Pedalpalooza is just eight days away! And our annual Bike Issue comes out next week! This years theme is "Bikes Work" and in it you'll find profiles and articles about the many loyal and dedicated cycle-folk that make our town a great place to ride. Also inside will be a complete schedule of bike-related happenings in our fair city when Pedalpalooza 2010 drops on June 10th.


To celebrate the issue, and to ring in the festival, we are throwing a Bike Issue Release Party on the 10th at Laurelthirst Public House from 5 to 7 PM. Come and rub elbows with the artists, writers, and cycle people, featured in the issue. Also make sure you bring your bike so you can head over to Laurelhurst Park afterwards and take part in the Pedalpalooza Kick-Off Ride.

The entire two week festival should be a blast with plenty to do and lots of new experiences to throw your ever-bike-loving self into. There are over 250 rides and bike related events. Check out the complete list here.

For a list of the rides/events we are effing stoked about, keep on reading after the jump...

It is highly recommended that you bring lights for night rides and remember to always wear protection (hehe) on all the rides you partake in.

June 11th, 8 PM — Bowie Vs. Prince Mobile Dance Party: What more do you need to know? A slow paced ride that will be blaring the best of the best 80's music all over town. Bearly Worn Resale Store, 4926 SE Division St

June 12th, 12 to 8 PM — Cirque Du Cycling: A circus, street fair, bike race, and parade all wrapped into one event. Take the kids. Mississippi Avenue, N Failing St and Mississippi Ave

June 13th, 7:30 PM — Sunset Mystery Ride: These mystery rides happen all year around and if you haven't been on one yet they are a ton of fun. Meet up and ride to a mystery location to watch the sunset. Hint hint, take a date! Irving Park, NE 7th Ave & Irving Park Path

June 16th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM — Bike Camping 101: Interested in going camping and getting there just by bike? Learn how to successfully do it and not kill yourself at this free workshop. Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont

June 18th, 19th & 20th, 6:30 PM — North! Saddle Up & Ride: A bike/theater ride that unfolds a western themed "bike play" with every stop of the North Portland ride. eff Space, 333 NE Hancock St

June 19th, 9 PM — World Naked Bike Ride: the best titles need no explanation. Starting location is still TBA.

June 22nd, 6:30 PM - Sunset Yoga Ride: A ride from the Esplanade to Mt. Tabor, where you'll do sunset yoga that is tuned (pun alert!) to the needs of cyclists. Eastbank Esplanade by Vera Katz statue, 5 SE Madison St, Portland

June 25th, 8:00 PM — SUPERHERO RIDE!: Dress up as your favorite superhero and ride. Nuf said. Col. Summers Park, SE 20th Ave and Belmont St

June 26th, 10:30 AM — Costco Run: An all bike caravan at Costco will probably scare the hell out of some SUV driving suburbanites. Hook up your trailers and ride all the way out to NE 138th and get your Costco on in a totally green kinda way. Laurelhurst Park, 3700 SE Ankeny St

June 27th, 10:00 AM — North Portland Sunday Parkways: A two way walking and biking loop that runs through the streets North Portland. And no cars are allowed. A family friendly event that is generally an really really nice time. Peninsula Park, N Rosa Parks Way and Albina Ave