Weekend Event Guide: Art, Evan Deutsch, cyclocross, future of transportation, and more

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

I hope you have some extra time this weekend because we’ve got a solid slate of things to do.

And take a look at what’s up tomorrow: An all-woman panel at City Club, a women’s support group campout, and a ride that partners with The Street Trust’s Women Bike program. See anything in common?

Scroll down for our selections. And have a great weekend no matter what you end up doing…

Friday, November 3rd

Future of Transportation in Portland at City Club – 12:15 at Sentinal Hotel (614 SW 11th)
City Club’s Friday Forum will feature a discussion about the recently passed transportation package with panelists that include: Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson; State Representative Barbara Smith Warner; and Sarah Iannarone, Associate Director of First Stop Portland. More info here.

Portland Society Boot Camp – All weekend at Stub Stewart State Park in Vernonia
Join our friends at Portland Society, a support group for women entrepreneurs, at their annual networking boot camp. This year’s theme is “Persist” and will focus on taking care of yourself in these difficult times. More info here.

Art Ride on the Eastside – 5:30 pm at Night Light Lounge (2100 SE Clinton St)
This ride will explore six art spaces in inner southeast. It’s a collab between First Friday PDX/Eastside Artwalk and The Street Trust’s Women Bike program. Open to everyone. More info here.

Saturday, November 4th

Tree planting by bike: Montavilla, Mt Tabor, South Tabor – 12:00 to 4:00 pm at 8815 NE Glisan St
Friends of Trees will host this tree planting extravaganza and they have special “bike crews” to help make it all happen. More info here.


Bikepacking and Endurance Riding Presentation – 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Cyclepath PDX (2436 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
Cyclepath-sponsored racer Evan Deutsch is ready to share his stories and insights gleaned from his 2017 Trans Am Bike Race victory. Deutsch has also done tons of bikepacking and self-supported touring (including the Tour Divide) and has a wealth of knowledge. If you want tips and/or inspiration, don’t miss this! More info here.

Sunday, November 5th

Cyclocross Crusade #7 – All day at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn
It’s the penultimate race in the series and it’s a new venue to boot. Or, I should say, to shoe! Teams will compete not just on the course but also in the weekly contest. This week’s theme is handicrafts! Bring your best creation for a chance to win. More info here.

Chehalem Ridge Ramble – 8:00 at Hatfield Government MAX Station (end of the blue line) in Hillsboro
Shawn from the illustrious Urban Adventure League will lead this relaxed pace adventure to one of his favorite spots: the little-known Chehalem Ridge. Expect 40 miles and some really nice people to pedal with. Show up at 8:00 to get breakfast, ride rolls out at 9:00. More info here.

Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
Weekly training ride out to Sauvie and back via the West Hills. Very fast riders up front, but also different speed groups form behind. More info here.

Theater Ride – 12:15 pm at the Aerial Tram (South Waterfront)
This week’s Puddlecycle Ride will take in a theater performance at Lewis & Clark’s Fir Acres Theater. Ride is just 5.5 (mostly carfree) miles from the Tram to the theater with steady climbing (which means the way back is downhill!). Get in touch with the ride leader for discounted tickets ($8, otherwise they’re $10/$15). More info here.

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Josh G
Josh G
6 years ago

Shawn’s ride is on Sund.

Benn Schonman
Benn Schonman
6 years ago

Portland Wheelmen have their Verboort Sausage Fest Ride @ 10am / Saturday / Shute Park Hillsboro 35 / 44 miles. Visit the Visitation School (outside Forest Grove)for a memorable dinner or sausage on a bun. See pwtc.com calendar for additional info.

6 years ago

Thanks for the shoutout for my Sunday Chehalem Ride! (And Josh, thanx for catching the error.) I’m keeping an eye on the weather, though, and may cancel/postpone it depending on how bad the outlook is. It’s just not a fun ride to if it’s that wet and cold, since there’s limited bail-out options and a lack of pubs or the like to duck into to warm up. I should have an idea by Saturday at the latest.

6 years ago
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Update: Due to the iffy weather, the Chehalem Range Ramble for Sunday has been cancelled. I’ll try to reschedule at some point.