Weekend Event Guide

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Yes, you really can move anything by bike.
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There’s a full lineup of really fun events this weekend. Weather forecast inconclusive — whatever you do, stay warm and safe and enjoy yourself!

Saturday, January 9

10:30am: Wanderlust Men’s Cycling Ride
Guys, meet at Holliday Park (NE 11th and Holladay, by the MAX) for a mellow, social ride through southeast Portland, ending at a place to get lunch and keep chatting. Drizzle or shine — full-on rain will cancel the ride.

11:00am: Move by Bike, Ben Foote Edition
Come eat, drink, and move Ben’s stuff by bike. Leaves from ON Gallery, 321 NW 6th Ave #101. Ends up at NE 12th and Failing.

3:00pm – 5:00pm: npGreenway Annual “Get Together”
The annual meeting of the organization devoted to bringing a trail to the east side of the Willamette from the Steel Bridge to St Johns. See the results of October’s design workshop and share your own hopes and ideas. Portland Water Pollution Control building, 6543 N Burlington Ave.

5:00pm: Depave — Bowling Fundraiser
Help Depave celebrate a successful year of turning parking lots into gardens, have a fun night at the lanes, and win raffle prizes! $15 includes bowling + raffle tix. At AMF Pro 300 Lanes 3031 SE Powell Blvd.

Sunday, January 10

9:00am: West Hills Ride
Never conquered the West Hills by bike before? Now’s your chance. Rob will lead you on a slow-paced, chatty, yet challengingly hilly 17 mile ride with 3500 feet in elevation gains. A good chance to put your commute-developed mettle to the test. Meet at Stumptown on SW 3rd and Pine, ride leaves at 9:30am sharp.

10:00am – 1:00pm: Joy of Monogamous Sects
The Bike Temple has led several overview rides, spanning multiple religions and parts of town. This new series of Monogamous Sects rides takes you to a single service each week, followed by a chance to talk about it. This one heads to Portland’s First Presbyterian Church at 12th and Alder for the 11:00am service. Meet at Pasture Ted’s house, 60 NE Tillamook, for coffee and the ride over.

12:30pm – 4:30pm: Museums by Bike: Museums Making News
Carye Bye’s museums by bike rides are back! This one highlights museums that are in the news. Meet at the Chinese Garden (NW 3rd and Everett) — it’s in the news because it’s free through January 11th for its 10th anniversary. Other newsworthy museums not to miss will include the re-opened Church of Elvis and the closing Velveteria. Bring about $10 for admissions.

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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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la otra
la otra
14 years ago

MMR. Just sayin’.

RyNO Dan
RyNO Dan
14 years ago

The church of Elves reopened ?

carye bye
carye bye
14 years ago

Dan – not so much reopened – but it’s back and now coin operated. I think it showed up again in chinatown in 2008 but now you can interact again – not sure its shooting out prizes yet. It’s an outside/window installation so it is truly 24 hours…

hope to see you on the tour!