Updated: What to do (on a bike) this weekend

Posted by on May 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

PUMP volunteers show that you’ve
got to work before you can ride — so
why not make it a party!
(Photo: PUMP)

Here’s a list of bike-related events and rides happening around Portland this weekend (May 3-4). I hope to make this a regular feature and publish it every Thursday morning so you can help plan your bikey weekend.

I know there are more events that I don’t list here, so feel free to add them to the comments (I’ll add them to the main list if I can).

Saturday (5/3)

Walk and Bike Challenge Kickoff
Come and join Portland families as we kickoff the Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month with dancing, speakers, and a bike ride/walk along the river on the Eastbank Esplanade.
More info here

PUMP Trail Party
Join volunteers from the Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) for a fun day of trail work while they re-route and repair a hidden gem of singletrack trail in Forest Park — Newton Road.
More info here

Eric Kautzky Memorial Track Race
Proceeds to benefit the Eric Kautzky Memorial Scholarship Fund at Tigard High School.
More info here

Ride Around Clark County
Come join us for the 25th annual RACC! Enjoy one of four loops in scenic Clark County, Washington. Sponsored by the Vancouver Bicycle Club.
More info here

Bike Camping at Cape Lookout
Led by local non-profit Exchange Cycle Tours (ECT), these are completely self-supported camping trips (meaning we carry everything out and back on the bike – no SAG vehicles, no baggage truck).
More info here

Spring in Alberta neighborhood

Bike yard art near NE Alberta Street.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Amazing Art in the Yard Ride
Beyond garden gnomes and pink flamingoes: check out some fabulous yard art on a leisurely ~10-mile loop around NENE PDX. Ride + art = strictly amateur fun. Ride-themed attire and bike decor strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Ride is looping and begins & ends ~near the 10, 77 & 75 bus lines. Join us for a bikey-arty frolic!
More info here

Master Plastic ReCycle Ride
Meet at one school, ride to another to drop off plastic. Bring your clean plastic pre-sorted by numbers 1-7.
More info here

Sunday (5/3)

Beginning to Intermediate Level Road Ride (weekly)
Meet at the Woodstock Bike Gallery (4235 SE Woodstock Blvd) for a 20-30 mile road ride, some hills, but no rider left behind.
More info here

Bike polo in Alberta Park

Bike polo in Alberta Park – one of
life’s finer pleasures.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Bike Polo at Alberta Park
Bike Polo has been played nearly every Sunday at Alberta Park for over five years. Great for spectators this bike polo is rated PG-13 for profanity, violence, sexuality and gratuitous fun. Mallets and heckling provided. Bring your own beater bike or ride one of ours.
More info here

Zoobomb
Come ride with us, everyone welcome! We like to ride kid’s bikes down hills at night, it sounds silly and it is silly, but a crapload of fun too!
More info here

[Major thanks to the Shift Calendar!]

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um…hello? Eric Kautzky Memorial Bike Race / Fund Raiser…?

http://www.obra.org/track/flyers/2008/eric_kautzky_track_race.html

mark ginsberg
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mark ginsberg

Bike Race at the Velodrome on saturday

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
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RE: track race. Added it. Thanks guys.

J.M.
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J.M.

Also the Spring Thaw Mt. Bike Festival in Ashland.

Not local, but still OBRA!

peejay
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peejay

Waaay not family friendly, but we\’re having our annual beer century on Saturday: 100oz with some riding in between the pints. Starts at the northwest Lucky Lab shortly after they open but not much else is decided. Don\’t bring the kids. Don\’t come if you\’re a lightweight. Pace yourself. This is kind of a bad idea, but that\’s not stopping us.

joeb
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joeb

On peejay\’s note, I just had me a HAPPY hour at Laurelwood, Mr. Picio if I wasn\’t already committed to RACC, I would be looking you up for the Cape Lookout trip. I missed your Champoeg trip too. So I\’ll keep an eye on ECT. Saw you at the last bikeportland social hour, but I only stopped quick and I didn\’t have a name tag.

Matt Picio
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joeb (#6) – We\’ll be doing plenty more camping tours this summer – keep your eye out! Look for tours after Pedalpalooza (likely Oxbow Park) and in July and August!

Angela Koch
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So where will you ever see tall bikes, dinosaur stilt walkers, PSU cheerleaders and Greasy Kid Stuff alternative kid\’s music DJs spinning tunes in one place?

Saturday morning at the Walk + Bike Challenge Kickoff Event, Eastbank Esplande Main Steet Plaza by the Hawthorne Bridge, that\’s where!

We\’ll be dancing and celebrating the Challenge from 9:30 to 10:30. Speakers are Meeky Blizzard, Earl Blumenauer\’s Livable Communities Advisor; Mel Kohn, DHS State Epidemiologist; and Officer Robert Pickett, who all you cyclists know and love. Come party with us to get kids excited about walking and biking, then head off to one of these other awesome events! More info: http://www.walknbike.org

the other steph
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the other steph

i believe last count was 8 for the Cape Lookout trip. for Champoeg there were 18 i believe? how far would you go for fresh Tillamook ice cream? Matt P. & Co. say 70 miles. what say you?

Matt Picio
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9 People for the Cape Lookout trip, plus our President in his Prius providing emergency support if needed. Looks to be a great trip!

Tillamook Creamery is 1.5 miles north of Tillamook, so that\’s going to make the trip out 73 miles!