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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: Trail Fest, bike porn, a Tigard tour, and more

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Tigard wants to show off its parks 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.

It’s a big weekend ahead. It’s time for the annual Trail Fest from NW Trail Alliance and we get started first thing Friday after work with some good, old-fashioned bike activism on SE Clinton Street.

Friday, September 12

Clinton Social Ride – 5:00 pm at SE 15th and Clinton
Join this non-confrontational ride to raise awareness that Clinton Street is a bicycle boulevard, not a cut-through street off Division. According to ride leader Brian Sysfail, “The neighborhood really likes our vibe and our actions have worked in raising awareness.” More info here (FB). (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Tabor, brewpub tour, a ‘stampede’, and more

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Biking goes to the dogs this weekend at the Tour de Lab.
(Photo: TourdeLab.com)

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

Consider what’s on tap this weekend: From a dirt road journey through rugged and beautiful Oregon backroads, to cyclocross races (two of them!), and a tour of local brewpubs, we can’t remember a more fitting sampling of what makes our region so great for bicycling.

If you’re bummed at summer’s impending conclusion, or if you haven’t ridden as much as you’d hoped, you’ve got to seize this weekend and make the most of these sunny and warm days.

Have fun out there!

Saturday, September 6th

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Weekend Event Guide: Parkways, community building, a kermesse, and more

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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You never know what you’ll see at Sunday Parkways Southeast.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Summer might be waning, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop riding bikes!

Whether you miss Pedalpalooza or you want to test out your fitness for the upcoming cyclocross season, there’s a great selection of activities this weekend, and even a few for tonight…

Friday, August 22nd

Rocky Butte Sunset Dance Party Picnic – 6:30 pm at Irving Park (NE 11th and Klickitat) (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: BMX, century, Milwaukie, and more

Friday, August 15th, 2014
Tour of Tomorrow
Discover the hidden bike path gems of southern Clark County Washington at the Portland Century on Saturday).
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

How’s your summer riding been going so far? Are you ready for a century ride — or as our friends at OR Bike like to say, a “Hundo“?

Hopefully you’ve done a bit of training because the Portland Century is our marquee event of the weekend. While most of the route isn’t actually in Portland this year, the support and food and drinks you’ll encounter at the rest stops and the finish line party will be decidedly local.

There’s nothing but warm and sunny blue skies in the forecast. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 16th

Dew Tour – All Weekend downtown on SW Broadway between Jefferson and Salmon
This event will feature some cool BMX action. The best riders in the world will show off their skills in “streetstyle” and dirt jump competitions. And the best part is the whole thing is free to watch! If you’re not a BMX fan, consider this a great chance to hang out on a carfree SW Broadway! More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Parkways, a picnic, the ‘ultimate urban bike’, & more

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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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
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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
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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…)

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