Weekend Event Guide: Custom bikes, beer, ‘cross and more

Cross Crusade at Alpenrose-20

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(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Saturday kicks off several days of warm and dry weather, just in time for the weekend. The Handmade Bike & Beer Festival returns Friday and Saturday, cyclocross takes over Alpenrose Dairy all weekend, and a cool collaboration between neighborhood businesses in the Gateway District will benefit the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green on Saturday. And that’s not all, see the full menu below…

Friday, October 7th

Handmade Bike & Beer Festival – 5:00pm North Warehouse (723 N. Tillamook)
The two-day Handmade Bike and Beer Festival returns for its ninth year. This collaboration between the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association and the Oregon Brewers Guild brings together dozens of builders and brewers for a family friendly celebration of homegrown bikes, parts, and beer. Including DiNucci and Breadwinner Cycles, and Baerlic and Base Camp Brewing, and more. Come out Friday night and hang with our publisher and editor Jonathan Maus (introduce yourself for a free pint!). Learn more here.

Saturday, October 8th

River City Bicycles Cross Crusade #1 – All day at Alpenrose Dairy
It’s the first race of the much-anticipated River City Bicycles Cross Crusade series out at Alpenrose. Camping and a hotel block have been setup for those driving in, or just too excited to go home in between. Full logistics and event info, including series info here.

Handmade Bike & Beer Festival – 10:00am North Warehouse (723 N. Tillamook)
Day 2 of the Bike & Beer Fest. See Friday’s listing for more. Learn more here.

Bikes and Beer in Gateway – 12:00pm Gateway Brewing / Outer Rim Bicycle Shop (10625 NE Halsey St.)
The 205 bike path will drop you off at this collaborative beer garden. Your pints will go to support the Dirt Lab crowdfunding effort at Gateway Green. Learn more here.

Fundraiser Party for Dan America – 8:00 pm at Eagle Eye Tavern (5836 SE 92nd Ave)
One of Portland’s more colorful bike scene characters has fallen on hard times and needs the community’s help! Friends of Dan America are throwing him a big party to help raise money for cancer treatment expenses. The shindig is shaping up to be a huge bucket of fun and lots of great auction prizes have been lined up — including a famous tall bike Dan built and other rare Portland bike-cultural items. Learn more here.


Sunday, October 9th

River City Bicycles Cross Crusade #2 – All day at Alpenrose Dairy
Day 2 of the Crusade. Racing continues from 8:40 – 4pm. See Saturday’s listing for more. Learn more here.

Bike the Levees – 10:00 am at Multnomah County Drainage District (1880 NE Elrod Drive)
Take a relaxing spin on Portland’s levee system on this ride led by the Multnomah County Drainage District and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. The ride is currently full but you can still get on the waiting list in case someone backs out. Learn more here.

Oh, and don’t forget to hug a bike messenger on Sunday, it’s Messenger Appreciation Day!

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

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– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

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Pedal PT
7 years ago

Both Jake (Saturday) and I (Sunday) will be helping out with First Aid for Cross Crusade at Alpenrose this weekend- Be sure stop on by and say hello!