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Monday December 1

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday December 2

WOMEN AND TRANS NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
Attend a wrench night and learn to work on your bike! Bike Farm Women and Trans night is for all women and trans identified people, and is closed to cisgender males, to provide a safer space for women and gender minorities.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, www.bikefarm.org  [forum]

Wednesday December 3

BIKE CLEANING & LUBE Link
(New location) Gladys Bikes, 2905 NE Alberta Street Take Trimet (2905 NE Alberta)
7:00pm - 9:00pm, First Wednesday of every month
Bike cleaning and lube! Learn about taking care of your bike rain or shine. Tips for home cleaning & clean your bike while you're here!

Each week we'll tackle a different subject, including the following: bicycle parts identification & cleaning, brakes, shifting and more.

Every month we'll offer the same four classes so you can come four weeks in a row, to a different class each month, or to the same class every month to brush up on your skills.

Cost: $10 for each workshop and 10% off purchases under $100 made the night of.

To RSVP: Call 971.373.8388 or email hello[at]gladysbikes.com

Smash, Gladys Bikes, 971-373-8388  [forum]

Thursday December 4

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
OPEN SHOP NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway on 1st Ave)
6:00pm - 9:00pm, First Thursday of every month
Every first Thursday is Bike Farm's Open Shop Night, when stand fees are waived and tool use is free! Used and new parts are still available for purchase if you need them.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, bikefarm@bikefarm.org  [forum]
ALL-SEASON CYCLING CLASS Link
PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave Take Trimet (Just off Clay St, near Hawthorne Bridge)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sure, it gets pretty wet in Oregon, but with a little extra preparation you can be an all-season cyclist. Join us for an interactive session as some experienced riders share their tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable and safe while riding all year 'round.  We'll talk about what to wear, how to take care of your bike, how to ride in various weather conditions, and more.  Free Raffle for seasonally appropriate prizes!
No registration required, and you don't need to bring your bike.

Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, Riding in the Rain/In the Dark Tips, 503-823-7699  [forum]

Friday December 5

DEAD BABY BIKES CLUB RIDE Link 21+
APEX, 1216 SE Division Take Trimet
9:00pm, First Friday of every month
We wanna be free, free to do what we wanna do, free to ride our machines without being hassled by the man, And we want to get loaded.
Dead Baby Bikes  [forum]

Saturday December 6

BIKE TREE PLANTING :: FRIENDS OF TREES (SE PDX) Link
Buckman/Hosford-Aberthnethy/Richmond, TBA Take Trimet
8:45am
Come to a neighborhood tree planting and join one of our bike planting crews!  Meet your neighbors, get some exercise, and beautify Portland & Vancouver neighborhoods all at the same time. Let us know what role works best for you: tree planter, tool carrier, tree chauffeur, or some combination of the three. Bicycling crews transport all of the trees, tools and people to various homes in the neighborhood to plant trees that will ultimately absorb CO2 and mitigate stormwater runoff—as well as a host of intangible benefits.
>>> Register Here for details: http://bit.ly/bikeplanter

Friends Of Trees, volunteer at friendsoftrees daht oh are gee, 503-595-0213  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL BIKE GRANT & DONATION DRIVE Link FF
Centennial High School, West Gym, 3505 SE 182nd Ave., Gresham OR Take Trimet
10:00am - 3:00pm, December 6 - 7
Free bike repairs and helmets at this public event!

B4HPDX will be granting 40 bicycles and accessories to select students of Centennial High School, Centennial Middle School, Lynch Meadows and Lynch Wood Elementary Schools.

B4HPDX volunteers will provide free bicycle repairs and NW Bicycle Safety Council is sponsoring free helmets to the general public during the event.

B4HPDX will also be collecting underutilized bicycles and monetary donation to support our non-profit charitable mission.

Link to volunteer:
http://bit.ly/10X0Q5b

B4HPDX Team Planners, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm  [forum]
BIKECRAFT HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet
11:00am - 5:00pm, December 6-7
BikeCraft is a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping event for bike lovers and lovers of bike lovers!

We know that holiday shopping at a mall is no fun. So BikeCraft brings together the area’s best locally-made bike bags, hats, clothing, art and accessories in a great venue with food, beer and entertainment.

Admission is free, and bike parking is a-plenty.

Dec. 6-7
11:00a - 5:00p

Bike Farm
1810 NE 1st Avenue
Portland, OR

Aaron Kaffen, info at bikecraftpdx daht comm, BikeCraft on Facebook  [forum]
BIKECRAFT HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet
11:00am - 5:00pm, December 6 - 7
BikeCraft is a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping event for bike lovers and lovers of bike lovers!

We know that holiday shopping at a mall is no fun. So BikeCraft brings together the area’s best locally-made bike bags, hats, clothing, art and accessories in a great venue with food, beer and entertainment.

Admission is free, and bike parking is a-plenty.

Dec. 6-7
11:00a - 5:00p

Bike Farm
1810 NE 1st Avenue
Portland, OR

Aaron Kaffen, info at bikecraftpdx daht comm, BikeCraft on Facebook  [forum]
50TH ANNIVERSARY RED-NOSED SINGALONG RIDE Link FF
Portland Aerial Tram, 3303 SW Bond Ave Portland, OR 97239 Take Trimet (Meet at the lower Tram landing near Go By Bike)
5:00pm
Yep, it’s been 50 years since the stop motion animation classic “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’ was first telecast. This ride takes place 50 years to the hour of the December 6, 1964 late-afternoon presentation on NBC. We will ride around downtown making a few singing stops to songs on the hour-long special with the help of a mobile audio/video system. Song lyrics provided on-screen and on printed sheets, and all singing abilities are welcome. The 5 mile loop will include a stop at the tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Everyone on the ride gets a free pair of Santa’s Magic Glasses!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, puddlecycle.com/saturday-december-6  [forum]

Sunday December 7

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL BIKE GRANT & DONATION DRIVE Link FF
Centennial High School, West Gym, 3505 SE 182nd Ave., Gresham OR Take Trimet
10:00am - 3:00pm, December 6 - 7
Free bike repairs and helmets at this public event!

B4HPDX will be granting 40 bicycles and accessories to select students of Centennial High School, Centennial Middle School, Lynch Meadows and Lynch Wood Elementary Schools.

B4HPDX volunteers will provide free bicycle repairs and NW Bicycle Safety Council is sponsoring free helmets to the general public during the event.

B4HPDX will also be collecting underutilized bicycles and monetary donation to support our non-profit charitable mission.

Link to volunteer:
http://bit.ly/10X0Q5b

B4HPDX Team Planners, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm  [forum]
BIKECRAFT HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet
11:00am - 5:00pm, December 6 - 7
BikeCraft is a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping event for bike lovers and lovers of bike lovers!

We know that holiday shopping at a mall is no fun. So BikeCraft brings together the area’s best locally-made bike bags, hats, clothing, art and accessories in a great venue with food, beer and entertainment.

Admission is free, and bike parking is a-plenty.

Dec. 6-7
11:00a - 5:00p

Bike Farm
1810 NE 1st Avenue
Portland, OR

Aaron Kaffen, info at bikecraftpdx daht comm, BikeCraft on Facebook  [forum]
ART MARK BARREL CINEMA Link
Manifestation , 2020 SE Bush ST. Take Trimet
12:00pm
This shall be an ambitious day: we'll start with some welding and painting of rad metal planters, we'll midway by paying homage to our comrade who lost a rad cat, and we'll conclude by screening the film 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'.
Howie Felterpus, otherdesertcities at hotmail daht comm, https://www.facebook.com/events/592442404235439  [forum]
BIKELOUDPDX ACTIVIST MEETING! Link
VeloCult, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue Take Trimet
3:00pm
BikeLoudPDX is a new bike activist group, aiming to make Portland more bike-friendly quickly through grassroots actions! Here's an article about us:http://bikeportland.org/2014/08/28/activists-demand-change-se-clinton-remains-spotlight-110498
And our website: http://www.bikeloudpdx.org/
We'd love to see you there, all are welcome!

Alex Reed, bikeloudpdx at gmail daht comm  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday December 8

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
BICYCLE THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT PIR Link FF
2222 NE Clackamas St, Portland OR Take Trimet
6:00pm
Let's bike out to Portland International Raceway to see their Holiday Lights display!

This night is the bicycle-specific night, with no cars allowed! Bundle up, bring a thermos, and let's ride together. I'll bring along a speaker for rocking Carols as we roll.

Note 1: Admission for the lights at PIR is $6:00.
Note 2: Carols provided by the host are certified LDB-free.
Note 3: Gather at my place at 6, roll at 6:30.

Browse, brauhze at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Tuesday December 9

Wednesday December 10

Thursday December 11

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Friday December 12

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
Steel, Burnside, and Hawthorne bridges, bridgey Take Trimet
7:15am
The last friday of every month for over 10 years now, the Shift community has been providing free pastries and coffee (and sometimes, bacon, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, fruit, etc) to bike commuters.  We gather every month on the Steel (esplanade east side), Hawthorne (westbound off ramp), and Burnside (east end, westbound).  Join us during your commute for companionship and a little nutrition and a lot of good times.
Cap'n Pastry, shift2bikes.org/wiki/bikefun:breakfast_on_the_bridges  [forum]
MIDNIGHT MYSTEREY RIDE Link
The Bike Commuter, 8524 SE 17th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202 Take Trimet (NEW LOTCATION!)
11:59pm, At midnight, we ride!
This month’s badass ride will be worth every minute of your time.

The unfathomable mysteries that will be unlocked upon completion are worth riding uphill both ways in the snow for and will see everyone: not indoors, not COLD, not stuck in the rain, and not thirsty or hungry!!! What could possibly be going on here?!  

You have two jobs: 1) Bring a super weird or random ass hilarious gift. No wrong answers, but don’t spend any substantial money. 2) Dance your ass off to the music trailer we'll bring or bring your own.

Team Midnight, midnightmysteryridePDX at gmail daht comm, midnightmysteryride.wordpress.com  [forum]

Saturday December 13

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
HIDDEN GEMS OF THE SPRINGWATER RIDE Link
Westmoreland City Park, SE McLoughlin Blvd and Bybee Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202 Take Trimet (meet at the red brick restroom structure next to the playground)
1:00pm
This ride follows the Springwater Corridor multi use path visiting things just off the trail people may be unaware of like a secret waterfall and some ponds popular with waterfowl. Sites include Johnson Creek City Park, Oregon Pacific vintage railroad yard, Luther Road Restoration Area, Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge, and the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The 14-mile loop ride goes out as far as Leach Botanical Gardens. There will be an awesome surprise gem towards the end of the ride!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, puddlecycle.com/saturday-december-13  [forum]

Sunday December 14

ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday December 15

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday December 16

WOMEN AND TRANS NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
Attend a wrench night and learn to work on your bike! Bike Farm Women and Trans night is for all women and trans identified people, and is closed to cisgender males, to provide a safer space for women and gender minorities.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, www.bikefarm.org  [forum]

Wednesday December 17

VOLUNTEER AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet
6:30pm - 7:00pm, Third Wednesday of every month
Attend our monthly volunteer orientation to find out more about Bike Farm and how you can help. Mechanics, activists, artists, engineers, passionate bike enthusiasts, come share your skills and interests with other bikey people. Help us expand our vision! Orientation is from 6:30 to 7pm during the regular shift. All are welcome.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

The Holla, volunteer at bikefarm daht oh are gee, bikefarm.org  [forum]

Thursday December 18

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Friday December 19

DROPOUT BICYCLE CLUB RIDE Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet
9:00pm - 3:00am, We ride at 10pm, Third Friday of every month except June
The dropout bike club's monthly freakbike social ride. Over the 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.
Sysfail, sysfail.dobc at gmail daht comm, dropoutbikeclub.blogspot.com  [forum]

Saturday December 20

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
RIDERS TO THE STARS Link
Portland IKEA Store, 10280 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220 Take Trimet (in the IKEA lobby by the escalator - 2 blocks from a MAX stop)
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. Everyone coming on the ride gets a free RGB bike blinkee that blinks in multicolor patterns for the holidays.
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, puddlecycle.com/saturday-december-20  [forum]

Sunday December 21

ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday December 22

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday December 23

Wednesday December 24

Thursday December 25

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Friday December 26

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
Steel, Burnside, and Hawthorne bridges, bridgey Take Trimet
CANCELED Moved to December 12
The last friday of every month for over 10 years now, the Shift community has been providing free pastries and coffee (and sometimes, bacon, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, fruit, etc) to bike commuters.  We gather every month on the Steel (esplanade east side), Hawthorne (westbound off ramp), and Burnside (east end, westbound).  Join us during your commute for companionship and a little nutrition and a lot of good times.
Cap'n Pastry, shift2bikes.org/wiki/bikefun:breakfast_on_the_bridges  [forum]

Saturday December 27

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Sunday December 28

ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday December 29

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday December 30

GLOBAL SOLIDARITY RIDE PDX Link
Under Hawthorne Bridge East Side Take Trimet
10:00am, 30, August
Starting 10am under the Hawthorne Bridge East side. We are a small PDX group biking around 15 miles as part of a global initiative on September 30 to cycle in solidarity with the women's cycling team in Afghanistan. We will finish at the same point. All levels welcome. learn more -> https://www.facebook.com/solidarityride
Stephanie Zito, stephanie.zito at gmail daht comm, 727-331-3021  [forum]

Wednesday December 31