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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: Parkways, a picnic, the ‘ultimate urban bike’, & more

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sunday Parkways NE-84
Don’t miss out on Sunday Parkways this weekend.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Now that we’ve gotten this storm out of our system, the forecast for the weekend couldn’t be better. 70s and 80s and lots of sun. And it’s a good thing too because we’ve got tons of great stuff in the guide this week. From parties to rides and even a garage sale, no matter what you like to do on a bike you’re sure to find something good…

Friday, July 25th

Chrome Mobile Factory Tour/Show Launch Event – All day Friday and Saturday at 425 SW 10th Ave
Chrome is making very big claims about their latest “forged rubber” shoe. They say it’s the “best city sneaker in the world.” If you want to check it out, they’re giving 50% off to the first 100 people that come in the doors starting at 10:00 am Friday. Another reason to stop by is to see the shoes being made right before your eyes on their 70-year-old machine. More info here (FB).
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Weekend Event Guide: Disaster relief, bike fair, potluck, mountain biking, and more

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Ride w Danica to Smith and Bybee lakes-5-5
The Mazamas are hosting a “Bike & Hike” potluck on Saturday that will include a walk through Smith & Bybee lakes.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

The weather is finally cooling off, which means it should be perfect temps for biking this weekend. And wouldn’t you know it, you’ve got some great riding options to choose from.

Friday June 18th

Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge – All weekend at Alpenrose Velodrome (6149 SW Shattuck Rd)
This is the biggest local track event of the year. Records may fall and the racing will be top notch. Athletes will show up from all over the world with racing scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There’s a $7,500 cash purse and cash awards for record-breaking times. Great spectating too! More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: STP, brevets, Burnt Bridge, and more

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Tour of Aufderheide-22
The Tour de Aufderheide down in Westfir (south of Eugene) offers roads beyond compare.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Judging by this weekend’s events it’s clear that it’s time to stretch your legs a bit. If you’ve been putting in some miles, now you get to put your fitness to good use by enjoying the stellar roads and trails around the Portland region. And as luck would have, our warm and dry weather shows no sign of abating.

I’ll be heading far east to Hardman, Oregon this weekend for a stay at the Treo Bike Ranch where I’ll be the embedded journalist on a new type of service they’re rolling out. What are your plans? If you need some ideas. check out our selections below…
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Weekend Event Guide: America!, parades, racing, and more

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
4th of July bikes on fire-2
This young lady is demonstrating proper bicycle decoration and riding technique for this weekend.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

What better way to celebrate America and freedom than riding bikes? And as luck would have it the weather is poised for perfection.

While many folks are still recovering from Pedalpalooza, there are some great organized rides on the schedule that will beckon you back out into the streets for more. Whether you just want to cruise with your American flag flying high or want to create some fireworks on the race course, check out the rides below before making your weekend plans…

Thursday July 3rd

‘Merica Portland Cruiser Ride — 7:00 pm at Apex (1216 SE Division) (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Parkways, parties, art & more

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Sunday Parkways North Portland 2012-8
Riding along the bluffs of Willamette Blvd (that’s Forest Park in the background) is just one reason to be excited for Sunday Parkways in north Portland this weekend.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

With that crazy hail and rain storm behind us, it’s looking like nothing but blue skies this weekend. And that’s good news because there are lots of reasons to be out in it on your bike.

As per usual this month we’re devoting separate posts to Pedalpalooza events so take a look at our latest ride picks and stay tuned here on the Front Page (or follow us on Twitter) for our next preview that will publish Saturday morning.

For now, here’s our selection of the best (non-Pedalpalooza) events of the weekend… (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Sprints, petals, packs and more

Friday, June 13th, 2014
Gorge Roubaix - Sunday-8
Do the Gorge Ride and you too can enjoy this million-dollar view atop Rowena Crest.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Happy almost summer everyone. Hope you’ve been enjoying the fantastic weather of late (I actually like this little bit of clouds and rain we’ve had). Before checking out our menu of weekend events, remember that Pedalpalooza is going strong. You can check the full calendar online and we’ll post a preview of the week ahead tomorrow morning.

Below are a few events worth checking out that you won’t find on the Pedalpalooza calendar. (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Shuttles, films, and blesssings and more

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
2011 Pioneer Century-28-27
You’d be smiling too if you were rolling on the perfect roads on the Pioneer Century route.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Yes, yes, we know Pedalpalooza starts today and fills the entire weekend with dozens of bike rides… But believe it or not there is a world of bicycling beyond that joyous kingdom of bike fun. So, we present to you a carefully considered selection of rides and events that you won’t find on the Pedalpalooza calendar.

(Program note: We’ll be posting a Pedalpalooza Preview each Saturday morning beginning this Saturday.)

Friday, June 6th

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Weekend Event Guide: Heron, parks, water, track racing and more

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Sharrows to Sparrows ride
The Sharrows to Sparrows ride will introduce you to north Portland’s wonderful natural sites — all accessible by bike-only paths and low-stress neighborhood greenways.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

The ride calendar is heating up with the temps so we hope your legs are ready!

If I had to pick a theme for this weekend’s rides I would say it’s education. With several rides being led by city agencies, and another installment of a monthly architecture survey ride, your bike is your ticket to learning more about our beautiful city.

Friday, May 30th

Breakfast on the Bridges — 7:15 am on the Broadway and Steel Bridges
As usual for the past 10 years (!), on the last Friday of every month, you can enjoy free pastries/donuts and coffee thanks to the fine folks at Shift. Leave home a bit early to give yourself time to snack, imbibe, and chat with friends old and new.
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Weekend Event Guide: Aftermass premiere, pump track, and sales galore

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Disaster Relief Trials -40
Local filmmaker, activist, and publisher Joe Biel
will screen his latest documentary, Aftermass,
at the Clinton St Theater tonight.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. If you are a fan of bike films, it’s going to be a great weekend. Two documentaries will screen in Portland, each of them from a completely different part of the cycling spectrum.

As for the forecast, we might have a bit of rain here and there, but not enough to cancel anyone’s plans (hopefully). And it’s a long weekend for some of you (Memorial Day), so we’re sure there are some big adventures being planned. If you haven’t already set your course, perhaps the suggestions below will help you fill out your weekend calendar….
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Weekend Event Guide: Swap meet, a ‘Kermesse’, wetlands ride, and more

Friday, May 16th, 2014
A tour of the West Side-31
Take time to stop and enjoy the flora and fauna of the Fanno Creek Trail on a ride hosted by the Wetlands Conservancy on Sunday.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)


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

Despite the cooler (and maybe wet) weather predicted, this recent warm weather has gotten us all in such a bike-riding mood that I don’t think it’ll be enough to keep anyone off their bikes. And it’d be a shame if you didn’t ride, given the very cool events that await you. Starting this afternoon with a tour of local small-press printing studios and continuing through Sunday with a tour of wetlands and wildlife on Beaverton’s Fanno Creek Trail.

Have fun out there!

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