PedalPalooza planner: 9 rides worth checking out (and one to blow off) for June 15-21

PedalPalooza planner: 9 rides worth checking out (and one to blow off) for June 15-21

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride-20

What a weekend! Portland’s summer bike festival continues. Here are some of next week’s highlights. (And one lowlight.)

WILLAMETTE RIVER: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Sunday June 15, noon. Two local nonprofits lead a tour of “our largest public space: our mighty Willamette River.” Bring a swimsuit.

RANG BARSE RIDE OF COLORS

Sunday June 15, noon-2:30 pm. Inspired by the Indian “Festival of Colors”, participants will pelt each other with colored powders. Tweet @brauhze for live ride details.

HOMEBREWS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS

Sunday June 15, 4pm-9pm. Bring your homebrew concoctions to drink and share in 4-5 different community gardens, followed by a BYO barbecue at the finish.

ET RIDE

Monday June 16, 7 pm. “The feds will chase the kids through the streets as the kids try to get E.T. home. Everyone will carry water pistols.”

PUB CRAWL IN SPANISH

Tuesday June 17, 5:30 pm. Habla Español? Quiere hablar Español? Este tour es para usted y otras hispanohablantes. (Hay un tour similar en jueves.)

BIKE CAMPING COOKOUT

Wednesday June 18, 6:30pm-9pm. Ever wished you could get the camp food without the camping? Of course you have. Bring a camp stove and nerd out over the best camp cooking techniques with Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League and other aficianados.

DR. THEO SEUSS GEISEL RIDE

Thursday June 19, 9:30 am-10 am. Local bike clowns Olive Rootbeer and Dingo lead a one-mile ride of Zaxes and Sneeches and Snoozlefadoozles to Cafe au Play for a Dr. Seuss-themed story time show. Bring $8 for balloons, entertainment and food.

PORTLAND’S BIKE HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT

Thursday June 19, 5:30 pm. The folks who brought you Dreaming in Dutch create a scavenger hunt built around “great places in Portland’s bike history.”

BIKE PLAY 6: BIKE PLAY’S BIG ADVENTURE

Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 19-21, 6:30 pm. The Working Theater Collective’s latest one-of-a-kind rolling play is a riff on one of the greatest bicycle films of all time. “Be prepared for some james bond kinda stuff.”

FLAKE RIDE

Saturday, June 21, 6 pm. This ride meets “somehwere in the SE, or maybe NE?” unless for some reason nobody shows up. “Life gets busy, man.”

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