Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on June 5th, 2009 at 4:31 pm
Welcome to the weekend guide. From racing to a blessing, bike moves to bike camping — can you tell bike season is heating up?!
If we’ve left something out, please feel free to spread the word via the comments. Also, don’t forget to use the comments to share your adventures (or mis-adventures).
All Weekend Long
Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
This premier racing event started earlier in the week and it runs through Sunday. The action happens out near Hood River and the Dalles, so if you’re headed out that way, add this to your plans. There’s a time trial in the Gorge tomorrow (6/5) and then two tough road stages over the weekend.
Friday, June 5
The Bike Show
7 PM: The Sprockettes
8 PM: Music Starts!
Iraqasaurus (Freaky Ensemble)
Raised by Television (Fresh Rock & Roll)
Tiny Knives (Thrashy Trio)
Atomic Butter Babes (Nautical Naughtiness)
Lotus Seed School, NE 9th Ave and Going St
FREE! (donations kindly accepted and encouraged)
Bike Love Art Show Opening Reception
Bike Love is an invitational exhibition of bike-inspired art. The opening reception is at the Angst Gallery in Vancouver (1015 Main Street) from 5-9:00pm
Saturday, June 6
The Pioneer Century
The Portland Wheelmen’s classic event features 55, 45, and 32 mile routes around the beautiful, rural, and relatively flat Champoeg area.
Clackamas Fairgrounds, Canby
Course opens at 7am, 55 and 100 mile rides leave by 9am
State Trails Day at Stub Stewart State Park
This full day of activities at Stub Stewart out near Vernonia will include guided bike rides from Aaron at Pedal Nation, mountain bike trail riding etiquette clinics from the Westside Trail Federation, and more.
Check out the full schedule of events here.
Jordan’s Bike Move
Ever seen an arcade machine riding down the street? Now’s your chance, if you show up to help Jordan with a downhill bike move, NE to SE.
Saturday, June 6th at noon
Starting point: 702 NE Roselawn (right by Alberta)
Beacon Rock Bike Camping with Cycle Wild
Join us this weekend for bike camping at Beacon Rock State Park in Washington! A 42-mile trip to one of the great wonders of the Columbia River Gorge – Beacon Rock, one of the world’s largest monoliths. It should take us a little more than 5 hours to get out there, leaving plenty of time for those who want to hike to the top of this 800′ rock and see unparalleled views of the Gorge. Hope you can join us for the next exciting bike camping event of the season and the last before Pedalpalooza!
Cascade Station MAX station, 10200 NE Cascades Pkwy Take Trimet
Leaves at 9:00am on June 6th, returns on June 7th
Call if you’ll be late! 503-781-5095
Bring $5 for park fee, bring your own food
Sunday June 7
Russ and Lisa’s Attic-to-Attic, Intra-Irvington, Flat, Short Bike Move
We are moving exactly one mile away and we’d appreciate any and all help. Plenty of furniture, boxes, and loose, oddly-shaped objects for persons of all abilities and carrying capacities. This bike move features next-to-no elevation gain. Each apartment is on the second floor, and the new place has “character” — watch your head.
2414 NE 14th Ave. — come to the door on the north side of the house
Blessing of the Bikes
The Cathedral and the Archdiocese of Portland will conduct the second annual Blessing of the Bikes, on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 2 PM at the Cathedral. The parish will acknowledge the contribution that cyclists make to the community and environment. Portland biking is the platinum standard, and the cyclists bring a special life to our neighborhood and city whether they ride for recreation, commuting or competition. The Cathedral parish will welcome everyone from across the city to celebrate and recognize our biking community. The service will pray for those who have died.
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (St. Mary’s)
NW 18th Ave and Couch St
We’ll move this post back to the top of the page on Friday afternoon. Don’t forget to share your bike adventures and info about other events in the comments!