Portland Pedalpalooza – Hott Sock II Ride

If you read my last post, you know that we here at Sock It to Me are avid bike fans,which is why we thought it essential to partake in the events surrounding Portland’s annual Pedalpalooza event. Calling it an “event”, however, strips it of its grandiosity, for this pedal-fest stretches for two long weeks in June, with dozens of themed bike rides per day.

Sounds fun, right? Oh it is. All you do is show up with your bike, your helmet, and your wallet, with the intent of uniting with strangers and friends over your shared afinity for something random. Be it donuts or sunsets, cowboys or knee-highs, it’s especially fun when there is a dress-code, from prom-wear to no-wear to footwear.

We can’t take credit for organizing this year’s ride for the footwear folk. In fact, we again thank Argyle Amanda for including us in the second annual Hott Sock ride, which met up in downtown Portland and traveled first to Sock Dreams and then to the SITM headquarters. We ordered up a keg of local, organic brew from Hopworks and threw together a hilarious relay race, crafty sock design table, and tons of sock prizes. It was a blast. Check out this video Kisa put together for us. It’s just a lil snapshot of all the action:

Here, also, is the Flickr photo stream of pics taken at the event by BikePortland.org: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeportland/tags/hotsockride2010/

Can’t wait for next year’s ride. We’re so ready. Mark your calendars!

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