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Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 am

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Tweed time!
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There are a lot of things to do on a bike this weekend, including some great ways to experience local art by bike tomorrow. See the listings below for links and details.

Friday, March 4th

6:00 pm: First Friday Art By Bike
Join Pedal Bike Tours for a tour of art galleries in SE Portland. Meet at their shop at 133 SW 2nd Ave.

6:00 pm: Vegan Dinner Bike Ride
This ride happens the first Friday of every month. Meet for dinner, then head to a bar or cafe for drinks/dessert. Check out their Facebook page for more info and to stay in the vegan dinner loop.

7:00-10:00pm: First Friday at BIKEASAURUS
Local artist Shelley Pearson has made all new bikey paintings. There will be free snacks and beverages and BIKEASAURUS (1337 SE MLK Jr Blvd) will be open for browsing.

Saturday, March 5th

All day: The Dalles Mountain 60
This epic ride/race is put together by Velodirt. Enjoy 60 miles of rural roads and 3,300 feet of elevation gain on a loop that starts and ends in The Dalles. Can you handle it!?

8:30 am: Bicycle Tree Planting - Mt. Tabor/Montavilla Neighborhoods
The last bicycle tree planting of the 2011 season. Meet at the at the Mt. Tabor Presbetyrian Church (5441 SE Belmont). Food provided for planters. Sign-up is strongly encouraged.

10:00 am: Road Safety Walking Tour
If you live or ride near the the Boise, King, or Humboldt neighborhoods in North Portland, Vision Zero Oregon wants to hear from you about neighborhood traffic safety. Join them for a walk to identify problem spots and discuss potential solutions.

10:00 am: East Portland Action Plan "5M" Bike Ride
Join the bike committee of the East Portland Action Plan to help improve bike conditions in East Portland. This is their "5M Ride" which will explore Market, Mill, Millmain and Main streets (the fifth M is for March). Meet at 10:00 am at Coffee's On (9739 SE Washington St.).

11:00 am: Tweed Ride
Get your tweed on and head out for some tea and a jolly good time at the annual Tweed Ride.

Sunday, March 6th

All day: Banana Belt Race Series #1
The first of three races that make up the Banana Belt series kicks off this Sunday. The races take place out at Hagg Lake (about an hour west of Portland off of Highway 26) starting at 9:00 am.

6:00 pm: History of the Bicycle
This free class/discussion will be taught by two bike mechanics who love bicycles and history. The lesson will cover "a varying array of interesting tidbits in bicycle history with regards to social impact, design, development, components and more! We’ll leave the rest a mystery…but if you like bikes, and history, you’re sure to be entertained and delighted."

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  • Ed March 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Dalles Mountain 60 gravel road ride!

    http://velodirt.com/races/the-dalles-mountain-60-march-5-201/

    Navigate your way on the back roads of the side of the state that never rains.

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  • Paul in the 'couve March 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Anyone interested in trying to get a car pool going to the Dalles????? I'd love to ride that, but it would be insane to use that much gas for just one person. I maybe could drive a civic w/4 people or a van with 6. I have racks but would need an extra mount or two for bikes.

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