Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 13th, 2017 at 10:51 am
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After being teased with spring sunshine,
everyone is many of us are eager for more of it. And the weather gods seemed to have answered. There’s plenty of sun on tap for the weekend — so get your plans set and get your tires pumped.
Here’s our menu of rides and events for the weekend…
Friday, April 14th
Midnight Mystery Ride – 12:00 am at mystery location
Get out and embrace the night with friends old and new. This is a Portland tradition and you will very likely have a good time. More info here.
Saturday, April 15th
Silverton Road Race – 8:00 am at Victor Point Elementary School in Silverton (1175 Victor Point Rd)
If you want to test your climbing legs, this is a race for you. The course features rollers and real climbs, including an uphill finish. More info here.
Japanese Hollow Ride – 9:30 am at The Dalles-Wahtonka High School (220 E 10th)
This 60-mile unpaved road adventure will take you, “through the hills, hollows, ridges and valleys of Wasco County, skirting the southeastern edge of Mount Hood National Forest.” Put together by Our Mother the Mountain (OMTM), you can be assured the riding and the vibe will be all that you could hope for. Roads are mostly smooth, maintained gravel and hardpaced dirt. Bring water filter. More info here.
The Ladd’s 500 – 10:00 am at Ladd Circle (SE Ladd and Harrison)
Ready to ride 500 laps of Ladd Circle? Grab friends and form a relay team, or just come to hang out in the park and BBQ some food. We shared more on this event a few days ago. Full event details here.
Off-Road Cycling Plan Community Event – 10:00 am at East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Ave)
The City of Portland needs our help to decide where to put unpaved cycling trails and bike parks! Show up to learn more about the planning effort and give city staff your feedback and ideas. This is a family event and there will be free food, a raffle, and a skills course set up with bikes to borrow. More info here.
Mudslinger MTB Race – 10:30 am in Blodgett (20 minutes west of Corvallis)
The oldest XC race in Oregon! This is the 30th annual running of the Mudslinger, a course known for plenty of fun singletrack. More info here.
Forest Park Entrance Project Open House – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Johns Community Center (8427 N Central)
The City of Portland is finally building a major trailhead and entrance to Forest Park. The location is at the bottom of Firelane 1 right off Highway 30. This open house event is your chance to see the latest designs and share your feedback about the project. More info here.
Sunday, April 16th
Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
This is the hottest new group ride in town. We’ve heard rave reviews after its first few editions and the turnout has been very strong. It’s a training ride out to Sauvie Island then up into West Hills and back to northwest. If you want to get faster and ride with a group this is the event for you. More info here.
Kidical Mass Easter Egg Ride and Hunt – 1:00 pm at Overlook Park (N Interstate and Fremont)
It’s the first Kidical Mass of the year and it will include an easter egg hunt. Need we say more? More info here.
Zoobomb – 8:30 pm at “The Pyle” (SW 13th and Burnside)
A little birdy tells us that Zoobomb is undergoing a bit of a renaissance these days. How about heading up the hill with these fine folks to see what all the excitement is about? More info here.
What are you doing on your bike this weekend? Share your plans and adventures in the comments.
For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.