Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 2nd, 2017 at 8:03 am
This Weekend Event Guide is brought to you by The Street Trust, who reminds you to check out their 7th annual Live the Revolution on February 10th, a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits their Safe Routes to School education program.
Here we go again with the weather. The forecast calls for yet another bout of snow and ice. It shouldn’t be too bad; but of course that’s what we thought last time.
Good thing we have several indoor events in the guide this weekend! And the fun starts tonight with our friends from Surly Bikes in Minneapolis invading one of our favorite haunts, Velo Cult.
Given the current condition of our republic, we recommend high doses of human contact, camaraderie and organizing. On that note, keep your eyes peeled for local town hall and other meetings with your elected representatives. We feature one with State Senator Michael Dembrow (District 23, NE Portland) on Saturday.
Have fun out there and keep an eye on the weather…
(By the way, you really need to check out our event calendar. It’s bangin’!)
Thursday, February 2ndd
Surly Bike Shop Party! – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave)
Surly Bikes has come from their intergalactic base in Minneapolis to show some love for Portland bike shop workers and the people who love them. Ride from Revolver Bikes in north Portland (N Interstate and Rosa Parks Way) leaves at 6. Music, free shwag, and free beer for shop employees! More info here.
Thursday Night Ride – 7:00 pm at Salmon Street Fountain
If ever there was time to join friends old and new for a group ride through the city, now is that time. More info here.
Friday, February 3rd
CANCELLED due to weather – Rescheduled to 2/24 – Seminar: Impact of Bike Facilities on Residential Property Prices – 12:00 to 1:00 pm at PSU Urban Center
Get smarter while you soak up knowledge from a visiting professor at Portland State’s Transportation Research and Education Consortium (TREC). More info here.
W/T/F Bike Touring Pizza Party – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Gladys Bikes (2905 NE Alberta St)
The second half of Surly Bikes’ big Portland weekend, this event is for women, trans, and femme riders who love long bike adventures. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Raffle prizes include a brand new Surly bike! More info here.
Illuminated Bike Ride – 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm at OMSI main entrance (SE Water Ave)
This free, all-ages event will be a short (3.5 mile) group bike ride that will end at the Portland Winter Lifht Festival. Shake those winter blues with bright lights. Use your imagination to illuminate your ride. More info here.
Saturday, February 4th
State Senator Dembrow Constituent Coffee – 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Hollywood Senior Center (1820 NE 40th)
If you live in northeast Portland (District 23), come have a chat with your State Senator Michael Dembrow. Tell him why cycling and great streets are important to you in a relaxed, informal setting. More info here.
Ride, Raffle and Rager with the L.A. Sweat 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Sellwood Cycles (7953 SE 13th)
The L.A. Sweat women’s pro cycling team will invade Portland and infuse our gloomy weather with a radical sunshine vibe. Join them for a ride at 1:30 and or the party (starts at 5:00 pm). Expect great people and a big prize raffle too. More info here.
Chefs Cycle Bike Show Party and Fundraiser – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Plaza Del Toro (105 SE Taylor St)
This May, a dozen renowned Portland chefs (from restaurants like Ned Ludd, Toro Bravo, Bluehour and Lardo) will ride 300 miles in 3 days to raise money childhood hunger. Come to the kickoff party to ogle their bikes and help them meet their $55,000 fundraising goal for the No Hungry Kid organization. $10 ticket gets you beer, wine and amazing food (of course). More info here.
Sunday, February 5th
Women’s Clinic at The Lumberyard – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (2700 NE 82nd Ave)
Dial-in your strength, balance and skills at this skills clinic taught by a professional coach. Part of a weekly series. More info here.