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The Thursday Night Ride is always a blast! This is a weekly Portland bike ride event - POAC is not hosting this ride. Meetup now requires someone to be listed as the host so yours truly will be the host in abstentia unless otherwise noted in the Meetup description. This means there is no one from the POAC actually hosting this meetup and you want to connect with others from our meetup group attending the event, follow the instructions below. Signups will open up 5 days before this ride. You can sign up on this page to let other people in the POAC know that you are going but there is a separate FB page created for each ride where you can sign up to let the people who are leading the ride know you are interested. (Signing up on the FB page is not required to attend.) Unfortunately the FB event page changes every week so I can't give you a link that will always work. See below for other web links that should help you find it. If you want to connect with people from POAC attending the ride, you will need to share your cell phone numbers before the ride and then locate one another at the Park before the ride starts using your cell phones. What: Thursday Night Ride When: Every Thursday currently at 7PM (ride at 7:30 pm) Where: Salmon Street Fountain. The west side where Salmon street hits the waterfront. Thursday Night, the streets are ours. Come one, come all! Bring yr bike and your enthusiasm!!! We are going to RIDE, nice and easy in a big chill group. Slow pace, taking the main streets in the inner city, through downtown and around the main streets of N, NE, and SE. There will be a beer/snack/restroom stop near the end of the ride. We are out to have fun, to celebrate life. We are out to get bikes into the street. Bring your friends, bring your excitement!!! A MASS OF BIKES, OUT TO HAVE FUN. EVERY THURSDAY WE DO THIS. Rule #1 No complaining about the rules Rule #2 Don’t be a jerk Rule #3 Pack out all waste Rule #4 Stay with the ride leader over Burnside bridge Rule #5 Don’t play chicken with oncoming traffic in any capacity or you will get relegated to the back Rule #6 Don’t overtake cars, stay with the group behind vehicles or you will get relegated to the back Rule #7 Be especially attentive if you are at the front of the pack or you will get relegated to the back Rule #8 You not only represent the group, you represent my bike shop, see Rule #2 Rule #9 Newer riders, slower riders, and people who are chill by default roll at the front Mutual respect is the law of the land. Respect each other and respect yourself! Make sure everyone gets home SAFE. We are out to bring positivity! There will be a beer/snack/restroom stop near the end of the ride. https://www.facebook.com/groups/portlandurbanbike [ "Portlandurbanbike" is a closed FB group but request permission and they should let you join. This is the best FB group for getting up to date information on each week's ride, so I highly recommend you join and check there every week for details. They may even post a route map that you can find and follow and use to catch up with the group if you miss the start. ] What to bring: Helmet, bicycle lock, water or beverage of choice, snacks, layers of clothes that can added or removed depending on the weather, extra flashlight or headlamp. Light up your bicycle: YYGIFT® Waterproof 20 LED Bicycle Wheel Light String Safety Cool Bike Wheel Light for Night Safe Cycling (http://www.amazon.com/YYGIFT-Waterproof-Bicycle-String-Cycling/dp/B0116J56UW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) These lights are under $10 per strand but be sure to order two strands so you can do both wheels. Also the strands are 24 inches so there will be a two inch gap on a 26 inches wheel. But this is actually perfect because this gives you two inches of wheel rim where you can pass through a bicycle lock and not risk breaking the light wire. (Warning: wires are very thin to be careful not to break when installing.)
• What we'll do Fridays at the Portland Art Museum $5 after 5pm Fridays, 5 – 8 p.m. Admission $5. Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum invites you to play with them —to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m. Here’s what is included: Beer and pizza in the Art Pub, Art astrology, Slow looking tours, Photo booth, Occasional pop-up programs and music. Portland Art Museum Friday $5 at 5 program (http://portlandartmuseum.org/learn/public-programs/friday/) [Note: Meetup now requires me to list an event host or I can't publish a Meetup event. Being listed as the host does not mean I am attending. If I am going to attend I will RSVP that I am going and will give more specific information as to when and where to meet. In absence of a host please plan to communicate with others who sign up and organize yourselves as to when and where to meet to share this unique Portland Adventure.] A sample of current and upcoming exhibits you might want to catch: Modern American Realism Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection OCT 20, 2018 – APR 28, 2019 The map is not the territory FEB 9 – MAY 5, 2019 Su-mei Tse: L’Echo MAY 5, 2018 – MAR 17, 2019 Three Masters of Abstraction: Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi, and Takahashi Rikio NOV 3, 2018 – MAR 31, 2019 CCNA: Not Fragile SEP 8, 2018 – JUN 9, 2019 APEX: Avantika Bawa AUG 18, 2018 – FEB 10, 2019 Picturing Oregon AUG 19, 2017 – AUG 2019 Sun, Shadows, Stone The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier MAR 9 – AUG 4, 2019 Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) MAR 9 – AUG 31, 2019 Associated American Artists: Prints for the People APR 6 – AUG 18, 2019 Paris 1900 City of Entertainment JUN 8 - SEP 8, 2019 Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… OCT 2019 – JAN 2020 For a complete list of exhibits on the day you plan to visit - check the museum website's current exhibit page: https://portlandartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current/ How to meetup for the museum - this event will require some effort on your part to organize yourself and others from the meetup group. Please follow these steps: • RSVP that you are interested in going. Please only RSVP if you are actually planning to go. If you are just thinking about it, DO NOT RSVP. Information that you may or may not show up is worthless. • Add a comment in the comment section on the event page giving your suggested time of arriving and a suggested meeting place. If you are going to be waiting in a place where there are a lot of people, like on the stairs in front of the museum, try to give some detail that will identify you, like you will be wearing a red hat, something unique. • Check the meetup page regularly to see if other people have also indicated they want to go and make an effort to contact these other people before the event to confirm your plans. • Use the links on Meetup to message other interested people and organize a time and place to meet. Share your cell phone number in a private message. Exchanging cell phone numbers is the best way to insure that you find each other. Use text messages to find each other at the Museum. While the museum event ends at 8 pm, there are plenty of great places downtown that you and your new meetup friends can visit for a snack or drink afterward. Check for late night happy hours at local restaurants. • What to bring Comfortable walking shoes, there is a place to check you coat and backpack in the Museum, credit or debit card or cash to pay admission and buy snacks.
ATTENTION - THE JUNE RAT PATROL RIDE WILL ALSO BE PART OF THE LOUD AND LIT RIDE THAT IS A FAVORITE PEDALPALOOZA EVENT. SO GET READY TO BE LOUD AND LIT! (Light up your bike, bring music, bring noise makers, bring your best happy smiling self!) This is a monthly Portland bike ride event - POAC is not hosting this ride. Meetup now requires someone to be listed as the host so yours truly will be the host in abstentia unless otherwise noted in the Meetup description. This means there is no one from the POAC actually hosting this meetup and you want to connect with others from our meetup group attending the event, follow the instructions below. Signups will open up 5 days before this ride. You can sign up on this page to let other people in the POAC know that you are going but be aware that the organizers of the Rat Patrol ride are not connected with POAC. They do post the ride information and updates on this calendar: http://www.shift2bikes.org If you want to connect with people from POAC attending the ride, you will need to share your cell phone numbers before the ride and then locate one another at the Park before the ride starts using your cell phones. About this ride: Rat Patrol - a different type of monthly bike ride! You have read about TNR (the Thursday Night Ride) but here is a ride that is a slower paced shorter ride on a Friday night so you don't have to worry about going to work the next day (unless of course you work on a Saturday.) For details and up dates go to the Rat Patrol FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rat-Patrol-Bicycle-Club-PDX-169364770448814/events/?ref=page_internal Meet at 8:00 PM at Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St, Portland Look for a group of bicycles and folks hanging out. The ride leaves at 9:00pm. Ride description: This is a fun ride with an inclusive bunch of misfits. There will be one stop on the ride to to supply up on snacks before our end spot (which is a surprise!) All bikes welcome, slow roll pace, and no drop ride. Come prepared for good times! This is a SAFE SPACE. Don't be a jerk. What to bring: Helmet, bicycle lock, water or beverage of choice, snacks, layers of clothes that can added or removed depending on the weather. Going into fall always be prepared for rain. So have a water repellent jacket and something to put your gear in that won't get wet. (Plastic trash bags are a cheap way to keep your gear dry and a large bag can be used as a rain poncho.) You need at least a headlight and a tail light for your bicycle. You will want an extra flashlight or headlamp. This ride will be at night so it is important to make sure you are well illuminated and wear a helmet. Here are some suggestions for lighting up yourself and your bicycle: You can buy a string of colorful LED Firefly lights (http://craftwarehouse.com/product/30-count-firefly-lights-battery-operated/) for $12.99 at craft-warehouse - just drape them around your back back or use duck tape to run them around your bike rack, basket or frame. I installed these water proof LED wheel lights on my bike wheels and they really look nice: YYGIFT® Waterproof 20 LED Bicycle Wheel Light String Safety Cool Bike Wheel Light for Night Safe Cycling (http://www.amazon.com/YYGIFT-Waterproof-Bicycle-String-Cycling/dp/B0116J56UW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) These lights are under $10 per strand but be sure to order two strands so you can do both wheels. Also the strands are 24 inches so there will be a two inch gap on a 26 inches wheel. But this is actually perfect because this gives you two inches of wheel rim where you can pass through a bicycle lock and not risk breaking the light wire. (Warning: wires are very thin to be careful not to break when installing.)
We will leave from Timber Park and paddle around the lake and be back in under 3 hours. I may have an extra kayak available this trip but Clackamas River Outfitters (CRO) of Estacada will rent several types of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Costs range from $20 for the first hour to $65 for a full day. CRO also offers whitewater kayak rentals, floating tubes, guided paddleboard tours and one-on-one and group lessons. Details are at clackamasriveroutfitters.com, or call[masked]. If there's enough interest we may be able to get a discount group rate - maybe When you RSVP please comment and indicate if you have your own kayak or renting one as someone in the group may have a spare kayak they can loan someone but if either person doesn't show up its very inconvenient for the other so... Meet at: Timber Park Address 30878 NW Evergreen Way Estacada, OR 97023. How to find the group: Lets meet near the boat launch area When: Sunday June 30th, 2019 at 11 am Boiler plate rules up front: 1.) Everyone must sign up on their own. If you want to bring someone, they need to sign up for this meetup individually and indicate that they have read and agree to abide by the group's liability agreement and waiver and our RSVP policy. Hey, we've got over 5,000 members; we need a little structure. 2.) You MUST say yes to BOTH the liability waiver and RSVP policy, ON YOUR PROFILE PAGE, BEFORE you can sign up on an event. Yeah, really. I'll have to delete you if you haven't done that... Info. on how to do that is at the bottom of this description. 3.) No intoxicants are allowed before or during the event. That means no pot smoking and no alcoholic beverages. Anyone exhibiting signs of intoxication will be turned away from the event. 4.) You must bring your own life vest and wear it at all times during the event. 5.) Follow Oregon boating rules while on the water: https://www.boat-ed.com/abc/abc_specific_images/pdfs/or_law.pdf Oregon State Marine Board : Statewide and Local Regulations : Boater Info : State of Oregon Note: The wait list is "manual". Which means when someone on the 'yes' list decides not to go after all, everyone on the wait list gets an e-mail saying there's a spot opened up. And the first person who changes their RSVP to yes; even if you're -not- on the wait list. What do you need to bring? Dress appropriately for the weather. A pair of shoes that can get wet makes launching the kayak an easier task. A bottle of water and a light snack are nice. It is a good idea to leave your valuables at home. You don't want to take anything out on the river that isn't water proof or that you can't afford to lose if you spill in the river. Bring a small water proof gear bag for anything you plan to take with you on the kayak that you want to keep dry. Will you flip over and get wet? Likely not but it is a remote possibility. We recommend that you wear clothes that won’t get ruined if they get wet. If you would like to bring your camera, make sure to keep it secure in a waterproof container. You might want to pack a dry set of clothes and footwear with you and leave that in your car so you can change when we are finished. Instructions on how to update or edit your meetup profile: When you are logged in to Meetup.com, and you have opened the Portland Outdoor Adventurers Club Meetup group (so you see our events) in the POAC Meetup Group view, look to the far right end of the top tool bar just under the banner with the Meetup group's name. You will see "You are a member”. Click on the arrow next to these words to open the drop down menu options and click on "your member profile". Next, click on “edit profile”. Now you are in the window where you can edit your profile. Oregon State Marine Board : Statewide and Local Regulations : Boater Inf...