Weekend Event Guide

A ‘cross racer dressed up like a swamp monster riding through a huge wall of bubbly foam: It must be SSCXWC.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Better late than never, here are your weekend bike events!

Friday, November 6

6:00pm: Vegan Dinner Ride
Meet under the brick shelter at Col. Summers Park (SE 19th and Taylor) and ride to eat delicious vegan food. Post-party ride heads to the grand opening (including yet more vegan food, drinks, and raffle prizes) of a new vegan belt shop on Alberta.

6:00pm: Circusesque: A Splendorific Art Gallery Ride
Billed as “A stilt-walking, aerial art, music, visual art, dance, theatrics, performance, illusions, glitter and imagination extravaganza,” this three mile ride heads from 2950 NE Oregon to the Splendorporium Art Gallery for a free event led by Halley the Harper. Fancy dress encouraged, whatever that means to you.

Saturday, November 7

8:45am: Bike Camping at Alder Flat *Canceled due to weather*
This really is the last Cycle Wild camping trip of the season!

5:00pm: Ride to Remember Rob Williams
Rob was a popular local triathlete and bicycle racer (with Veloce Cycling Team) who took his own life after a long bout with bipolar depression on October 26th. This event will be a memorial procession from North Portland to downtown Portland.

7:00pm – 10:00pm: SSCXWC09 Opening Party
Get yourself lubed up for a full day of racing and costumery on Sunday. At the Oregon Manifest Bike Union, NW 10th and Hoyt.

1:00pm: Harvest Bike Move
Brian and Kristi are moving. Kristi is a vegan, gluten-free chef. This bike move includes a mouth watering menu. The train rolls out from 1450 SW Jefferson at 2:00pm.

4:00pm: Twilight Ride with the BTA
Join the BTA for a sunset ride to celebrate the new bike lights on the I-205 bike path. Gather at Lents Town Center/SE Foster Rd MAX Station (9451 SE Foster Road) for a short program followed by the ride.

Sunday, November 8

8:00am – 4:00pm: Cross Crusade Race #7
This one’s close to home at Portland International Raceway. Come to race and watch, and stay for more mayhem later on…

4:00pm – til it’s done: SSCXWC09
It’s the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship and this is another fancy dress event, so long as a swamp monster in a gold bikini is your idea of fancy dress. Foam is promised again this year. Same place and crowd as Cross Crusade, but different registration — the events aren’t affiliated.

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Elly Blue (Columnist)

Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com

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Matt Picio
14 years ago

Note on Alder Flat bike camping – if anyone shows, we are going. If not, then I’m having breakfast at Elmer’s in Gresham at 9:15am and then heading home. Weather this weekend looks awful – forecast is high of 45 on Saturday with 100% chance of rain and 16mph winds gusting to 22. Saturday night’s low is forecast at 34 – Brrr! 90% chance of rain, 50% chance on Sunday and a 10mph headwind going home.

If you still want to come camping – you are a hardcore camper, and I’ll be happy to go camping with you. I highly recommend that those who are not confident in their abilities and gear stay home, and go to Brian’s bike move!

Have fun this weekend, everyone!

Nick V
Nick V
14 years ago

At first glance I thought that was a pic of roadkill.
Imagine my relief…..

The Shaft
The Shaft
14 years ago

No foam this year……bigger and better surprises await you….

Halley the Harper
14 years ago

Note on the Cirquesque ride tonight. Cancelled due to mechanical malfunctions on my end.

Lynne F
Lynne F
14 years ago

Don’t forget the Oregon Randonneurs Verboort Sausage Populaire!

Preregistration is closed, but you can show up day of DURING CHECK IN TIME. Cost $0. You do not need to be a member.

Sat Nov 7, details here:
http://www.orrandonneurs.org/rba/2009/Verboort/Verboort_Info.html

Matt Picio
14 years ago

Alder Flat camping is officially CANCELED. Current forecast is high 44, low 33, possible thunderstorms in the Portland area on Saturday, and 16mph winds with 22mph gusts. 100% chance rain both today and tonight. NO BIKE CAMPING – thanks for a great 2009 season (we did about 14 trips this year!) and we’ll see you in 2010!

Keep checking http://www.cyclewild.org for future trips starting with our cabin camping on New Year’s weekend, and our upcoming FREE classes!