We are SO jazzed about Pedalpalooza. It’s our favorite time of year! If we haven’t told you about Pedalpalooza — listen up! It’s a monthlong festival of biking, with rides led by anyone who wants to. Themes range from instructive (History of Food Carts!) to fantasy and cosplay (Unicorn Ride!) to activism (Climate, Cycles and Creamsicles) to parties on wheels (Loud and Lit is our favorite!).
We’re attending as many rides as we can, and we’re eager to see you get on a bike and join us, even if you’ve never done a Pedalpalooza ride. We have a few we or best friends are hosting (links below), and we’re doing pre-parties where we’ll help you get outfitted for our two favorite parties.
Bookstores Less Traveled-to. Wed, Jun 19, 2019. Wolf & Bear’s Mississippi. Led by Artifact’s Tom Murray. “Everyone knows that Portland is home to Powell’s, the biggest independent new and used bookstore in the world! But Powell’s is only one of a city teeming with bookstores: the weird, the quaint, the highly specialized, the downright creepy. We’ll ride to several, stopping to browse and tell stories about the encounters we’ve had in their stacks.”
4th Annual Mad Max Ride, Sat, Jun 22, 2019. Colonel Summers Park. Ride meet up starts at 7:30 p.m.; meet at our shop as early as 6:30 p.m. to get suited up (and watch Edwin don his amazing costume). “A post-apocalypse, post-petroleum themed Mad Max ride through the streets of Portland — led by bike tour guides ready for an anti-tour. We take to the streets of Portland to show we bike the Apocalypse with no need of Gas Town! Get out your leathers and armor and jump on your bike for we ride to survive — and ride to honor those who didn’t.”
Loud & Lit, Fri, Jun 28, 2019. Irving Park. Ride meet up starts at 8 p.m.; meet at our shop as early as 6 p.m. to start donning lights (or rent one of our dynamo-hub bikes and keep the lights flashing all night long). “the biggest crazy fun bike party of Pedalpalooza, come with the loudest and most lit bicycle you can.”
World Naked Bike Ride, Sat, Jun 29, 2019. Laurelhurst Park. Ride meet up starts at 8 p.m.; meet at our shop as early as 6:30 p.m. to don body paint, tie on rainbow flags, and rent a bike if you need it! We’re happy to help you feel more comfortable riding naked (or as naked as you like) with thousands of other people. “Highlight the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decry society’s dependence on pollution-based transport by getting as “bare as you dare” and riding around with thousands of happy protestors.”