Weekend Event Guide

Posted by on November 12th, 2009 at 10:02 am

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Party with Metropolis to celebrate
their first year of business!
(Photo © J. Maus)

We’ve been wondering when the bike event season would start winding down, and with only three events popping out at us on the calendar this weekend, it looks like it might finally be happening. Not that you’re off the hook — there’s still fun to be had, organized and otherwise. So bundle up and get out there!

What are your plans? If there are any other events you’d like to see on here (or if you feel inspired to organize something), feel free to get in touch and we’ll add them.

Friday, November 13

3:00pm – 6:00pm: Metropolis Cycles One Year Anniversary Party
Stop by 2249 N Williams to help the crew at Metropolis celebrate their first year in business along Portland’s main bicycle freeway with pizza, prizes, and hot and cold drinks.

12:00am: Midnight Mystery Ride – End Hunger Edition
Bring a can of food to support Oregon Food Bank. Meet at The Maiden on SE 7th and Morrison.

Saturday, November 14

11:30am: Saturday Coffee Ride
After volunteering at the BTA’s regular Saturday morning office hours (9:30-11:30a, 233 NW 5th Ave), join friends for a relaxed ride to local cafes. We usually hit two different local coffee shops each Saturday. There’s plenty of time to socialize and eat or drink at each stop. Five miles or so.

Sunday, November 15

9:00am – 2:00pm: Cross Crusade Race #8
The final weekend in another epic season of the Cross Crusade. The course at Barton Park is challenging and the action is sure to be memorable. Get out there to race or to watch!

1:00pm – 5:00pm: Trainspotting by Bike
It’s been a while since Carye Bye led one of her popular local museum tours, so don’t miss this one, especially if you’re a train buff. Meet at the Overlook Restaurant (1332 N Skidmore St) for brunch at 1pm; tour leaves at 2:00pm for a train museum, trainspotting on the bluffs, and other train-related destinations. $5 museum admission and several optional food stops along the way.

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solid gold
solid gold

word on the street is there’s a Midnight Mystery Ride friday night…ask around, check the interwebs….


You also forgot to mention Sunday is the last Cross Crusade event of the year. Hope to see everyone there!

Steve Hoyt-McBeth
Steve Hoyt-McBeth

Metropolis is a great bike shop. Nathan Roll, the proprietor, is a great guy. He and his wrenches have done a great job w/ my ancient Pueguot and his prices are unbeatable. He even has a loaner bike sometimes available while he’s doing fixes. Highly recommended.

la otra
la otra

Hey Gold, I heard the same thing. What’s with the blackout?


One day I questioned the frame alignment on my bike. I was near Metropolis and the mechanic was extremely helpful and friendly. He didn’t possess the attitude that turns people off from going into local bike shops. If I needed work done that I couldn’t do myself I wouldn’t hesitate to go there.

Peter W

Here’s another one:

Saturday Coffee Ride:

After volunteering at the BTA on Saturday morning (9:30-11:30a, 233 NW 5th Ave), join friends for a relaxed ride to local cafes. We usually hit two different local coffee shops each Saturday. There’s plenty of time to socialize and eat or drink at each stop.

Total distance is generally not much more than 5 miles.

[Note: we usually start at 11am, leaving from the South Park Blocks near the PSU Millar Library but this week we’re leaving from the BTA at 11:30. Folks can either volunteer with us (starting at 9:30) or meet us after it ends at 11:30.]