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Memorial Day Weekend packed with bike events

Posted by on May 23rd, 2006 at 8:09 am

Hopefully this rain lets up, because there are some great events planned for this weekend.

North American Cycle Courier Championships

***Reference to an upcoming messenger event has been deleted by request of organizers.***

If you prefer packing your gear over fixed gears, then the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club has a ride for you. They’re doing a three-day, self-supported bike camping trip leaving from Southeast Portland. I checked out the route and it looks like it should be a beautiful ride. Not to mention, it’s being led by the capable and knowledgeable Aaron Tarfman. More info here.

Still not excited? How about some human-powered vehicle racing? That’s right, the Oregon Human Powered Vehicle (OHPV) club is putting on their 7th annual Human Powered Challenge at Portland International Raceway. What’s a human powered vehicle? Think recumbent and then picture it with full aerodynamic fairings and then think pure, unadulterated speed. I really hope the track is dry for these guys!

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  • Good Luck Guy May 23, 2006 at 11:39 am

    Don’t miss the West Side Invite! There will be bands and beer along with all the bikeness!

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  • silken May 23, 2006 at 11:53 am

    MORE sprockettes photos!? Jesus man!! Don’t you have enough already??!!

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  • i-luv-sprockettes May 23, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    always look forward to seeing the sprocketts perform…

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  • Aaron May 23, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Regarding the Exchange Cycle Tours campout we are keeping track of the weather situation. Currently there’s a 30% chance of rain. We are prepared for a small amount of rain, and participants should expect to bring raingear. If the chance of rain on Friday shows greater than 60% the event will be postponed.
    Please contact for last minute details.

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  • Aaron May 25, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    While doing a scouting ride up to Mt Hood I was blessed to meet Tim and Barbara who were riding their gorgeous co-motion tandem. I told them that I was taking Marmot Road and suggested that it was a much nicer route, though I hope that they didn’t get too upset by the hills.

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