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Weekend Event Guide: Blaq sale, the Grinch, and Christmas lights

Posted by on December 16th, 2016 at 9:02 am

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The Grinch! See him on the big screen Sunday night.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Like we’ve been saying all week, a little bit of snow isn’t enough to stop the wheels of Portland’s bike-lovers. Even though we’re not expected to see much in the way of thawing, there are still some events worth considering.

You’ll note a new “Featured Event” section (below). That spot is reserved for awesome local companies who pay us a bit of cash to help promote their events. It’s called advertising and it’s how we survive. Support the companies who support BikePortland and you’ll be our favorite reader!

Have a great weekend and please be cautious out there. Snow is fun and fine but ice can break your spine (just made that up, sorry).

Featured Event

Blaq Packs Warehouse Sale – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday at 2505 SE 11th Ave
Our friends at Blaq Packs are having a big sale to help you whittle down your Christmas list. Everything in their store will have a 25% or more discount and custom orders are 15% off. There’s also a raffle for a free bag. More info here.

Saturday, December 17th

Gore Bike Wear Hose Down Challenge – 12:00 to 2:00 pm at River City Bicycles Parking Lot (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
Try out all the latest GORE jackets, pants, gloves and shoe covers! Company reps will be there to tell you about the products and there will be a stationary bike for real-life testing. They’ll even have a hose on-hand to demonstrate the waterproof capabilities of all the fabrics. Everyone who tests product will get a prize from GORE. Hosted by River City Bicycles. More info here.


Sunday, December 18th

Grinch Singalong Ride to Peacock Lane – 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm at Oregon Rail Heritage Museum (499 SE Caruthers St)
Calling all citizens of Whoville! Join Puddlecycle to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. The classic TV special will be shown and then they will ride to Peacock Lane to see holiday lights. Organizers say green and red attire is encouraged. More info here.

Christmas Lights Ride – 6:00 pm in North Portland (N Interstate and Terry)
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club is leading a 10-mile ride through north Portland to three houses where the holiday spirit is especially strong. More info here.

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.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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BikeLoudPDX monthly meeting, 2:00 pm, Ecliptic Brewing.

Come talk and plan bike advocacy.

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Rivelo hosts their annual holiday party on Saturday, starting at 1 pm. At the foot of the Tilikum Crossing, across the Orange line from the Railroad Museum, it promises to be both a low key, and properly niche little shindig. Between the curated vintage head badges and padlocks, and Rivendell bicycle culture accessories, it’s an inspiring small business that adds to our bike community; there’s even a lending library. John and Darcy manage to surround themselves with some pretty neat Portland peeps, too–you’ll see. Swing by.

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I just love that pic with the human Grinch on a cruiser bike.

Made me smile – thanks BikePortland!


ALERT!! The Portland Wheelmen Christmas lights ride is cancelled due to weather. Too much frozen snow and gravel on the streets to be riding, especially in the dark! Sorreeee.