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Weekend Event Picks: PDW party, a farm crit, and Sunday Parkways

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Sunday Parkways Southeast-5

Always a good time at Sunday Parkways southeast.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend here in Portland. In order to point you in the direction of some good bikey fun, here are three big events you won’t want to miss.

Portland Design Works Turns Five
Hooray for this great local company. Portland Design Works founders Dan Powell and Erik Olson set up shop in Portland five years ago. Since then, they’ve built an impressively robust line of bike accessories and have created a solid niche for themselves in the industry. Their products have a great mix of form and function, and they are also great guys who make our community a better place.

Tomorrow at 6:00 pm at VeloCult (1969 NE 42nd), PDW is celebrating their 5th Birthday with a big anniversary party. There will be lots of fun bike stuff to play with, plenty of adult beverages, and a crowd of folks that specialize in good times. But don’t take my word for it, check out the event flyer…

Sunday Parkways Southeast

Route map – PDF here

Portland’s open streets event comes to southeast on Sunday. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, PBOT will host a nine mile carfree party with about 25,000 of your fellow citizens. There will be tons of activities, lots of food, live music and more along the route. Grab your friends and family and ride between Colonel Summers, Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor, and Ivon parks. Download the map and a highlight of all the happenings here.

SPECIAL SUNDAY PARKWAYS BONUS: The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is hosting a big block party for their members. Everyone with a vaild BTA membership card will get one free beer and anyone who donates over $10 to Sunday Parkways will get free Salt & Straw Ice Cream. Details at their Facebook event page.

Kruger’s Kermesse at Sauvie Island

The Kermesse is a unique racing event that’s close to Portland and should be good fun for all ages. Come out and ride and/or watch folks as they blaze through the roads around Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island. This isn’t a cyclocross race, as in there are no run-ups or barriers, but because it’s all off-road, it’s not a typical criterium either. It should be a great event and a true showcase of the beauty of bike racing and our local farms. Check out the event website for more info.

What do you have planned? Feel free to share more weekend event ideas in the comments.

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