April 30th – Frog’s Tongue and Fly

Spring is here and the river calls. We’re beginning our countdown to Bike in Shapes’ 5th birthday in June. It seems like the perfect time to dig up, the shape that started it all: the OG, the Frog’s Tongue and Fly. That’s right, the origins of Bike in Shapes can be traced to a ride following a “tongue” that flows along the Willamette only to meet an industrial plant of a “fly” past the Knickerbocker Bridge.This bizarre whim set in motion these past five years of pomp and absurdity. So, let’s dust off the Tongue, and meet at Sam Bond’s Garage this Thursday at 7pm, ride the river, and return in ample time for their 90’s night.

Come this Thursday and be prepared to vote your favorite all-time shape as a finalist for the June 17th Anniversary ride.



October 29th – Pugakeet

Ever wonder what a parakeet dressed as pug looks like? Or for that matter, how a pug dressed in parakeet suit for Halloween appears? Well, the answer is probably not in this shape. :) Let’s support LiveMove’s Oakshire Fundraiser to get a bike counter installed on 13th & Kincaid. It’s a pricey ambition, so why not throw down a couple pints to move the needle. We’ll meet at Oakshire at 7pm, this Wednesday and ride in the shape of the Pugakeet!

July 19th – Gummy Worm & Swedish Fish

Hellu BeekeInShepers, zeere-a is a reede-a thees Thoorsdey! (“Hello BikeInShapers, there is a ride this Thursday!” using this Swedish Chef translator).

Bork broke bork, it’s time to hit the river and ride the “Gummy Worm and Swedish Fish” next Thursday. We’ll leave Falling Sky at 7:45pm and return for some refreshments on the tail (fin) end.


January 18th – The Tetris Brain Teaser

How’s this for a cliche New Year’s resolution: “Get in shapes, get BikeInShapes!”

We’ll kick this year off this Wednesday, 7:45 at the Cornucopia (17th & Lincoln) borrowing from the most basic shapes of ’em all: Tetris shapes.

This ride comes with a mission should you accept. I have mashed together all of the Tetris shapes (as seen in image).  Now, your brain teaser task is to draw a route that:
– Starts and finishes at the Cornucopia (17th & Lincoln)
– Traces around each Tetris shape once, without overlapping traces or gaps.

It may be impossible! So, the first person to send me a perfectly traced map wins a BikeInShapes T-Shirt. Feel free to bring your solution to the ride.



November 17th – The Elephant

What better way to follow the brain than with a BikeInShapes featuring one of the most intelligent animals on earth. Stomp on down to the “The Elephant” ride on November 17th at 7:45pm leaving from Ninkasi. Ivory much want to see you there!


September 15th – Iceberg Wedge

Loooook out BikeInShapers…iceberg a-wedge!! Lettuce ride the “Iceberg Wedge” this Thursday @ 6:30pm from Skinner’s Butte Park (next to the parking lot at High St intersection). We’ll return to the park for a Salad Bar potluck. We’ll set up shop at a table by the High St. parking lot (or the playground we get second dibs). Feel free to bring a salad component por favor.