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Weekend Event Guide

Posted by on December 17th, 2009 at 11:08 am

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Are you prepared for this rainy weather?
(Photo © J. Maus)

What’s a little rain? At least it isn’t freezing this weekend. (The good news is that if icy conditions did get you down, literally, support is out there.)

There are plenty of opportunities this weekend to go out and enjoy bike fun, either out in the elements or indoors somewhere warm. Here are the highlights:

Thursday, December 17

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Car-Free Happy Hour
Meet other folks who are trying to reduce car dependence, in their personal life or through their work, over a beer or hot tea at Floyd’s Coffeshop in Old Town (118 NW Couch).

7:00pm: Ben and Ted’s Transportation Conversation II

After the happy hour, head over to ON Gallery (321 NW 6th Ave #101) for a continuing conversation about how to take action on regional transportation issues. All are welcome.

6:30pm – 8:30pm: East Portland Action Plan Bike Subcommittee Meeting
Come learn about and discuss the next year in bike- — rides, infrastructure, and Sunday Parkways — at Muchas Gracias, 1307 NE 102nd Ave (northeast corner of Gateway Fred Meyer shopping center).

Friday, December 18

Noon – 1:00pm: BTA Input Session on Executive Director Search
BTA members are invited to give input on a draft job description and more generally on the organization’s search for a new leader. RSVP details on website. At p:ear, 338 NW 6th Ave.

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6:00pm – 10:00pm: Photo Exhibit: Giro d’Italia 2009
Come check out the race photos of local photographer Daniel Sharp. Opening and party at the Vanilla Bicycles workshop (717 SE 35th).

7:00pm: Neon Night, Holiday Light Pub Crawl
Join the Freaky Uppity Cycling Kids at Moloko Plus, 3967 N Mississippi Ave, for a hot toddy and a ride around the most colorful, best lit-up locales of North Portland, with occasional stops for keeping warm. (Rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago when it was too cold to leave the house.)

9:30pm – late: Dropout Bike Club Monthly Freakbike Ride
All sorts of bikes and freaks welcome to this monthly, all-night hullaballoo. Meets at Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont.

Saturday, December 19

9:00am: Tree Planting on the I-205 Bike Path
Join Friends of Trees in green-ifying the I-205 bike path. Show up no later than 9:00am at SE Yamhill St & SE 94th Ave. Gloves, tools, refreshments, and guidance provided.

Noon – 4:00pm: Spokane Bike Boulevard Opening Celebration
Show up at noon for a ribbon cutting and ride on Portland’s newest bike boulevard; the party goes late into the afternoon with workshops, raffle prizes, and hot chocolate. At Sellwood Community Center, 1436 SE Spokane St.

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Meet and Greet with Tyler Farrar
Head down to River City Bicycles (706 SE MLK) to meet pro racer Tyler Farrar of Team Garmin-Transitions. $5 gets you in to an event that’s promised to not be “boring.”

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    Esther December 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I promise to everyone that, though you know me as an ad hoc St. Johns booster, the ride will end up relatively close-in to where it started and NOT in St. Johns. So don’t let the idea of a long ride keep you away 😉

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    carye bye December 17, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Last week we did leave the house to PIR’s bike night, but decided the extended ride wasn’t such a brilliant idea in the super cold. And now the rescheduled ride has Neon Bar stops. hooray! We leave Mississippi Street around 8pm.

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    bobcycle December 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Tyler? Saturday night? River City Bikes?

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    Elly Blue (Editor) December 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Errata — the photo exhibit is Friday night, not Saturday night. It’s fixed now…

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    Kenji December 17, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Ya… Elly- Tyler Farrar (a la Garmin Slipstream/Tour de France/one of the fastest men on the face of the earth is coming to RCB on Sat)

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    Elly Blue (Editor) December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Thanks Bob and Kenji for the heads-up about the Tyler Farrar event — I’ve added it. Always feel free to let us know about events like this, either in the comments or via email.

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