The Portland Aerial Tram takes top billing this weekend.
It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since Aerial Tram opened. I remember covering it back then and having no real clue about how transformative it would be — not just for the South Waterfront district but for bicycling in Portland. Watch this space Friday morning for a story about how the Tram has impacted cycling. For now, check out details on the Tram’s 10th birthday party and several other cool events below…
Saturday, January 28th
Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at River City Bicycles (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
Inspired by the Women’s March? How about a women’s ride? Geared to intermediate riders, expect an average speed of about 15-17 mph for about 30-40 miles. Organizers say it’s “faster than a recreational cruise, but almost always conversational, except for the hills.” Please be ready to ride at 9 am and park on the street, not in the River City lot. More info here
Town Hall to Discuss 2017 Legislative Session – 10:00 to 11:30 am at PCC Cascade (Moriarty Auditorium – 705 N Killingsworth St)
The session is about to get busy and Portland legislators could play a key role in the major transportation package that will be debated. Come and tell North Portland reps Lew Frederick and Tina Kotek what kind of projects and policies you think they should fight for – and which ones they should fight against. More info here
March and Rally for Justice and Equality – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Oregon Convention Center (MLK Statue)
Join the Albinia Ministerial Alliance for this family-friendly, permitted march. The event is endorsed by the NAACP Portland Chapter, Urban League of Portland, Unite Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, Portland Copwatch, and others. More info here.
10th Anniversary of the Aerial Tram Ride – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Portland Opera (211 SE Caruthers)
It’s true. Portland’s beloved Aerial Tram is 10 years old. What better way to acknowledge its vast impact on bicycling by riding to its big party? Join Puddlecycle for this short (kid-friendly!) jaunt to join the fun at the Tram. More info here.
Sunday, January 29th
Bike Loud PDX Monthly Meeting – 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Lucky Lab Brew Pub (915 SE Hawthorne)
Learn, be inspired, and find out how you can plug into one of Portland’s most exciting bike advocacy groups. There’s a lot of work to do and volunteers are needed! More info here.
Time Trial Clinic – 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at CycleOne Racing Academy (2600 NW Vaughan)
Whether you’re a stage racer, triathlete, or even a competitive cyclocrosser, being able to sustain a high power effort is key to doing well. CycleOne will give you the smarts to do it right. This is a free clinic taught by expert coaches! More info here.
Beginner Women’s Clinic at The Lumberyard – 6:00 to 8:00 pm (2700 NE 82nd Ave)
Learn how to ride the flow lines and ramps of The Lumberyard via expert insights from a professional coach. You’ll practice body positioning, braking, cornering skills, and much more. $75 admission includes a park pass and rental bike. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org