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Weekend Event Guide: Pet parade, public art, and slow pokes

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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Dress up your dog and check out the Pets on Bikes ride Saturday.
(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.

I’m not sure why but this weekend all the action is on Saturday.

For some reason that’s the day everyone has planned their rides. That might be smart because the forecast says it should be dry and Sunday is when the rain comes. If you know of any rides or events happening on Friday or Sunday let me know and I’ll add them to the guide.

What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever they are we hope they include a bike (or maybe you need a bike break? That’s fine too).

Have a great weekend!

Here’s what the weather gods predict:



Saturday, October 24th

Valleycat – Brevet meets Alleycat and Fundraiser – 8:00 am at 2735 SE Park Ave
An 80-mile ride into the Willamette Valley (with checkpoints) where teams are encouraged and a fun afterparty is guaranteed. How can you go wrong? Oh, and it’s a fundraiser for a woman who was hit while biking by someone without insurance. Bring $25 to help out Val. More info here (FB).

Portland Velo Group Ride – 9:00 am at Evergreen Office Park (22985 NW Evergreen Parkway in Hillsboro)
This week’s PV Saturday ride will be 43 miles on backroads from Hillsboro up to Pumpkin Ridge. Come out and explore new roads or challenge yourself with one of the area’s largest and fastest group rides. More info here


Art Along the I-205 Path Ride – 9:45 am to 12:45 pm at Ed Benedict Park (SE 104th and Bush)
New to the area? Love art? Like slow, social rides? This is the ride for you. Learn about the interesting public art along the path from members of the East Portland Action Plan Bicycle Subcommittee. Part of PBOT’s By Cycle series. More info here.

ArtBike and Kinetic Sculpture Ride – 11:45 am at OMSI.
A ride for “Burners” that will feature all sorts of creative contraptions like mobile sound systems, BBQ bikes, and more. It’s family friendly too so bring the little ones for the ride from OMSI to Sellwood Park where there will be a picnic. More info here.

N.O.I.S.E. Ride – 12:00 pm at Fresh Pot (4001 N Mississippi)
I don’t know what it stands for, but I know this ride is a classic that I regret not checking out every year. Put on by excellent masters in the art of fun biking. Here’s how they describe it: “single-speed-centric, urban on-and-off road adventure ride through Portland that features a healthy helping of single-track, jumps, gravel grinding, sand rallying, great Portland views and of course bike-Buzkashi.” More info here (FB).

Pets on Bikes Halloween Edition – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Revolution Hall (SE 12th and Stark)
Join the Pooch Pedalers for this treat-filled ride with your furry friends all dressed up in their spooky costumes. Ride will stop by businesses for some doggy trick-or-treating. More info here.

Sunday, October 25th

Slow Poke Ride – 10:00 am at TriMet Park & Ride (NE 96th & Sandy Blvd)
Roll through north Portland on this slow (10-12 mph), 25-mile ride. Hosted by the Portland Wheelman (and Women!) Touring Club. 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.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

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    Jon A. October 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Regarding the Pets on Bikes Halloween Edition – i wonder why, today, Portlanders believe that a dogs-only riding event is necessary to provide a safe environment for dogs?

    Maybe because i am from Muncie i am missing something? Does Portland have a history of not allowing dogs to ride here? Has the City been unsafe for dogs to ride? Do cats pose a safety hazard to canine riders? Are dogs unable to find interest and joy in riding if cats are around?

    I ask in good faith here because i don’t really understand the persistent need for dogs-only or dog-specific riding events.

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      Granpa October 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      I’ve critters of many types, rats, cats, iguanas, parrots and snakes. I was going to be glib, with some disparaging comment about cats, but your “good faith” comment disarmed me. I don’t think the City of Portland gives a darn about the safety of dogs on rides, so bring what you want if your going to go. Be aware that critters can be unpredictable and may not like (or want to eat) other species.

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        LC October 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        This person is just making fun of the response to a women-only ride posted here recently.

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          Jon A. October 22, 2015 at 3:40 pm

          I have no idea what you are talking about.

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          Granpa October 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

          I frequently make fun, but not this time.

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      Lester Burnham October 22, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Funny somebody made a similar comment about “women only” rides too.

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        Granpa October 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

        I am all for women only rides. It crushes my ego when a woman drops me like a duffle bag.

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      Jeff Snavely October 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      insider jokes are soooooo cool. Not really, but you seem to need the attention.

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    tedder October 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I had to look up Buzkashi:
    a sport in which teams on horseback compete to gain possession of a headless animal carcass and bring it to a scoring area. It is the national sport of Afghanistan.

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    Buzz October 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hey – I have a question about the NOISE ride – does it meet at 12 or does it leave at 12?


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