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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Posted by on March 5th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

[Originally published on Thursday 3/4]

On Saturday, help Friends of Trees
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.

5:00 – 6:00pm: People’s DOT Crossing Guard Action
Join transportation activist group People’s DOT as they help people cross the street at SE 39th and Powell.

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!

6:00pm: Vegan Dinner Bike Ride
Group ride to dinner then to a bar or cafe for dessert and drinks. Not just for vegans, but please don’t bring meat. Follow them on Twitter @veganride.

Saturday, 6th

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.

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    Anonymous March 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Tonight (Thursday) 7pm, Beaverton’s Transportation Commission will be having a discussion about bike lanes on SW Lombard. At the Beaverton City Hall building.

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    Anonymous March 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    that guy is smart, he is going to have shade everywhere he goes

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    jim March 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Maybe Willamette could reduce the speed from 35 to 30?

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    Paul Tay March 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Aaron T: Shade Tree Cyclist!

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    Peter Nierengarten March 5, 2010 at 5:22 am

    To participate in the bike tree planting meet at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church – 5441 SE Belmont St. on Saturday, March 6th by 8:15 am.

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    Red Five March 5, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Hey why don’t they remove car parking from Ainsworth east of MLK?

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    Brian Echerer March 5, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Bicycling hub @ SE 2nd and Madison is having a “wear”house sale Friday & Saturday. Sounds like there might be some great deals to be had. Chk their web site for more info or call them.

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    Jim Kukula March 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I just started a “Dutch Bike Owners” group on Facebook. Everyone interested is welcome!

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    rick April 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    i love biking and now with google maps bike feature it has gotten better i think Mapquest has that feature as well

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