Wondering what Pedalpalooza ride to do today after work? How about joining us for some bikesketball?
For a long time now I’ve been wanting to combine a few of my favorite things: basketball, riding bikes, and reclaiming streets as fun places to play. I hope that bikesketball is a way to do that. The idea for this ride is simple: I’ve scouted out some choice street hoops in northeast and we’ll ride to them, play on them, then end up at a family-friendly pub for food and drinks.
Meet at 5:15 at the basketball courts in Dawson Park* (northwest corner, Williams and Morris). We’ll warm-up a bit, get teams signed up, go over a few basics, then roll out to our first stop in the Irvington neighborhood. We’ll stop at four hoops. At each one you/your team will perform various shots and other feats of bikesketball skill and at the end we’ll tally the scores and toast all the players!
This ride is great for the whole family and I’ve worked in some water fountain and park stops if we need them (also hoping at least one of our hoop hosts will turn their sprinklers on!). From Irvington, we’ll head north and west and the ride will end in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood near the Lucky Lab Brewpub on NE Killingsworth (which has good beer and pizza and outdoor tables, among other things).
Bring a ball if you have one and some hydrating liquid to stay comfortable.
See you out there!
[*NOTE: Yes, the start location of this ride has been changed from the parking lot of Port City Development Center at Williams & Tillamook to Dawson Park. I’ll have someone there to redirect folks. Sorry for any confusion.]
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