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Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza

June 4-27, 2014


Pedalpalooza 2014 is over...

But bikey fun continues forever on Shift's year-round calendar and mailing list.

If you had a great ride idea but didn't have time to lead it during Pedalpalooza, go ahead and add it now. Promote it the mailing list. Maybe hand out flyers at regular events such as Breakfast on the Bridges and the Midnight Mystery Ride.

Bikey fun continues forever because we (including you) make it happen!

 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 2014
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.
4 5 6
Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Flag Day 14 Fly A Kite Day, commemmorating Ben Franklin's experiment 15 16 17 18 Juneteenth, end of slavery in US, 1865 19 20
Solstice, 3:51am 21 22 23 First 'UFO' sighting, 1947 24 25 First US bicycle patent, 1819 26 27

Thursday June 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]
PEDALPALOOZA KICKOFF RIDE Link
TBA, TBA Take Trimet
6:00pm, meet at 6, ride at 7!
the kickoff pa-ride is a pedalpalooza tradition - let's get ready for a month of bike fun together!  Meet up at 6, ride at 7.

family-friendly route and end spot, bring out your fancy dress and sexy bike and get inspired by everyone else's get-up too!

This ride needs a leader, please contact fool (gently[at]gmail.com) if you want to lead it!

Fool, gently at gmail daht comm  [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]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
B4HPDX Shop & Bike School, 3354 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202 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 June 5

Saturday June 6

Sunday June 7

SADA Link 21+
gffsg, 34 gfdgn Take Trimet
2:45pm - 4:45pm
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Sdgsd, sdf at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Monday June 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]

Tuesday June 9

NOCHE BILINGUE AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NW Broadway on NE First ave)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, Second Tuesday of every month

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

Wednesday June 10

WATERWAYS REAL & METAPHORIC Link
5:45pm - 7:45pm, Meet at 5:45, we ride at 6:00
This tour will celebrate our river city through the work of artists and engineers.  Think there's only one river downtown? You may be surprised.Part of the Portland By Cycle series offered by Portland Bureau of Transportation (so bring your helmet for this one).
Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, Portland By Cycle rides and classes, 503-823-7699  [forum]

Thursday June 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
B4HPDX Shop & Bike School, 3354 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202 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]
PASTAFARIAN PIRATE RIDE AND SPAGHETTI FEED Link
TBA Take Trimet
9:30pm
Every Thursday night of Pedalpalooza, this will be a light hearted, light paced late night ride. It will end with a spaghetti feed at a mystery location. There will be celebrations as midnight strikes and we Passover into the holy day. Starting locations and further details TBA. Meet around 9, leave at 10.
Irrevereand Eric Pugh, Thesage1014 at gmail daht comm  [forum]

Friday June 12

Saturday June 13

FIRST ANNUAL BIKE SCUM PARTY DECATHALON! Link 21+
Hawthorne Dock Waterfront, TBA Take Trimet (Near the Water)
2:00pm, Meet at 2, event starts at 3.
More info TBA, but pretty much this will be a 10 stage event, starting with a swim to your bike, then a few more challenges, all taking place within SE. No more than 7 miles of riding, prizes for winners will be awesome. Costumes are pretty much mandatory. Prizes for that too.Bring Beer
Madison , madisonwellington at gmail daht comm  [forum]
PREGOPALOOZA Link FF
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pregnant ladies still ride bikes. Let's take our bellies out for some fun and then drink milkshakes. We'll do an easy hour or two ride around town before hitting the ice cream shop. Ride is free but bring money for treats.
Susan Peithman, Susanpeithman at gmail daht comm  [forum]
THE GINGER RIDE Link FF
The Ocean, 521 NE 24th Ave Portland, OR 97232 Take Trimet (at the picnic tables outside the ocean mini restaurants)
6:00pm - 8:30pm, Meet at 6, ride at 7
Bring your bike, your red hair, your red wig (if you're not a natural), and let us ride red!  PS it's free!
The Ginger Council, https://www.facebook.com/TheGingerRide  [forum]
FLAKE RIDE Link
Somewhere in the SE, maybe NE? Take Trimet (Don't worry, I'll TOTALLY be there!)
6:00pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! So uh, for reals, yeah, this ride'll be great.  Unless we don't show up...  'Cause you know, life gets busy, man.Frosted or regular?  NO stops, so BYO milk.
Cornelius And Tony  [forum]
BIKE MECHANIC CHALLENGE Link
VeloCult, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue Take Trimet (1969 NE 42nd Avenue)
6:30pm, 3.5 hours ending at 10pm
Which bike shop has the best bicycle mechanics in the city? Find out at the 2nd annual Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Professional mechanics will compete in a series of fun events in front of a live audience. There will be food carts, beer, and other beverages available for purchase. Cheering and heckling are encouraged! Bring $10 to donate at the door, with a discounted rate for bicycle industry workers of $5.
Community Cycling Center, lillian at communitycyclingcenter daht oh are gee, 503-288-8864  [forum]

Sunday June 14

Monday June 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]
CULLY BAR CRAWL Link 21+
Peter's Bar and Grill , 5701 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213 Take Trimet
6:00pm, Meet at 6 ride leaves Peter's at 6:45
Our 6th year of hitting the best of what Cully has to offer. We'll be crashing 6-10 dive bars ending at karaoke so you better be able to hold your alcohol. What happens in Cully stays in Cully.
Bjorn And Sara Sparkle  [forum]

Tuesday June 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 June 17

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BIKE NON-PROFITS Link
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visit half a dozen sites related to the vibrant bike non-profit community and increased bike accessibility, safety, and empowerment in Portland. We will meet at Community Cycle Works and end up at Bikes for Humanity on Powell. A collaboration between Bikes for Humanity and the Portland By Cycle series offered by Portland Bureau of Transportation (so bring your helmet!)
Andrew Shaw-Kitch, andrewsk.b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes for Humanity, timo.forsbergportlandoregon.gov, Portland By Cycle rides and classes, 503-823-7699  [forum]
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 June 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
B4HPDX Shop & Bike School, 3354 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202 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]
WILLAMETTE RIVER TO VOODOO Link FF
6:15pm
Ride between the Steel and Sellwood Bridges along the River front.  11 mile loop. Then it's time for VooDoo Donuts!
Ann Morrow, anniedmor at gmail daht comm, Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, 360-608-3173  [forum]

Friday June 19

DROPOUT PROM RIDE Link
9:00pm - 5:00am, We ride at 10pm!
Let's not kid ourselves we are just going to have a rad bike party!
DOBC, dobcpdx at gmail daht comm, dropoutbikeclub.blogspot.com  [forum]

Saturday June 20

INAUGURAL RUST RIDE! FOR PEDALPALOOZA 2015! Link
12:00pm - 2:00pm, Noon: show up and show off. Noon-thirty: we pedal our creaky cranks outathere
Rust is not a crime!  and rust aint always bad  it can even be sthetically flippin' GLORIOUS!Pedal your rusty trusty iron pony to the Salmon Street Fountain at Noon on June 20 to show off your art-in-motion, and well pedal in numbers along a route guaranteed to show off all of that amassed rusty spectacle. More details to come
Craig Harlow, FaceBook Event  [forum]
BIKE-IN MOVIE Link
8:30pm - 12:30am, Ride at 8:30, show starts at 9:00
We'll meet up and take a short ride to an outdoor venue where we'll watch a movie or two.  We'll ride at 8:30, and the show starts at 9:00 (when it starts to get dark).
Tall Steve, kirkenda at gmail daht comm, 503-421-0941  [forum]

Sunday June 21

SUNDAY PARKWAYS NORTH Link FF
North Portland Library, All over N Portland Take Trimet (Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia, and McCoy Parks.)
11:00am - 4:00pm
It's a family affair. Sunday Parkways continues it celebration of family and communities through our June 21st event that occurs on Father's Day and focuses on North Portland. This 9.5 mile double loop course will highlight gems across the route, such as the scenic Willamette Bluff, the Peninsula Rose Gardens, the universally accessible Harper's Playground at Arbor Lodge, as well as the activities offered at the Kenton, Columbia Annex, and McCoy Parks.  Streets are closed to auto traffic during this event!
City Of Portland, gently at gmail daht comm, Sunday Parkways  [forum]
THREE SPEED RIDE Link
Omaha Parkway, N Omaha Av at Ainsworth St Take Trimet (same spot as last year, in the parkway strip)
4:00pm - 7:00pm, meet at 4, leave just before 4:30
What better way to finish Sunday Parkways than ramble around the northern reaches of Portland on your humble internally geared three speed bicycle? Bring your trusty three speed bicycle from any nation. Three speeds preferred but any bike welcome if you don't have one. Casual paced ramble of approx 10 miles, fairly flat, with a little unpaved "rough stuff" action thrown in. We'll have a picnic and tea brew up on the way, bring all the necessities like food, a teakettle and a camping stove. Ride not a loop, ends near transit and adult beverages. Check website for more info.
El Presidente, societyofthreespeeds.wordpress.com  [forum]

Monday June 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 June 23

Wednesday June 24

Thursday June 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
B4HPDX Shop & Bike School, 3354 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202 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 June 26

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
Steel, Burnside, and Hawthorne bridges, bridgey Take Trimet
7:15am, Last Friday of every month
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]
BIKE SMUT 9: SCIENCE FRICTION Link 21+
9:00pm - 11:00pm
The WORLD PREMIERE of Portland's own, human-powered, sex-positive film festival... BIKE PORN! Bike Smut returns to the Clinton St Theater with their 9th year of truly independent, original programing. Short films made by kinky bikers from all over the world, available for one night only! $7
RevPhil, bikesmut at gmail daht comm, BikeSmut.com  [forum]

Saturday June 27

BIKE FAIR! Link
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Traditional pedalpalooza cap-off event.  Likely needs organizational help, so please contact the listed organizer if you want to help.  Please don't schedule other events here unless they feed into, or from, this event - this is intended to be all-inclusive for our community!
Fool, gently at gmail daht comm  [forum]
PDX WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Link
TBA, TBA Take Trimet (we'll meet a little bit before we ride)
8:00pm
portland's annual 8-10,000 rider naked ride!
Pdxwnbr.org, pdxwnbr.org  [forum]