Pedalpalooza is where always-bike-friendly Portland, Oregon gets the chance to truly flaunt it’s spectacular two-wheeled culture. The 2-week festival boasts 219 events, hosted by volunteers, featuring everything from family-friendly group rides, bike-in movies, and bike polo, to a Swingers’ ride and a Bowie vs. Prince mobile dance party (described as a “slow pace with frequent dancin’ stops”).
From SHIFT’s website:
SHIFT revels in expressing Portland’s creative bike culture through performance events and bike fun intended to highlight the positive contributions of bicycling for the community at large.
As such, SHIFT brings to the Portland community an absolutely mind-blowing variety of bike-based activities as well as a group Move-by-Bike initiative and a free monthly Breakfast on Bridges for morning commuters. (If you haven’t already seen our post and video of a Portland bike-move, check it out here).
SHIFT and the World Carfree Network are currently involved in co-hosting this year’s “Towards Carfree Cities,” taking place in Portland. This year’s conference, “Rethinking Mobility, Rediscovering Proximity,” targets “urban livability and mixed-use development.”
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