Got plans for the weekend? If not, we’ve got you covered.
From mountain biking with the family to fast road rides, and from rural Washington County to the eastern city limits, there’s something for everyone in this week’s guide.
And did I mention that it’s Sunday Parkways Northeast?! Don’t miss their special attraction: a Bi-lingual Bike Fair held in partnership with the nonnprofit Andando en Bicicletas en Cully.
Have at it…
All Weekend Long
E-Bike and Tri-Bike Sale at Western Bike Works (Tigard and Pearl Stores)
Check out great prices on new electric bikes and triathlon bikes at Western Bikeworks. Up to 25% off. More info here.
Stub Fest at Stub Stewart State Park
A full weekend of off-road riding and service work with our friends at the nonprofit Northwest Trail Alliance. Bring the whole family! Starts Friday with a trail-building class followed by a night ride. Then embark on a larger trail project (and more riding and fun of course) on Saturday, followed by a big group ride to enjoy the fruits of all the labor on Sunday. Demo bikes available. BBQ too of course. More info here.
Friday, July 21st
Adaptive Bike Rental Program Kickoff Party – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Kerr Bikes (near OMSI on the Esplanade)
Come out and help PBOT launch their new rental program for adaptive bikes. Learn more about the bikes and the people who ride and build them. Transportation Commissioner Dan Salztman will be in attendance. More info here.
Saturday, July 22nd
Milawukie Saturday Casual Ride – 9:00 am at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main Street)
Meet other riders in the Milwaukie area on this casual Saturday spin. Expect a conversational pace loop of around 15-20 miles on River Road and the Trolley Trail and at least one stop for coffee and treats. More info here.
Westside Adventure – 9:30 am at REI Streets of Tanasbourne (parking lot)
A 50-miler led by Portland Wheelment Touring Club that will explore low-traffic rural roads of Washington County west of Hillsboro. Expect a stop at Maggie’s Buns in Forest Grove. More info here.
Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
If you’re ready to take your road riding to the next level and want some inspiration from a great group of people (and riders), check out this intermediate-level ride. Expect a 30-40 mile route with a 15-17 mph average “almost always conversational pace (except for the hills)” speed. Women only please. More info here.
Beginner Friendly Road Ride – 10:00 am at Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th)
Learn the ways of the road in this entry-level group ride led by nice and smart staff from Western Bikeworks. Free Stumptown Coffee at the start and finish. More info here.
Sunday, July 23rd
Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
A spirited (OK, it’s fast, but there are groups for different speed levels) ride out to Sauvie with some of the strongest riders in the area. Come out and test your fitness — and/or push it to the edge to get faster. More info here.
Second Chance Mountain Biking – 10:00 am at Powell Butte (NE Corner of SE 174th and Powell)
Join two experienced ride leaders from the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for this off-road foray into the trails of Powell Butte in southeast Portland (right off the Springwater!). Good ride for beginners new to mountain biking. More info here.
Sunday Parkways Northeast – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our grand open street tradition comes to inner northeast with a loop that will take you through the charming parks of Woodlawn, Khunamokwst, Alberta and Fernhill. Weather should be perfect to enjoy all the great food, friends and entertainment Sunday Parkways is known for. Don’t miss the Bi-lingual Bike Fair happening at Khunamokwst Park. More info here.
Phish Bakers Dozen Ride – 4:30 pm at Sewalcrest Park (SE 31st and Market)
Phish fans rejoice! This ride will stream both sets of the the Bakers Dozen Show via an FM transmitter. Bring your bluetooth speakers and connect to the music and let it flow through your pedal strokes as you roll through the east side. More info here.
Have a great weekend!
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Please keep the Phish ride out of my neighborhood. All neighborhoods. Don’t do the Phish ride.
They make bad music is why. And I say that knowing how bad “Stuck With You” is.
You’re just jealous they didn’t cover Sports:
(They had Abe Vigoda in a wombat costume instead)
This is hilarious coming from a person going as Huey Lewis.
If you don’t like their music, then maybe you should go… back in time.
Huey Lewis you un-fun b!tch
I love fun.
No worries, the death metal vs black metal ride will be right behind it! \m/
RE: Stub Fest: Use caution on the trail on Saturday morning, there’s a Marathon (starting in Vernonia), half marathon (starting at Stub Stewart) and a quarter marathon (starting in Banks for an out and back) on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. The marathon starts at something like 6am, while the half and quarter start at 7:30.
I had a great biking day. Watched Jonathan on TV talking about the bike tax, then rode out to Gateway Green to check that out (Nice! Everyone go ride! Parts of the trail could still use some more bedding in), then rode most of the Sunday Parkways route.
It was fun to experience SP again. It’s an interesting (and huge) contrast with the Open Streets events we have in Minneapolis. In Portland the routes studiously seek out the quietest residential streets and avoid busy streets (except that one year, when SE event coincided with the Hawthorne Street Fair), and that’s nice. In Minneapolis they close off 2-3 miles of a major commercial boulevard from cars. So a lot of the tents and tables, beer gardens, etc., are right in front of the actual businesses on that street, which is really amazing. I’d sure like to see Portland do it this way once in a while.
It was nice to see lots of orange Biketown rides at SP. At some of the rest stops, couldn’t help noticing some of these bikes had been locked, incurring the dreaded $20 out-of-area fee. Same mistake I made at one point on the Prince 4Ever ride last month.