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Weekend Event Guide

Posted by on December 3rd, 2009 at 11:27 am

Wait, is it really winter? The sun is out and there’s a lot to do this weekend, starting today. Don’t forget Monday’s holiday, family-friendly events up at Portland International Raceway —

Thursday, Dec 3

5:00pm – 7:00pm: BikePortland Social
Drink coffee or beer, meet other readers, and discuss the current state of bicycle advocacy in Portland. Floyd’s Coffee Shop in Old Town, 118 NW Couch

6:00pm – 8:30pm: Willamette Pedestrian Coalition Holiday Happy Hour
Join the WPC board and staff for drinks and discussion of walking issues. Great Hall, 1406 SW Broadway.

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Friday, Dec 4

9:30am: Stop the CRC! Protest at Project Sponsors’ Meeting
The embattled CRC project is at a turning point. Make your opinion heard at the project sponsors’ meeting at ODOT headquarters, 123 NW Flanders St.

6:00pm: Vegan Dinner Ride
This monthly ride is going strong. Meet up with other vegan gourmands at Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont (covered area).

Saturday, Dec 5

10:00am – 5:00pm: BikeCraft V
Today’s the day! Come on down to pick up locally-handmade, can’t get ’em anywhere else bicycle-themed or bicycle-oriented handicrafts. Check out some of the goods available here — from clocks made from chain rings to hats and mittens to keep you riding warm all winter, you’ll find it here.

All day: USGP Stanley Portland Cup
The US Gran Prix of cyclocross is up at PIR all weekend — it’s the season finale.

Sunday, Dec 6

10:30am – 2:30pm: Theater Tour Bicycle Ride
Join ridemeister Shawn Granton for a tour of eastside neighborhood movie palaces past and present; followed by a movie, of course. Meet at Extracto, 2921 NE Killingsworth.

All day: USGP Stanley Portland Cup
The US Gran Prix of cyclocross is up at PIR all weekend. If you’re lucky, there will be lots of mud today.

Monday, Dec 6

Deck out yourself and your bike with lights and take a ride up to PIR’s bike-only Winter Wonderland night tonight; or join one of the two group rides heading up there:

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Pedal Past the Lights II
Meet at Pedal Bike Tours, 2249 N Williams, for a 13-mile long round trip ride, including a two mile lights parade, with prizes for best-lit bikes.

Postponed! Shorter ride leaves at 7:00pm from Mississippi Pizza. (Details here.) 5:15pm: Neon Night, Holiday Light Ride
Meet for drinks at Moloko Plus, 3967 N Mississippi, at 5:15; ride leaves at 6:15 from Sunlan Lights at N Failing and Mississippi. Ride leaders Carye Bye and Esther Harlow will take you past North Portland’s iconic neon lights and best-lit houses and arrive in time for the last hour of Winter Wonderland fun. Bring hot drinks in thermoses to share!

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  • Evan Ross December 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Extra excited for NEON NIGHT – Next Adventure has cheap neon glow sticks and Moloko Plus has stiff drinks and friendly staff. I’ll bring the cider if you bring the spice

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  • carye bye December 7, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Hey all,
    Because of the very cold weather
    The Neon Night Ride will be postponed and has become a pub crawl for Friday Dec 18 starting from the same place.

    We are still biking out to PIR tonight with our lit up bikes but now leaving at 7pm at Mississippi Pizza for a direct parade there. Or catch the earlier 6pm ride.

    Update on the shift calendar:

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