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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

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Joe Kurmaskie will rally the crowds
on Sunday in support of alternatives
to the 12-lane CRC.
(Photo © J. Maus)

It's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. Which is a good thing, because there are some compelling reasons to get out there and ride.

The big event of the weekend is the Build Less Bridge CRC Opposition and Alternatives Rally this Sunday at noon in Waterfront Park near the Morrison Bridge. A lineup of speakers including City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will inspire the crowd to work for alternatives to the proposed new 12-lane highway bridge in Portland.

If you are planning to bike to the rally, you can find out where meet up with other folks riding from your part of the area (or start your own ride) on this map

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If riding is your sport, there's a killer duo of events slated for the weekend.

On Saturday you can participate in the grueling De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia hill ride.

Then on Sunday is the Horning's Hustle mountain bike race out near North Plains.

And if you're crazy enough to do both you might win fame, glory, and a sweet headset.

Let us know what you do and how it goes.

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  • chris April 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I feel so left out in SW. The best riding is out here. mmm...hills.

    but suburbanites suck

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  • chris April 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    at least i have De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia

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  • Hart April 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    After Sunday the 12 lane nightmare will die.

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  • jake April 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    "but suburbanites suck"
    dude? really?

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