Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 16th, 2011 at 9:29 am
The weekend is just hours away. If you like to bike and are looking for some fun, check out the events below... And don't forget to put on fenders and pack a rain jacket!
Friday, September 16th
Live the Revolution Safe Routes to School Benefit
Join Sugar Wheel Works and lots of other cool people and local bike companies for a benefit party to benefit the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and their Safe Routes to Schools program. Expect a huge prize raffle, photo booth, flat tire changing competition, and more. Starts at 6:30pm at Ristretto Roasters (3808 N. Williams)
Saturday, September 17th
Hood River Double Cross (Saturday and Sunday)
Enjoy early season cyclocross racing in beautiful Hood River. There are races on Saturday and Sunday and it all takes place at Hood River Valley High School (1220 Indian Creek Rd).
Gordon Patterson Memorial Ride and Memorial Garden Groundbreaking (Vancouver)
Gordon Patterson, a popular teacher in Vancouver, was killed by a distracted driver while bicycling two years ago. This event will raise money for a scholarship fund in his name and will mark the public opening of a memorial garden planted in his memory. The ride starts at 9:00 am at Hudson's Bay High School. Download a PDF of event flyer here.
City of Portland SmartTrips Autumn Adventure Ride
Join City of Portland SmartTrips staff and your fellow citizens for an invigorating fall ride. An experienced ride leader will take you 25 miles Celebrate the cooler weather on a 25 mile loop in Northeast Portland. Meet at 10:00 am at Wilshire Park (NE 35th Place and Skidmore).
Bike Town Hall with State Rep. Michael Dembrow and Senator Jackie Dingfelder
Join two elected officials who represent us in Salem for a bike ride through several Northeast Portland neighborhoods. Ride meets at 10:00 am at Wilshire Park (NE 33rd at Skidmore).
Billed as the "world's only bike-in Oktoberfest party" this is the big event of the weekend. Expect jaw-dropping live performances by the likes of the Wanderlust Circus and BMX flatlanders, an expo area with local custom bike makers, lots of activities for kids, tons of excellent beer and food, a climbing wall, goldsprints, breakdancing, and more! From noon to 10:00 pm at Hopworks' Southeast location (2944 SE Powell).
Kidical Mass Ice Cream and Oaks Bottom Ride
School is back in session and so is Kidical Mass! Join other kids (young and old) for some treats at Staccato Gelato and a ride on the Springwater Corridor to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for some bird-watching. This ride starts at 3:00 pm at Oaks Pioneer Church (SE Spokane & 5th).
Sunday, September 18th
Bike Polo at Alberta Park
Fresh off their amazing 7th place at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships last weekend, join our local bike polo players for some action at Alberta Park. Everyone is welcome.
If I forgot anything, please let me know and I'll add it to the list. Also feel free to promote events in the comments below.