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Old 03-07-08, 11:46 PM   #1
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I'm looking for bike related activities in Portland. Maybe meet some cool people... I'm a Gonna be there from the 21st to the 25th. Help?
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zoo bomb?
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Zoobomb would be fun and is definitely a Portland thing to do. I'll be out of town, otherwise I'd offer to show you around. Looks like you're going to miss the Massacre by two days, and I don't know if any other events around then. I'm sure theres someone on the forums who'll show you cool places to bike.
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Zoo bomb is where a bunch of folks meet up at the top of burnside (I think) and just mob down at like, 1 in the morning to the zoo, usually on a bunch of little kids bikes. Then you hop on the transit, ride to the top and repeat. I dont know any specifics on it, though I'm sure some PDX cats on here can fill you in/correct any errors I made in my explanation. I havent ever done it, though saw it in action last time i was in portland for an M. Ward show. Looks really really fun and I think there are bikes to be borrowed if you dont have a little kid bike.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobomb
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Looks amazingly enjoyable. Don't know if I will have access to a kids bicycle while i'm down there but if I do I'm sure I will try it. Thanks.
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it starts at the zoo. catch the max to washington square park, and head a little way up the hill. my friends and i went to mini bike winter, and had a blast! portland is a fun town to ride. my girlfriend and i want to move there someday. anyway, here's some footage of our trip.....
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JfXfk7bh5tg
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drop in at the bike farm.
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