Get out your calendar because bike season is in full spin. Check out these hand-picked rides and events that will keep you pedaling every day of the week.
The mythical Noon Time Ride from downtown Portland is a regular ride that brings together the city’s sharpest minds and strongest legs. Be ready for a short, fast ride with lots of climbing and mid-day stress relief. Meet at the SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square around noon. Call Ray Thomas at (503) 228-5222 for more info.
Portland’s newest bike industry company is a leader in green manufacturing practices. Come see Chris King’s VP Matt O’Rourke for a talk on the theory and practice of building quality bike parts locally and sustainably. Smith Hall, Room 238, PSU Campus 5:15PM, free. More info at (503) 972-4040.
Make up your own ride…be creative!
The Community Cycling Center is having a sidewalk sale. 6-9PM, 1700 NE Alberta…and you can keep walking ‘cuz it’s Last Thursday ArtWalk on Alberta too.
"Breakfast on the Bridges" on the Broadway and Hawthorne Bridges, 7-9AM…ride to work, stop when you see nice people, chat, drink hot coffee, eat pastries, continue riding to work (with warm, fuzzy, I’m-so-glad-I-ride-to-work feeling).
The Organ Donor Invitational, put on by our very own non-denominational bike cult, C.H.U.N.K. 666. If you’ve ever wondered about tallbike jousting (and I know you have) come out to Colonel Summers Park at 3PM and see what all the fuss is about. (SE Belmont and 20th)
The Roadrunners…a biking and birding ride on the Springwater Trail with birding experts from the Portland Audubon Society. A mininum $35 pledge is required. Contact Marjorie Morales at The Bike Gallery for more info – (503) 281-9800.
…whew…what a week!