Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 5th, 2010 at 5:52 pm
[Originally published on Thursday 3/4]
plant by bike.
(Photo: Aaron Tarfman/Flickr)
Another warm and (hopefully, mostly) dry weekend on tap here in Portland. Check out the fantastic round up of rides and events below and plan accordingly. As always, feel free to plug events in the comments if I missed something. I’ll repost this to the top of the home page at the end of the news day tomorrow so you remember to share your weekend adventures in the comments.
Friday, March 5th
1:30pm: Mayor Adams Press Conference at SE Foster and 80th
Mayor Adams will return to the site of a tragic collision that claimed the life of two people trying to cross SE Foster near 80th last year. He’ll cut the ribbon on new Rapid Flash Beacons installed a few days ago. Leaders from the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition will also be in attendance.
5:30pm – 8:30pm: Art By Bike – First Friday
Pedal Bike Tours is leading a ride from their shop in North Portland to First Friday, “southeast Portland’s version of Last Thursday.” Art, food, community stretched over several neighborhoods… perfect for bikes!
8:15am – 1:15pm: Montavilla/Mt. Tabor Bike Tree Planting
Help non-profit Friends of Trees plant by bike. From the organizers: “As always we’ll be hauling all of the trees, tools and people for three planting crews using bicycle trailers and cargo bikes. Breakfast and Lunch will be fed to all participants!”
10:00am – 5:00pm (Sat-Sun): Remodeled Homes Tour
A tour of remodeled homes in the Portland region. Mark McGregor is sponsoring a giveaway of a Showers Pass Double Century Jacket for folks that do the tour on a bike. The tour costs $17.50. See the website (click ride title above) for details.
10:30am: Wanderlust Men’s Ride
This week’s ride will explore the Alameda Ridge area.
11:00am: Ride to Community Budget Hearing
Evan Ross from Portland Bicycle Tours is leading a group ride to the City’s Community Budget Hearing in Northeast Portland. Speak up for bike funding and learn about how the City budget works.
Sunday, March 7th
9:00am: Women’s MTB Ride at Stub Stewart Park
Julia Bestland of River City Bicycles leads a mountain bike ride for women out to L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park near Vernonia. Meet at the shop.
All day: Banana Belt Race Series, II
The second in the three-race Banana Belt series, brought to you by Rapha Racing.
Did I forget something? Fill me in via the comments or drop me a line and I’ll add it to the list.