Back by popular demand! We skipped it during Pedalpalooza, but July is still fine.
The premise is the same as every single pizza ride we have done, going way back to the beggining of time (or before you moved here), known as 2005: Ride to at least five different pizza places, and consume a slice at each one. We order full pizza pies in advance, which means the pizza will be fresh and hot, and it will be cheaper than everyone buying a slice. (Plus, it would be a logistical headache if 24 people each ordered a slice at each place. The ride would be only two stops long!)
And while the ride stops and route have been and will always be a mystery, we’re letting you in on a li’l more info this year: It will be an all North Portland ride! Most of the stops (if not all) will north of Going and west of I-5.
Cheese pizza will be ordered at each stop, so this will be a vegetarian friendly ride. This is not a gluten-free friendly ride. Not really vegan friendly unless there are enough vegans to make it economical to buy a full pie. (If you are vegan, let us know.)
The cost for this ride is $15, which will be collected before we start riding. (Make sure you have cash ready!) This will guarantee everyone participating one slice at each of the five stops. If you want extra slices or beverages (like beer!), that’s on you. (We may have extra slices depending on the amount of registrants.) The $15 is a flat fee that assumes you’re going to stick around for the whole ride (and you should, if you decide to go on this!) If you only do three stops, or even the first one, there will be no partial refunds. Please don’t commit to the ride if you are not comfortable with this.
There may be a bonus last stop (stop 6). If we have enough extra cash, we can cover the cost of pizza for Stop 6 from the $15 you paid, otherwise, you’ll have to cover part/all of the cost of the Bonus Stop.
Because of the mystery of all this, the start location will not be divulged until Friday July 17th, and then it will only be to people registered. We will say that the start will be near a MAX stop on the Yellow Line. But that’s all we’re saying. The end of the route may not be convenient to where you want to end up at 10 pm or so, but that’s the nature of this ride. We should end up somewhere transit accessible, though, around North Portland. Please don’t commit to the ride if you are not comfortable with this.
The full details (including start location) will be emailed to registrants by Friday July 17th. Please make sure that emails from Eventbrite aren’t going into your spam filter! If we don’t hear from you in the appropriate time to confirm that you got the email, we WILL call you. Please be prompt on responding to this email!
If this all sounds like fun, and not too difficult for you, then sign up!