Our Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus bike locks.
Welcome to (almost) the weekend. It goes without saying that it will be amazing because, well, as I’m sure you know already, the weather has finally turned to dry and warm.
Not only does the forecast look wonderful, but Filmed by Bike is here. Portland’s very own bike film fest kicks off with a big party and opening night screenings on Friday and features a whole weekend of bike-inspired, film-related fun.
Before you chill in the theater, there’s plenty of pedaling to do. Get all the details in our menu of rides and events below…
Friday, May 5th
Filmed by Bike Opening Night Street Party – 5 to 9:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
The 15th annual Filmed By Bike festival is here! This year’s fest will be the biggest ever with 80 films and three days of screenings. It all starts with a big party in the parking lot of Velo Cult with live entertainment, raffles, and tons of fun for bike lovers of all stripes. Movies start at 7:00 pm just a few blocks away at Hollywood Theater. More info here.
5 of 5 Art Show – 5 to 9:00 pm at The Athletic (925 NW 19th Ave)
The Athletic is run by two cycling aficionados who sell many of the socks you see in local pelotons. They also love pro basketball. This show will feature NBA-inspired posters from 10 artists. I also heard a rumor that River City Bicycle’s custom Trail Blazers bike will be there! More info here.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (screening) – 7 to 10:00 pm at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue)
Nonprofit Oregon Walks is showing the new Jane Jacobs doc at their annual membership meeting. Jacobs was a titan of urban activism and an author who would turn 101 years old this month. Event also includes a short panel discussion afterwards with local women leaders. Members get in free, otherwise it’s $15 to get in. More info here.
Saturday, May 6th
Beginner Friendly Road Ride – 10:00 am at Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th)
Led by Western Bikeworks staff, this ride will be be about two hours long at a conversational pace. Free Stumptown coffee! More info here.
Filmed By Bike – 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd)
The fest continues with two screenings: “Bike Love” and “Adventure Night”. Awards ceremony follows the 8:00 pm screening. More info here.
Sunday, May 7th
Coast Hills Classic MTB Race – All day in Newport
Enjoy a trip to the coast with some bike racing thrown in. This course has it all: challenge singletrack, big downhills, ocean views, climbs, and lush meadows. Proceeds from the event help low-income youth attend educational programs. Do it for the children! More info here.
Sellwood Cycle Repair’s Wooden Shoe Kermesse – All day at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Rd.)
Think of this as a cyclocross race without any barriers or run-ups. It’s a flat, fast, off-road course on a picturesque farm. This is also a new venue for the Cross Crusade, so you’ll be getting a sneak-peek for what’s to come later this fall. Beer and food onsite. More info here.
Cracker Barrel and Cabela’s Ride – 12 to 5:00 pm at Rivelo (401 SE Caruthers)
Ride to Tualatin celebrate the first Cracker Barrel restaurant on the west coast. While there, check out the cool 3-speed bike on the wall and then venture over to Cabela’s afterward. 38 miles round trip (or opt for transit back). Route will use the entire length of the paved Fanno Creek path. More info here.
Filmed by Bike Filmmaker Bike Ride- 11:00 am at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave)
Enjoy a ride to a brewery and the Chris King Precision Components factory with visiting filmmakers. This tour will include a factory tour and complimentary appetizers and drinks in Chris King’s cafe. Free for festival pass holders, otherwise it’s $15. More info here.
Filmed By Bike – 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm at Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd)
The fest continues with two screenings: “Triumph” and “Race to the Finish”. 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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I love the Filmed By Bike Film Festival. It is like a New Year’s day for all of the bike fun of the year. It is also arguably the best festival in town (Yes, out of EVERY FESTIVAL.) See y’all at the street party tomorrow night!
We are lucky to have FBB in Portland. It is ground zero for Bike Fun! Tomorrow night is going to be a blast. I’ve been waiting all year for this!
Heads up that the Tulip Farm is absurdly beautiful. Good luck grimacing your way through a race while surrounded by a rainbow field of tulips.
Vancouver Bicycle Club has their multi distance RACC (Ride Around Clark County) on Saturday. vbc-usa.com for information
Montinore Road Race is on Saturday
The Sauvie Shootout is Sunday at 9AM departing from Ovation Coffee 941 NW Overton
Some Guy is way too modest to tell you how nice and handsome he is, also.