Weekend Open Thread

Posted by on April 24th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Legislator bike ride at the Oregon Bike Summit-24

Riding under the cherry
blossoms in Salem.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Hi everyone,

There wasn’t time to do a Weekend Ride Guide today. There’s a lot going on this weekend, though:

Check out the Shift calendar for bike fun events, classes, and even a camping trip.

Also take a look at the OBRA calendar for racing and mountain biking events, clinics, and training rides.

Me, I’m going to check out the SE Peep’s Ride in a couple hours (it’s billed as a “safe, mellow, family-friendly” alternative to another ride that historically happens on the last Friday of the month).

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Tomorrow I’m planning to hit the PSU Farmer’s Market before heading to the second meeting of the new Portland Transit Riders Union. Sunday, I’m hooking up my trailer and making the rounds of yard sales up on the ridge.

What about you, what are your plans?

Plug your favorite events and share your bike fun in the comments. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

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Having problems with the shift calender, but the North Freak Ride is still on for Tonight (its reading as the description for our pedalpalooza ride).

10:30pm, Irving Park. Freak bikes and all bikes are welcome. Sound systems and fun will ensue.


10:30 PM???? getting later every month…


The Monster Cookie Metric ride is happening on Sunday too. Salem to Champoeg park and back. Mostly flat, and many take advantage of the route to hammer away. Weather looks decent for the day too!


beth h

Rode to Wallace Park this morning for the Portland Earth Day Celebration. It was absolutely LOVELY, with reasonable temps and only intermittent sprinkles. Live music, good eats and many fun things to do.
And LOTS of bikes in attendance!


Led a Portland Velo group ride today. Monster Cookie tomorrow – hoping to avoid the above-mentioned annoying pacelines of hammerheads . . . .

Greg Raisman
Greg Raisman

Beth and I used bikes to haul or big trash to the Sunnyside Neighborhood Clean-up. She had a 6-foot Bikes at Work Trailer and I used my Mundo to carry a total of about a pick-up truck worth of stuff.

Photos and video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregraisman/sets/72157617272350149/