Hey folks! Here's a trio of reports on my Pedalpalooza rides from July, so far. Train History Ride: Following the Steam Line to St. Johns. On Sunday July 11th, Dan Haneckow of Cafe Unknown and myself led folks from Lower Albina to the far-flung North Portland district. It was a pleasant but warm day, a... Continue Reading →
Pedalpalooza 2021: The low-down
Spotted on South Waterfront, 12 June 2021. Minolta Hi-Matic 7s/Silberra 100 Hello, folks. Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual Bike-Fun Celebration, is back! After COVID drastically altered it last year, we are now back to group rides, but with precautions, like masking up. And this year it's June, July, and August vs. just the month of June. As... Continue Reading →
Pedalpalooza starts TOMORROW! And here are ALL the Urban Adventure League and Society of Three Speeds events!
Hello friends! Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual festival of bike fun is upon us. It's been going strong since 2004* and this year it runs from June 8 through July 4. The calendar is packed with 277 (as of now) unique events. And this year, I've got nine different events going on! yes, NINE! Try as I might to... Continue Reading →
REMINDER: Train Day Ride this Saturday, May 9!
While there ain't going to be anything "official" at Union Station for Train Day this year, you really don't have an excuse to not go since Saturday is going to be beautiful! (Sun, high 81F/27C) And we'll stop by the rail museum so you'll get your train geek on! The details: Train Day Ride Saturday... Continue Reading →
Train Day Ride 2015: Saturday 9 May
Yep, once again Dan Haneckow of Cafe Unknown, Sir Andrew, and myself are putting on this annual ride! Train Day is changing this year as a "travelling exhibit festival" by Amtrak, so I don't know if any official Train Day stuff is going to happen at Union Station. But even if there's nothing official, we... Continue Reading →
National Train Day Ride: Saturday 10 May
Hello folks! It's getting to be that time of year again, time for the National Train Day Ride! I had scads of fun co-leading this thing last year. And once again I'm co-leading with Dan from Cafe Unknown and Sir Andrew. It's going to be shorter this year, and loop around the central city. Here... Continue Reading →
National Train Day Ride in Portland: Saturday May 11th
Hey all, remember when I attempted to put together a ride for National Train Day in 2011, then realized I was in over my head with "Big Tour" planning, so I handed it off to Dan Haneckow? Yeah. Well, this time, I've assembled the team of Dan and Sir Andrew, and I won't let you... 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 →