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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, architecture, bikepacking, and more

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Explore the streets of Northeast Portland at a biking pace at Sunday Parkways.
(Photo © J.Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

Friday, July 24th

Sprockettes Monthly Ride – 9:15 pm at Irving Park (NE 7th and Fargo)
Ride with the Sprockettes, Portland’s mini-bike dance team. Costumes encouraged and be prepared to swim “with a bathing suit or your birthday suit” if it’s hot. More info here.

Saturday, July 25th

Saturday Morning Medley – 9:30 am at Wilshire Park (NE 36th and Skidmore)
This is a choose-your-own-adventure ride hosted by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club. Route options include a flat excursion of 35 miles out to Kelley Point Park, a Lacamas Lake loop, or a jaunt into the West Hills. More info here.

Biking About Architecture – 11:00 am at Bipartisan Cafe (7901 SE Stark)
Jenny Fosmire is back and she’s ready to share the wonderful residential architecture of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in southeast Portland. Expect a 7-mile ride at a laid-back pace while viewing about 25 homes. The ride will end on Hawthorne Blvd so bring some money for post-ride food and drinks. More info here (FB).
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Weekend Event Guide: Camp, race, make peace, join a fiesta, visit farms and more

Friday, July 17th, 2015
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Bring the kids to St. Johns for the PPB Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Saturday.
(Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

The heat is back; but fear not, esteemed lovers of bicycling, there are ample ways to deal with it. This weekend you can choose to head for rivers or the Gorge and do some camping, eat lots of ice cream (Sunday is National Ice Cream Day!), kick-back and watch some racing, and more.

And if you’re looking for family-friendly events you’re in luck. Peruse our suggestions below and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 17th

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Weekend Event Guide: Freedom, fireworks, camping and more

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Go ahead, fly your flag!
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

With the heat we’ve been having it’s probably just as well that our calendar of rides isn’t nearly as full as it has been. And the weekend after Pedalpalooza always feels a bit quiet — as if the community takes a collective rest and needs time to recover after three weeks of riding and partying.

That being said, it’s still summer and there’s never a bad day for a ride (and don’t forget to check out our stay-cool tips when you head out).

One note of caution, if you plan to head out to the Gorge through Corbett via the Historic Highway on Saturday (the 4th), remember that the road is closed for a parade from 9:30 am to about noon. (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Parties galore, nakedness, MTB racing, and more

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Something awesome will happen Saturday night.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

We’re having a heat wave, Pedalpalooza is coming to a close, the Supreme Court just voted to support gay marriage across the land and the largest free bike ride of the year is just one day away.

Suffice it to say this is going to be a memorable weekend.

Whether you partake in the costuming, dancing, nakedness or not, there are tons of options to get you inspired to ride. If you do get out there, pack some cold water or a few bucks to stop and get a cold drink (cough, HUB, cough) or frozen treat along the way. It’s gonna’ be hot! (more…)

Weekend Event Guide: Parkways, Pedalpalooza, a prom and more

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Prom and Dropout Bike Club Ride-11
It’s prom night just like you remember it (except on the street, on bikes, with a few hundred new friends).
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

Another weekend of Pedalpalooza and warm sunny skies is upon us. We hope you’ve been enjoying all the fun, educational, and adventurous rides Portland summers have to offer.

I have been feeling very lucky lately. Lucky to live in such a peaceful and comfortable city where so many of us have the time and fortune to enjoy the simple pleasure of a weekend bike ride. Where around every corner parks, porches, paths and pubs buzz with people enjoying each other’s company.

Embrace it! And don’t forget how fortunate we are to have such amazing weekends..

Friday, June 19th

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Weekend Event Guide: Mechanics battle, memorial ride, space wars, and more

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Best wrenches in the west will compete at Saturday’s Bike Mechanic Challenge.
(Photo Charles Edelson/Community Cycling Center)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

Whew. We have survived the worst of the heat wave and temps should be much more bearable this weekend. And good thing too, because Pedalpalooza is in full swing!

Whether you want to get silly or spin fast with your spandex on (I will probably do a bit of both), it’s going to be a great biking weekend. Have fun!

[NOTE: From Friday to Sunday alone there are dozens of rides on the Pedalpalooza calendar. I’ve chosen just one ride from each day for this week’s guide, so please check out the full official schedule on the Shift website.]

Friday, June 12th

PUBLIC Bikes Showroom Grand Opening – 11:00 am at 828 NW 23rd
San Francisco-based PUBLIC Bikes has a new retail space in Portland! It’s their first-ever showroom outside the Bay Area. I’ve already seen these bikes around town and it seems locals love them for their practical features and fun mix of modern and Euro-styling. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Diablo, grillin’, a century, the hour record and more

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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You’ll be smiling too when you discover the beautiful Clackamas County roads featured on Saturday’s Pioneer Century.
(Photo J Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Well hello there beautiful! (I’m talking to the weather, not you. Sorry. But you’re beautiful too!)

The sun will be out with a vengeance for this first bike weekend of Pedalpalooza* and I hope you are able to take advantage of it. But if you think the big, three-week bike fun fest is the only game in town this weekend, thing again. You’ll find a few tasty morsels in this week’s guide that you won’t find on the Pedalpalooza calendar.

*Pedalpalooza note! From this Friday to Sunday alone there are over 40 rides on the calendar. I’ve chosen just one ride from each day for this week’s guide, so please check out the full official schedule on the Shift website.**
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Weekend Event Guide: Roses, urban repair, a bike swap, and more

Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Ever wanted to help paint an intersection? You’re in luck 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.
Have you looked at the weekend forecast? Oh my it looks swell. Summer is here and the streets will be crawling with lovely bike riders all weekend. You should join them!

Oil up your chain (and maybe even your skin if you’re looking to get tan), check out our event suggestions, and have fun…

Friday, May 29th

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Weekend Event Guide: Filmed by Bike, Corkett fundraiser, fast recumbents, and more

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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The glamour, fun, and films make Filmed By Bike a special festival.
(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 quite a weekend ahead. The Naito Pilot Project opens up at rush-hour tomorrow and Filmed By Bike takes over the Hollywood area all weekend long. And for many Portlanders (including me!), Friday morning is the start of the grueling Oregon Outback, a 360+ mile ride (75% dirt) from Klamath Falls to the Columbia River.

Whatever is in your plans, have fun and enjoy the weekend.

Friday, May 22nd

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Weekend Event Guide: Clinton, swaps, e-bikes, and more!

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Make the most of your 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.

We’ve got a full slate of rides and events so I hope you’re ready to roll.

Need new gear? Two bike swaps and a party at North St. Bags new retail location should have you covered. Want to support local business and remind Portland that Clinton is a bike-priority street? Then join the Bike to Shop festivities.

And of course if you just want to ride with friends old and new, we’ve got some tips for that too…
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