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Weekend Event Guide

Posted by on October 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am

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Gorgeous fall riding
(get it while you can).
(Photo © J. Maus)

After a several weeks of what seemed like non-stop bike events, this weekend’s guide is comparatively light, accompanied by a damp forecast.  Is it the calm before the storm?  Probably yes, in more ways than one.

Friday, October 22nd

10:00am-4:00pm: Walls of Pride
Join the Dill Pickle Club, the Walls of Heritage Committee, and the Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment on this guided tour of Portland’s African American public art.  The event will feature presentations from some of the artists and local curators, on an easy-paced 10 mile loop around town.  Ride meets at the Mallory Ave Community Enrichment Center at 126 NE Alberta, tickets ($10) and are available through the event website here.

7:00-11:00pm: Portland Bicycle Studio/Upper Echelon Fitness Open House
Two local bike businesses are celebrating a big move to a larger space with a grand opening party. Portland Bicycle Studio is a custom bike fitting and buying venue and Upper Echelon Fitness is a one-stop shop for bike training, rehab, fit, nutrition, and more. Stop by 1420 NW 17th Suite 388 to wish owners Molly Cameron and Russell Cree good luck in their venture.

Saturday, October 23rd

2:45pm: Kidical Mass
Maybe Portland’s grown-ups aren’t quite ready to bring back the traditional Critical Mass event, but when it comes to a loosely organized, two-wheeled takeover of the streets everybody knows the kids are alright.  Bring your tykes and trikes (or borrow some from a friend!) and join the fun starting from the park blocks at SW Park and Mill.

Sunday, October 24th

All day Cross Crusade #4
This weekend’s weather should be perfect for some great cyclocross, and Cross Crusade‘s fourth event of the season is happening this Sunday at Portland International Raceway.  Come wrap your tires in some of the area’s best mud or cheer and jeer those braver than you from the sidelines.

4:00pm: Brian film screening
Come to the Hollywood Theater for a special Portland screening of the award-winning documentary, Brian. The film honors the memory of Portlander Brian Reynolds and his quest to complete Cycle Oregon 2004 during his bout with cancer. Q & A after the film with Brian’s wife and the filmmaker. Hollywood Theater is located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.

If we missed anything, feel free to give it a shout out in the comments.

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a bit OT, but when that protected bikeway in the accompanying photo completely fills up with hazardous wet leaves, who is going to clean it out?

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BURR: YOU are.

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nope. try again.

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-don’t suppose the movie is free?

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-and I can’t afford the Dill Pickle thing either. $10 will buy a lot of Ramen noodles. Just sayin.

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Definitely come to PIR on Sunday! It will be filthy, wet and loud (assuming Last Regiment shows up to play as they do every year) — bring ear plugs, rubber boots and money for eats. There’s a Kiddie Kross for the little ones to get a taste of cyclocross racing, so bring the tots and their trikes, too.

Sean G
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I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I want to PIR on Sunday and it was a great time. I took some action pictures and have posted a few online, if anyone is interested in seeing some muddy riders.

http://tinyurl.com/24fys7x