Bike Milwaukie Film Night on Saturday evening.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)
Welcome to the weekend!
Spring is starting to bloom around Portland and it’s time to take full advantage. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun rides and events to get you inspired and on your bike. Speaking of which, did you know that the number of bike trips over the Hawthorne Bridge yesterday — 6,597 — was the highest number since October? Yep, the bikeways are filling up and that’s a great thing.
Whether you want to ride in a group, explore a new place, volunteer to improve bike access for others, or just kick back and watch some movies — we’ve got a great selection of rides. Check them all out below…
Friday, March 14th
REI Portland Garage Sale – 9:00 am (goes on all weekend) at 1405 NW Johnson
Score great deals on gear, clothing and accessories you’ll need for all the riding you plan to do this summer! More info here.
Saturday, March 15th
Urban Coffee Ride – 10:30 am at Lents Park (SE 92nd and Pardee)
Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for this “moderately paced group ride.” They’ll stop at a bakery or coffee place somewhere along the ride. More info here.
Kidical Mass St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 10:30 am at Sellwood Park (SE 7th and Lexington)
It’s the first Kidical Mass ride of the season and the theme is St. Patrick’s Day so remember to wear green. The event starts with bike decorating at the playground (there will be some supplies, but feel free to bring your own) then joins a parade through the Sellwood/Westmoreland neighborhood. More info here.
North Portland Bike Skills Park Work Party – 12:00 noon at the Bike Hub in New Columbia (corner of N Trenton and Woolsey)
Join the NW Trail Alliance, the Community Cycling Center, and We All Can Ride as they get the pump track and bike skills park ready for the busy spring and summer seasons. You’ll be planting and raking and digging so bring gloves and tools if you have them. Snacks will be provided. More info here.
Bicycle Film Festival – 6:30 pm at Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton)
Get inspired and entertained by a fantastic slate of bike films on tap at the annual Bicycle Film Festival. Tickets are available for two programs: Cinematic Shorts and Urban Bike Shorts. More info and ticket sales here.
Bike Walk Vote Launch – 7:00 pm at Traditional Taekwon-Do (2940 SE Belmont St, #A)
Bike Walk Vote is Portland’s active transportation oriented political action committee. With election season starting up, they’re bringing in a few candidates for a panel discussion and Q & A about the issues. The organizers promise “Pizza, Oregon brews, and direct democracy.” More info here.
Bike Milwaukie Bike Film Night – 7:00 pm at Milwaukie Masonic Lodge (10636 SE Main Street)
Free film viewing will include a short by PBOT traffic safety expert Greg Raisman. Greg’s film, Paint the Street Fantastic chronicles the honored Portland tradition of intersection paintings. It’s an evening of art, adventure, and advocacy on the big screen. More info here (FB).
Sunday, March 16th
Timbers Army Photo Shoot with Filmed by Bike – 9:30 am at Lincoln High School (1600 SW Salmon)
This is your big chance at stardom! The amazing crew from Filmed By Bike is creating a promo vid for this year’s event and they’re doing it with help from the Timbers Army – Portland’s beloved and dedicated gang of soccer fans. The ride is only six blocks and you’ll get donuts and free beer. They need a huge crowd to make it look great, so be there! More info here.
Bike Milwaukie March Ride – 9:30 am at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main Street)
It’s the first ride of the season for Bike Milwaukie – a volunteer advocacy group recently featured on the Green Lane Project blog. This 14 mile ride will take the I-205 bike path to Gladstone and the Clackamas River before looping back to Milwaukie via the Trolley Trail. More info here.
Round Powell Butte with the Easy Riders – 10:30 am at Pieper Cafe (6504 SE Foster Road)
Join the fun and social Easy Riders for a relaxed southeast Portland adventure. They’ll ride on the Bush St Neighborhood Greenway to Powell Butte and then onto a secret (and flat!) path that leads right onto the Springwater. Total loop will be about 15 miles and it will avoid climbing up the butte. More info here.
Did we miss anything? Please drop us a line and let us know. Or feel free to promote your event in the comments below. And as always, thanks for reading and riding.