Weekend Event Guide: Cross, book release party, shoe drive, rain gear sale, and more

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Blumenauer will lead a ride to the ballot box Sunday.
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As the days get shorter and cooler, it’s a great time to snuggle up with a book and get inspired for spring and summer adventures. If you have discovered it yet, check out the Boneshaker Almanac, a series of 10 pocket-sized periodicals that read like a cross between Mark Twain and an old army manual. There’s a reading to celebrate the tenth issue tonight.

We’ve also got another cyclocross doubleheader in store. Whether your choose to partake Saturday or Sunday (or both!), you’ll be guaranteed top-notch venues for both watching and racing.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4th

Boneshaker #10 Release Party – 6:00 pm at Boy’s Fort (902 SW Morrison)
Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac is one of the most enjoyable “pocket-sized periodicals” (according to Esquire) I’ve ever owned. It’s tales of adventure transport me to magical places and its presentation and tone takes me a bygone era of literary journalism. Let’s help them celebrate the 10th issue as part of the Lit Crawl Portland event. Author readings will be moderated by Boneshaker’s founder and former Portlander Evan P. Schneider. Learn more here.

Saturday, November 5th

Showers Pass Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 12 noon at Showers Pass HQ (2101 SE 6th)
This is it folks. Your once-a-year chance to get great deals on great rain gear. TIP: Get their early if you want to find the good stuff. It’s a feeding frenzy that only lasts a few hours… But the crowds are worth mixing with if you need the gear (or gifts for the holidays!). More info here.

Ultra-cycling and Rando Roundtable – 9:00 am at Pedal PT (2622 SE 25th Ave)
Curious what it takes to ride all day and complete long-distance events? Come out and meet veterans of endurance and randoneurring events at a discussion held at a physical therapy studio. More info here.


Shoe Drive for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – 11:00 am at Oregon Walks HQ (1805 NE 2nd Ave)
A group of activists comprised of families of traffic violence survivors need over 400 pairs of shoes for an art installation that will commemorate the lives lost in 2016 on Oregon roads. Bring your used pairs of shoes and see them be put to use in a powerful public art installation that will go live on November 20th on World Day of Remembrance. More info here.

Pedalers at the Poor Farm – All Day at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale
Come enjoy a challenging race course at the perfect venue — a historic state hospital that’s now home to a brewery, winery, amateur golf course, and more. Racing for all categories, and there’s even a kiddie cross event for the little ones. More info here.

Sunday, November 6th

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade #7 – All day at Portland International Raceway/Heron Lakes Golf Course
After a few weeks of traveling outside Portland, the Crusade comes roaring back at one of the most anticipated venues of the year: PIR Heron Lakes. This course is very spectator friendly — especially around the big concrete step-up that some people will ride, others will run, and others will completely flail on. It’s also the penultimate race in the Crusade series so the leaders will be gunning for top spots. More info here.

Bike the Ballot with Blumenauer – 12:00 pm at Democratic Party of Oregon Campaign Office (1735 NE 7th Ave)
Portland’s very own Congressman Earl Blumenauer – founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus – will lead a ride to deliver ballots. Join the fun and get a chance to see how your representative in Congress rolls.

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

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Emily Guise (Contributor)

Elly Blue and April Streeter will be leading a Lit Crawl called Our Bodies, Our Bikes tonight, 8pm at Back Pedal Brewing

Todd Boulanger
Todd Boulanger
7 years ago

Done the Showers Pass factory (returns) sale…great gear and a great event…but try not to buy anything with a broken zipper…its pretty expensive locally to have a zipper replaced well…unless you do it yourself or don’t care.

Jim Lee
Jim Lee
7 years ago

Earl rides dorky wheels.