What are your plans for this rainy weekend?
I’m planning on some quality time at home, catching up on laundry and other projects.
But this morning I’m going to venture out in the rain with my trailer and panniers for a bike move. Emily Wilson, veteran bike movee (hers was the first official Move By Bike event in Portland, and she’s never looked back). You might think that moving someone’s earthly belongings by bike in the rain wouldn’t be a whole lot of fun — but wow, would you ever be wrong.
If you’re looking for an interesting afternoon bike fun event, check out the Awesome Architecture NE PDX ride, a two hour tour of architectural oddities in the outer northeast. The ride leaves at 1pm from Jim and Patty’s Coffee at 4951 NE Fremont.
And don’t forget to check out the always spectacle-laden Cross Crusade. This weekend, the action is very close to home at Portland International Raceway in North Portland.
Sunday, my big plan is to hitch up the trailer again and do some bulk grocery shopping.
What are your bike plans this weekend? Do you see this weather as a logistical challenge to overcome or an opportunity to enjoy some time at home?
If you’re going out by bike, how are you planning to keep yourself and your cargo warm and dry?
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com