Portland Pedals & Pints Festival

Yes, the committee has finally settled on a name for the club’s 2020 event!

Description: A biking event and festival attracting an urban, inclusive ridership (non-club riders/city bikers, etc.) with a festival, including food, beer, vendor booths, and music at the end. This will be a fundraising event with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Community Cycling Center, an organization that our club has supported monetarily for several years.

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Start Location: Under the Morrison Bridge on SE Belmont Street between SE Water Avenue and SE 2nd Avenue

Festival: The Hair of the Dog Brewing Company (located near the festival space) will provide beer and sausages at the conclusion of the event. The owner has offered to craft a brew just for our event and would like us to have a naming contest! More on that later. We hope to fill the festival vendor space with organizations such as the Community Cycling Center, the Bike Theft Task Force, bicycle gear and fashion vendors, bike-related classes, and bike crafts. Live music will add to the festive atmosphere.

Routes:

  • The short route goes into Milwaukie, then follows the Springwater Corridor Trail east to the I-205 Multi-Use Path. A large rest stop will be in the Lents neighborhood at a brewery with a return through the city. Approximately 23 miles.
  • The long route goes to Milwaukie, then out to Oregon City and back using the Trolley Trail for the return and continues on the short route. There will be a small rest stop in Gladstone. Approximately 37 miles.

Volunteers: We will need many volunteers to showcase our club’s community outreach and to make this a safe and fun event. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, food, and beer at the festival. SignUpGenius is not yet set up, but please send your name and email address to [email protected] if you think you’ll be able to volunteer, and I’ll follow up with a link to SignUpGenius so you can select your position when it becomes available. We also welcome any ideas or tips during the planning process and would appreciate you talking up the event to people you know.

Website: We are currently working on a website for the event and hope to go live soon.

Committee Members: Alan Coppola, Eric Hendricks, Pat McManus, Mark Klein, Kathleen Hellem, John Francis, Chip Kyle, and I.

Cindy Bernert-Coppola, PP&P Festival Committee Member