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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Posted by on May 2nd, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Pretty Dress Ride

Get dolled up for the pretty dress ride on Sunday!
(Photo © J. Maus)

We’re putting up the weekend guide up a little early this week to help you all make your plans.

Get the weekend started tonight with Clever Cycles’ Heels on Wheels party. Dress up as fancy as you like and come check out their new lines of stylish women’s clothing, with discounts.

The famous Human Powered Vehicle Challenge comes to Portland all weekend! Check out these specially engineered, pedal-powered contraptions on display and in speed and endurance challenges.

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If you aren’t at the speed event on Saturday, head for the hills on a “Bike Boulevard Boogie” with the Easy Riders and special guest expert Greg Raisman, or head over to Southeast to check out the Low Car Diet Clinic

On Sunday, get the season started with Carye Bye’s annual Pretty Dress Ride. Bring a picnic; or if it’s raining, bring cash for cake at Palio’s. Everyone is welcome; pretty dresses are required.

Let us know your plans, and how they pan out, in the comments below.

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  • buglas April 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    If you’re going to be in the mid-valley on Sunday there is a ride to show support for the Albany to Corvallis bike path. Meet up at the Corvallis waterfront park about 11:30, roll out at noon. The destination is the Calipooia Brewery in Albany – around ten miles distance.

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  • John Lascurettes April 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    How about a shout out again to the Low-car Diet Clinic: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2488740

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  • jeff May 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Mudslinger (and OBRA XC championship), Sunday, in Blodget. It will be muddy.

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  • Mr DeJerk May 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

    March and Rally for Workers’ and Immigrants Rights.
    Come celebrate your rights at South Park Blocks and demand economic justice for all. If you ride bikes, I’ll tell you there why this is so relevant.
    Events start at 1PM, we march at 5.

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  • bike2market May 1, 2009 at 11:59 am

    bike2market bike ride
    May 2 2009
    Portland, Oregon

    group bike ride from SE Portland to the PSU Farmers Market

    Meet outside Palio (1996 SE Ladd Ave) anytime between 9 AM and 9:30 AM. Ride starts at 9:30 AM


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  • Joe Rowe May 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    The college boys don’t have a very easy to understand website regarding their Human Powered Vehicle weekend.

    All i had to do was cut and paste special. Here is the schedule and map links.

    Event Schedule

    Friday May 1st, 2009
    11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Design Presentations and Safety Inspections
    Maseeh College Engineering Building
    Portland State University
    1930 SW 4th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97201

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vehicle Display (all teams)
    Intel/Gordon and Betty Moore Atrium
    Maseeh College Engineering Building
    Portland State University
    1930 SW 4th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97201

    Saturday May 2nd, 2009
    6:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Sprint course parking lot open
    Tektronix Bldg 38 parking lot
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077

    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sprint Race
    Terman Road
    Tektronix (South Border)
    Beaverton, OR 97077
    1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Utility team parking lot open
    Tektronix, Bldg. 55 west parking lot
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077

    2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Utility Race
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077

    Sunday May 3rd, 2009
    6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Endurance Team parking lot open
    Tektronix, Southwest portion of Bldg. 39 Northwest parking lot
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077

    8:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Endurance Race
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077

    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
    Building 38
    1420 S.W. Karl Braun Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97077


    Maseeh College Engineering Building Map:

    Tektronix Map:


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  • Borgbike May 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Northwest Solar Expo

    Ok, this isn’t directly bike-related but I think it’s part of the big picture.


    It’s held at the Portland Expo Center.

    Go here to get a $2 off coupon:

    For some reason the schedule is not as clear as previous years. But the last two years I’ve gone there have been kid events, home owner trainings, and someone from the state of Oregon gave a fantastic lecture on peak oil and how we’re living it. It’s good stuff.

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  • peejay May 2, 2009 at 7:05 am

    If some people want to sample some beer on a ride, follow beercentury on twitter. And get to Green Dragon at 11:30.

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  • Borgbike May 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Correction: NW Solar Expo is at the convention center.

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  • Cecil May 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Put in a wild, wet and windy 100 miles today- riding a two-wheeled lightning rod on Council Crest in an electrical storm was probably not the brightest thing I’ve done recently

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  • meligrosa May 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    good looking!!! dresses and bikes <3 on every boy and girl. sweet ;D

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  • Brad Reber May 3, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Had a great time on the Easy Rider Bike Boulevard Boogie. About 17 or so showed up. We had a mostly sunny ride and it didn’t start raining until we were locking up our bikes at the 5th Quadrant.

    Huge thanks to Greg Raisman for taking the time out of his busy schedule to show us a bit of what goes into making Portland such a bikable city.

    I posted my pics here:

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  • loree May 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    We at Sock Dreams were surprised and delighted to be paid a visit by the Pretty Dress Riders this afternoon!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Pretty knee high and over-the-knee socks are a great complement to a pretty dress. 😀

    <3 ~ Sock Dreamers

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  • buglas May 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    The Corvallis to Albany ride rolled out with 150 people according to the guy with the clipboard alongside the path at the start.

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  • Brad Reber May 4, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Pictures from the Pretty Dress Ride:

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  • Kevin Buchanan May 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Just wanted to say I’ve been loving reading your blog, even though I’m not in PDX. We (the both of us who run our local Fort Worth, Texas-based urbanism, transit, and cycling blog) are heading to Portland next week for a half-vaction/half-urbanism & transit research trip and we’re really looking forward to seeing the bike culture in your city.

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