Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm
(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.
If you’ve been wanting to ride new sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to do it. You can ride out about 50 miles to enjoy a brewery party on Saturday or check out the cyclocross racing vibes on Sunday. If you stick around Portland you can partake in some freak biking or take a tour of the many excellent new murals that have popped up around town recently.
If you do head out, plan for some mid-60s weather and rain (forecast posted below)
Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 16th
Red Bull Rampage Viewing – 9:30 am at Velo Cult
It’s the 10th annual version of one of downhill biking’s most high-profile event. “Flatten your bill out and put on tall black socks” and watch it on the big screen at Velo Cult Tavern. More info here (FB).
Freak Bike Fall – All weekend, starts 7:00 pm Friday with Alley Cat at Colonel Summers Park
Annual celebration of freak bikes of all sizes, shapes and colors. Events happen all weekend and include a social ride, a freak bike ‘cross race, and a special freaky Zoobomb. More info here (FB).
Dropout Bike Club Monthly Ride – 9:00 pm at Colonel Summers Park
The Dropouts are a friendly local freak bike club. This month’s ride will be extra fun and special because of Freak Bike Fall. Show up with your own Freak Bike or just ogle the handiwork of others. More info here.
Saturday, October 17th
Stub Stewart State Park Work Party – 8:45 am to 3:00 pm at State Park Welcome Center
Help the NW Trail Alliance maintain and build freeride trails at Stub Stewart. This is such a positive project and it shows how mountain bike lovers and land managers — when working together — can create something truly special. More info here.
Zen Bike Fab Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Zen HQ (2309 N Kerby)
Zen is a local bicycle manufacturing company who recently launched their own line of frames. This sale will feature huge discounts (25-75% off) on their frames and framebuilding supplies like tubing, parts, tools, and so on. You’ll also find frames and other goodies from other Portland builders. More info here (FB).
Disaster Relief Trials – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm at University of Portland
This is the Big One. No, not the Cascadia quake you’ve read about… This is the big cargo bike event that rules them all. Come out and learn how bicycles are being used to respond to major natural disasters, watch racers compete an amazing set of trials, brush up on your preparedness skills, and more. Bring the whole family! More info here.
The Great Pumpkin Regatta Ride – 11:00 am at Tilikum Bridge
Join a bike ride to the 12th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin. Expect to pedal 18 miles up on and over to the West Side — including several miles on the wonderful Fanno Creek Trail. More info here.
Thunder Island Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party – 12:00 pm in the brewery in Cascade LocksThis is a perfect excuse to ride to Cascade Locks. About 50 miles west of Portland in the Columbia River Gorge lies this excellent brewery. They’ve always been very kind to bicycle riders and they’ll even give you a free souvenir pint glass if you show up by bike. More info here (FB).
Celebration of Fall – 2:15 to 3:15 pm at Colonel Summers Park (SE 18th and Taylor)
See the splendor of the fall season while pedaling through southeast Portland neighborhoods and making stops to tast apples and pumpkin beer. This ride is hosted and led by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance as part of their Women Bike initiative and is open to “all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might.)” More info here.
Sunday, October 18th
Cross Crusade #3 at Cascade Locks – All Day
Get out to beautiful Cascade Locks and race or watch at a brand new venue for the Crusade series. They’ll use trails that weave right along the Columbia River and set against a backdrop of the forested cliffs the Gorge is known for. More info here.
Six City Tilikum Crossing – 9:30 am at Woodstock Park (SE 47th and Steele)
Pedal about 35 miles through six cities and loop around the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge. You’ll be led by the fine folks at the Portland Wheelmen (and Wheelwomen) Touring Club. More info here.
Forest For The Trees Mural Bike Tour – 2:00 pm at Pod 28 (113 SE 28th)
Join the always friendly guide and host Meghan Sinnott for a tour of 10 brand new murals that have popped up around Portland thanks to the Forest For The Trees project. 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, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org