Weekend Event Guide: MTB race, mobile dance party, ‘Beyond Portlandia’ & more

Posted by on June 30th, 2017 at 7:34 am

Should be perfect conditions for racing at Skibowl at the 6 Hours of Mt. Hood.
(Photo: Portland Racing)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Hard to believe it’s already July and Pedalpalooza is coming to a close.

There’s one more huge ride that you just have to experience at least once. Loud n’ Lit will rampage through the streets tonight, blasting tunes and good vibes all over the city.

Sunday is packed with fun rides from here to Seattle, including a group ride to Gateway Green that leaves from outer northeast Portland.

Check out the full menu below…

Friday, June 30th

Loud n’ Lit – 9:30 pm at Irving Park (NE 7th and Fremont)
This massive blowout party ride will cap off Pedalpalooza. Expect an all-night celebration that starts with a slow and lout and very well-lit parade through the streets. Expect a huge crowd (2,000 in years past!) and mobile dance spectacular that organizers say is “loud than virtually every club in town.” More info here.

Saturday, July 1st

Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
Weekly women-only ride at an intermediate pace. Sorella is one of Portland’s best clubs. Come learn from and meet very nice people who are good at riding bicycles. More info here.

Beginner Friendly Road Ride – 10:00 am at Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th)
Work on your leg strength and group riding skills on this easy, 1-2 hour ride with the kind folks at Western Bikeworks. Free pre-ride coffee. More info here.


Sunday, July 2nd

NW Tandem Rally – 8:00 am at University of Washington (Seattle)
Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for this annual gathering of tandem enthusiasts (single riders welcome). Numerous ride options, vendor fair, BBQ, beer garden, ice cream social, and more. More info here.

Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee & Tea (941 NW Overton)
Weekly training ride out to (and around) Sauvie Island and up into the West Hills. Splits into different speed groups. More info here.

Group ride to Gateway Green – 10:00 am at NE 96th and Sandy TriMet Park & Ride
Portland Wheelmen (and women!) are leading a ride to the new off-road bike park at Gateway Green. Dust off your MTB and join them! More info here.

Six Hours of Mt. Hood (MTB Race) – 10:00 am at Mt. Hood Skibowl
8th annual mountain bike endurance and relay race you can enter as a two-person team or solo. 6-mile laps include twisty, forested singletrack and great views of Mt. Hood (of course). Free post-race chili lunch and $1 beers. More info here.

Beyond Portlandia Bike Tour – 3:00 pm at Everybody’s Bike Tours & Rentals (305 NE Wygant)
This free guided tour will take delve into the histoy of the Albina neighborhood and Vanport. Learn your history from ancient settlers to modern-day social issues. Any tips donated to Self Enhancement Inc. More info here.

Zoobomb – 8:30 pm at the Pyle (SW 13th and Burnside)
A proud Portland tradition. Do it again or do it for the first time. Just do it… better! More info here.

What are your plans? Share in the comments… And have a great weekend!

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Awesome weekend of fun lined up.

Did my first 30 minutes short track mountain bike race 4 weeks ago. Doing the 6 hour enduro race as a solo rider on Sunday. Any advice for a newbie like myself for race day?

Andrew Kreps
Andrew Kreps

Pace yourself. Go out easy, and finish strong. Drink more water and electrolytes than you think you need. Eat. πŸ˜€

Big Knobbies
Big Knobbies

Hydrate well, ride hard.

Be like Trump: WIN!


SE Rider
SE Rider

It’s pretty much the opposite of a short track race. You shouldn’t be going into the red zone at any point. Just riding light tempo. But eating and drinking is definitely important. Have fun and know when to be ride more cautiously (like when you’re getting tired at the end) so you don’t hurt yourself.

Big Knobbies
Big Knobbies

So, cyclists are going to make noise all night and disturb the peace of the entire city ALL night? This should make a lot of friends for the cycling community. NOT.


I have 3 huge bags of trash that we spent this morning picking up…..