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.
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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).
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.
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