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The Best of This Week's Pedalpalooza Picks!

Thursday, June 18

DEKUM TO WOODSTOCK—Get versed in the weird history of Portland street names on this eight-plus mile ride. Out of shape? Not to worry. Expect frequent stops at streets of interests for quickie history lessons.

Good Neighbor Pizzeria, 800 NE Dekum, 6 pm

GOLF BY BIKE—Join esteemed Mercury News Editor Matt Davis in whacking balls on a workday afternoon. Meet at the Mercury office and bike/MAX to Heron Lakes golf course.

Portland Mercury, 605 NE 21st, 2:30 pm, bring $30 golf fee

Saturday, June 20

BIKE SCAVENGER HUNT—You know the drill. You bring: a bike, a friend, a picture-taking device, and a place for cargo. You collect: some new teammates and a list of items. You win!

Irving Park, NE 7th & Fremont, 1-7 pm

LOWRIDER & MINI BIKE SHOW—Flaunt your fly style with Mercury Editor Wm. Steven Humphrey in this hot lowrider and mini bike show and ride. Celebrate the coolest of all bikes: small bikes!

Parking lot across from Vendetta, 4306 N Williams, 4-6 pm

Sunday, June 21

DEAD FREEWAYS RIDE—The weak of heart will faint! The transit nerds will cringe! All Portlanders will breathe a sigh of relief while touring the unbuilt mega-highways of Portland's past.

New Seasons Arbor Lodge, 6400 N Interstate, 3 pm

Tuesday June 23

SPROCKETTES' HOT DAMN POTLUCK BBQ—The nation's most bootylicious bike dance crew, the Sprockettes, perform a summer teaser show. You eat homemade food with friends. Really, Tuesdays don't get any better.

Alberta Park, NE 20th & Killingsworth, 6 pm

Wednesday, June 24

IRONDELLES BIKINI BIKE WASH—Empowerment is hot hot hot. Portland's ladies tall bike gang, the Irondelles, will soap down your two-wheeler in bikinis to raise money for welding equipment.

Irondelles Gang HQ, 1605 SE 33rd, noon-6 pm

SHORT SHORTS SCANDINAVIAN PRIDE RIDE—Who wears short shorts? Scandinavians wear short shorts! No ass is too white to avoid chafing on this low-key meander through Southeast.

Piccolo Park, SE 28th between Clinton & Division, 7 pm

More Pedalpalooza rides (191 more) online at shift2bikes.org.

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