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Weekend Event Guide

Welcome to our Weekend Event Guide archives. This column runs on the Front Page every Thursday afternoon and gives you the essential rundown of the best bike events happening in the Portland region.

Special thanks to Hopworks Urban Brewery for their sponsorship of this column. Their support is what makes this possible!

Weekend Event Guide: Women’s only, 3-speeds, a bike party, and more

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Grab your three-speed and head to Velo Cult on Saturday.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Seriously. Is this weather amazing or what? You better get while the gettin’s good when it comes to biking in winter because it doesn’t get any better than this.

And I hope you don’t have plans for Saturday yet because we’ve got a very full slate of rides and events for you to choose from.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 30th

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Weekend Event Guide: Sprints, Swan Island, trail work and more

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Explore the many secret wonders of Swan Island
at the North Portland Greenway Excursion ride on Saturday.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

This weather has been too nice. Too nice to work, too nice to stay indoors. Thankfully the weekend is coming! And guess what? The temps are only getting warmer and I hear it might even reach 60-degrees on Sunday.

I hope you have something fun planned. If not, we’ve got a bunch of great suggestions for you.

Get out there and ride. After staring at the sun and blue sky all week, you deserve some quality time in the saddle.
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Weekend Event Guide: Palm trees, volcanoes, freak bikes, and more

Friday, January 16th, 2015
Wintertime Palm Tree Ride
Winter doldrums got you down? Look up and learn
about local exotic greenery on the Palm Tree Ride.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

This is the time of year when the weather can make it tough to get out and ride. That’s where your fellow bike lovers come in. A group ride, or a ride that takes you to new places, might be just what you need to cure your case of the winters.

A special shout-out this week is due to Shawn Granton’s Palm Tree Ride. He’s been leading it every year since 2005 and it’s true gem. With his trusty guidebook of local trees in hand, he’ll share his vast knowledge of Portland’s sidestreets, urban history, and local flora with everyone lucky enough to join this ride. He says it’s the last one, so that’s all the more reason to not miss it.

Have fun out there! And special thanks to Hopworks Urban Brewery for renewing their sponsorship of this weekly feature!
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Event Guide: Two great rides to ring in the new year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
BTA New Year's Day Ride-11
A scene from the 2010 BTA New Year’s Day ride.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to start out a new year. The health, happiness and camaraderie one taps into while pedaling a bicycle is something with positive impacts that are both tangible and symbolic.

I know many of you will grab a bike and head out on a ride of your own in the next few days. But for those of you who prefer — or need the motivation of — an organized group ride, there are two excellent options to choose from.

And one comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee…
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Weekend Event Guide: Holiday lights, braving the elements, makers, and more

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Don’t let the rain keep you down. (Rob Sadowsky doesn’t.)
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

You know what’s great about this town? Even with the cold/wet weather and the holiday season craziness, there are still fun bike rides and events to take part in.

Whether you are looking for a group ride or an event that lets you connect with other biking fans, there’s something for you in the roundup below. I have a feeling many of your bike rides this weekend will be of the shopping variety. If you do plan on doing some gift-buying by bike, remember to lock up your bike well and don’t let yourself become a bike prowl victim by leaving stuff in your bike bags.

Have a great weekend!
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Weekend Event Guide: Bike parade, Alleycross, a huge sale, and more

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Policymakers Ride - Gorge Edition-1
Marine Drive path = year-round fun.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

I hope everyone is OK after that very crazy windstorm last night. With that behind us, the weekend forecast looks clear. It’ll be a bit cooler as a result, but at least it’ll be dry.

If you’re looking to stay sharp this winter, we’ve got some great suggestions below. And if you are looking to add a few key pieces to your winter riding kit, or finally get that new bike you’ve been waiting for, we’ve got the details on a major sale.

Have fun out there!
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Weekend Event Guide: BikeCraft, Rudolph, the Outback, and more

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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It’s BikeCraft weekend!
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

As we get ever closer to the end of the year, a few traditions are among us. One of them is BikeCraft, an event near and dear to our hearts here at BikePortland. It’s an excellent place to find great gifts for bike lovers and re-connect with friends old and new.

There’s also a sing-along ride on the schedule. Tom Howe is leading a Rudolph-themed ride through downtown that is sure to be fun. And if you’re shy, don’t worry, there will be plenty of people on the ride and there’s safety in numbers!

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Weekend Event Guide: Parties, Cranksgiving, tree plantings, and more

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Race
The Kruger’s Crossing race is a great excuse to soak up farm vibes out at Sauvie Island.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

I hope you haven’t made non-bike plans for Saturday because it’s packed with great events.

Imagine if you planted a few street trees by bike, then went and bought food for those in need as part of the Cranksgiving event, then attended the Weston Awards to support Oregon Walks. If anyone does all three of those things, they get my vote for Great Portlander of the Year.

And if you’ve hung up your cyclocross shoes for the season, take them down! Sunday’s race out at Sauvie Island is an annual favorite that also has a nice convivial feeling among all the teams who have battled each other all season long.

Have fun out there…
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Weekend Event Guide: A big sale, more ‘cross, and baked goods

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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A historic moment for Portland Parks happening Saturday at Gateway Green.

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Baby it’s cold outside. And windy (and a bit frozen) too. But as luck would have it, the forecast actually calls for clear and sunny skies for the weekend. That means it’s time to bundle up and brave the elements!

Whether you’re still motoring through ‘cross season or just looking for an excuse to eat donuts with friends old and new, we’ve got another great line-up for you to choose from.

Friday, November 14th

Castelli Sample Sale – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at 1040 NE 44th Ave #1 (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Cross, code, fall colors, and more

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Fall scenes in and around Portland-8
It’s a great time of year for riding bikes.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

We’ve only got a few more weekends before much of the colorful leaves are gone and we’re really into the winter doldrums. That’s my way of saying… Get out there and ride your bike this weekend! If nothing below suits your fancy, just head east into the Columbia River Gorge and tilt your head up and to the sides. You’ll be amazed at what you see (Alex Barr Road, pictured above, is one of my favorite climbs this time of year).

Also remember to keep your wits about you as you navigate all that slippery muck that tends to accumulate in the bike lanes this time of year. Leaves are nice in trees; but not so nice under your tires.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, November 8th

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