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Pedalpalooza 2020

Every day, through Jul 5
Various Locations Hosford-Abernethy
All Ages
For the past 15 years, Portlanders have donned glow stick headbands, David Bowie wigs, Hawaii shirts, tweed vests, or absolutely nothing at all to participate in the hundreds of themed bicycle rides that make up June's month-long Pedalpalooza festival. The idea of this kind of event existing in a post-coronavirus world, where standing four feet away from another person wearing a mask is considered risky, seems implausible. And yet, COVID-19 hasn't cancelled Pedalpalooza's 16th year. Instead, the anti-social pandemic has inspired the festival's organizers to get creative. Instead of inviting Portlanders to lead their own uniquely themed bike rides during the month of June, Pedalpalooza is collecting ideas for different themes for every day of the month. Rather than promoting mass bike rides at scheduled times, organizers want to see bicyclists embracing the theme on solo rides throughout the day. Click here for an updated list of themed days, and click here to pitch your own themed day. ALEX ZIELINSKI

Various Locations

Portland, OR

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