Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 24th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
What? It’s Fall? You wouldn’t know it by looking at the number of bike events on the schedule. Below is our Weekend Event Guide. Get out there and have fun.
Saturday, September 26
10:00am – 12:00pm: Heed Your Steed – Cyclocross Bike Maintenance Clinic
‘Cross season is up on us and Tori Bortman of Gracie’s Wrench wants to help you get your bike ready. Remember, like one of my old coaches used to say, “A clean bike is a fast bike”. Held at the Vanilla Bicycles Workshop (717 SE 35th St).
7:30am – 1:00pm: Columbia Trail Fest
Head over to Forest Park to take part in a number of events (including mountain bike rides), all to help raise money and awareness so we can keep this gem of an open space beautiful and thriving.
11:30am: Ride to NE Portland Tool Library 1-year Anniversary Party
The NE Portland Tool Library is a fantastic community resource that enables folks to check out yard and house tools for free. Join friends old and new for a ride from the (original) North Portland Tool Library to the Northeast Portland Tool Library.
All day: Hood River Harvest Ride
Ride through the gorgeous farms and vistas in the Hood River Valley and benefit a local non-profit group that helps keep it that way.
12:00 – 1:00pm: All Season Cycling Class
Join PBOT’s Timo Forsberg for an interactive session full of tips and tricks to staying dry and warm on your bike through the winter months.
Sunday, September 27
All day: Bike for Shelter
Take a tour of Portland (various loops available) while helping raise awareness and money to help fight underage sex trafficking and teenage prostitution.
1:00 – 4:00pm: Tour de Parks
Explore the backroads and lush parks in Hillsboro at this second annual ride.
All day: Battle at Barlow Cyclocross Race
Held at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, this cyclocross race is an annual classic that is sure to leave you hooked on the sport that is taking over the Portland region. Presented by Veloce Bicycles.
For more bike events in and around Portland this weekend, see the Shift calendar. Also, feel free to plug your event, or mention ones we missed, in the comments below.