Free Commuting Workshop at the Bike Farm
A one hour workshop to learn the rules of the road, traffic dynamics and essential bike handling techniques. A great first step towards bike commuting, as well as a way for intermediate commuters to learn more and share what they know. Led by Evan Ross, of Portland Bicycle Tours. Hosted by the Bike Farm, a local non-profit, bicycle tool library and learning resource. Free.
6:00pm Bike Farm, 305 NE Wygant St
Midnight Mystery Ride
Meet at 11pm at NE 27th and Killingsworth. Ride leaves at midnight.
(Photo © J. Maus)
Ben Hurt Chariot Wars
“A Valentine’s Day massacre…on wheels.” Featuring teams on handmade chariots going into battle.
See Mini Bike Winter website for details.
Velotine’s is a celebration of bicycle love. Every weekend in February, PBOT’s and BTA’s Safer Routes to School program will be hosting a free bicycle maintenance event. Come and show your bike some love
This month’s event is at Peninsula Park Community Center from 12-2.
Valentine’s Day Benefit Dance
In celebration of the almighty power of love, Nemo Design and Infinity Images will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dance and benefit on February 14, 2009 to raise money for our good friend and hit-and-run victim Eric Davidson.
1875 SE Belmont, 9:00pm – 1:00am
Worst Day of the Year Ride
A record-setting 3,000 participants are expected to brave the weather to turn out for the Worst Day Ride this year. Mellow 18 mile or hilly 40 mile route options. Show up early and in costume and win a free set of fenders. A benefit for the Community Cycling Center.
8am – 4pm, Lucky Lab Brewpub at 915 SE Hawthorne
Mini Bike Winter Olympics
- – Mini Bike Sprint
– Mini Bike Long Jump
– Tyke Toss
– Ass Down Derby
– Mini Bike Jousting
– Cupcake Challenge
The Glorious Bicycle Belles are performing the half time show.
2:00pm, Eastbank of Esplanade right around the Hawthorne Bridge
Bike Polo (every Sunday)
It’s a Portland tradition. Bring your own beater bike (or ride one of their loaners) and learn bike polo from the Axles of Evil (some of the best polo players on the continent). Polo is also great for spectators, but be mindful of random profanity and other transgressions.
Winter hours are 1:00pm till dark at Alberta Park (NE 21st and Killingsworth)
Zoobomb (every Sunday)
Needs no introduction. Everyone welcome (mini bikes or not) See Zoobomb.net for more info.
9:00pm at the Zoobomb Pyle! (SW 10th Ave and Oak St)
Have fun out there…and if I forgot anything please feel free to shamelessly promote in the comments.
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com