Portland Preview Weekend

We are getting excited for our upcoming trip to Oregon this weekend. Portland celebrates Pedalpalooza this month and it is packed with cool bike events. Since we are sponsoring the Disaster Relief Trials, we thought it would be a good time to pack up the van and head North.  If you’re in the Portland area, stop by and say hi at one of these events (we’ll have the all-new Boda Boda to try!):

Saturday, June 16th

Kiddical Mass, PDX
1pm-3pm
Arbor Lodge Park

Join Yuba at Kidical Mass, PDX for a fun-filled circus-themed family ride! Put on your bearded lady getup or dust off your bear suit, brush up your juggling or tame a bakfiets of tiny lions. Surprises are in store! Kids must wear helmets. We ride slow enough for little ones; kids must be able to ride in a (reasonably) straight line and start & stop as required. Come ride with us!
Katie Proctor, katie.proctor at gmail daht comm, Kidical Mass PDX, 607-262-0439

Yuba Open House at Joe Bike
4-6pm
Joe Bike
3953 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

Want to be the first of your friends to try out the all-new Boda Boda bike? Hightail to Joe Bike on Saturday for an exclusive Northwest preview of the new cargo cruiser from Yuba Bicycles.

World Naked Bike Ride, PDX
8pm-12am
Meet at the empty lot at the corner of SE Water and Salmon streets

The PDX world naked bike ride for 2012 will take place on 16 jun 2012 at 10pm. Begin gathering at 8pm at the start location – the empty lot at the corner of SE Water and Salmon streets. For more info on the ride, check out the Facebook event.

The World Naked Bike Ride is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all! Portland has the world’s largest ride–with around 10,000 people on the road in 2010 and 4-5 thousand folks in 2009 and 2011–and we are looking to break the record for the world’s largest naked ride again in 2012!

 

Sunday, June 17th

Disaster Relief Trials
10 am – 6 pm
Velo Cult
1969 NE 42ND AVE
Portland, OR

Opportunity ONE: Family Utility

  • Demo a full spectrum of cargo bikes from three shops:
    Clever Cycles, Joe Bike, and Splendid Cycles
  • See the new Yuba Boda Boda cargo cruiser
  • Learn about disaster preparation for your family and home
  • See how you can transport your family without your car, or without using your car quite as much
  • Have your questions answered by top cargo bike enthusiasts

Opportunity TWO: City Utility

  • 30 riders will navigate 30+ miles, visit 7 checkpoints, and collect 100 lbs of cargo along the way.
  • This event will provide a working draft for what a city can do with cargo bikes after a disaster
  • Create connections among city organizations both public and private for the public good

Zombie Apocalypse Ride
10:30 am – 1 pm
Velo Cult
1969 NE 42ND AVE
Portland, OR

The Zombie Apocalypse Ride is combining forces with the Disaster Relief Trials. For those that love zombies and disaster preparedness but aren’t planning to race the trials, this ride is for you. This is a fun and social ride. Dress as either a Zombie or a Survivor (self-explanatory). Prizes for best Zombie and Survivor Bike. Easy paced ride with multiple stops where various facets of surviving the post-apocalyptic zombie world will be debated.