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The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
--William Golding, "Utopias and Antiutopias"
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Thursday December 1

Friday December 2

Saturday December 3

FRIENDS OF TREES: PLANT BY BIKE IN SE PORTLAND Link
Central Christian Church, 1844 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 Take Trimet (We start at the church, ride bikes and plant trees, then return to the church for lunch!)
8:45am - 12:45pm, we'll have you back by 1pm!
Friends of Trees is seeking intrepid tree fans & bikers of all kinds to plant with us!

Bring your bike and join us to plant trees in the Brooklyn, Buckman, Richmond, HAND SE Portland neighborhoods. We especially need volunteers with bike trailers or cargo bikes to haul tree stock and supplies, but it's not required.

To plant, please arrive to the meeting site by 8:45am to enjoy some hot coffee and breakfast treats. The planting starts promptly at 9:00am and runs until 1pm at the latest. We provide gloves, tools, planting guidance, and a thoughtful bike route and tree map, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Our neighborhood volunteers will also provide a potluck!
Randi & Jenny, volunteer at friendsoftrees daht oh are gee, Friends of Trees, 503-595-0213  [forum]

Sunday December 4

SYMBOLS OF THE SEASON AT PITTOCK MANSION Link
Japanese American Historical Plaza, 100 NW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR 97209 Take Trimet
1:00pm
Join us as we storm Stumptowns castle in the clouds to take in Symbols of the Season the holiday exhibit that has been a Portland tradition for 50 years. The mansion will be transformed with decorations inspired by the symbols of the season, from angels, elves, and evergreens to snowflakes, sleds, and Santa Claus.

Admission is $11 during the holiday season. The 4 mile ride to the mansion goes 900 feet up, so the ride will be steep, but we will regroup as needed to keep everyone together. A bonus of biking there is we can use the back entrance that is closed to cars, thus avoiding busy Burnside St. altogether.
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/172586356534753  [forum]

FAIRYTALES SUNSET RIDE Link 21+
Tour de Fairytales , Elk Rock Park Take Trimet (Meet in Irving Park)
7:00pm, We leave at 8pm, Scattered days
It's Walt Disney's birthday Dec 5 1901
Please  bring sound systems , Tale and your Cycles. . I suggest only bringing mead and wine. Herbs welcome more along with anything fairy like. Where your fairy wings. Be a evil queen or Snow White. Be a Dwarf or a Troll. Be a Dragon or a Unicorn and let's ride y'all.
I'll draw from three possibilities the night before o the ride.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1609293129362723/?ti=cl

David Martin (Disco Shamanhttps://m.facebook.com/Disco-Shaman-1728289464080610/ ) 2063715860, 2063715860  [forum]

Monday December 5

FAIRYTALES SUNSET RIDE Link 21+
Tour de Fairytales , Elk Rock Park Take Trimet (Meet in Irving Park)
7:00pm, We leave at 8pm, Scattered days
It's Walt Disney's birthday Dec 5 1901
Please  bring sound systems , Tale and your Cycles. . I suggest only bringing mead and wine. Herbs welcome more along with anything fairy like. Where your fairy wings. Be a evil queen or Snow White. Be a Dwarf or a Troll. Be a Dragon or a Unicorn and let's ride y'all.
I'll draw from three possibilities the night before o the ride.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1609293129362723/?ti=cl

David Martin (Disco Shamanhttps://m.facebook.com/Disco-Shaman-1728289464080610/ ) 2063715860, 2063715860  [forum]

Tuesday December 6

TABOR TUESDAYS Link
Mount Tabor City Park, Southeast Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215 Take Trimet
8:15am, Ride up at your pace from anywhere you are, meet at the top at 8:15am, Every Tuesday
Meet at the top of Mt. Tabor at the benches overlooking Hawthorne Blvd at 8:15am for high fives and a dance jam. The perfect morning bike buzz every Tuesday.
Ivy Chuang  [forum]
WOMEN AND TRANS WRENCH NIGHT Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE 1st Ave Portland 97212 Take Trimet
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 December 7

WOMEN BIKE: MONTHLY COFFEE CLUB Link
ristretto , 3808 N Williams Take Trimet
7:30am

Join us for a morning cup-o-joe on your way to work from 7:30-9am. We will rotate locations each month so watch out for a Coffee Club along your commute route.

We will meet for coffee beginning at 7:30- 9:00am

Coffee Clubs are a place for women to come together, share biking experiences and get to know one another. All are welcome to stay for as long or little as you like on you way to the office. Non-commuters also welcome.

Please share this event and invite your friends!

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).
Elizabeth Cabral , elizabeth at btaoregon daht oh are gee  [forum]

Thursday December 8

Friday December 9

HOLIDAY BONB Link
Steel, Hawthorne & Tillikum Bridges Take Trimet
7:15am
The BonB crew will be out on the SECOND Friday of December. Join us!  

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 Tilikum Bridge under the 99 Red Balloons sculpture.

Please note: There is NO BonB the last Friday in November or December.
Prof. Pastry, bonb at lists.riseup daht nett  [forum]

Saturday December 10

RIDERS TO THE STARS Link WA
Portland IKEA Store, 10280 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220 Take Trimet (at the bike racks next to the store entrance)
4:00pm
This ride goes up to Vancouver to pass by the cluster of over-the-top holiday light houses on the North side of the I-205 bridge. The highlight of the ride is RGB Stars (http://rgbstars.com/)  a street with the houses covered in thousands of stars containing red, green, and blue LEDs that can glow any color by varying the intensity of those independently-controlled light elements. This highly-choreographed music/light show requires a half dozen computers to run everything.

Holiday decorated bikes are welcome. We'll get noticed riding on the bike path that goes along the middle of the I-205 Bridge!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/340618659646061  [forum]

Sunday December 11

Monday December 12

Tuesday December 13

TABOR TUESDAYS Link
Mount Tabor City Park, Southeast Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215 Take Trimet
8:15am, Ride up at your pace from anywhere you are, meet at the top at 8:15am, Every Tuesday
Meet at the top of Mt. Tabor at the benches overlooking Hawthorne Blvd at 8:15am for high fives and a dance jam. The perfect morning bike buzz every Tuesday.
Ivy Chuang  [forum]

Wednesday December 14

I BLEW IT! FLAT FIX Link
Pedal Bike Tours, 133 SW 2nd Ave (our bike shop) Take Trimet
6:00pm
Flat tires are a drag! We'll deflate the fear of flat tires with knowledge. Topics include how to operate a quick release wheel, how to patch a tube, and how to best prepare for dealing with a flat tire.
Edwin Skaug, edwin at pedalbiketours daht comm, www.pedalbiketours.com, 503-243-2453

Pedal Bike Tours, edwin at pedalbiketours daht comm  [forum]

Thursday December 15

Friday December 16

DROPOUT BICYCLE CLUB RIDE Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet (meetup at Pavilion)
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 December 17

Sunday December 18

WOMEN BIKE: HOLIDAY BIKE RIDE Link
Vera Katz statue , SE Eastbank Esplanade and Main St Take Trimet
12:00pm
Join us this month for a fun and easy holiday bike ride with Women Bike.

Will meet at vara katz satue by OMSI and ride a loop around water front. Approx 10 miles, will depart at 12:15pm. Will also have an optional social meet up for lunch.

Might be cold out too! so dont forget to dress warm and in the holiday spirit.

Please share this event and invite your friends!

This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).
Elizabeth Cabral , elizabeth at btaoregon daht oh are gee  [forum]

THE GRINCH RIDE TO PEACOCK LANE Link FF
ORHF Lot, 499 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214 Take Trimet (Meet in covered lot just South of Oregon Rail Heritage Center)
5:45pm
Esteemed citizens of Whoville! As you know, 12/18/2016 at 6pm is the 50th anniversary of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas TV special. To celebrate, we'll be watching (and singing along) to the exact minute 50 years later.

The viewing area for the projected screening will be the covered lot just South of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. Then take a three-mile ride along the Clinton St. and 41st Ave. bikeways to see the holiday lights at Peacock Lane - Portland's Christmas Street. Everyone gets a nicely printed script of this 25-minute TV special with dialog and song lyrics. Green and red attire is encouraged!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/1526977200933423  [forum]

Monday December 19

Tuesday December 20

TABOR TUESDAYS Link
Mount Tabor City Park, Southeast Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215 Take Trimet
8:15am, Ride up at your pace from anywhere you are, meet at the top at 8:15am, Every Tuesday
Meet at the top of Mt. Tabor at the benches overlooking Hawthorne Blvd at 8:15am for high fives and a dance jam. The perfect morning bike buzz every Tuesday.
Ivy Chuang  [forum]
WOMEN AND TRANS WRENCH NIGHT Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE 1st Ave Portland 97212 Take Trimet
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 December 21

Thursday December 22

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE: XMAS RIDE Link
Salmon Street Fountain, SW Salmon St and Naito Pkwy Take Trimet (Meet at 7pm leave at 730)
7:00pm - 12:00am
WE ARE TNR: Bikes in the street, love for bikes and good vibes for all. Join us at 7pm at the Salmon Street Fountain for this year's rendition of the XMAS ride.
TJ, Baxter8207 at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Friday December 23

FULL MOON BEWITCHED HOUR SAFE RETURNS LOOP Link FF
Bewitched Full Moon, Rocky Bhute Park Take Trimet (We ride like witches into morning)
2:30am - 3:30am, We leave at 3:30
Meet at 30 mins befor bewitched hour 3am to 4 am streets are empty. I'll race you guys back to city like witches at black masses meet at Rocky Bhutte after Rocky Bhutte disco Ride. . I'll not associate with drinkers if they choose to follow. I'm against drinking and driving bikes. So I'm offering with my professional city bike skills to ride everyone .
Lets drive in a Loop to insure 100s of people arrive safly. The Ride will go All the way to Sellwood Park. It'll take Fremont Aveto Alberta in the 50s ,then it'll go south on. Ne 6th ave then East on Monroe right on 7th Se Through Irving prk and through  col summers ,Ladds ,then past. Se Grind via 17th to under pass on Powell then through Brooklyn  or go over Elevator BRIDGE by orange ride then up 13th Ave to Water Shed then down Fat fast hill to Spring water corridor trail to Sellwood.

Wicked Witch , 2063715860  [forum]

Saturday December 24

9/11 MOONLIGHT FLASH MASS: RENT CONTROL Link
Mass, Ivon Park Take Trimet
8:30pm
The upper class version of critical mass. Critical Mass was burnt out by high rents.
I think we should go back. Wear all BLACK and ride forever free. This is 911 ANNIVERSARY

Anonymous Riders  [forum]

Sunday December 25

FREEZE Link
Critical Freezes, Colenal Summers Park Take Trimet
6:30pm - 9:50pm, Leave 7:30
This ride assures safer street by collapsing rush hour traffic with massive traffic interruptions via air horns bright Lights and freezing in massive intersection of 82nd and cross streets Stark and other suggested areas worth Freezing. This is a crucial ride.
This is a freeze protest.    But if we move swiftly and our numbers are 100 people and over this ride will make news and nobody will be apprehended. We do have rights of a car. So we also deserve Better bike Areas. We will freeze intersections by strategically blocking 8 lanes on all four sides of intersections for the time of one light set I decided. Means nobody rides. We form a bike circle and chain to enforce that terrific stops.
I take time from finding a room to rent to help make a difference in a city that don't even help me. So I'll hope you all respect my organizing and time out of my life to help a city that hardly works for me function for you.
Thanks for respect.

Anonymous  [forum]

Monday December 26

Tuesday December 27

TABOR TUESDAYS Link
Mount Tabor City Park, Southeast Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215 Take Trimet
8:15am, Ride up at your pace from anywhere you are, meet at the top at 8:15am, Every Tuesday
Meet at the top of Mt. Tabor at the benches overlooking Hawthorne Blvd at 8:15am for high fives and a dance jam. The perfect morning bike buzz every Tuesday.
Ivy Chuang  [forum]

Wednesday December 28

POKEMAN VRS DRAGON BALL Z Link FF
Pokeman vrs DRAGON BALL Z, Col Summers Take Trimet (Meet in Irving Park)
1:00pm - 2:48pm, We leave 1 hr after meeting time, Scattered days
RIDERS WILL PICK A HUMANS OR CRITTERS
I have investigated that this is indeed safe TO BIKE AND Pokeman go. I personally haven't played it but my friends kids are both 7 and they told me my event is genius.
The other choice is DRAGON BALL Z.
Your welcome to be either or smoother amine all together.

Pokemon  [forum]
ACE VENTURA RIDE Link
Animal House, Ventura City Park Take Trimet (Meet at BMX Track)
6:00pm - 1:00am
This is a all age 15 plus mile ride. We will tour Portlands animal shelters and visit Farrow cat houses that house over 5 cats. This effects biker safty and cat safety to. Cats lay in the road often almost getting hit. There many cats in Pdx not enough cat Lovers to take the load. Sounds like housing and hosting in Portland. We meet at Ventura Park and head to airport to bike Alderwood to animal shelter then the ride goes to animal hospital in Milwaukee area. We will be biking through dangerous streets of Portland street undriven by bike except me. I'll need a massive ride to conquer the rude aggressive out of state drivers that almost ran us over on Belmont on the Intergalactic Brass monkey ride. The traffic and drivers are really bad. Bike lanes are not enough. Cars all need Cameras on them with traffic police watching wirelessly then mailing tickets to these jerks.
Cats and dogs are in danger with this current situation also. Little kids are also in danger without proper policing of traffic cruising drinking areas. Police don't care about dangerous drivers here. There biggest care is kids smoking at Col Summers and going after a person for not leashing there dog.
Animals welcome on ride
We then go on Thursday Night ride

Crazy Cat, 2063715860  [forum]

Thursday December 29

Friday December 30

Saturday December 31