Sunday June 9
ROUGH STUFF/COUNTRY BIKE (IN THE CITY) RAMBLE
Kenilworth Park, SE 34th and Holgate Blvd. (Meet on the platform over the “comfort pavilion”)
11:00am – 4:00pm
A 15 to 20 mile ramble exploring the “country” aspects in the city while riding “Country” bikes. Expect a good deal of gravel/dirt action, climbs (you can walk it if you have to), and places you didn’t think existed. We’ll have food/picnic breaks along the way. Ride a bike geared towards comfort, not speed, and one that can handle off-road elements. Moderate pace, no one left behind. Lycra and carbon, no, shellac and seersucker, yes. Ride not a loop.
Tuesday June 11
Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd
9:30am – 5:30pm, Check-in 9:30-10:15 am, riders leave PROMPTLY at 10:30 am
Randonneuring is a long-distance cycling “sport” where one rides a predetermined course passing through “controls” (checkpoints). Riders ride against themselves, not others, and aim to complete the course within specified time limits. If you’ve been rando-curious this is a good chance to try out this fun and addictive style of riding. Choose to ride either a 50 km or 100 km route around Portland. Bring a helmet, repair kit, pump, spare tube, bike map, somewhere for a cue sheet, and a pencil to fill out your info card. No ride leader or SAG wagon but most of the area is served by Trimet.
Sunday June 23
THREE SPEED RIDE: PEDALPALOOZA EDITION
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Ave and NE Ainsworth St (meet at the corner of 41st and Ainsworth!)
4:00pm – 7:00pm
What better way to finish Sunday Parkways than ramble around Northeast 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. 8-10 miles, fairly flat, with a little dirt “rough stuff” action thrown in. We’ll have a picnic and tea brew up towards the end, bring all the necessities like food, a teakettle and a camping stove. Check website for more info.
I hope to also sneak in a mid-week camping trip in where time allows. If and when that happens, I’ll let you all know.