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A huge bike weekend! Here’s your guide

Posted by on April 6th, 2012 at 10:31 am

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The 9th annual Bunny on a Bike ride hops into town on Sunday.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Have you taken a look at our event calendar lately? There are nearly 20 bike-related rides and events coming your way this weekend.

Want to dress up like a bunny and partake in Portland’s proud Bunny on a Bike tradition? How about a test ride of one of those gorgeous Renovo hardwood bikes? Or maybe family bike activities are your thing? Check out our new calendar for all the details and scroll down for a few featured events.

Saturday
Demo Days at Renovo

Been itching for a new bike and want to try something different that’s also locally made? Our friends at Renovo (2005 SE 8th Ave.) are hosting a demo day Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. As a bonus, their shop is an easy ride to the Springwater path along the river and Mt. Tabor in the other direction.

Safe Routes to School Spring Kickoff

The City of Portland is pumped for the new year of Safe Routes to School and you should be too! Join PBOT and tons of kids and families at Russell Academy School (2700 NE 127th Ave) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for activities, group rides, free stuff, and more. More info

Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition Grand Opening Party

The WashCoBTC has moved to a new location and they’re throwing a party to celebrate. Join them on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in downtown Hillsboro (137 NE 3rd Street) for giveaways, discounts in their shop, and socializing.

Help plant trees on the I-205 path

We all use this path, so how about pitch in to help keep it awesome? Join Friends of Trees, ODOT and other local groups for this fun event in outer southeast Portland. More info

Sunday
Watch the Paris-Roubaix

Two local watering holes/bike hangouts are showing the legendary Paris-Roubaix bike race. Velo Cult Bike Shop (1969 NE 42nd) will show it on their big projector starting at 4:00 pm (and if you’re inspired, they also sell bikes!). Apex Bar (1216 SE Division) will also show it on several big screen TVs starting at 4:00 and they’re tapping a rare beer Belgian beer to go with it. If you go, make sure you root for hometown hero Jacob Rathe who’s making his big debut with the Garmin-Barracuda team!

9th Annual Bunny on a Bike

Don your bunny ears and costumes an join lots of other furry friends on this beloved Portland ride. Meet at the playground at Laurelhurst Park Annex (SE Oak and Cesar Chavez) at 2:00 pm for a two-hour loop ride. Check out more details on Facebook.

Western Bike Works Time Trial at PIR

Local shop Western Bike Works is kicking off a new event. Time Trials are a great way to give racing a try because you’ll be riding alone, against the clock. For seasoned riders, they’re a great way to test your fitness. PIR is just a few miles north of downtown, so it’s an easy venue to access if you live in Portland. More info

This is just a small sampling of what’s on tap this weekend. Check out the BikePortland Calendar for more rides and events.

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  • Champs April 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Yet it’s such a perfect weekend for a long, scenic ride of your own. I went up the Historic Columbia River Highway on Monday and it was great. Just don’t expect the same balmy feeling in the upper reaches of Larch Mountain Road (very much closed at the snow gate).

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  • adventure! April 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Cycle Wild has an overnight camping trip out to the Columbia Gorge and Ainsworth State Park!
    Meet at 9:30am at Cleveland Ave MAX Station in Gresham.
    Information here:
    http://www.cyclewild.org/2012/04/ainsworth-bike-camping-this-weekend/

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