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Pedalpalooza, including the World Naked Bike Ride! June 10-26

The fun begins on June 10th at 6:30 pm with the Kick-off Parade: Eco Trust Building Farmers' Market, 721 NW 9th (Dress up your bike and yourself!) Also featured during this festival of bikes: Breakfast on the Bridges for mornign bike commuters (June 11th), the Kinetic Bike-Mobile Art Party (June 19), the Multnomah County Bike Fair (June 26), and much more! Over 80 events celebrating Portland's Bike Culture. For more information, visit www.shifttobikes.org.
C a l e n d a r . o f . E v e n t s

Thursday 10

6:30-8:00 pm Kick-off Parade
Eco Trust Building Farmers' Market, 721 NW 9th Dress up your bike and yourself and join the parade to kick off Pedalpalooza. Steph [at] riseup.net

Friday 11
7-9 am Breakfast on the Bridges
Hawthorne Bridge, West end of North side -or- Broadway Bridge, in the middle Ride the bridge, eat a nosh, have a cawfee. No big whoop timolandia [at] ShiftToBikes.org
10:30 am Lent Summer Bike Ride & Ice Cream Party
Lent Elementary, 5105 Southeast 97th Avenue Starting from the Lent Elementary School, students, families and community members will take a bike ride led by Tom Ralley. Following the bike ride, they will meet at the school for an Ice Cream Party in the cafeteria. Games & prizes related to bike safety and bicycling as a mode of transportation will be given out. Yeng Cha 503-577-2273
6:00-9:00 pm Peninsula Park Pedal Picnic
Penninsula Park (Ainsworth and Albina) festive potluck picnic for all ages! featuring FAMILY BIKING DEMO with KIDS HELMET GIVEAWAY, games, prizes, surprises and FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY. Great ideas for getting around by bike with kids! Come and try out TRAILERS, TANDEMS, TAG-ALONGS, FRONT and BACK SEATS and more. Have a solution that works for you? Bring it along to share your idea! The city of Portland will be present to give kids' helmets for FREE! Clowns, unicycles and free bike inspections. Dan Miller 503-816-6491 dan [at] travelingdan.com
11:00 pm Midnight Mystery Ride - see Midnight Mystery Ride Website.
cyclist [at] reed.edu

Saturday 12

9:00 am Women's Bike Ride
Bike Gallery, 5329 NE Sandy. This is a weekly 20-30 mile ride, no one left behind.
10:00 Spinstirs Polo: Build and Bust Out
Location TBA Hosting a workshop on how to convert your very own polo bike for women, trans and girls, taught by women, trans and girls. The workshop is to be followed by polo games on the newly converted bikes. graciewaters [at] yahoo.com
12:00 Lazy Coffee
Salmon Street Fountain (Salmon and Front Ave/Naito Parkway) Pass out coffee and pastries to unsuspecting bicyclists along the waterfront. timolandia [at] ShiftToBikes.org
2:00-5:00 Confidence Building Workshop for Women Bike Riders
Citybikes Garden Parking Lot, SE 8th @ Ankeny Experienced cyclists, Sara Stout, Aimee Marciniak and Harriet Hargrave share tips and resources for commuting, touring, basic bike maintenance, load carrying, taking advantage of your gears, riding with kids and dogs, making your bicycle comfortable, riding in traffic, planning safe routes, avoiding bike theft and other important stuff. Workshop content will be tailored to needs of participants.  sarastout@endsound.com
5:30-7:30 SS Pussycat
Col. Sumners Park (SE 20th and Belmont) All ladies alleycat - All ladies on bikes!!! Come out to this fabulous race, all ladies, all fun! If you have a cruiser, a fixed gear or rollerskates, it's all about creativity and good times. Practice your cheerleading moves and get ready to flaunt it if ya got it...(prize for best dressed). Kerry - ehnoheee [at] yahoo.com, 503-516-2797
9:00 pm Dance Party
location TBA Get down, get funky, get loose. DatN [at] Mac.com
11:30 World Naked Ride
Dance Party Naked Bike Rides will be occuring on this magical day in cities around the world; please come protest oil dependence and celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies. Departing from where ever the dance party is, to arrive at Salmon Street Fountain at midnight. Undress at the dance party, and ride around to show our buff. Ride as with as little or as much clothing as you feel comfortable with. pollock [at] thayer.dartmouth.edu

Sunday 13
10:00 am Trailer Kids Park Tour
hitch up the trailer and grab the kids, we're going to the park by bike! Ride leaves Wilshire Park (NE 35th and Skidmore, at the sandbox) at 11:00 sharp. We will travel to a few parks, the ride ending when our interest fades. Bring a picnic, we'll stop at any ice cream shops we happen to pass. We will want to cover some ground, so only tag-along bikes, tandems, and trailers. - patrick [at] portlandrainbarrels.com
10:00 am Heritage Trees Ride
N. Prescott Max Station Enjoy a tour of majestic trees in NE Portland. This leisurely tour will take about 2 hours and has us visiting trees in the Interstate and Overlook areas. Learn about your botanical heritage in heart of the city! mlemily [at] hotmail.com
(Late morning) Zoobomb Century Top level of the Zoo Max station Ride 100 vertical miles by bombing all day. Arrive as early as you need to in order to reach 100 miles. - see www.Zoobomb.org for more info.
12-2:00 Radical History Tour
North Park Blocks An abbreviated version of the usually 4-hour bike ride throughout Portland that stops at various spots of radical historical significance. This 2-hour version includes North West and South West Portland and includes topics such as the Japanese Internment during World War Two, the Industrial Workers of the World, abortionist Ruth Barnett, and the 1934 Longshoremen's strike. Ride will leave promptly at 12, please arrive early - fernfarm [at] hotmail.com
12-dusk Bike Recycling Workshop
Citybikes Garden Parking Lot, SE 8th @ Ankeny Hands-on workshop to transform broken bicycles into useful items. Welding equipment and a big pile of recyclable bike parts will be on hand for building furniture, bike-carts, kinetic sculpture, gazebos and anything else you can dream up. Bring plans for things you'd like to make or come assist others with projects. Leather gloves and durable work clothes recommended. - sarastout [at] endsound.com
9:00 Evening Zoobomb
Roccos Pizza, 949 SW Oak

Monday 14
3:30 Flag Day Ceremony and Celebrate Freedom Cook Out
The Bandstand on Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground, Vancouver National Historic Reserve, Evergreen, Vancouver WA free food and Krispy Kreme donuts for children. Located next to park trails to ride and walk on. - Deborah Walstra, Program Coordinator, Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, (360) 992-1801

7:30 Mt. Tabor Summer Solstice Social Ride
The pond @ Laurelhurst Park (SE 39th and Ankeny) Come ride to the top of Mt. Tabor to watch the sun set over the west hills and celebrate the summer solstice. A short social ride at a social pace. Bring a frisbee or other diversion to share fun. - pollock [at] thayer.dartmouth.edu

6:00 Mocktails on the Bridge
East side of the Hawthorne Bridge Just like Breakfast on the Bridge, only later, and fancier! - amy [at] storkmarketing.com

Tuesday 15
5:30 pm Bike to Rollerskate
Rose Quarter Fountain Ride the esplanade to Oaks Park for rollerskating. First people to arrive will be admitted for free. Free car parking in the Cucina Cucina parking lot. - ytamer [at] aol.com
6:00-8:30 NoPoBikeworks Volunteer Night 3951 N Mississippi Ave. - Learn bike repair skills; earn hours for working on your own bike More info: 503-287-1098
7:00-10:00 Hash Ride
Alberta park west tennis courts A fun even-paced, group-themed ride to chase a hare, following only its clues. Leading biker plays "hare" marking the trail, pack chases as the "hounds". Watch out - the clues are a challenge to find, and the route goes where you don't expect! - Jim Meyer 503-234-5521

Wednesday 16
6:00-8:30 p.m. Women's Bike Repair Night
North Portland Bike Works, 3951 N Mississippi Ave. Free workshop open to all women; volunteers provide bike repair help. - 503-287-1098
7:00-9:30 pm Bike Art Night
Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta Street Help create chimes and candleholders as a benefit for the CCC. New to the CCC? Attend Volunteer Orientation 7-8 pm - Katherine [at] CommunityCyclingCenter.org
7:00 HOB (High Occupancy Bike) Knob
Jamison Square (NW 11th & Kearney) Bring your tandems, triples, trailers, and cargo bikes to the HOB Knob. A leisurely social ride and sight-seeing tour of interesting, out-of-the-way locations in Portland's west-side. - allan.folz [at] windriver.com

Thursday 17

3:30-6:30 Mocktails Off the i5 Bridge
North end of path just off of bridge (Columbia side) serving juice and milk drinks, bagels, fruit, and brochures/ maps to bicyclists - Todd Boulanger, City of Vancouver,  todd.boulanger@ci.vancouver.wa.us, 360.696.8290 x8657...VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
6:30 PM 2004 Vancouver Bicycle Club Time Trial Series
Starts at the Port of Vancouver office, 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA Every Thursday (May - 9 September). (6:15 PM sign-in). A flat 10-mile course (Also a flat 40K course). It is a 45 minute ride from Kenton/ North Portland through downtown Vancouver and out past the dairy farms and wildlife refuge near the Vancouver Lake. Helmets are required. Open to all! $1.00 entry fee VBC members are FREE!  http://www.vancouverbicycleclub.com/note.html - Mike Lusby, at 750-4875 or email at vbctt [at] netzero.net
8:00 Super Hero & Villain Ride
The Slammer 500 SE 8th Come to enjoy an evening ride dressed as your favorite super hero or villain. Carefully fly low above the tarmac for a short but adventurous ride in p-town. - Dan_mudpuddle [at] yahoo.com

Friday 18
6-10 am Breakfast Off the 205 Bridge
North end of SUP just off of bridge serving donuts, bagels, fruit, coffee and advice - brochures/ maps to bicyclists - Ahmad Qayoumi, City of Vancouver 360.696.8290 x8479
7-9 am Breakfast on the Bridges
Hawthorne Bridge, West end of North side -or- Broadway Bridge, in the middle Ride the bridge, eat a nosh, have a cawfee. No big whoop - timolandia [at] ShiftToBikes.org
8:00 pm Pedal-Powered Bike-In Movie
Hawthorne Hostel fun night of entertainers, prizes, food and movies. ENTER TO WIN a Breezer I3 folding bike donated by Veloce on Division! , - CaptainPlanet [at] hevanet.com

Saturday 19
9:00 Doughnut Ride
Meet at Col. Sumners Park, 20th and Belmont who doesn't love doughnuts?, - brian [at] janrain.com
9:00 am Women's Bike Ride
Bike Gallery, 5329 NE Sandy. - This is a weekly 20-30 mile ride, no one left behind.
9:00 Willamette Week Scavenger Hunt
Location TBA Scavenger hunt by bike! Proceeds benefit local organizations. see: W|W Website or call them for details.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kinetic Bike-Mobile Art Party!
Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Street Come celebrate Shifty Bird's one year birthday! Time to rejuvenate the old bird, hatch fledglings and construct new kinetic floats for last Thursday Art Outing. Chicken-wire, pvc pipe, paper-mache materials, ribbons, fabric and other nifty bits will be on hand. Bring other wind-catching recyclables for additional building materials. - sarastout [at] endsound.com
11-1 Bridge Curious
Meet at Vancouver Farmers Market discover how to bike across the Interstate Bridge to the MAX and ride the MAX with a bike. Bicycle to Expo Center MAX then train to Esplanade trail for ride in Portland (helmets required, maximum 20 participants, please RSVP) , Todd Boulanger, City of Vancouver,todd.boulanger [at] ci.vancouver.wa.us, 360.696.8290 x8657
12:00-1:00 Trike and Wagon Race
Location TBA A completely kid-friendly and family-oriented race held in conjunction with the Sabin Summer Celebration. Open to ages 2-5. Ribbons for winners and safety prizes and more. Angela Roth, 503-282-1783, PeanutButterEllies [at] Earthlink.net
3:00-6:00 Massive Happening
A convergence of cyclists riding over the bridges and around town in a core area. Stop by CityBikes (on SE Ankeny at 8th and 20th), pick up streamers to adorn your bike and identify yourself as a happening participant. What happens along the way is up to fate. Run errands or ride for fun. Boundaries: East 20th to West 10th, Hawthorne to Steel. END: Col. Sumners Park at 6:00. Bethany 503-481-7584

Sunday 20
6:43 am SHARP Willamette River Bomb
Meet at Irvington Park (NE 7th & Fremont) Bring your big bike with the tall gears for the fastest bomb in Portland. Breakfast and libations to follow. Hosted by the Westside Cougars
10:00 am Trailer Kids Park Tour
Sunday 20 10:00 am Trailer Kids Park Tour--hitch up the trailer and grab the kids, we're going to the park by bike! Ride leaves Irving Park (NE 7th and Fremont, at the rocketship) at 11:00 sharp. We will travel to a few parks, the ride ending when our interest fades. Bring a picnic, we'll stop at any ice cream shops we happen to pass. we will want to cover some ground, so only tag-along bikes, tandems, and trailers. - patrick [at] portlandrainbarrels.com
2:00-5:00 Bicycle Figure Drawing/Painting Workshop
Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy Open studio for drawing bikes and human figures. Paper and charcoal will be provided. Bring extra paper, marking tools, paint, easels and any other supplies you'd like to use. sarastout [at] endsound.com
4:00 My Day Job - bike art night
This arts collective focuses on bike-related art they sell at Last Thursday on Alberta Street. Join them for a night of creating and together everyone will set up shop at Last Thursday, ayleen [at] riseup.net see also My Day Job website
8:00 Laurelhurst Theater Movie Night for Bikers
Location TBA
9:00 Evening Zoobomb
Roccos Pizza, 949 SW Oak

MONDAY 21
6:00 Mocktails on the Bridge
East side of the Hawthorne Bridge Just like Breakfast on the Bridge, only later, and fancier! amy [at] storkmarketing.com
8:30 am NAME: Bikestation Seattle Visit by Train & Bike
Meet at Portland Amtrak Station Visit the best urban bike parking facility in the US, and learn how to bring your bike on the Amtrak Cascades train. www.bikestation.org. Please RSVP to ride leader. Todd Boulanger [Bikestation Board Member] 360.281.0944

TUESDAY 22
6:00 East Side Taco Ride
Meet on the Esplanade on the East end of the Steele bridge Who makes the best carnitas/pollo/fish/vege taco in town? Find out as we visit several local tacquerias around town, stopping for a taco at each. Route not yet set, probably 2-3 hours and up to 20 miles, from La Sirenita and El Taco all the way to Uruapan and San Felipe; depending on how ambitious/hungry we are. Bring cash for tacos and Jarritos (usually $1 - $1.75/taco, drinks are $1).. salzberg [at] reed.edu
6:00 Bikestation Portland - a Bike Parking Concept
Location TBA view video of other Bikestations in the US and discuss the applicability of concept for Portland-Vancouver. Please RSVP. www.bikestation.org. Todd Boulanger [Bikestation Board Member] 360.281.0944

6:00-8:30 NoPoBikeworks Volunteer Night 3951 N Mississippi Ave. Learn bike repair skills; earn hours for working on your own bike More info: 503-287-1098

WEDNESDAY 23
5:30 pm Bike to Rollerskate
Rose Quarter Fountain Ride the esplanade to Oaks Park for rollerskating. First people to arrive will be admitted for free. Free car parking in the Cucina Cucina parking lot. ytamer [at] aol.com
6:00-8:30 p.m. Women's Bike Repair Night
North Portland Bike Works, 3951 N Mississippi Ave. Free workshop open to all women; volunteers provide bike repair help. 503-287-1098
7:00-9:30 Volunteer Night
Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta Street Learn to fix bikes by helping this non-profit repair bikes for low-income adults and kids. Non-bike repair projects too! New? Attend Volunteer Orientation 7-8 pm, ayleen [at] CommunityCyclingCenter.org
8:00 Northeast Portland Nighttime Tour
Meet in the back parking lot of the Community Cycling Center Join us for a ride around Northeast Portland with a gathering at the end. See SHIFT website for details..

THURSDAY 24
3:00-6:00 Zinester's Guide to Portland Ride
the Big Elephant in the North Park Blocks (NW 9th and W Burnside) See some of the wonders of zine (zines are self-published magazines) and underground culture in Portland, with a sprinkling of other interesting Portland places to boot. Travel an easy seven miles (estimated) through town. Find out what makes Portland special for zines! The ride will hopefully merge with the Bk-Mobile Art Party Outing. editor [at] pdxguide.org
5:30 Kinetic Bike-Mobile Art Party Outing!
Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy Bike-Mobile Art Party Rolls! Time to spread our wings and fly over to the last Thursday Art-Extravaganza on NE Alberta Street! Meet between 5-6 p.m. to load mobiles and prepare for journey. Flight North leaves at 6:30. Bring racks and trailers for hauling fledglings. Drums, music makers and other theatrics encouraged. sarastout [at] endsound.com
6:30 PM 2004 Vancouver Bicycle Club Time Trial Series
Starts at the Port of Vancouver office, 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA Every Thursday (May - 9 September). (6:15 PM sign-in). A flat 10-mile course (Also a flat 40K course). It is a 45 minute ride from Kenton/ North Portland through downtown Vancouver and out past the dairy farms and wildlife refuge near the Vancouver Lake. Helmets are required. Open to all! $1.00 entry fee VBC members are FREE!  http://www.vancouverbicycleclub.com/note.html Mike Lusby, at 750-4875 or email at vbctt [at] netzero.net

FRIDAY 25
Portland Zine Symposium Starts - www.PDXZines.com
7-9 am Breakfast on the Bridges
Hawthorne Bridge, West end of North side -or- Broadway Bridge, in the middle Ride the bridge, eat a nosh, have a cawfee. No big whoop timolandia [at] ShiftToBikes.org
1:30-3:30 From Holland with Love: Bikeway Design in Europe
1300 Franklin Street (near the court house), Clark County Service Center 6th Floor, Vancouver WA a digital presentation and design discussion for Vancouver-Portland.. Todd Boulanger, City of Vancouver todd.boulanger [at] ci.vancouver.wa.us, 360.696.8290 x8657
5:30 p Critical Mass
North Park Blocks. Ride leaves at 6:00.
7:00 Memorial Mass Ride
SE 40th and BElmont On June 25th, 2003, three bicyclists were struck by a car at this location. Orion and Angela were killed. Caroline suffered severe injuries. This event is a celebration of their lives featuring a huge marching band. Jackie2 [at] rome.com, 503-287-1098
8:00 Pub Crawl
Start: Lucky Lab Ride from bar to bar by bike. Participants decide the next location..
9:00 Memorial Benefit Show
Sabala's Mount Tabor, 4811 SE Hawthorne Featuring bands who were friends of the deceased: Trauma la Tron, Larry Yes, Duck Duck Gray Duck, and Six Foot Sloth.


SATURDAY 26
10:00 am Wilds o' North Portland Ramble
Meet at the Fresh Pot, 4001 N Mississippi (corner of Shaver) Explore some of the hidden beauties of NoPo by bike, about 25 miles of fairly flat road and some paved paths with a moderate pace, but you do need some endurance; we'll endeavor not to leave anyone behind .  Jeff.Smith@pdxtrans.org, or call 503.823.7083
10:30 am Slugs Smell Da Roses
Peninsula Rose Garden on NE Albina Blvd meanders its merry way through several inner-east-side Portland neighborhoods, all the way to Ladd's Addition Rose Garden in SE Portland. There will be a lunch/snack/coffee stop at Ladd's -- bring a sack lunch, or money for Palio Cafe! -- we'll picnic on the lawn in Center Circle and then return back to the start point. Remember your helmets, because Slug Velo loves your brains! . Ride Host: Beth Hamon. See www.SlugVelo.com
2-7 Multnomah County Bike Fair
Bike-trailer pulls, bike rodeo, derby, tall-bike jousting, food, music.
3:00-6:00 Bike Lanes Now Sign Pick-Up
MCBF Yard signs for distribution, seeking donations of $ 5 to $10 to cover sign printing "Bike Lanes Now: We Bike We Vote We Pay Taxes" RSVP. preview the signs at www.takebackthelane.com
4:00 Zine Symposium Ride to MCBF PSU, Smith Ballroom Meet at the Zine Symposium Registration Table and we'll ride together to MCBF.


Meeting locations subject to change. Check the shifttobikes.org website for last minute updates and additions.

homepage: homepage: http://www.shifttobikes.org/summercalendar.html


Pedalpalooza Calendars available now 28.May.2004 14:57

AQDIB's rider

Pedalpalooza calendars are available now.
Look for them at your favorite bike shops, meeting places, and in the 10 June issue of the Mercury.

Or, as always, you can check in at the online Pedalpalooza calendar on the Shift website
 http://shift2bikes.org/summercalendar.html


Event change:
Mt. Tabor Summer Solstice Social Ride will be on Monday 21June, -not- 14June
Time and place the same (7:30PM Laurelhurst Park Pond)