Weekend Event Guide: Kidical Massive, Zaaldercross, Maya Pedal, Ripplebrook, and more

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 at 10:49 am

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Join the Kidical Massive ride on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

There’s a lot of rain in the forecast for next week so you better get in some rides before everything gets wet and muddy (not that you’ll stop riding when it does of course).

Thankfully the air quality has improved over much of Oregon in the past week. Speaking of which, word on the street is that Crater Lake is nice right now, so if you missed the Rim Ride last week, there’s another chance to enjoy it carfree on Saturday.

Take a look at our event suggestions below and have fun out there!

Friday, September 15th

Park(ing) Day – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th)
Join the Portland Bureau of Transportation to re-imagine public space and take part in the annual International Park(ing) Day celebration. They’ll have a mini-golf course set up in the street! More info here.

Saturday, September 16th

Ride the Rim – All day at Crater Lake
Roll down to the spectacular Crater Lake in southern Oregon for a rare chance to ride the fabled rim without pesky cars. You can register for free at either the North Junction entrance or the National Park HQ. More info here.

Zaaldercross – All day at Alderbrook Park in Brush Prarie, WA
The third race in the Grand Prix Candi Murray series, this event is also a fundraiser for p:ear, an organization that helps homeless youth. More info here.

Hidden Downtown Walk with Laura Foster – 9:00 to 11:00 am at SW 18th and Salmon
BikePortland contributor and guidebook author Laura Foster will lead this walk where you’ll discover hidden pathways of SW Portland. More info here.

LaCamas Lake Loop – 9:30 am at Fort Vancouver (1577-1773 Fort Vancouver Way)
Join Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader and president Ann Morrow for a “welcome ride” that will go east from downtown Vancouver on a loop around LaCamas Lake. Expect a 30-mile ride with a stop at what Ann calls a “wonderful” bakery. Not much climbing at all with a pace of 12-15 mph. More info here.


Kidical Massive – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Essex Park (7751 SE Center)
Kids are back in school and the Kidical Mass spirit is alive and well in Portland. This month’s ride coincides with a global Kidical Mass. Expect an easy three-mile route that will go from Essex Park on a loop to spend quality time with the Belmont Goats. More info here.

Maya Pedal Bike Drive – 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern (1969 NE 42nd)
Help this Guatemala-based nonprofit raise money and collect bikes and parts to build pedal-powered machines for farm laborers across Central America. Everyone who brings a donation will get a free smoothie (blended with pedal-power of course). More info here.

Sunday, September 17th

Ripplebrook Backroads – 9:00 am at Ripplebrook Store (59870-61498 Clackamas Hwy in Estacada)
If you love adventure rides, you should not miss the latest offering from the amazing crew from Our Mother the Mountain and the Unpaved riding club. Expect forest roads, hidden trails, and an “epic route” of 68 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing. More info here.

The Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
This is Portland’s fastest weekly group ride. An excellent training ground for people who aren’t afraid to mix it up. Loop goes to Sauvie Island then back via the West Hills above Highway 30. More info here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments. And have a great weekend!

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— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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You forgot Zaaldercross on Saturday which is also a benefit for p:ear.