This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.
The forecast calls for rain. Real rain. That’s great news for the earth and for our hot and dried out souls. But will it put a damper on your riding plans? We hope not. Not if you’re “real Portlander” that is.
We’ve got quite a mix of offerings this weekend, including: a great excuse to take a road trip to central Oregon, an excuse to get naked, and two excuses to buy more bike gear. Have fun!
Friday, August 28nd
ODOT Road Deaths Memorial – 4:00 to 6:00 pm at NE 82nd and Glisan
Join activists and other concerned Portlanders at this event organized by BikeLoudPDX. They want to bring attention to ODOT’s misplaced priorities that have led to a large increase in road deaths in 2015. More info here (FB).
Clymb Warehouse Pop-up Shop – All weekend at 1440 NW Overton
Clymb is a discount site where you can find insane deals on biking and outdoor gear. This big sale event is at their headquarters in northwest Portland and will feature $170,000 in new gear at low prices as well as free beer. More info here (FB).
Trophy Cup Kick Off Party – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Portland Bicycle Studio (1435 NW Raleigh St)
Portland Bicycle Studio has stepped up as title sponsor of the Trophy Cup this year! The Trophy Cup is a weekday cyclocross race out at Portland International Raceway. Come to the kick-off event to pick up your number and celebrate the start of the season. There will be a prize giveaway and free beer! More info here.
Ti Cycles 25th Year Retrospective – 6:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
Portland based bike builder and titanium fabricator extraordinaire Dave Levy launched Ti Cycles 25 years ago. Now he wants to share a collection of his bikes and fun memorabilia that documents his amazing career in the industry. More info here (FB).
Full Moon Naked Ride – 8:00 pm at Coe Circle (3900 NE Glisan)
Your last chance this summer to be hot (or maybe cool and a bit wet?) and naked and ride bikes with a group of friends. Bare-as-you-dare is OK too. A celebration of freedom and body acceptance that doubles as a protest against dangerous streets. More info here.
Saturday, August 29th
Ochoco Gravel Roubaix – All day at Good Bike Co. in Prineville (284 NE 3rd St)
Race and enjoy the amazing dirt and gravel backroads of Central Oregon in this Gran Fondo style event. Three route options include 120 or 45-mile forest loops as well as a 10-mile ride that’s on paved roads. Make a weekend out of it! More info here.
Cielo Dock Sale – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Chris King/Cielo Factory (2801 NW Nela)
For the first time ever you can score a deal on a Portland-made Cielo straight from the source. Check out the awesome Cielo factory and peruse a selection of 2014 Cielo frames (in new condition) at great prices. More info here.
E-Bike Demo Day – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Beaverton Bike N Hike (10129 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy)
If you’re remotely curious about e-bikes or already a know-it-all and just want to test the latest and greatest, come and check out this demo day. They’ll have various models to try and there’s no obligation to buy… But they have dropped prices significantly just in case the mood strikes. Free beer if you test ride. More info here.
Biking About Architecture – 11:00 am at Cafe Eleven (435 NE Rosa Parks Way (at Grand))
If you like biking on quiet neighborhood streets while gawking at old historic homes, this is the ride for you. Ride leader Jenny F. will show you the gems of the Humboldt-King neighborhood, from a stone mansion to co-op housing, eye-popping moderns and even a temple with a minaret! More info here.
I Love My Bike Show – 3:00 pm at The Bike Commuter (8524 SE 17th Ave)
A different kind of bike show where your beloved ride is the star! Show up and show off. And of course look at other people’s prized rigs. Winner gets bike frame. Categories for commuter, fast bikes, classic, and more. Beer too. More info here.
Portland Bike Party – 3:30 pm at Hungry Tiger (207 SE 12th)
“Release your inner party animal!” say the organizers. Dress up like your favorite animal and ride through the streets pumping animal-themed tunes on a route that highlights “whacky animal artwork.” Will be followed by a casual “chill and grill” in northeast. More info here (FB).
Sunday, August 30th
Kruger’s Kermesse – All day at Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island
A perfect way to kick off cyclocross season, this “farm crit” is a local favorite. The course wraps around Kruger’s market which is also a great place to buy food and drinks and entertain the whole family. Event will also feature a relay race so grab a few friends/teammates and have at it! More info here.
— Did we miss anything? Let us know via the comments and make sure to drop us a line if you have an upcoming event you’d like us to feature next week.