Weekend Event Guide: A party, e-biking, a memorial, racing ‘cross and more

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E-bike in your future? A test ride is the first step to finding out.
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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.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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Adam H.
Adam H.
8 years ago

Just remember not to have too much fun on Sauvie Island, or you’ll be labelled as a “recreational cyclist” and banned from the island!

Mike Quiglery
Mike Quiglery
8 years ago
Reply to  Adam H.

Twenty years ago I lived on Sauvie Island. Back then I never heard a local talk ill about the bicyclists. I heard plenty of locals badmouth the cars. Especially on weekends when drunks returning from the beaches mixed with tourists at the fruit stands. Things must have changed since then.

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
8 years ago
Reply to  Mike Quiglery

Some of the “Drunks” must have migrated to the island. I still ride the island, sometimes to the beaches and sometimes to do a round or 2. I usually stop at 1 or 2 places for refreshments or bee sting treatment from bees getting behind my sunglasses. Pumpkin patch is a favorite for that.

Ted Buehler
Ted Buehler
8 years ago

BikeLoudPDX is also having its 1 yr anniversary potluck on Friday. 6:00pm, Montavilla City Park (8201 NE Glisan).

Come and enjoy good company, good food. And a good playground for your kids.

If you don’t can’t bring food with you, there are many low-cost ethnic restaurants and grocery stores in the 7000 blocks of Glisan so you can pick up some tasty and interesting food to bring.

Ted Buehler
Co-chair, BikeLoudPDX

Ted Buehler
Ted Buehler
8 years ago

The Road Deaths Memorial is critical to bringing attention to the 32% increase in highway fatalities in Oregon. From last year to this year.

“So far this year, 261 people have died in crashes on Oregon roads, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation, compared to 197 at this time a year ago.”


Even if you can’t go and hold up a sign on the Avenue of Roses, you can use this morbid statistic to tweet or email your favorite elected officials and civil servants. #VisionZero

Ted Buehler

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
8 years ago
Reply to  Ted Buehler

Yes Ted, it is going to get worse before it gets better. 3 million are still expected to move into the Greater Portland area in the next 5 years. It should have been mentioned Yesterday at city hall if it would be preferred to have 500,000 more bikes in the next 5 years in Portland or 500,000 more cars.
Spooky statistics but numbers from demographers are that way.

8 years ago
Reply to  Tom Hardy

“3 million are still expected to move into the Greater Portland area in the next 5 years”
I’d be very interested in your source for that “projection”?

8 years ago
Reply to  Ted Buehler

281 is the most recent number. A 35% increase over 2014 (thus far).