Weekend Event Guide: Camping, trails, ‘cross, pubs and more

These ladies are ready to shred — indoors and out.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

Don’t let the recent drop in the mercury and drops from the sky get you down. The weather should be sunny and pleasant this weekend. For some of you it’s time for ‘cross. Others are hoping to get those last big adventures in before summer is officially over.

Whatever’s in your plans we hope you have an awesome weekend.

Friday, September 4th

Bike Repair Stand Dedication – 5:00 pm in Milwaukie (10722 SE Main Street)
The City of Milwaukie has installed a public bike repair stand. To mark the occasion they’re hosting a small dedication ceremony. The stand was donated by Bike Milwaukie, who raised money via a crowdfunding campaign. It’s also First Friday so there will be music, food, and all sorts of things to do. More info here (FB).

Saturday, September 5th

Grand Prix Rhonda Mazza Race #1 – David Douglas High School
Considered by some the official start of the Portland cyclocross season, this race is the first in the five-race series. Racers will compete for an overall points title with prizes and a big party in October. More info here.


Labor Day Bike Camping – All weekend at Milo McIver State Park
Bike-camping curious? Join Scott B. for a weekend trip to a nearby State Park. Begin at the PSU Farmers Market, hit the Springwater, then ride onto the park for a short and sweet overnight. More info here.

Women’s Weekend – All weekend at The Lumberyard and Hood River
Two days of partying and riding and prizes and fun hosted by The Lumberyard. Hone your skills and shred the lines at The Lumberyard on Saturday than get whisked out to the Post Canyon trails in Hood River on Sunday. More info here.

Sunday, September 6th

Tour de Lab – Lucky Lab Brewpub (915 SE Hawthorne)
Choose from either a 3 or 4 pub route (19 or 41 miles) on this ride that is equal parts fundraiser for DoveLewis Animal Hospital and excuse to drink a few beers. You’ll work up an appetite for the “hot dog bar feast” at the finish line party. Free pint glass with entry fee. More info here./

Kirke Johnson Labor Day Ride – 9:00 am at Banks High School in Banks (13050 NW Main Street)
Kirke Johnson died while riding his bike last November. This ride will remember him by traversing one of his favorite routes — the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. More info here (FB).

— 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.

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