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Posted by on April 4th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

2011 Tweed Ride-78-77
Wear your fancy hats and get ready for a good time
at the Tweed Ride on Sunday.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

It must be spring because the bike event calendar is really starting to fill up. Check out some selected events below…

Friday, April 5th

Breadwinner Cycles Launch Party – 8:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
As I shared back in February, two of Portland’s top bicycle builders — Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan — joined forces to create Breadwinner Cycles. Tomorrow night is your chance to hang out with them and see their gorgeous new bikes. Owners of Ira Ryan Cycles and Pereira Cycles will be there “to showcase the lineage that has led to Breadwinner.” Go early because Tony and Ira are paying for the first 100 beers! More info here

Saturday, April 6th

Safe Routes to School Spring Kickoff – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Cesar Chavez School (5103 N Willis Blvd)
This third annual event is brought to you PBOT. They’ll have loads of free and fun stuff for the whole family to do including art projects, bike safety education, free bike repairs, and more. More info here.

Rickreall Gravel Classic – 9:00 am in Falls City, OR
I’ve been wanting to do this one for years! It’s an 80-mile adventure ride in the Willamette Valley on dirt and gravel roads. Beautiful vistas, fun people, a great ride. More info here.

25th Annual Mudslinger MTB Stage Race – Saturday and Sunday in Blodgett Oregon
The Mudslinger promises two full days of great off-road riding and racing. There’s a hillclimb and downhill on Saturday then the big cross-country race on Sunday. Takes place in Blodgett (between Corvallis and Newport). More info here.

Sunday, April 7th

Watch the Paris-Roubaix live at Velo Cult – 5:00 am
This is your chance to watch this epic classic bike race among fellow bike nerds at the always-welcoming Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd). More info here (FB).

Tweed Ride – 2:00 pm at Mt. Tabor Park
It’s time to dust off your classic tweed outfits and roll up to Mt. Tabor for tea and pleasantries followed by a ride through town. The ride will be social and short at about 9 miles or so and there’s an after party at Velo Cult (1968 NE 42nd). Meet at the Pavilion on the north side of the park, near the basketball court. More info here.

Super Swap – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Union Pine (525 SE Pine)
I’m really excited about this new event. It’s being billed as, “Portland’s ultimate bicycle swap/samples and clearance party,” and from what I’ve heard there will be some serious nice stuff and great prices. Expect to see top brands like Rapha, Chrome, Poler, River City Bicycles, Breadwinner Cycles, Beloved, Bontrager, and more. More info here.

Feel free to drop me a line if I missed any big events and/or just promote them in the comments.

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  • Velograph April 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The Rickreall Gravel Classic is not for the faint of heart. If you are not ready to ride 80 miles in unpleasant weather on unimproved roads outside of cell coverage — without support of any kind, this is not the ride for you.

    The elevation is around 6,500ft, with sustained climbs on gravel and dirt.

    That being said, if free rides with friends in remote areas sounds good, by all means join us.

    Thanks!

    RGC Crew

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    • Patty in Portland April 4, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      My heart fainted just thinking about it… :-)

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  • Super Swap April 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Much like the RGC, Super Swap is also a test of mettle. If you’re not ready for huge discounts on your favorite apparel brands, or don’t have the nerve to bargain hard for that Campy crankset in an uncarpeted event space in inner SE Portland then maybe think twice.

    There will be yelling during the Roubaix replay, and a sustained line for authentic French crepes – but don’t let that deter you. It’s struggles like these that make us stronger, more complete cyclists. We can’t comment on cell coverage with the concrete walls and all, but we can promise the 2nd Annual Cross Crusade International Film Festival, parts, apparel and bike bargains for every kind of bike rider, bike races by Chrome as well as a few surprises.

    When you’re done conquering the gravel this Saturday, come and replenish those lost calories at Super Swap on Sunday.

    Action from 11am ($10) or 12pm FREE
    525 SE Pine st, PDX

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  • Dabby April 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Tarpy Town.

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  • Aaronf April 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Jonathan, I beg you to show up to the tweed ride in classic 1910 era blackface.

    Then be like “What? I LOVED the movie Bamboozled. What’s the problem?” :p

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    • nathan April 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Can I downvote?

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