Posted by Amos Hunter (Columnist) on September 29th, 2010 at 10:32 am
There’s no telling what’s going to happen with the weather this weekend, but that’s no reason to slow down the bike fun. Grab your sunblock and a rain jacket and head out to some great events.
Friday, October 1st
All weekend: Sisters Mountain Bike Festival
A three-day event featuring everything a mountain bike lover could want. Explore the town of Sisters, OR and the great trails that surround it, and eat and drink some of the great local offerings. Registration information is available here, complete event details including location and scheduling here.
7:00pm-9:00pm: Splendorporium First Friday Bike Show
The non-profit Splendorporium art gallery is showcasing bicycle art and performance during this weekend’s Central Eastside First Friday Art Walk. Stop by and snack on food from the biscuit bike, and see performances including Halley the Harper and Crank my Chain. Splendorporium is located at 3421 SE 21st Avenue.
Saturday, October 2nd
7:30am: Oregon Randonneurs Bikenfest 2010
Join the seasoned distance touring experts, Oregon Randonneurs, on their 5th annual 200k tour of The Gorge and Southern Washington state known as Bikenfest. This unsupported tour features wonderful views and some challenging climbs. OR Randonneur membership is required, registration and membership may be turned in day of ride, more details on the OR Randonneur website.
9:30am-1:30pm: East Portland Sacred Spaces Tour
Another great ride form the folks at the East Portland Action Plan, the sacred spaces tour leads to 8 different places of religious significance in Outer East Portland, including a labyrinth, Buddhist site, ghost bike, and more. Ride meets at Eastminster Church, 12505 NE Halsey St.
8:00pm: Geek to Glam
Local tech recyclers Free Geek are celebrating their 10th anniversary right with a big gala party at the Bossanova Ballroom this weekend, and they’re giving a door prize to anyone who bikes to the event. Tickets and details on the Free Geek website.
8:00am: David Douglas Cross Race
Feed your cyclocross fever in Vancouver, WA this weekend at the David Douglas Cross Race. This cash-price race takes place at David Douglas Park and features races for all categories and kids. Register online or day of race.
9:00pm: You Power It–Bingo for Bikes
Continuing in the proud Portland tradition of doing everything by bike, Radio Room is featuring bicycle powered bingo this Saturday. Stationary bikes power a retro bingo board, and proceeds benefit the Community Cycling Center. Bingo cards are $5, Radio Room is at 1101 NE Alberta.
Sunday, October 3rd
8:50am-3:00pm: Alpenrose Cross Crusade
Still hungry for more cyclocross? Check out this favorite Portland tradition packed with action and mud. The Cross Crusade at Alpenrose Dairy features races from kids to masters and all skill levels in between, in this notoriously rowdy and dirty course. Registration is available online or day of race. Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 SW Shattuck Rd in Portland.