, http://www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
ODE TO TREES
SE 22nd and Rex (Westmoreland Park)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about some of Portland's Heritage Trees.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, City of Portland, Office of Transportation, 503-823-5358
DYKES ON BIKES (AND THEIR FRIENDS)
2236 NE Alberta Street (Meet at Zaytoons)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a fun ride in and around northeast.

Linda Ginenthal, lindaginenthal at hotmail daht comm
FOREIGN LANGUAGE RIDE FF
SE 38th Ave and SE Oak St (building in Laurelhurst Park on the south side)
6:30pm - 8:00pm, depart at 6:45pm
The monthly language exploration ride.
Learn about different cultures and explore languages.  Learn how to say 'Bicycle' in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, and Hebrew.
Share your vast knowledge of foreign languages with friends. We will also enjoy a multi-cultural vegetarian potluck.

Aaron, aaron at yourbodypower daht oh are gee, BodyPower
PORTLAND'S WORST BIKE ROUTES
SE Powell & 17th Ave. (The worst underpass ever.)
7:30pm
Don't Portland's calm, treelined bike boulevards get a little boring sometimes?  If you like walking on 82nd street, you'll LOVE this ride.  Bring a patch kit, nerves of steel, and full body armor.  This is gonna suck.
Larson, Southerland, And Moses

Tuesday June 12

I-5 B'ITCH: BIKE BUDDY 4 SOUTHBOUND COMMUTERS WA
100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA (Field across from Red Lion Hotel at the Quay)
7:00am, Meet at 7.00 and 8.00 - for Portland Bound traffic
Guided rides across the Interstate Bridge for bike commuters every 30/60 minutes. Learn the ropes to crossing the I-5 Bridge and beat the traffic jam. Meet your guides at each end of the bridge area - look for sandwich board stops and time (MAX EXPO Station for Vancouver bound traffic).
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Bike Vancouver, cell number for day of event - 360.281.0944, 360-487-7700
I-5 B'ITCH: NB BIKE BUDDIES
Expo MAX Station, Portland
7:30am, Meet guides at 7:30 & 8:30, more times may be added
Guided rides across the Interstate Bridge for work-bound bike commuters every 30/60 minutes going to Vancouver from Portland. Meet your guides at each end of the bridge area - look for sandwich board listing stops and times. Need volunteer guides to add more times.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, The Next Interstate Bridge!, Mobile #360.281.0944 - event day only, 360-487-7700
I-5 B'ITCH PM RIDE: SOUTH BOUND WA
101 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 (Field across from Red Lion Quay Hotel)
4:30pm, 4:30 PM/ 5:30PM for Portland Bound Riders
Guided rides across the Interstate Bridge for homeward bound bike commuters every 30/60 minutes. Meet your guides at each end of the bridge area - look for sandwich board stops and time (MAX EXPO Station for Vancouver bound traffic).
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Bike Vancouver, 360-281-0944 mobile phone contact for day of ride, 360-487-7700
I-5 B'ITCH: BIKE BUDDY TO VANCOUVER
Expo MAX Station, Portland
5:00pm, Meet your guide: 5PM & 6PM, more times may be added
Guided rides across the Interstate Bridge for homeward bound bike commuters every 30/60 minutes going to Vancouver from Portland. Meet your guides at each end of the bridge area - look for sandwich board listing stops and times. Need volunteer guides to add more times.
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Bike Vancouver, 360-281-0944 mobile phone day of event, 360-487-7726
BIKE COMMUTING WORKSHOP
1979 SW 5th Ave., Portland (near PSU)
6:00pm
Want to bike to work but don't know where to start? Intimidated by all that gear? And all those cars? Can't figure out a good route to and from home?

This workshop is a great motivator and educator for those friends of yours who WANT to bike but just can't seem to get started.

We'll cover:

--Necessary and nice-to-have bike gear
--Basic laws
--Safety precautions
--Riding in traffic
--What to do in case of trouble
--How to pick a good route

We'll have free maps, and other stuff for sale.

RSVP to info[at]bta4bikes.org so we know you're coming.

Michelle Poyourow, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 503-226-0676
PLATINUM BIKE MASTER PLAN PUBLIC FORUM- SW/NW/DT FF
1120 SW 5th Ave (Portland Building, Room C)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Platinum Bicycle Master Plan Public Forum-Downtown, Southwest, Northwest
Come let city transportation staff know where you ride, what needs to be fixed, and your dreams for a platinum bicycling city.  This will be one of three public forums, this one focused on all downtown, SW, and NW Portland.  
bicyclemasterplan[at]pdxtrans.org

Bicycle Master Plan Update Team, http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=154117
TACO RIDE!
SE 50th & Division (Los Gorditos)
6:15pm
Ride around town devouring tacos. Who makes the best carnitas in town? Veggie tacos?
Ben
COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER VOLUNTEER NIGHT
1700 NE Alberta St. (The Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Joining us at our Drop-In Volunteer Nights is an easy and fun way to help out the Community Cycling Center. As a group, we work on a variety of projects benefiting the organization, from cleaning, repairing and recycling bikes to transporting and organizing bikes and supplies. All volunteers are welcome. No skills are necessary. We’ll find a volunteer project that will fit your skills and interests.
Neal Armstrong, Volunteer at CommunityCyclingCenter daht oh are gee, www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org/, 503-546-8864

Wednesday June 13

BIKE TO SKATE POTLUCK FF
Rose Quarter Water Fountain
5:45pm, Skating begins at 7pm
Come Skate at the West coast premier skating rink Oaks Park.
Learn to Skate or Show off your skating style.  $5 includes entrance fee & skate rental. Family Friendly.  Rex skating starts at 9:30--free lessons.
Bring a potluck item to enjoy, by the river, before skating.

Jeff Bernards, Ytamer at aol daht comm, 503-774-5659
BICYCLE LEGAL CLINIC
1979 SW 5th Ave., Portland
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bike lawyer Ray Thomas will give a talk on bike laws, how to defend your rights on the road, and how to bike safely and respect the laws.  Attendees will take home, in addition to all this new knowledge. Thomas's book "Pedal Power: A Legal Guide for Oregon Bicyclists" for free.

RSVP to info[at]bta4bikes.org so we know how many chairs to borrow.

Michelle Poyourow, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 503-226-0676
PORTLAND BY CYCLE CLINIC: BUYING A BIKE
3218 SE 21st Ave (7-Corners Cycles)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thinking about a new ride, but mystified by the myriad choices available? Join bike maven extraordinaire Corey Cartwright for some tips of what to look for in a bike, & how to identify what type of bike meets your cycling needs.
Hosted by PDOT's Transportation Options / Portland By Cycle program.

Mr. Forsberg, Options Guy, timothy.forsberg at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, www.gettingaroundportland.org/, 503-823-7699
B IS FOR BICYCLE
Broadway Bridge (West side - overlooking Union Station)
7:00pm
By bicycle we go finding adventure in the letter B. Here is how it works: The bikefun is up to you: bring a ride idea or destination that is A) in Central Portland (not in the boonies) B) All Ages (sorry no bars), C) Free  & D) Starts with the letter B. Such as...  Blowing bubbles by BigPink or Bicycling Belmont bellowing "Bikes are D'Bomb" to bystanders. Before we ride, we'll throw all our the ideas into a Bike Helmet and randomly choose our bikefun for the rest of the night. B there or B square. Note: bring all your own props yo.


Bike Bat (Ms. Bye), bikebat at gmail daht comm, 503-248-4454
GRAFFITI RIDE
201 SE 12th Ave (Three Friends Coffee House)
7:00pm
We will take a tour through the inner southeast industrial area (and beyond) and consider the different forms and manifestations of graffiti.
Hunter Shobe & Michael Jones
DANCE PARTY ON WHEELS WITH THE SPROCKETTES FF
SE 20th & Belmont (Col. Summers Park, next to tennis courts!)
7:00pm, At 7:30 we ride!!!!
Come ride with the Sprockettes and our bumpin' mobile sound system.  Wear hot pink & black if you feel it in public.  After the ride we'll blast jams on the waterfront and play memory dance chain!  
Ever wanted to try Sprockette bike tricks?
Want to learn a fresh new dance move?
Come play with us!!!  Now is the time...we are the ones!

Agent Trouble, stayhidden at gmail daht comm, www.myspace.com/sprockettes

Thursday June 14

PLATINUM BIKE MASTER PLAN PUBLIC FORUM- NORTH/NE FF
5210 N. Kerby Ave. (Jefferson High School Cafeteria)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Platinum Bicycle Master Plan Public Forum- N/NE-
Come let city transportation staff know where you ride, what needs to be fixed, and your dreams for a platinum bicycling city.  This will be one of three public forums, this one focused on North and Northeast Portland.  
bicyclemasterplan[at]pdxtrans.org

Bicycle Master Plan Update Team, www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=154117
ROAD WITCH RIDE (AKA MOVE X BIKE + PARKING)
SE 17th & Taylor (Col. Summers Park at the pavilion)
6:30pm
for this ride, think Move X Bike meets Carfree streets.  we're taking a living room and, vendors providing, a backyard on the road and to a few parking spaces near you.  have trailer?  bring your favorite chair (we'll have a few, too).  pretty potted plant?  bring it!  just yoiu and your bike?  marvelous!  let's reinvent parking together!
Road Witches are creative solutions for traffic calming:
http://www.wormworks.com/roadwitch/pages/trialcontents.htm
there could be a Road Witch standing, invisible, at your scariest intersection or most fearful zebra stripe.

Steph Routh & Michael Jones, steph.routh at gmail daht comm, www.pedalpaddle.blogspot.com
LITTLE BEIRUT TOUR
SW Park & Salmon St (South Park Blocks)
6:30pm
George HW Bush coined the term Little Beirut during a visit here in 1990. This ride will tour Portland's notorious urban riot locations past and present. However, no babies will be pepper-sprayed on this ride.
Cody Cougar Bikencamp
RECYCLE A BICYCLE
1700 NE Alberta St. (The Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Learn more about your bike by taking apart some of ours! The Community Cycling Center receives donated bikes to benefit programs for low-income children and adults. Bike that we cannot use are taken apart; we harvest usable parts and responsibly dispose of the rest.
We provide the tools and an introduction to the night.  Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.  *Closed-Toed shoes required*

Neal Armstrong, Volunteer at CommunityCyclingCenter daht oh are gee, www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org/, 503-546-8864
ROCKY BUTTE SUNSET PICNIC/DANCE PARTY
NE Klickitat & NE 11th (Irving Park entrance at west end of Klickitat)
7:30pm - 10:00pm, ride may end at rocky butte or irving park???
ride to rocky butte to enjoy the sunset and panorama view of portland and the gorge! potluck style snacking, drinking. and dance party!! bring bike lights and a helmet.
Savannah, savannahteller at yahoo daht comm

Friday June 15

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES
Broadway Bridge / Hawthorne Bridge (North side)
7:00am - 9:00am
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!
Dat Nguyen, dontbecreepy at gmail daht comm, http://shift2bikes.org/breakfast.shtml, 503-805-1321
SMALL MUSEUMS BY BIKE TOUR: THE CITY AT WORK FF
1038 SE 39th Ave (Belmont Library)
12:45pm - 3:45pm
Slide down a fire pole. Send a secret morse code message. Lock up in an old jail cell. This family-friendly Small Museums by Bike Tour will explore the city at work.  A historic firehouse, a police museum, and a bank collection will teach us about Portland's city history through interactive displays and knowledgeable guides. Shorter visits for shorter attention spans. (children most welcome).  Not a loop ride - will end at W side Hawthorne Bridge.  Lone riders under 9 not recommended, there will be some downtown riding, but we'll stay as a group. Adults, ID required for Police Museum. Free.
Carye Bye, bathtublady at gmail daht comm, Bathtub Art Museum, 503-248-4454
BEGINNING WOMEN'S BIKE POLO
NE 20th Ave. and NE Killingsworth St. (Alberta Park)
4:00pm
This event is aimed at all those women out there interested in bike polo, but maybe a tad bit intimidated by the established bike polo scene in Portland.  This is an opportunity for first timers to come out and try this super fun phenomenon.  

Important: Bring a bicycle that can take a little abuse.

Kelly Peach, peachykeenjellybean at mailhaven daht comm
METICON BIKE BLOCK PARTY FF
5925 SE Foster Rd (Corner of SE Foster and SE 60th.)
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Opening celebration and partnerhship for Meticon Bikes and Community Exchange Bike School!
We will have food, games, design a bike rack contest, raffles, and live music!


Tina Giggles, tinagiggles at gmail daht comm, Meticon Bikes & Community Exchange Bike School
BIKE TO MICROBLUES FESTIVAL WA
8th & Esther Streets (Esther Short Park)
5:00pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Microblues Festival is a family blues music event held in beautiful Esther Short Park located in historic downtown Vancouver Washington. There will be food vendors, souvenirs as well as beer and wine garden for the adults. Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun and music in this premium outdoor venue. 8 at the door, Children under 12 - Free
No Name, www.microblues.com/, 360-450-7087
SEXY CYCLIST RIDE 21+
19 SW 2nd Ave, Portland (Berbati)
6:30pm
Meet at 6:30, ride at 7:00
High Heels! a short Skirt! Hot Pants!!!... 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. jacqueauthier[at]earthlink.net

Jacque Authier, glam.ma.ma at gmail daht comm, www.velorution.biz/?p=1333
KARAOKE 2 KAROKE RIDE 21+
800 e burnside (by Jupiter Hotel)
7:30pm
What's better than going out to sing karaoke with a bunch of bikey pals?  Singing karaoke, on your bike, while riding to the next karaoke joint!
Join up with the Sexy Cyclists and sing out with our mobile karaoke studio.  First-timers welcome!  We all sing lousy, so why worry?

T-2-the-Mo, timolandia at gmail daht comm, www.singshot.com/
FREE PILATES, STRETCH, & YOGA @ THE LOVE FACTORY
318 SW Taylor St. (The Love Factory)
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The title basically says it!  With Kerry Ratza!  Bring a yoga mat!
Jaclyn Pryor, jaclyn.pryor at gmail daht comm, Pink On Tour
MINI-BIKE STEEPLE CHASE
Zoobomb (Top of the hill)
9:00pm
Come meet at the Zoo hill for the second annual Mini-Bike Steeple Chase.  Imagine going break-neck speeds, flying down dark paths, following one trail, if you get lost, you lose, first one down wins!! Trophy awarded to the winner!
Turbo, morganic007 at yahoo daht comm

Saturday June 16

24 HOURS OF PORTLAND
315 SW Montgomery St # 310 (Little River Cafe)
7:00am, Start riding at 8am, finish for breakfast at 8am the next day.
Start with a huge pancake breakfast Little River Cafe, then hop on the bikes and cruise all around, in, and through Portland and exploring all the major thoroughfares.  

We'll cover then entire circumference of Portland, from the West Hills, North Portland, Marine Drive, and whatever else tickles our fancy!

Http://24hoursofportland.blogspot.com

This is a self-supported ride.  You are responsible for your own food & water.  Helmets are required, and lights are a must.
Start at Breakfast at 7am at Little River Cafe
Tomas Quinones, tomas.quinones at gmail daht comm, 24 Hours of Portland Blog, 503-522-0079
HIKE N' BIKE FF
Walker Road & 158th, Beaverton (Terpenning Recreation Complex)
7:30am
Hike 'n' Bike is a fundraiser for the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation and our Family Assistance Program. Routes include the scenic Tualatin Hills Nature Park and THPRD trails. The event offers a choice of a 10K Hike, 5K Hike, and 15K or 30K Bike Ride on Saturday, June 16th. The routes will include the Nature Park and other THPRD trails.

For a minimum donation of $10 anyone can hike or bike, children under age ten are FREE. There will be beverages and snacks for all. Each person will recieve a T-Shirt. Those who raise $50 or more will win valuable prizes.

Susan Bender Phelps, sbphelps at thprd daht oh are gee, Tualatin Hills Park Foundation, 503-645-6433
THE PANGAEA PROJECT BIKE SCAVENGER HUNT
Begin at at 2808 NE Martin Luther King Blvd (Meet in the parking lot across from the old Billy Reed's)
9:00am - 3:00pm, Concludes at County Cork for drinks and festivities
Bike Scavenger Hunt across Portland learning about Pangaea's annual theme, Housing & Homelessness in Portland & Ecuador, & the inspiring organizations working on the solutions. Along the way, meet the 2007 Pangaea students who will travel to Ecuador to take their learning to a global level.

Registration is only $25 per rider & directly supports the program. A goal of raising $100 in pledges is strongly encouraged.

So what are you waiting for? Join us for some fun in the sun while you bike for one of the best causes in town! Go to www.thepangaeaproject.org & mark June 16 on your calendar!

Deb Delman, debd at thepangaeaproject daht oh are gee, The Pangaea Project, Don't forget to fundraise for this!, 503-517-8999
SLOW-POKE PASTRY PATROL
4235 SE Woodstock (Woodstock Bike Gallery)
10:00am - 12:00pm
Short ride to one of SE Portland's increasing number of great bakeries for coffee and treats and back.  Perfect for single speeds,  fixed gears, or parents towing trailers.  Helmets required, lycra strongly discouraged.
Bike Gallery, ryan at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com /, 503-774-3531
LET'S GET ROLLIN'
1436 SE Spokane (Sellwood Community Center)
10:00am - 1:00pm
Join other women at this 3-hour conversation on how to choose the right bike and gear, recreational riding and commuting, riding techniques, use of the TriMet bike rack, and route planning.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, City of Portland, 503-823-5358
BIKE TO TRY/ON LIFE COMMUNITY FARM
SW Salmon St and SW Naito Parkway (Salmon Street Fountains)
10:45am - 2:45pm, Meet at 10:45 AM, ride at 11 AM.
Pack a picnic lunch, hop on your bike, enjoy a scenic ride, and take a tour of Try/On Life Community Farm (http://www.tryonfarm.org) next to Tryon Creek State Park.

Leaving downtown, we’ll wind our way to the farm via Terwilliger and Boones Ferrry Rd.  A 1 hour tour of the farm starts at noon. Afterward, we’ll enjoy lunch in the shade--and a brief nap perhaps--before biking back to our starting point. This is a mildly strenuous ride in spots but we’ll go at what should be a leisurely and inclusive pace.

Wes Kempfer, wkempferjr at yahoo daht comm, 503-550-1741
PRETTY PANTY RIDE WA
600 Columbia St., Vancouver 98660 (Propstra Plaza (Big Fish Clock), Esther Short Park, Vancouver)
11:00am
Show off your pretty panties-those you keep hidden all year or adorn your plain panties on site. Guys pull out those Batman boxers out of the batcave. Panties parading on bikes, hats, bums, etc. Bike to sculptures, see public art, drink coffee, and eat at the Vancouver's farmers market.
Leah Jackson, leah.ssg at gmail daht comm
RIVER BOMB - CANCELED!
Eastbank Esplanade Bike Trail & SE Market St, (Small craft pier, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, east side.)
12:30pm - 1:30pm, The Splash Dance ride leaves immediately after this
The river-bombing portion of the river bomb has been CANCELED due to high toxicity levels in the river.  We will still hang out and have lunch on the esplanade until it is time to leave for the Splash dance.
Marc, Kelly, And Capt. Clash, 503-230-0471
THE RECYCLERY BIKE SWAP FF
1417 SE 9th Ave., Portland (The Recyclery)
1:00pm
Come for a day of massive bike swap overdose.June 16th
DJ Elvis panther will spin the tunes.
There will be beer,food and bikes,lots O bikes!Gates open at 1:00 p.m. entry is free, vendor spaces are $20. For more info or to reserve a space call 503-734-8831.
The Recyclery
1417 s.e. 9th ave.
portland or 97214
www.therecyclery.com
Hours are monday-saturday from around 11:00am. to 7:00 pm.ish.

Robby, therecyclery at yahoo daht comm, 503-734-8831
SPLASH DANCE!
Eastbank Esplanade Bike Trail & SE Market St, (Small craft pier, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, east side.)
1:30pm - 4:00pm, This event immediately follows the River Bomb
The Mobile Dance Party and Fountain Ride combine forces to bring you the best combination of bikes, water, and shaking your booty!  Booming sound system in tow, we ride, dance, and splash all over town! Dress for a dance party - a wet one!  Squirt guns encouraged.  Come early for the River Bomb.
Marc, Kelly, And Capt. Clash, danreedmiller at yahoo daht comm, 503 230 0471
VELORRITO 2: DEATH 2 WEAK SAUCE! 21+
SE 20th and SE Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
2:00pm
Velorrito 2 is the natural evolution in the burrito-fueled bike race known as Velorrito.  Prizes!  Terror!  Doom!  Burritos!  Do you have what it takes?
KingBurrito, scudzie at yahoo daht comm
CLEAN YER BIKE CLASS
1427 SE 45th Avenue (Crabapple Cottage, Hawthorne & 45th)
5:00pm, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Your bike treats you well. Now give it a little bit of luurve back. Come learn the basics of how to clean your lovely two-wheeled companion! Learn how to clean the chain, wheels, cogs, frame.... If you wondered why you ended up covered in bike grease after the finish of the World Naked Bike Ride, now's the time to find out. All welcome. Bring yourselves and your questions about cleaning. No bike is too dirty, no question too dumb for Team Clean!
Kirsty, liquidrunning at kittymail daht comm
PINK PARTY @ THE LOVE FACTORY
318 SW Taylor St. (The Love Factory)
10:00pm
MUSIC BY DJ OH! (and maybe show me the pink?)  Drinks, dancing, silkscreening, and a whole lotta love.
Jaclyn Pryor, jaclyn.pryor at gmail daht comm, Pink On Tour
MYSTERY MOVIE RIDE
NW 8th Ave and NW Couch st. (By the Elephant!)
11:00pm
Ride to a mystery outdoor location and watch movies! Bring a blanket and snacks to share.
Capn' ˇFUN!, gabrielamadeus at gmail daht comm

Sunday June 17

ROADIE RIDE
10950 SE Division (Division Bike Gallery)
8:30am
25 mile group ride at intermediate pace
Bike Gallery, colin at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-254-2663
FATHER'S DAY RIDE
5329 NE Sandy Blvd. (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
9:00am
Families welcome on this road ride for all abilities
Bike Gallery, dana at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
ZOOBOMB CENTURY - 100MI ON A KIDS BIKE
Top of the Zoo Elevators
10:00am, Show up anytime for bbq if you're not racing..
Ride 100 miles on a 16" wheeled bike. Choose your routes down the zoobomb hill carefully. The first racer to complete 100 miles wins!
Gabriel Amadeus, gabrielamadeus at gmail daht comm
FATHER'S DAY TRAILER KIDS PARK TOUR FF
NE 35th Ave and Skidmore (at the sandbox)
10:30am, Ride leaves to next 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. Even though its Fathers Day, Moms are also encouraged to attend ;)
patrickb [at] portlandrainbarrels [dot] com

Patrick
CULTURAL EXCHANGE RIDE WITH ECT
SE Madison & Eastbank Esplanade (Madison Plaza, under Hawthorn Bridge on Eastbank)
11:00am, 11:00am start time planned. Check weblink for updates.
Join the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club for an interactive ride event to local diverse cultural points of interest.
Meet riders from different cultural backgrounds, discover diversity in ideas, customs, and cuisine.
Ride pace will be easy. Multiple rest stops en route.
Details will be posted at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExchangeCycleTours/messages

Steven Kung, sfnkung at gmail.cm, ExchangeCycleTours.org, 503-957-6672
METRO-WIDE KAITEN-ZUSHI RIDE
NW Naito Parkway at Couch (Japanese American Historical Plaza, Waterfront Park)
1:00pm, Leaving promptly!
An eating ride so big, one municipality could not contain it.  Featuring multi-modal option (MAX express to Hillsboro).  We'll ride locally, but nosh globally.
Visit kaiten-zushi joints (where the sushi rolls around the place and you grab what you want to eat) in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties.  Bonus: Will include ambassadorial visit to ZooBomb Century.
 Not for the faint of spoke or xenophobic of stomach.  BYO hashi & cash.

Cap'n Unagi, timolandia at gmail daht comm
UNICYCLE RIDE
SW Salmon and Naito Pkwy (Salmon Street Springs at the Waterfront)
1:00pm
Break out of your two-wheeled rut!  Learn how to ride a unicycle, teach someone else how to do it, or just strut your stuff.  Lessons will last from 1:00 to 2:00; then we'll ride around downtown and frolic in the outdoor fountains.  (If you want to do the ride, you will need basic unicycling skills, which generally take about a week to learn.  Email me about private lessons.)

Bring a swimsuit, a towel and a unicycle if you have one!  This is gonna be great!

Izarra Varela, izarra.varela at gmail daht comm
CHOCOLATE IS MY FRIEND RIDE
608 SW Alder (Moonstruck Chocolates)
2:00pm
Today we bike for chocolate! Yum. There will be 3-4 scrumptious stops, surely enough chocolate to stop the cravings for awhile. Bring cash.
Margarete, release00 at yahoo daht comm, 503-421-6963
NORTH PORTLAND TRAILS RIDE
Portsmouth & Willamette
2:00pm
This ride will tour the marvelous trail network in North Portland. With 15 miles of trails it's possible to get in a great ride with hardly any cars to be encountered. We'll take a relaxed pace tour of the Peninsula Crossing, Columbia Slough, Marine Drive, and Portland Road off-street paths. Great fun. After, we'll find a good place to have a beer.
Roger Geller, roger.geller at gmail daht comm
ALE DRINKERS RIDE 21+
NE 33rd and Killingsworth (Concordia Ale House)
3:00pm
Moderate pace bike ride for those who appreciate a good ale after a good ride. We'll meet outside Concordia Ale House and enjoy a moderate paced ride to Blue Lake via the Marine Drive bike path. After a stop at Blue Lake, we will return to Concordia Ale House for a well deserved Ale. In honor of smart riding, "helmets are required".
Loriann

Monday June 18

SE BIKEPOOL MORNING COMMUTE TO DOWNTOWN!
4321 SE Hawthorne (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)
7:30am - 8:30am
Come along and join us for a Monday morning Bikepool from SE Hawthorne and 43rd to downtown, via the super bike-friendly Hawthorne Bridge.

Starting point: Common Grounds Coffeehouse (SE Hawthorne between 43rd and 44th)

Meet at 7:30am to drink coffee
Leave at 8:00am sharp for a leisurely bikeride downtown

Our ride will end downtown at Chapman Square Park (the cool little park with the elk statue fountain slap-bang in the middle of the road).

New and experienced cyclists welcome; the more the merrier.

Free Portland bicycling maps, and other assorted biking goodies too

Kirsty, liquidrunning at kittymail daht comm
CLOWN HOUSE BIKINI BIKE WASH
NE Alberta and 25th (The Clown House!)
3:00pm
Put on yer bikini and have yer bike washed! Bring a little dough fer da clowns, play some games, sporatic bafoonery will be erupting all day and if the right people show up TALL BIKE JOUSTING!!!
Clods in bikinis wash bikes all day for tips.

The game "Hot Dice" will be played on the Clown House stage.
The winner last year: Solid Gold!!!!!!
This years prizes: Free burittos!!!!!
Don't forget to tip the dealer.

Dingo Dizmal, fastclown at veryfast.biz, clownhouse.org
LIKE NIGHT AND DAY MUPPET RIDE
SW Salmon & Naito Parkway (Salmon Springs Fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park)
5:00pm
Come ride possibly the best and the worst Multi-User Paths (MUP) in Portland!  We'll leave from the Salmon Fountain in Waterfront Park and to the Eastbank Esplanade.  We'll continue down the beautiful Springwater-on-the-Willamette trail to Sellwood, where we'll embark on the most frightening commuter route imaginable - the Willamette Greenway Trail!  We'll start off right by crossing the Sellwood Bridge, and hit the bottom end of the trail proper, where we'll negotiate the most anti-bicycle multi-use path in Portland!  The theme is MUPpets, so bring Kermit, Elmo or whoever along! It was pointed out that it's better to start with the bad and end with the good.... So, we're going to start with the horrendous westside Willamette Greenway Trail and end with the Springwater Corridor. We're starting from Salmon Fountain, but the end will be at the top of the Eastbank Esplanade, so those going to the Twin Spin can continue on to NE Shaver.
Matt Picio, Wanderlust - A Cycling Journal of the Pacific Northwest
GELATO ANYONE?
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Gelato! A free ride with free Gelato for all. Grab your helmet, your bike, and a friend and join us for a casual ride to Mio Gelato for a frozen treat.
Bike Gallery/Team Rubicon, barb at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
ODE TO TREES
SE 43rd and Rhone (Creston Park's parking lot)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about some of Portland's Heritage Trees.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, City of Portland, Office of Transportation, 503-823-5358
TWIN SPIN FF
NE 7th Ave between Shaver St & Mason St (Two Plum Park)
7:00pm
Are you ever mistaken for someone else in the bike community? Bring your "twin" on a leisurely after-dinner spin on bikes that will end with icecream-soda floats - 1 per set. Bring a tall glass. If you don't have a doppelganger that you know of, dress a-like with your best mate. Real twins also welcome. All ages & Pigtails encouraged. This ride is co-hosted by Lauren (from a two-twin family) & Carye (from the Twin Cities). Just don't ask Carye about the Sprockettes or Lauren about Bathtubs, because if you do, you have the wrong twin.
Carye Bye, bikebat at gmail daht comm, 503-248-4454

Tuesday June 19

BIKE-IN MOVIES PLANNING MEETING
3552 N Mississippi Ave (Mississippi Pizza)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
This is a planning meeting to discuss having bike-in movies throughout the summer.  Here is some inspiration that we can use to start our discussion: www.guerilladrivein.org/.
Marc, 503-230-0471
BEGINNER BIKE POLO AT PSU
SW Broadway & SW College St. (PSU Tennis Courts)
6:00pm - 8:30pm
You know you wanna try it... Come learn to play Bike Polo! We provide the bikes, mallets, and instruction. All you need to bring is your moxie (and close-toed shoes). If you like bikes and you like fun, you're gonna be hooked. Open to all. Beginners especially welcome. See you on the court...
Ian @ PSU Bike Co-op, bikeshop at pdx daht eedee you, PSU Bicycle Cooperative, 503-725-9006
PEDAL POTLUCK PICNIC
1500 NE Alberta (Alberta Co-op)
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. 3-5 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.
Shawn Granton, urbanadventureleague at scribble daht comm, urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com, P.O. Box 14185, Portland OR 97293
BEGINNING WOMEN CYCLISTS CLINIC 21+
5329 NE Sandy Blvd (Hollywood Bike Gallery)
7:00pm
Why learn the hard way? In this clinic we provide you the basics and plenty of tips that will make you feel a seasoned cyclist in no time flat.
Bike Galley, amy at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com/, 503-281-9800
COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER VOLUNTEER NIGHT
1700 NE Alberta St. (The Community Cycling Center)
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Joining us at our Drop-In Volunteer Nights is an easy and fun way to help out the Community Cycling Center. As a group, we work on a variety of projects benefiting the organization, from cleaning, repairing and recycling bikes to transporting and organizing bikes and supplies. All volunteers are welcome. No skills are necessary. We’ll find a volunteer project that will fit your skills and interests.
Neal Armstrong, Volunteer at CommunityCyclingCenter daht oh are gee, www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org/, 503-546-8864
3RD ANNUAL BAR-HOPPIN' BY BICYCLE BIRTHDAY BASH 21+
2622 SE Belmont (The Vern)
7:00pm, Show up at 7pm and we'll leave soon thereafterward
A tour of the some of the seedier dive bars of the area and quite possibly some strip clubs.  Rowdy cycling and beer drinking. Helmets encouraged
Martie McQuain, 971-227-4436
TOO-WHEELED COMEDY OONTEST
se 17th & se taylor st (Colonel Summers Park)
7:30pm
A guy walks into a bar with his bicycle...
I'm sure you can do better.  So show your stuff and bring roaring laughter to the crowd.  Prizes for the top jokes or skits. Jokes must be bicycle related - of course

Aaron, aaron at yourbbodypower daht oh are gee, www.yourbodypower.org
BIKE TO SKATE
915 SE Hawthorne (Lucky Lab)
7:30pm, We ride to Oaks Park at 8:45
Jam Skating, Hip Hop music, fast skating possible,beginners are welcome. Also fun to see what's possible on skates. Lessons available. Adults only. Awesome workout.
Jeff Bernards, Ytamer at aol daht comm, 503-774-5659

Wednesday June 20

BREAKFAST OFF THE I-5 BRIDGE WA
Vancouver, NW end of the path just off the bridge
5:30am - 8:30am
Commuter social serving donuts/bagels, coffee, advice, and brochures/maps to bicyclists.
Chad Kays, Wallis Engineering, chad.kays at walliseng daht nett, 360-695-7041
MW REPRESENT
1158 NE Morton (Woodlawn)
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Show your Midwest pride!  Tonight is an opportunity for Midwesterners to set the record straight about our fine, fine area of the country.  Non-Midwesterners: prepare to be schooled. Midwesterners: bring your regional cuisine, music, cultural anecdotes and entertainment.  Non-Midwesterners are kindly asked to only bring beer or some generically-accepted food, but please do not attempt our culture until you've been through a MW Represent night.  This is not a ride.
Team Woodlawn MW, woodlawn at yeabikes daht nett, MW Represent Online Headquarters, 971-221-7228
WILDERNESS SKILLS RIDE
Springwater Corridor under Hawthorne Bridge (Springwater Corridor under Hawthorne Bridge)
5:00pm
Maybe you would like to carry less junk on your next bike tour. Maybe you want to know how to survive the appocalypse. Or maybe you just want a deeper connection to nature. Join us in a quest for shelter, water, fire and food in the urban wilderness. We will explore ways of providing these neccessities from the forest and urban jungle. We won't be traveling far. Just a short jaunt down to Oaks Bottom maybe further if others are feeling adventurous. All are welcome! No experience required. Free!
Shaun Deller, dellershaun at yahoo daht comm, www.dellerdesigns.blogspot.com
TOUR DE BIKESTATION SITES 21+
SW 1st Ave & Madison (Hawthorne Bridge Bike Lane, Approach East Bound)
5:30pm
Ride with Andrea White of Bikestation to investigate where Bikestations are being proposed in Portland. And learn more about what a Bikestation is and how bike parking and transit hubs are combined. Event will wrap up at a pub for discussion. Vote for your favorite Portland Bikestation. Event Postponed until July 18-19 when Andrea arrives in Portland/ Vancouver. (She has been called away by a business trip to NZ.) Email PDXbikestation@gmail.com for future time and site. Also check Shift calendar for updates too. 360.281.0944 mobile
Todd Boulanger, PDXbikestation at gmail daht comm, Bikestation, 360-281-0944
MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPHY RIDE….
SE 16th and SE Harrison (Ladds Circle)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Bring your camera to a mystery location, Shhh!! It’s a mystery location.
Dat Nguyen, dontbecreepy at gmail daht comm, Flickr Rules!, 503.805.1321
PORTLAND BY CYCLE CLINIC: SHOPPING BY BIKE
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd (Vollum Center Lounge on the Reed College Campus)
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Do you ever take the car because you have too much to carry? Come find out how you can carry (or pull) groceries, packages, & kids. Veteran cyclists will share tips & tricks on how to conveniently shop by bike. The session concludes with building your own "bike bucket."

Pre-registration required: Call (503) 823-7083 to reserve your bucket-building materials.

Hosted by PDOT's Transportation Options / Portland By Cycle program.

Mr. Smith, Transportation Options Guru, jeff.smith at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, www.gettingaroundportland.org/, 503-823-7083
BIKING VIKING RIDE 21+
111 NE 11th (Norse Hall)
7:30pm
Calling all Vikings and Valkeries!   Don your finest and fiercest Viking garb and gear and join us as we embark on an urban biking adventure!  
This ride will make a couple of drinking stops (we're vikings after all).  We've got two friendly Scandi stops, including the welcoming Oslo Lounge at the Norse Hall, and one where we might just have to invade. (sack the Irish!!) If you're not into pillaging, bring cash for drinks. skol!!
And get your viking bike built now!  soon we shall sail.

Kristi Holden And Jacque Authier, princess.sela at gmail daht comm
STITCHES AND B**CHES @ THE LOVE FACTORY
318 SW Taylor St.
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Chill sewing gathering and loving for pink women.
Jaclyn Pryor, jaclyn.pryor at gmail daht comm, Pink On Tour

Thursday June 21

SAUVIE ISLAND STRAWBERRY RIDE - PART DEUX
N Ainsworth and N Ainsworth (Meet at Peninsula Park, by the Gazebo/Pavilion)
10:00am - 2:00pm
Strawberry blues getting you down?! Ride to Sauvie Island and back for fresh berries.  Pick 'em, eat 'em, freeze 'em for winter! If you missed Dat's ride before PedalPalooza, or thought the berries were a bit under-ripe, they should be great this week (prime season and before the weekend rush).  Meet at Peninsula park, near the gazebo. Bring a snack or lunch. Kids in trailers/on tagalongs encouraged or old enough to ride highway/20mi r/t.
Takedown Matt, msphilli at gmail daht comm, 503-781-6538
PDOT BICYCLE BROWN BAG
1120 SW 5th Ave (Portland Building auditorium, 2nd floor)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
From the City that Wonks:
Transportation Options is offering a Bicycle Brown Bag Series. The sessions are held on the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1PM at the Portland Building, second floor auditorium.  Bring your lunch!

For June - Why People Aren’t Cycling (and How to Help Them Start) - what new focus group and poll information tells us.

Mr. Forsberg, Options Guy, timothy.forsberg at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, www.gettingaroundportland.org/, 503-823-7699
MOCKTAILS OFF THE I-5 BRIDGE WA
Vancouver, NW end of the path off the I-5 bridge
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Commuter social serving virgin cocktails, finger food, advice, brochures & maps to bicyclists.
Chad Kays, Wallis Engineering, chad.kays at walliseng daht nett, 360-695-7041
BIKE 2 1860'S BASEBALL GAME FF,WA
Off of Evergreen at Officers Row (Reserve Parade Ground next to the Bandstand.)
4:30pm, contact for actual time of event
This is the first vintage baseball game of the season. This gloveless game with wooden bats plays by very different rules! Bring a picnic and your blanket or chairs and watch staff and volunteers recreate a game, playing by the rules established in 1860. Only 15 bike minutes from Expo MAX station. Free of charge.
http://www.nps.gov/fova/parknews/nps-celebrates-the-140th-anniversary-of-organized-base-ball-in-vancouver.htm

Kimm Fox, www.nps.gov/fova/, 360-816-6243
BIKE WEDDING!
SE 60th and Salmon (Mt. Tabor Summit)
6:00pm, If you arrive early, please do not interrupt the ceremony!
Come celebrate the wedding of Tiago "Pinga de Clown" Denczuk to Adriane "Not Adriane" Ackerman! The semi-private ceremony is at 5:00, but the bike ride to the reception will start roughly at 6:00 with a bomb down Mt. Tabor. (Location TBA, but it won't be that far.) The reception is open to all interested, and will include a BYOBBQ, live music, and lots of dancing! Make sure to bring your craziest bike for the ride, as it is the main event, and will be filmed for a documentary. Come show our friends and family what a bike community can be!
Adriane, adriane.ackerman at gmail daht comm
BTA N/NE BICYCLE BOULEVARD VISION TOUR FF
501 N Failing (at N Commercial) (Unthank Park)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the BTA for a two-hour guided tour of potential low-traffic Bicycle Boulevards in N/NE Portland. Riders will have an opportunity to experience some of Portland’s low traffic bicycle streets and give feedback on these candidates for Bicycle Boulevard treatments in the future.
Emily Gardner, emily at bta4bikes daht oh are gee, www.bta4bikes.org, 503/226-0676 x. 11
UNICYCLE POLO
NE 22nd Ave and Killingsworth St (Alberta Park, East side of park in tennis court)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
All the thrills and spills of Bicycle Polo minus the handle bars, brakes, chain and off course a wheel.

Bring yer uni and beverages, we supply polo mallets and band-aids.

MJFreshyfresh, mjfreshnspamfree at gmail daht comm, unicyclebastards.com
VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN HERITAGE TREE TOUR FF,WA
W Columbia St and 6th St (Esther Short Park, near the clock tower)
6:30pm
Visit some of Vancouver's most celebrated Heritage Trees on an enjoyable 4-mile guided bicycle ride. The flat, easy bicycle route begins and ends at Esther Short Park, winding through downtown Vancouver. Stop at eight locations to admire trees whose legacies connect all residents of Vancouver to the proud past of our community. Participants on the ride must respect private property, wear helmets, and obey all traffic laws.
Ryan Durocher, ryan.durocher at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry/, (360) 619-1108
SOLSTICE RIDE
5040 SE Milwaukie Ave (Watershed)
9:00pm - 7:00am
Traverse local cinder cones as we celebrate the Sun. Ride leaves Watershed around ten and continues until sunrise.

*Bring something warm: you won't be riding the whole night.

*Lights and awareness of marked and unmarked hazards encouraged.

Rayos Del Sol

Friday June 22

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES FF
Broadway Bridge / Hawthorne Bridge (North side)
7:00am - 9:00am
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!
Dat Nguyen, shift2bikes.org/breakfast.shtml
BICYCLE CAPTURE THE FLAG
SE Ash St & SE 33rd Ave (West end of Laurelhurst Park - moved from Mt. Tabor)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, when we're all finished we'll have a parade down hawthorne to the bike-in movie
It's capture the flag, but with bikes! Everyone welcome.  Teams can choose what type of bikes, and how many to include in their strategy.  The boundaries will depend on how many people show up.
Marc, 503-230-0471
HERITAGE TREES OF NORTH PORTLAND
700 N Portland Blvd (Peninsula Park, south - Ainsworth - side)
6:00pm
Enjoy your evening with a leisurely tour of Portland Heritage Trees in North Portland.  Come see some amazing specimens of large and unique trees, and the Sugar Maple that has its own matching house!
Emily, mlemily at gmail daht comm
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! Our feature this year is "You Never Bike Alone", a documentary on Vancouver BC bike culture.  http://youneverbikealone.com  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 daht oh are gee, portlandhostel.org, 503-236-3380
DROPOUT WEEKDAY WARRIOR
n.e. 13th & Holladay (Holladay park, between lloyd center and the max)
7:00pm
Freakbike riders grab yer tallbikes, choppers, swingbikes, trikes, and other crazy pedal powered monstrosities cuz we're going for a ride
around 5 miles of easy riding, then we stop at a store, then we hang out outside and cause trouble
more fun than other, less fun things

DROPOUT Bikeclub, dropoutbikeclub at yahoo daht comm
OLIN / SIN FRONTERAS BIKE-IN MOVIES
2825 NE Dekum
8:30pm
Second in two-part movie series fundraiser for Olin / Sin Fronteras.  Tonight: "Farmingville" (U.S., documentary, 2004), about the human impact of national immigration laws which perpetuate racism, fear, and violence.  Contains offensive material.  Also: "Wallyball" which is a short film about U.S./Mexico border wall.
Olin / Sin Fronteras, olin at riseup daht nett

Saturday June 23

SAUNTER EAST ON THE SPRINGWATER
SE Roswell, across from Ardenwald School (Ardenwald Park)
9:00am - 11:00am
Explore the trail out to Beggars Tick and Powell Butte.
Janis McDonald, janis.mcdonald at pdxtrans daht oh are gee, City of Portland, Office of Transportation, 503-823-5358
SLOW-POKE PASTRY PATROL FF
4235 SE Woodstock (Woodstock Bike Gallery)
10:00am - 12:00pm
Slow-poke Pastry Patrol.  Short ride to one of SE Portland's increasing number of great bakeries for coffee and treats and back.  Perfect for single speeds,  fixed gears, or parents towing trailers.  Helmets required, lycra strongly discouraged.
Bike Gallery, ryan at bikegallery daht comm, www.bikegallery.com /, 503-774-3531
D'S 24HR $666 ZOMBIE HUNT 21+
SE Taylor and 20th Avenue (Col. Summers Park, south side)
1:00pm, Leave's at 4 pm sharp! show up by 3:30 for registration
D's 24hr Zombie Hunt
4 wheels are pure evil, unless it's two bikes! Then it's fun as Hell. You'll be be nearing full zombiedom by the end of this all nighter(you were gonna stay up all night anyway, right?). $666 cash to the TWO PERSON TEAM who trudges in with the most points. Secret prizes(vintage track pedals, $125 of tattoo work from Amy Cole at Tiger Lily, Voodoo Donuts) hidden on course, as well as surprise chances to get bonus points. Register your team name(2 words) via email at driel76[at]yahoo.com, by Wednesday, June 20th. After that it's $30 in person on Saturday.

Damian Riehl, driel76 at yahoo daht comm, Damian's 24 hour Zombie Hunt, 503-869-0451
FREE BI-STATE BIKE MAP: VAN & PDX
SE 20th & Belmont (MCBF - Col. Summers Park)
1:30pm - 2:30pm
FREE: Get a brand new bi-state bike map here. The first Vancouver & Portland bike map since 1896! Each side of the map has either PDX or VAN. Carry one map less - now ride lighter! A City of Vancouver project celebrating it's 150 year anniversary. Thanks VBC and PDOT for your help too! (One map per person.)
Todd Boulanger, todd.boulanger at ci.vancouver.wa daht you ess, Bike Vancouver, 360-487-7700
MULTNOMAH COUNTY BIKE FAIR
SE 20th and Belmont (Col. Summers Park)
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Competitions and crafts.
Music and mayhem.
Beer and bruises...

MCBF is the catastrophic culmination of 2+ weeks of Pedalpalooza bike fun.  Bring your friend.  Bring your bike.  Bring your sunscreen.  Bring your camera.  Bring your best game.  Bring your bandages.  Bring your bike fun.

Shift, Multnomah County Bike Fair on the Shift website