Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on December 17th, 2009 at 11:08 am
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.
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.”