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Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza

June 1 - June 30, 2017


Pedalpalooza is 3+ weeks of bikey fun. With 33 different events, most organized by individuals, bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.

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

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 2017
Family Friendly events have green times
Adult Only (21+) events have red times
Vancouver events have titles listed in blue
In all cases, you are encouraged to read the
detailed event descriptions below. If you
still aren't sure whether an event is
appropriate for you, then contact the
event organizer.
first quarter moon 5:42am PDT 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 micro full moon 6:09am PDT 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 3rd quarter moon 4:32am PDT 17
18 19 Solstice 9:24 pm PDT 20 21 22 super new moon 7:30pm PDT 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 1st quarter moon 5:51pm PDT 30

Thursday June 1

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
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 June 2

THE GUTHRIE RIDE Link
NE Alberta St & NE 11th Ave Take Trimet (Across from Radio Room in parking lot)
10:00pm - 1:00am, Leaves at 10:07 SHARP!
This is my favorite ride in Portland to take friends upon, embarking from the NE region of Portland, and heading into the great unknown on my favorite meandering of bicycle routes. (If you want a mysterious night ride that does more riding than stopping, this is the ride for you!) Length: 21 miles Lights: Yes! Helmets Highly Recommended (We may/may not ride through Vancouver) Terrain: mostly flat, 1 very short steep hill. Beer?: If you'd like, NOT required. The route is a loop, returning to Radio Room, bail options are limited.
Guthrie Straw, guthrie at pedaldream daht comm, www.pedaldream.com, Any questions please email.   [forum]
FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT DRAG RACE Link
11:30pm
Alley cat drag race in drag down Alberta St/Prescott/Fremont
Fixie riders, bike messengers and other radical cyclists looking for a straight city sprint down Alberta and other streets after midnight when the crowds leave we can drag in drag. I will try to scrape up prizes, depending on turn out we can have different categories.

This will be a monthly meet up every first Friday and at midnight. I put 11pm Friday as the time to meet, technically it's Saturday morning by the time we're racing.

Robbie  [forum]

Saturday June 3

PEDALKAZOOLA! Link FF
Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st Ave and Stephens St Take Trimet (meet by on the black top by the playground/school)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pedal and Kazoo at the same time!  We'll teach everyone some melodies and rounds while cycling easy to the best sonic spots in town.  BYO kazoo or harmonica (but we'll have extra kazoos) Families and Kids welcome!
Gram, gramhouser at gmail daht comm  [forum]
SATURDAY NIGHT DRAG RACE Link 21+
11:30pm
Alley cat drag race in drag down Alberta St/Prescott/Fremont
Fixie riders, bike messengers and other radical cyclists looking for a straight city sprint down Alberta and other streets after midnight when the crowds leave we can drag in drag. I will try to scrape up some prizes, depending on turn out we can have different categories.

This will be a monthly meet up every first Saturday and at midnight. I put 11:30pm Saturday as the time to meet, technically it's Sunday morning by the time we're racing.
Robbie, robaloie at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Sunday June 4

ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, We head up the hill at 9ish, Every Sunday
One of Portland's longest-running fun on bikes events!
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)!
Minibikes (16" wheel kid's bikes) encouraged, ALL bikes welcomed!

Jake Ryder, Zoobomb PDX  [forum]

Monday June 5

PRAISE THE LLOYD Link
NE Oregon and Lloyd Blvd Take Trimet (Steel Bridge/East Bank Esplande entry)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
A short but informative ride around Lloyd, Portland's soon to be bike friendliest neighborhood. More details soon.
Kathryn, kathryn at golloyd daht oh are gee  [forum]

Tuesday June 6

WOMEN AND TRANS WRENCH NIGHT Link
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
A night for women and trans identified folks to have a safer space to work on their own bicycles with hands off instruction.  If it's adjusting your brakes or replacing your fork, Woman and Trans night is a great place explore, learn, and/or practice bicycle mechanics!  All levels of comfort with bicycle mechanics welcome! Used Bike Farms stands and tools for $5 an hour. New and used parts also available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Planktenzkeets, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, Bike Farm  [forum]

Wednesday June 7

PAINTED STREETS RIDE Link FF
5:00pm, Meet at 5, at half-past we ride
During the Village Building Convergence take a tour of intersections made beautiful by the neighbors who live near them. Part of Portland By Cycle, a series of summertime rides hosted by Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Photo credit: Greg Raisman

Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, Portland by Cycle rides, 503-823-7699  [forum]
PRINCE VS. INFINITY Link
7:30pm
Prince Vs. ∞
Diablo, dirtydiablorides at gmail daht comm  [forum]
PRINCE MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY RIDE Link
8:00pm
RIP
Diablo, dirtydiablorides at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Thursday June 8

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
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 June 9

40-MILE LOOP RIDE, PART 1 OF 3 Link
1:00pm
Ride the classic 40-Mile Loop as a series of three bike rides, one a week for three weeks during Pedalpalooza. Come on one ride or do all three for the complete loop! This version of the loop is really 51 miles long, as the route has evolved from its original naming over 100 years ago. Each of the three segments is 16 to 18 miles in length, and the segments start and end at MAX stations to eliminate the need to ride to/from the start/end. Following creeks and rivers for most of its length, the loop is flat with no uphill sections.

This 1st ride starts at the OMSI/SE Water MAX Orange Line station and follows the Springwater Corridor to the Cleveland Ave MAX Blue Line station in Gresham.

Ride #2 is on June 16, and Ride #3 is on June 23
.

Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/274003149697754  [forum]

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY RIDE Link 21+
11:30pm, At Midnight we ride!, Second Friday of every month
we ride 12 months out of the year.  ride start location will be posted during the day on the friday of the event.  do not email us before this for the location.  we wont tell you.

>> LOCATION WILL BE LISTED ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE AT
https://midnightmysteryride.wordpress.com

::tips for riders::
1. lighten up
2. dress for the weather
3.  we never said it was safe

Mystery Mixer, Midnight Mystery Ride  [forum]

Saturday June 10

NEVER NUDE RIDE Link
6:00pm
Gymnophobes Unite! Get out your best jean-shorts and raise awareness.  There are DOZENS of us!
Michael Ingrassia  [forum]

Sunday June 11

DAD'S ON VACATION Link
11:00am
Dad's On Vacation - you know the drill dad's.  Hit all the Travel Oregon hot spots in Portland donning your best short pants and dad shirts.  Don't forget your SLR's, dad jokes, and safety gear.  Mom's welcome too of course
Eric Ivy, ericivy at gmail daht comm  [forum]
SPLISH, SPLASH IT'S A WET, WET PORTLAND RIDE! Link FF
Jamison Square, NW 10th and Johnson Take Trimet (Park bikes by the Red Sculpture)
1:00pm
Join us for the Fourth Annual Splish, Splash It'S A Wet, Wet Portland Ride Family Friendly Bike Ride

ALL CHILDREN MUST WEAR HELMETS AND ADULTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO DO THE SAME.

We'll be stopping by at Cool Moon Ice Cream for a cone and grabbing a bite from the PSU Food Carts.
Scott Batchelar, scottbs at mac daht comm, 971-207-5523  [forum]

ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, We head up the hill at 9ish, Every Sunday
One of Portland's longest-running fun on bikes events!
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)!
Minibikes (16" wheel kid's bikes) encouraged, ALL bikes welcomed!

Jake Ryder, Zoobomb PDX  [forum]

Monday June 12

EPIC AUSTRIAN BLACK METAL RIDE Link
8:30pm, at 9 we ride.
SUMMONING are the greatest Epic Austrian Black Metal band and we will be celebrating their contribution to the cosmos with a somber procession through grim and enchanted forests. We will play ONLY true atmospheric/epic black metal. If it is not Austrian, it must at least be Tolkienesque. Music provided. Bring torches, booze, stoner food, and an appetite for destruction. I'll have a good deal of smoke to share. Expect forested sojourn to hit a bit of gravel, but the ride will  be lead at a leisurely pace. Death to Varg:  racist metal posers unwelcome. Death to false metal.
SILENIUS , https://www.facebook.com/events/1757187367928194  [forum]

Tuesday June 13

Wednesday June 14

LOOK MOM! NO-HANDS RIDE Link FF
Sewallcrest park, SE 31st Ave & Market St Portland, OR 97214 Take Trimet (meet by on the black top by the playground/school)
5:30pm - 7:30pm, 5:30pm
Do you love to ride no-handed? Lets balance our way through town cruising down the best routes, hands down!
Gram, gramhouser at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Thursday June 15

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
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 June 16

40-MILE LOOP RIDE, PART 2 OF 3 Link
Cleveland Ave MAX Blue Line Station, 400 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030 Take Trimet (meet at East end of the MAX station by the bike sharrows)
1:00pm
Ride the classic 40-Mile Loop as a series of three bike rides, one a week for three weeks during Pedalpalooza. Come on one ride or do all three for the complete loop! This version of the loop is really 51 miles long, as the route has evolved from its original naming over 100 years ago. Each of the three segments is 16 to 18 miles in length, and the segments start and end at MAX stations to eliminate the need to ride to/from the start/end. Following creeks and rivers for most of its length, the loop is flat with no uphill sections.

This 2nd ride starts at the Cleveland Ave MAX Blue Line and follows separated bikeways along the Columbia River to the Cascades MAX Red Line station.

Ride #1 is on June 9, and Ride #3 is on June 23
.

Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/1498965803460960  [forum]

DROPOUT BICYCLE CLUB RIDE Link
9:15pm - 3:15am, Meetup around 9:15, we ride at 10pm, Third Friday of every month
The dropout bike club's monthly freakbike social ride. Over 10+ years, this ride has become the place to show off your newest bicycle oddities. Come ride, have an adventure, and socalize.  All bikes welcome, but the pace is set by the freakbikes.
DOBC, dobcpdx at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Saturday June 17

RIDE WITH THE WINEMAKER + FARM DINNER Link
3:00pm - 6:00pm, Approximately 3.5 hours.
Learn about a variety of regional wines in the most comfortable setting possible as two local winemakers who love bikes take you an a tasting and tour!

We'll end at an urban farm for chef-hosted appetizers and of course more wine.

Slow easy pace, approximately 6 mostly flat miles.
J. Wright, Vintner, hello at Jwrightvintner daht comm, J. Wright, Vintner, Follow us on Instagram as  at AdventureWine  [forum]

Sunday June 18

TEAM NPF CYCLE IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY Link FF
6:30am, All day event as festivities will last hours after the riders begin to return!
This fundraising ride ($25 reg fee & min fundraise $150) beginning & ending [at] scenic Riverview Park in Independence, OR offers the choice between a Family Friendly, Mid or a Metric Century route.  Your choice of routes will include rest stops, SAG vehicles & bike mechanics.  Upon completing your ride, enjoy lunch, beer, wine & live music as we celebrate your accomplishments & success towards finding a cure for psoriatic disease. www.TeamNPF.org/WVcycle
Brian Willms, bwillms at psoriasis daht oh are gee, Team NPF Cycle, 503-546-8394  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, We head up the hill at 9ish, Every Sunday
One of Portland's longest-running fun on bikes events!
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)!
Minibikes (16" wheel kid's bikes) encouraged, ALL bikes welcomed!

Jake Ryder, Zoobomb PDX  [forum]

Monday June 19

Tuesday June 20

WOMEN AND TRANS WRENCH NIGHT Link
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
A night for women and trans identified folks to have a safer space to work on their own bicycles with hands off instruction.  If it's adjusting your brakes or replacing your fork, Woman and Trans night is a great place explore, learn, and/or practice bicycle mechanics!  All levels of comfort with bicycle mechanics welcome! Used Bike Farms stands and tools for $5 an hour. New and used parts also available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Planktenzkeets, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, Bike Farm  [forum]

Wednesday June 21

MOBILE METAMORPHIC EFFIGY ERADICATION RIDE Link
Peninsula Park Rose Garden, N Albina Ave and Ainsworth St Take Trimet (South side of park, past the fountain)
7:00pm, Ride out at 7:45
Gather together and celebrate the summer solstice and the death of all things past! The solstice is a time for renewal, and we all know Pedalpalooza heralds the arrival of summer and a whole new outlook on life. Make an effigy of "last year you" and all the junk you want to part with, strap it to your bike and join us on a musical ride to a beautiful spot where we'll say goodbye to our last incarnation and the winter, and hello to Summer 2017 and rad new selves! Ride about 4 miles. Eradicate effigies at sunset. Be prepared with extra layers for the nighttime! This is the last one ever!
Lil' Mama Bone Crusher, 503-758-3903  [forum]

Thursday June 22

HEAT RIDE Link 21+
Hot Naked Ride, Salmon street fountain Take Trimet (Sound Grounds Cafe 37th & Belmont)
11:00am, Leave by 10:30 sharp, Scattered days
Its hot as hot. Pedalpalooza was Cali about the temp. I'm Oregon and its hot. Come mmm meet at Sound Grounds Cafe and we leave sharp to go to Sellwood to swim till 3pm. At 3pm it'll be 98f . Its Hotter than Hot. What are you saying its. Lets reride World Naked Ride Hotter than hot. Wait till next year nope this rides straight anarchy straight  Ride or Die. Lets get high at Col Summer's and stop there at 11 till 11:30 then lets go to BROOKLYN Park take a puff them we ride to cool of.
Magic Dragon, 206-371-5860  [forum]
BEACH VOLLEYBALL RIDE! Link
11:00am, End sometime in the afternoon, early evening
Summer is finally here!  Did you know you can play beach volleyball at Brentwood Park?  Well, you can so let's do it!  Meet at Brentwood for some chill volleyball fun, and then ride to Sellwood Riverfront Park to end the day with a little beach ball beach time fun!
Please bring a volleyball if you have one, and a beach ball.  There are two nets so we can have a huge group if necessary. Bring a snack or some dollars for food carts.

Pink Princess, becekidder at gmail daht comm  [forum]
(NOT MY) PRESIDENTIAL FITNESS CHALLENGE RIDE Link
6:00pm
PFC 2017! Are you as fit and nimble as a 17-year-old boy/girl? Come prove yourself as we complete the Presidential Fitness Challenge - that thing from high school. Six events, six beautiful locations. Test your mettle now, as we anticipate they'll be rolling back the Obama-era requirements next year. Make your body great again. Ribbons for all!
Boys: 55 sit-ups in a minute, 6:06 mile, 8.7-sec shuttle run, 13 pull-ups, 53 push-ups, and +7" sit-and-reach
Girls: 44 sit-ups, 8:15 mile, 10.0-sec shuttle run, 1 pull-up, 25 push-ups, and a +8" sit/reach

Joe & Alex  [forum]
THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
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 June 23

40-MILE LOOP RIDE, PART 3 OF 3 Link
Cascades MAX Red Line Station, NE Mt St Helens Ave and NE Cascades Pkwy Take Trimet (this is the MAX station closest to the IKEA store)
1:00pm
Ride the classic 40-Mile Loop as a series of three bike rides, one a week for three weeks during Pedalpalooza. Come on one ride or do all three for the complete loop! This version of the loop is really 51 miles long, as the route has evolved from its original naming over 100 years ago. Each of the three segments is 16 to 18 miles in length, and the segments start and end at MAX stations to eliminate the need to ride to/from the start/end. Following creeks and rivers for most of its length, the loop is flat with no uphill sections.

This 3rd ride starts at the Cascades MAX Red Line station and follows dedicated bikeways through PDX and along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

Ride #1 is on June 9, and Ride #2 is on June 16
.

Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/1845522812366569  [forum]

Saturday June 24

MYM OREGON FRAMEBUILDERS RIDE Link
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet Your Maker ride with Oregon Framebuilders.

Ride bikes, talk shop, tour builder studios to see how the two-wheel sausage gets made.
OBCA, info at oregonframebuilders daht oh are gee, Oregon Bicycle Constructor's Association  [forum]

S.S. PUSSYCAT (W/T/F ALLEYCAT) Link
1:00pm, Meet at 1, Race at 2
Battlekat (Portland's female-identified developmental track team)  presents their second annual S.S. Pussycat, an alleycat for women/trans/femme riders. This scavenger-hunt like event will have TWO CATEGORIES: Riding for speed, or for spirit. Families and supporters (but not racers) encouraged to ride for spirit and the more bodies you haul the more points you can collect! Meant to be a fun and inclusive day, dressing up and enjoying yourself is encouraged!
Battlekat, BATTLEKAT  [forum]
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Link
8:00pm, Meet at 8, ride at 9.
Highlight the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decry societys dependence on pollution-based transport by getting as "bare as you dare" and ride around with thousands of happy protestors.
PDXWNBR, theworldnakedbikeride at gmail daht comm, pdxwnbr.org  [forum]

Sunday June 25

FESTIVALLUS BICYCLIUS @ SUNDAY PARKWAYS Link
10:30am - 4:30pm
Join us for the Second annual running of Festivallus Byciclius - this year we'll be taking part in the 10th Anniversary of Portland's Sunday Parkways during their North Portland Ride.

So what Is Festivallus Bicyclius?

Think a Festival on Bikes!

Here's the plan:

PENINSULA PARK: Bike Decoration Station - We'll have lights, ribbons, flowers, duct tape and other bike decorations
ARBOR LODGE: Exercise Field - Yoga, Tai Chi, Ecstatic Dance
KENTON PARK: Dress for the Occasion/Lunch - Streamers, Hats, Face and Body Painting/Tattoos plus other Fun Clothing accessories
MCCOY PARK: Caring Corner - Acupuncture, Massage, Cool Drinks, other fun and easy health modalities
WILLAMETTE BLUFF: Music, Storytelling and Mime

Scott Batchelar, scottbs at mac daht comm, 971-207-5523  [forum]

BARDS AND MINSTRELS SUNDAY RAMBLE Link
Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way Take Trimet (At the octagonal picnic shelter)
4:30pm - 10:30pm, Meet and mingle at 4:30, take off round 5. Lounge at 7, ends at 10.
We'll ride an easy pace to a few places with interesting acoustics to share acoustic music. Rain cover will be considered so fear not to bring an instrument. Ride ends at Jade Lounge for Ascension Conspiracy's Sunday Soire. No cover, all ages until 8 pm. Ride ends at 7, show at 10.
Greg Cedarbeard , singedelart at gmail daht comm, Ascension Conspiracy, 503-893-5602  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
8:30pm, We head up the hill at 9ish, Every Sunday
One of Portland's longest-running fun on bikes events!
Every Sunday 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare, lights, and safety gear (full-face helmet)!
Minibikes (16" wheel kid's bikes) encouraged, ALL bikes welcomed!

Jake Ryder, Zoobomb PDX  [forum]

Monday June 26

Tuesday June 27

Wednesday June 28

Thursday June 29

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: WE ARE TNR Link
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 June 30

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
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, www.shift2bikes.org/biki/bikefun:breakfast_on_the_bridges  [forum]