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Bikey Fun, April 15 - May 5

Shift helps other groups and individuals promote their "bike fun" events.
Most of the events in this calendar are not produced by Shift.
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Sunday April 15

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

Monday April 16

ROAD CYCLING 101: STRESS-FREE SKILLS & SAFETY SERIES Link
McLoughlin Middle School parking lot, 5802 MacArthur Boulevard Vancouver, WA Take Trimet
5:30pm, Scattered days
Do you know how to ride but are concerned about safety on the road, how to best shift those many gears, or afraid you'll get a flat tire?

This ride series is just for you.

We'll cover a number of bike related topics including helmet fitting, rules of the road, equipment/gear, safety/street smarts, and how to choose rides and routes. Post-ride there will be plenty of time for Q&A, social networking, and occasional no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant. Bring your bike in good working order and your helmet.  See you there!

Jan Verrinder  [forum]

Tuesday April 17

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

Wednesday April 18

PLANNING THE MULTNOMAH COUNTY BIKE FAIR Link
PAZ, 1624 SE Woodward St, Portland, OR Take Trimet
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Legend has it that a family-friendly "bike-gasm" marked the end of Pedalpalooza with a catastrophic, lively, and musical celebration of the subculture around bicycles. Last couple of years, this tradition appeared to have been lost. But it did NOT die. Now, you can rise to the occasion and help bring back Multnomah County Bike Fair (MCBF)!

With your help, there will be smiles, beers, mayhem, crafts, competitions, and bruises all in one bike event!

Brian Sysfail  [forum]

Thursday April 19

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
Salmon Street Fountain, SW Salmon St and Naito Pkwy Take Trimet
7:00pm, Every Thursday
Join us every Thursday at the Salmon Street Fountain at 7pm. Come celebrate bikes and a love for life. WE ARE TNR
TJ Baxter, Baxter8207 at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Friday April 20

DROPOUT CLUB RIDE Link 21+
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet
9:30pm, Third Friday of every month
Monthly local freakbike club ride. We meet at 9:30 in Colonel Summers park and leave at 10. Freakbikes encouraged, all bikes welcome. Dropout organizes leave no trace events, don't be a jerk. Come out to have a good time! Usually outdoor endspot.
Dropout, dropoutbicycleclub at gmail daht comm, Dropout Bike Club  [forum]

Saturday April 21

WRENCH ON BIKES FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS Link
Learning Garden's Lab Greenhouse #4, 6745 SE 60th Ave Take Trimet (Walk to the rear of the greenhouses, we are near the bike racks.)
10:00am - 2:00pm
Each year The Street Trust brings bikes to hundreds of 4th and 5th grade classrooms and teach thousands of students how to bike safely on the streets. Needless to say the kids do a pretty good job of riding safely and doing some damage to the bikes. The bikes need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if youve got mechanic skills come join us for some greasy fun.

Not an experienced mechanic? No problem! If you can inflate tires and wash bikes we need you too! Don't want to touch a bike at all? Have no fear! You can help me inspect and sort helmets and inventory parts!

There will be coffee and pastries!
Rachel Cameron, rachel at thestreettrust daht oh are gee, Volunteer Calendar  [forum]

RANDI JO FABRICATIONS TRUNK SHOW Link
Rivelo, 401 SE Caruthers, Suite 103, Portland, Oregon 97214 Take Trimet (Corner of SE Caruthers at SE Water Avenue)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Rivelo will be hosting our third annual Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show on Saturday, April 21, from 1PM to 4PM. Lots of great merchandise available for immediate purchase.
John A Bennett, bennett at rivelopdx daht comm, www.rivelopdx.com, 971-266-3551  [forum]

Sunday April 22

THREE SPEED RIDE Link
Rivelo, 401 SE Caruthers, Suite 103, Portland, Oregon 97214 Take Trimet (Meet out front after you check out the store)
1:30pm - 6:30pm, Meet at 1:30, depart PROMPTLY at 2
A 15 mi not-a-loop ramble with a mix of paved/unpaved, and yes a few hills. 3, 4, or 5 speed internally geared hub bikes ONLY. There will be a supply up stop and we will make tea at the end. Challenges 1 through 4 of the Adventure April challenge will be met! https://societyofthreespeeds.wordpress.com/3-spd-apr/
El Presidente, https://societyofthreespeeds.wordpress.com, 503-995-6355  [forum]
KIDICAL MASS PDX: EARTH DAY RIDE Link FF
Alberta Park, NE Killingsworth & NE 19th Avenue Take Trimet (Playground at NE Jarrett St & 19th Avenue)
1:30pm
Celebrate Earth Day in Northeast Portland with Kidical Mass PDX! We'll ride from the Alberta Park playground to Fernhill park on neighborhood greenways. The ride is a 3 and a half mile loop, with a break at the Fernhill Park playground in the middle, so its suitable for all but the youngest riders.

We ride slow enough for little pedalers. Kids should wear a helmet, be able to ride in a straight line, start and stop. Cargo bikes, tandems, trailers and tag-a-longs are great too. We'll ride together as a group, rain or shine, because kids are traffic too! Come ride with us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1702255846525240/
Joseph, Kidical Mass PDX, joseph.eisenberg at gmail daht comm, kidicalmasspdx.org  [forum]

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

Monday April 23

ROAD CYCLING 101: STRESS-FREE SKILLS & SAFETY SERIES Link
McLoughlin Middle School parking lot, 5802 MacArthur Boulevard Vancouver, WA Take Trimet
5:30pm, Scattered days
Do you know how to ride but are concerned about safety on the road, how to best shift those many gears, or afraid you'll get a flat tire?

This ride series is just for you.

We'll cover a number of bike related topics including helmet fitting, rules of the road, equipment/gear, safety/street smarts, and how to choose rides and routes. Post-ride there will be plenty of time for Q&A, social networking, and occasional no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant. Bring your bike in good working order and your helmet.  See you there!

Jan Verrinder  [forum]

Tuesday April 24

Wednesday April 25

Thursday April 26

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
Salmon Street Fountain, SW Salmon St and Naito Pkwy Take Trimet
7:00pm, Every Thursday
Join us every Thursday at the Salmon Street Fountain at 7pm. Come celebrate bikes and a love for life. WE ARE TNR
TJ Baxter, Baxter8207 at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Friday April 27

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
Steel, Hawthorne & Tillikum Bridges Take Trimet
7:15am - 9:15am, Last Friday of every month
Slingin' free coffee and breakfast goodies for bikers and walkers on the east end of the lower Steel Bridge, west end of the Hawthorne Bridge, and the west side of the Tillikum Bridge under the 99 Red Balloons sculpture. Join us!
Cap'n Croissant, bonb at lists.riseup daht nett, BonB on Shift website  [forum]

Saturday April 28

BIKING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: INNER NOPO Link
Arrow Coffeehouse, 4943 NE MLK at Alberta Take Trimet (pkg lot behind on Garfield)
11:00am - 1:00pm, meet up 11 AM/roll out 11:30 AM
Spring Fling with an Inner NoPo adventure: we'll gawk at loads of fabulous houses--modern and historical and everything in between--PLUS we'll cross three (3!) pedestrian bridges, hit some artsy pocket parks, cruise the Willamette curve, and enjoy beer and nosh after at StormBreaker Brewing (bring dinero!). As always: easy, slow, laid-back (8 miles max); more fun than educational; semi-looping.
Jenny, editrixpdx at hotmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/2212708378745421  [forum]
GRANT PETERSEN AT RIVELO Link
Rivelo, 401 SE Caruthers, Suite 103, Portland, Oregon 97214 Take Trimet (Corner of SE Caruthers at SE Water Avenue)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rivendell Bicycle Works founder and designer, Grant Petersen, will be at Rivelo, the Northwest's only Rivendell dealer, on Saturday, April 28th, from Noon to 4PM. Come hang out, ask questions. Maybe we'll have a demo. Event still coming together. We'll shoot for some grub, too.
John A Bennett, bennett at rivelopdx daht comm, rivelopdx.com, 971-266-3551  [forum]
CODE FOR PEDALPALOOZA/SHIFT Link
Ctrl-H, Take Trimet
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Scattered days
Pedalpalooza is one of the coolest things in this world. It's more than a series of social bike rides. With fire burning to the sky, dancing unicorns, and naked people fighting oil consumption, people express themselves fully, make friends, and get exercise. To empower more people to participate, we need techies to develop the website, which is written in javascript: https://github.com/Shift2Bikes/shiftcal
One Hwang, Techies on Bikes  [forum]

Sunday April 29

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

Monday April 30

ROAD CYCLING 101: STRESS-FREE SKILLS & SAFETY SERIES Link
McLoughlin Middle School parking lot, 5802 MacArthur Boulevard Vancouver, WA Take Trimet
5:30pm, Scattered days
Do you know how to ride but are concerned about safety on the road, how to best shift those many gears, or afraid you'll get a flat tire?

This ride series is just for you.

We'll cover a number of bike related topics including helmet fitting, rules of the road, equipment/gear, safety/street smarts, and how to choose rides and routes. Post-ride there will be plenty of time for Q&A, social networking, and occasional no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant. Bring your bike in good working order and your helmet.  See you there!

Jan Verrinder  [forum]

Tuesday May 1

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

Wednesday May 2

Thursday May 3

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
Salmon Street Fountain, SW Salmon St and Naito Pkwy Take Trimet
7:00pm, Every Thursday
Join us every Thursday at the Salmon Street Fountain at 7pm. Come celebrate bikes and a love for life. WE ARE TNR
TJ Baxter, Baxter8207 at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Friday May 4

FILMED BY BIKE 2018 Link
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 Take Trimet
5:00pm, Friday, May 4 5pm-11pm, Saturday, May 5 5pm-10pm, Sunday May 6 5:30pm-9:30pm, Scattered days
The annual cinematic celebration of all things two-wheeled rolls into its 16th year, this time with 80 films from 14 countries. Highlights include an adventurous trek through the Alaskan wilderness by land and water, the perseverance of an amputee professional cyclist from Nairobi,  a fishing expedition through the alpine lakes of the San Juan high-country, and an entire category highlighting the best films from Filmed by Bike vault!

Over the course of a busy weekend, we host a Street Party, filmmaker Q+A sessions, dance parties, Brewery Tour Bike Rides with the Filmmakers, workshops and awards ceremonies. Join the fun!

Filmed By Bike, info at filmedbybike daht oh are gee, http://filmedbybike.org/fest-schedule/, 971-221-7228  [forum]

Saturday May 5

GRILLED BY BIKE 5 DE MAYO Link
Mount Scott Community Center / Park, 5530 SE 72nd Ave Take Trimet (Follow Your Nose)
11:00am - 5:00pm
Let's celebrate the Mexican victory over the French by grilling up some flavors from south of the border! We'll meet at Mt. Scott park just in time for some breakfast tacos. Then we'll grill at another park along the way (with groceries nearby if you need). The end spot is the The Hollywood Theatre for Filmed by Bike which starts at 6 PM!

PS- you may have noticed there are two FB events for this ride because FB won't allow invites to non group members even though the group and event are public.
Eric Ivy, https://www.facebook.com/events/437801986651769  [forum]

CODE FOR PEDALPALOOZA/SHIFT Link
Ctrl-H, Take Trimet
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Scattered days
Pedalpalooza is one of the coolest things in this world. It's more than a series of social bike rides. With fire burning to the sky, dancing unicorns, and naked people fighting oil consumption, people express themselves fully, make friends, and get exercise. To empower more people to participate, we need techies to develop the website, which is written in javascript: https://github.com/Shift2Bikes/shiftcal
One Hwang, Techies on Bikes  [forum]
FILMED BY BIKE 2018 Link
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 Take Trimet
5:00pm, Friday, May 4 5pm-11pm, Saturday, May 5 5pm-10pm, Sunday May 6 5:30pm-9:30pm, Scattered days
The annual cinematic celebration of all things two-wheeled rolls into its 16th year, this time with 80 films from 14 countries. Highlights include an adventurous trek through the Alaskan wilderness by land and water, the perseverance of an amputee professional cyclist from Nairobi,  a fishing expedition through the alpine lakes of the San Juan high-country, and an entire category highlighting the best films from Filmed by Bike vault!

Over the course of a busy weekend, we host a Street Party, filmmaker Q+A sessions, dance parties, Brewery Tour Bike Rides with the Filmmakers, workshops and awards ceremonies. Join the fun!

Filmed By Bike, info at filmedbybike daht oh are gee, http://filmedbybike.org/fest-schedule/, 971-221-7228  [forum]
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