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June 7: Pedalpalooza Event at SITM HQ!

Sock It To Me Pedalpalooza Event PortlandIt’s that time of year again, Portland-area sockies – PEDALPALOOZA!

For the past 5 years, we’ve teamed up with Sock Dreams to help host an event during Pedalpalooza called the Hott Sock Ride. Sock Dreams will host part of the ride on Saturday, June 7 with some refreshments and fun, then will lead the bikers to our Sock It To Me headquarters for more fun times (and the chance to win some funky socks)!

Below are all the details you’ll need to participate this year in the Hott Sock Ride:
Where to Meet to Start: SE Salmon St + Eastbank Esplanade Take Trimet
When: Saturday, June 7 at 5:00pm
What Should You Do: Deck your calves, throw on those over-the-knees, or bare your ankles if you dare and join the sockies for a ride with great fashion and festivities thanks to local bike-loving retailers. Bring sock-funds for sock-fun (keep your legs warm on the WNBR!), pack a lock + lights, and join us at Vera (statue) at 5ish, leave at 5:15. We’ll revel with the fine crew of Sock Dreams in Sellwood, take our kicks over to Sock It To Me, and have other ped(al)-based fun along the way. See you at Vera! (Easy pace, loop-ish, mostly flat, SE to Sellwood.)

Come hang out with us & have a great time this Saturday!

More on the NYC SITM Event!

As promised we’re back this week reporting more on our AWESOME event in NYC!  Check out our display. Loads and loads of SOCKS! We’re in Heaven!!!

Sock It to Me Welcome Table!
THE Display!
Socks, Socks, Socks!
More Socks!

Take a peek at some of our news friends…. We were so lucky to have some of NYC’s finest come to our event! Bloggers: Tineey, Eye4Style, and Fashion Fingerprint stopped by! We also met ladies from Zink Magazine, Real Simple, Teen Vogue, and Betty Confidential. Everyone chatted about which sock styles they liked best over sock shaped cookies and champagne! We’re so glad we have designs to suit everyone’s fancy!

Fashion Fingerprint, Simcha, and Eye4style stopped by to hang with us!
Sock It to Me(s) as Cookies!
Lovely Ladies from: Zink Magazine, Fashion Fingerprint and Project Alabama!

Everyone was loving their nail art  – buttons and mustaches to match some of our sock styles!

Jenni from Antenna Magazine Rocking her nail art!
Sara from "O" Magazine stopped by for a quick Mani!
Blogger Tineey's Loving Her Nails
Renee Shows off her nails!

What a fun time! A summer afternoon of socks, snacks and signature nail art! It doesn’t get much better than that and there’s more excitement to come! August is such a busy time for Sock It to Me…next week we’re off to Vegas for the tradeshow to beat all tradeshows — MAGIC! It’s always good to see some of our retailers from all over the world and make new friends.

 

Pedalpalooza!

As some of you may know, and for those of you that don’t… Portland (our beloved city) is a land of DIY bicyclists. Since 2002, the city has hosted a bike event that has morphed into an all out Pedalpalooza! It’s a 2+ week long bikey fun extravaganza! Almost all the events are run by volunteers, and most of them are completely FREE! There are yoga rides, solar panel rides, tutu rides, and the ever popular World Naked Bike ride.

This year there were over 250 events, and here is a peek at 2 of our faves: At the Epic Pizza Ride about 30 – 40 riders meet up at a park, but only the leader knows where the ride is going. You follow the leader around town to 5 surprise pizza shops that have prepared sample-size pizza pies for you to munch on! Biking and pizza? Yes, please! Another one of our faves is the Bowie vs Prince Ride. For this mystery ride, everyone dresses up as either Bowie or Prince. On the way to your final destination, you make frequent stops to dance. The bike ride ends at a huge dance party in a cemetery with amazing tunes and a disco ball! Biking and 80’s Glam Rockers? We want more! Pedalpalooza literally has something for every biker out there…

For the second year in a row, Sock It To Me was in on the action! We LOVE to ride bikes, and we were counting down the days before the Hott Sock 2011 Prime Time ride. A fantastic crew of well heeled fashion and bike enthusiasts met up with the fine crew of Sock Dreams and then pedaled on over to the new, centrally located Sock It To Me headquarters for a rockin good time! About 100 new and old members of our sock “family” gathered for games, snacks, and (of course) good beer! Sounds fun, and oh, it was!

Some party goers participated in a relay race where teams had to do goofy things really fast. They had to crab walk, stack boxes, catch marshmallows, hopscotch, and 2 team members had to put on 25 individual socks. This was all in the name of the mighty coveted and always popular prize: FREE SOCKS! Check out our video coverage of relay race:

If the relay race wasn’t for you, there was always the artsy option. Our party people used their imaginations to dream up these AMAZING sock monsters!

The party lasted well into the night – ok, until well after the keg was tapped out! Needless to say, we had lots of fun celebrating our city and one of its favorite pastimes! If you’re in Portland for Pedalpalooza next year, you gotta come by!!!