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Weekend Event Guide: Sunday Parkways, Ninkrossi, Bike Town Hall, and more

Posted by on September 21st, 2017 at 11:56 pm

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Community Cycling Center Executive Director Kasandra Griffin (L) and ODOT Planner Jessica Horning are excited about the weekend!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Welcome to the weekend.

I’m typing this from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam awaiting a flight to Paris. I’m having a great time so far! I hope all is well back in Portland.

If you need some suggestions for rides to do this weekend, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Don’t miss the Town Hall ride on Saturday. It’s a great chance to chat with your state legislators. And of course Sunday Parkways!

Saturday, September 23rd

Rapha Prestige – All day, starts in Yamhill
This team event promises to be an all-day adventure with a challenging 90-mile route from Yamhill County wine country up and over the coast range. Registration is closed, so if you aren’t already on the list you might want to flag this one for next year. More info here.

Ninkrossi – All day at Washougal Motocross Park
Part of the Grand Prix Candi Murray cyclocross race series, Ninkrossi is a classic venue with a course that includes the famous “N” chicane. More info here.

Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
Roll out to River City Bicycles and connect with one of Portland’s largest and most well-established women’s teams. You’ll improve your fitness and your group riding skills in a welcoming and fun environment. More info here.

Saturday Casual Ride – 9:00 am at Milwaukie City Hall
Help support the bicycling community in Milwaukie with this pre-Sunday Parkways jaunt. The route will head up to the Springwater and through inner southeast Portland neighborhoods. More info here.

Take Life by the Handlebars – 9:30 am at Tilikum Bridge (2730 SW Moody)
Join the Portland Wheelment Touring Club and ride leader Ann Morrow for a beginner-friendly, 4.5 mile ride. This ride is meant as an introduction to cycling in Portland and is hosted by Biketown. More info here.


Bike Town Hall with State Legislators – 10:00 am at The Outer Rim (10625 NE Halsey)
Grab this excellent opportunity to ride bikes with three state legislators: Michael Dembrow, Alissa Keny-Guyer and Barbara Smith Warner. Ride will focus on transportation-related and community projects underway in the Gateway neighborhood. More info here.

Sunday, September 24th

Harvest Century – All day from Hillsboro Civic Center (150 E Main St)
This 15th annual event offers five routes from three to 100 miles and is a fundraiser for Community Vision, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities. More info here.

Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
If you want to get faster, roll out to Portland’s premier traning ride. The “Shootout” heads out to Sauvie Island and then traverses the West Hills and heads back downtown via Skyline. More info here.

Sunday Parkways Sellwood – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Coined the “Sellwaukie” route, this special Sunday Parkways is a partnership of the cities of Portland and Milwaukie. Come out and enjoy a route that hits for fun marketplaces including the Milwaukie Farmers Market. Get ready for a big salmon theme! More info here.

Battle at Barlow
The last-ever Battle at Barlow race is on Sunday in Gresham. As the organizers say, “the high school plans to renovate over much of the current course, meaning after this year the Battle at Barlow you’ve grown to love will be no more.” 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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    mark September 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

    The people who do the Saturday casual ride will have a blast cruising down the 205 bike path…………between Mill and Foster the most important thing you can do is not run over broken glass and stray bicycle parts; and sleeping people for that matter.

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      Spiffy September 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      the 205 bike path is bad on its own without all that you describe… used to take it north from the Clackamas Town Center mall… started taking 82nd Ave instead as it was more comfortable…

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        Todd Boulanger September 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm

        Whom would have thought that 82nd Ave would be a more comfortable bikeway than the i205 path. Sadness.

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          Brian September 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

          I call it the New Springwater and avoid it as much as possible.

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        Ted Timmons (Contributor) September 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        Here’s the 205 path from about 10 days ago- yes, it was sketchy.

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          Mossby Pomegranate September 22, 2017 at 7:21 pm

          Absolutely pathetic. Where the hell is Wheeler? When do taxpayers get our paths back?

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    Robert Daugherty September 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Last Battle at Barlow?

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    Robert Daugherty September 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Wait…. isn’t Saturday the 23rd

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