Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 23rd, 2014 at 3:39 pm
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)
Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.
I know what you’re thinking… Who the heck wants to ride in all this rain!? Well, the truth is, riding in the rain isn’t so bad, especially with friends. And besides, there’s bound to be a break in the clouds here and there, so why not be prepared with a list of all the fun bike stuff to do?
Grab your jackets, get your fenders on, and have a great (wet) weekend..
Friday, October 24th
Gold Sprints with Revolights – 7:00 pm at Chrome Retail Hub (425 SW 10th Ave)
Revolights, a California-based designer of very cool bicycle lights, is in Portland. Join them at the Chrome store tonight for some fun and gold sprinting. $5 race entry and winner takes all. More info here.
EcoSpeed Kickstarter Crush Party – 7:30 pm at 2330 SE Clatsop
The crew at EcoSpeed wants to celebrate their hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Join them for a big party that will feature a DJ, free beer and food, a prize giveaway, and lots of lofty prognostications for what will surely be an exciting future. More info here.
Saturday, October 25th
Bike Shop Tour – 9:45 am at New Seasons (SE Hawthorne and 41st)
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Active Transportation Division will lead this tour of local bike shops. See what makes them tick and why our local shops are so fantastic. More info here.
Bike to the Ballot with Congressman Blumenauer – 9:45 am at Yes on 92 HQ (727 NE 24th Ave)
Portland Congressman Earl Blumenauer is leading a ride to drop off ballots and raise awareness for Measure 92 (GMO labeling), the re-election of Senator Jeff Merkley, Governor Kitzhaber, and other issues Blumenauer supports. Expect an easy ride from northeast to the County Elections Division office at SE 10th and Morrison.
Western Bikeworks Shop Ride – 10:00 am at the shop (1015 NW 17th Ave)
Your basic shop ride led by the awesome and fun Maria Schur. Route depends on weather. If it’s really bad, she says they’ll just do a short urban loop. More info here (FB).
Tour De Brew – 12 noon at Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum Street)
Not your average pub crawl, this tour of north Portland’s best breweries is a fundraiser that aims to help the water crisis in the Central African Republic. The route will start in Woodlawn and hit the Hopworks BikeBar, Ecliptic Brewery, and end at Ex Novo on N Flint. Limited to first 100 riders and there’s a minimum donation of $50 (entry comes with some nice freebies). More info here.
Kidical Mass Thrilleride – 1:45 pm at Dawson Park (145 N Stanton)
Get your zombie makeup on and join the fun folks from Kidical Mass for a ride to the annual “Thrill the World” dance performance (yes, it’s a thing). Don’t forget to throw some candy in your bag to keep the kiddos smiling bright throughout the night. More info here.
The Athletic – Shop Opening Party – 5:00 pm at 925 NW 19th Ave
Founded by bike industry creative giant Jeremy Dunn (behind the Embrocation Cycling Journal among other things), The Athletic went big with their Portland Airport Carpet socks. Now they’ve got a large and quite beautiful line of socks that are sure to make you look better on or off the bike. Join them to celebrate the opening of their first retail store and you’ll also get a sneak peek at the Chris King/Cielo Cyclcross team and their drool-worthy steeds. More info here.
Transport-astic Studio Opener – 6:30 pm at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (SE 10th and Division)
Join the voices and personalities behind the Sprocket, BikePortland, and (new!) Transportini podcasts in this fun event at the home of Open Roads Broadcasting. We’ll be doing live radio, doing “urban growth boundary Twister” (I have no idea what that will entail), and sharing good drinks. Join us! More info here (FB).
Sunday, October 26th
Cross Crusade #4 – All day at Washington County Fairgrounds (Hillsboro)
It’s going to be funny and muddy out there. Add in the big Tailgator Competition and who knows how this weekend will turn out. Regardless, you know you’ll feel left out when everyone’s talking about how epic it was. More info here.
Pumpkin Carving at Velo Cult – 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave)
Bring a pumpkin to Velo Cult and carve amongst friends (and beer and fine bicycles). More info here
— If we missed anything, feel free to let us know and/or give it a shout-out in the comments.