Shift spinoff projects
- Pedalpalooza is an annual summer festival with hundreds of volunteer-organized free bike events.
- Breakfast on the Bridges serves breakfast to Portland bike commuters around once a month on several bridges near downtown. Facebook
- PDX World Naked Bike Ride is still loosely affiliated with shift but spun off into its own organization. Leading one of the largest rides in the state year after year!
- The Multnomah County Bike Fair is a recurring fair that happens almost every year during Pedalpalooza.
- Move by Bike is a group of folks interested in helping folks move across town entirely by bicycle. Facebook
Unaffiliated but related in bike fun
- Velopalooza is a summer bike fun festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada similar to Pedalpalooza.
- Portland Urban Bike runs an weekly ride (Thursday Night Ride) since 2015!
- Corvidae Bicycle Club is an inclusive fun crew that leads a monthly 2nd Sunday social ride from Peninsula Park at 2pm
- BikePOC PNW actively creates space for BIPOC folks to ride bikes, build community, forge life-long friendships, and challenge the status quo. Instagram
- Puddlecycle is a group that focuses on winter bike fun events in Portland. Their website talks more about their mission and how to participate.
- Portland Autonomous Zone is a local DIY/tinkering community with a focus on bikes and is a frequent booster of and participant in shift events.
Nonprofits and Government groups
- The Street Trust (formerly known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) is a non-profit organization working to promote and improve public transit, walking and bicycling conditions in Oregon since 1990.
- The Community Cycling Center is a non-profit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
- Bike Loud PDX is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive movement towards safer streets and healthier neighborhoods via grassroots advocacy campaigns.
- The Portland Bureau of Transportation has an active-transportation focused group. This group organizes Sunday Parkways and a bunch of other wonderful bike-focused groups - from a bike share program to safe routes to schools.
- WashCoBikes champions cycling in Washington County
- Adaptive Sports Northwest provide fitness, recreation, and competitive sport to anyone with physical and visual disabilities. This includes adaptive cycling programs like an Adaptive Bike Clinic and the PDX Handcycling Series at Portland International Raceway.
- Oregon Walks promotes walking and advocates for safer, more convenient, and all-around better walking options throughout Oregon. They encourage and host walking events year-round, including Steptember which is a “Pedalpalooza for walking” each September.
- BikePortland.org is an independent news source that covers the Portland bike scene.
- KBOO Bike Show is a monthly show presenting news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond. It broadcasts live on KBOO 90.7 FM once a month, and it’s available as a podcast at BikeShow.PortlandTransport.com.
- Sprocket Podcast is a Portland-based podcast about all sorts of bike-y things. Subscribe
- Bike Stuff PDX creates videos about human powered transportation, available on YouTube.
- Umbrella is Shift’s 501(c)3 nonprofit sponsor and provides similar services for a lot of other humans-in-the-streets organizations
- RiseUp is our mailing list host and an all-around great group of folks providing communication tools to communities like ours
- Bike Loud PDX helps support Shift’s technology costs, in addition to their amazing advocacy work
- Double Darn has donated some of their excellent cycling caps to support Shift events
- People like you — your support helps us make bike fun happen!
- The Portland Mercury is a weekly newspaper in Portland which has printed our events calendar for Pedalpalooza at their own expense for many years.
- The Portland Bureau of Transportation has provided substantial financial and practical sponsorship to Shift over the years and we are very thankful for their help in facilitating bike fun.