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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: Parties galore, nakedness, MTB racing, and more

Friday, June 26th, 2015
2012 World Naked Bike Ride - Portland-14

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
Bike Mechanic Challenge 2014
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

2011 Pioneer Century-28-27

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
Filmed by Bike 2012-12

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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Weekend Event Guide: CycloFemme, Parkways, Trains, and more

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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East Portland knows how to party at Sunday Parkways.
(Photo J Maus/BikePortland)

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

Can you believe it’s already Sunday Parkways season? This weekend kicks off the first of the five events. Whether you do it to celebrate Mother’s Day or not, grab your bike and roll over to East Portland to enjoy a seven-mile carfree loop with a few thousand of your fellow Portlanders. Who knows, you might just discover something new.

And have you seen the weather forecast? It’s going to be beautiful. We hope you’ve got something great planned. If not, perhaps our selections below will help you decide…

Friday, May 8th

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Weekend Event Guide: Gravel, dirt, the moon, balloons and more

Friday, May 1st, 2015
Family MTB ride at Stub Stewart State Park-4
Head to Stub Stewart State Park for a full weekend of family-friendly riding, volunteering, friend-making, and fun.
(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 really doesn’t get any better this. Spring has sprung, today is the first day of National Bike Month, and there are unlimited possibilities of bike events and adventures that await.

I’m headed north to Washington on Saturday for the inaugural Gifford Gravel 50. I’ve been looking forward to exploring the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and this route should be a perfect introduction.

What are in your plans? Whatever you do, have fun!

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Weekend Event Guide: Wonka, women, work, the world, and more

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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If you have an oompa loompa costume, you might want to dust it off.
(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 forecast is a bit spotty the next few days, but you don’t let that stop you from riding do you? And if you do, we’ve got a few things in this week’s guide that are indoors (but you’ll still have to bike to them of course).

Our pick of the weekend is the big trail work party and campout that Portland Design Works is putting on. Imagine hanging out with a bunch of great people volunteering with the Forest Service to make awesome bike trails. Then imagine camping out afterwards and then riding the next day. That sounds like a winning combination to us.

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun! You’ve earned it. (more…)

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