Fountain Frolic Tango

What? You missed the ride to Keller fountain after Wednesday night tango at Norse Hall? True, there were plenty of people there before us, and many, if not most, in bikinis and swim suits, but the tango ladies proved the modern dress makes for classier water fountain attire.

If we get more nights in the 80s, you may get another chance to welcome the new day in the cool waters of Keller Fountain. Until then…

If you’re thinking that so many days of heat was a bit excessive, consider leaving your car at home this Saturday and joining the next “organized” bike ride to Berretin.

Date:  Saturday August 1st.
Time:  9pm
Place: Staccato Gelato (NE 28th and Everett)
Details:
Meet at 9pm, get some gelato, hang out. The ride leaves for Berretin at
9:30pm. This gives you a 30 minute window in which to arrive for the
ride. We should arrive at Berretin around 10pm.

And remember…
You need a white light
on the front of your bike
to ride at night.

(On our way to Keller Fountain, we passed a sad cyclist nabbed by the cops for riding without a light. No fountain for him. Ouch)

I’d love to hear a recommendation for a good fountain to play in between Staccato Gelato and Berretin.

Milonga Parkway Prep Ride

It’s summer and if you have a bike, come find out how easy and safe it is to ride to Tango Berretin. This ride is a leisurely cruise through southeast Portland along some great bike routes featuring big trees, handsome houses and very little traffic.

Date:  Saturday July 18th.
Time:  9pm
Place: Staccato Gelato (NE 28th and Everett)
Details:
Meet at 9pm, get some gelato, hang out. The ride leaves for Berretin at 9:30pm. This gives you a 30 minute window in which to arrive for the ride. We should arrive at Berretin around 10pm.

Now some of you may be thinking that riding at night on the street where there are potentially cars, etc., is just too risky. For you, we have the Sunday Parkway! True enough, it doesn’t take you to Tango Berretin for the milonga, but it will get you pretty close to Peninsula Park where the milonga is on Sunday. This month’s car-free bike loop is around Northeast Portland, as in the Vernon, Concordia, Cully, Alameda, Sabin, and Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhoods. Check it out:
http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=46103&a=234995

And remember…
You need a white light
on the front of your bike
to ride at night.

Northstar Milonga Ride

Summer is here, is it not? The calendar is already displaying July and wierdly it’s still light when the milonga begins. June was jam-packed with bike rides, if not of the garden milonga variety. I hope you were able to join the fun.

No? Well, let’s take advantage of the light and the (supposed) warmth that comes with it to enjoy a fine ride to the Northstar Milonga.

Date: Thursday, July 9
Meetup Time: 8:00 – 8:30pm
Place: Staccato Gelato (NE 28th and Everett)

The ride takes a leisurely 30 minutes and cruises some of the most stately streets in Portland. The new route is no less direct, but way more picturesque.

While it will be light when we leave, night will surely fall. If you don’t have a white front light for your bike go get one now!