The poster I drew for Pedalpalooza 2006. This was the third PP poster I made. Recently Filmed By Bike founder Ayleen Crotty created a compilation zine about Portland's bike culture. This was in honor of twenty years of the event. She asked me to contribute, and I obliged, contributing a page about my interaction with... Continue Reading →
Pedalpalooza 2021 is on the horizon. Here’s how the Urban Adventure League will be participating.
Pedalpalooza 2019 Kickoff Ride, led by Emee and myself. There were about 1,200 people on this ride. This year I look to keep my ride participation numbers to around 12. I haven't led a bicycle ride in over a year due to pandemic. If I had known that the Slough Country Ramble I led in... Continue Reading →
Events on the Horizon: Country Bike Ramble this Saturday (Oct 5) and a Mount Tabor (Sunset) Meander, Sunday October 13
First up, after having so much fun with my "Country Bike Ramble" during Pedalpalooza, I decided I wanted to do another one "before the rainy season REALLY begins." (Which is funny, if you've been in the NW the past few days, as we've gotten a few inches dumped on us in an "earlier-than-normal" storm.) This... Continue Reading →
Get Ready for PedalPalooza! Here are the Urban Adventure League associated events.
Hello friends. Yep, June is around the corner, and that means Pedalpalooza, Portland's three-plus week celebration of all things bike fun. I've been a part since the inception, and have participated every year except 2011 (when we were on tour.) Here's the run-down of what I'll be leading or co-leading: Sunday June 9ROUGH STUFF/COUNTRY BIKE... Continue Reading →
Later February Updates
The irony of this image is the playground no longer exists, usurped by the housing going up on the left.Hello to all my followers, all four of you! You may have noticed a downturn of blog posts over the course of, oh, the past two weeks or so. There are a number of reasons that... Continue Reading →
2013 Bike Ride Plans (and a quick look back at 2012)
Me in my element, pontificating during the 2012 Dead Freeways Ride. Photo guttmjoOh, don't you forget that the raison d'etre of the Urban Adventure League is to do fun urban exploration rides about Portland! I don't really have a super-ambitious schedule of bike fun rides in 2013. Part of it is because my life is... Continue Reading →
So Saturday June 30th was the last day of Pedalpalooza. Though I initially intended to ride a 200 kilometre randonneuring event, lack of sleep and preparation coupled with a lackluster weather forecast caused me to scuttle it.So without really intending to I ended up at the annual closing event of Pedalpalooza, the Multnomah County Bike... Continue Reading →
REMINDER: Bike Fun Workshop this Thursday, May 10th!
Just a reminder, kiddos, the workshop is this Thursday!Bike Fun Workshop Thursday May 10th 7pm HI-Portland, Hawthorne Hostel3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd (in the Mt. Tabor Room) Pedalpalooza will soon be upon us. Will this be the year that you finally lead your own ride? But maybe you have some reservations, since you've never herded a group of bicyclists... Continue Reading →