Weekend Event Guide: Showers Pass sale, trail work, Crusade finale, and more

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Trail work should be a part of everyone’s healthy trail riding diet.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

What’s on your list this weekend? The weather looks a bit iffy, but you never know how it’ll end up so you might as well plan to ride.

If the national news has dampened your mood, let me make two suggestions: Evalyn Parry’s SPIN, a show about the bicycle’s impact on women; and the two trail work days on Saturday where you can do something to improve your community. And please support the Showers Pass Warehouse Sale on Saturday. They advertised it with us and we’re grateful for their business!

Check out our selections below. And don’t forget to check the full calendar for the latest updates…

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

SPIN by Evalyn Parry at Triangle Productions (1785 NE Sandy Blvd)
A one-woman show about how bicycles have helped all women. There are three shows, including a kid/family matinee on Sunday. More info here.

Friday, November 10th

Midnight Mystery Ride – 12:00 am (Location TBA)
Join friends old and new on a midnight bicycle ride through Portland that ends at a mystery location. More info here.

Saturday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day)

Veteran’s Day Breakfast Ride – 8:00 am at St. Matthews Church (11100 NE Skidmore)
Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for this annual ride out to pancake breakfast at Corbett High School via the Historic Columbia River Highway. Bring cash for the ‘cakes! More info here.

Showers Pass Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (2101 SE 6th Ave)
Great timing for this 7th annual sale event. Get great discounts on SP gear that will keep you warm and dry this winter. Get there early to avoid crowds. More info here.

Powell Butte Trail Work Party – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Powell Butte main entrance
Hands on Portland and Portland Parks & Rec are hosting this event. Help clear trails of invasive ivy, rebuild fences, and buff out trails. They provide tools and coffee/tea/snacks. More info here.

Hidden Gems of the Springwater Ride – 10:00 am at Westmoreland Park (7530 SE 22nd)
Join Tom from Puddlecycle for secret spots along the Springwater Corridor path — including a railyard, the Belmont Goats, waterfall and more! 14-mile loop. More info here.

Fall Dig at the Dirt Lab – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Gateway Green (north of Halsey at I-205 path)
Help keep Gateway Green awesome. Join the NW Trail Alliance and Friends of Gateway Green to get the site prepped for winter weather. Kids OK, but leave the dogs at home please. Lunch will be provided. More info here.


Sunday, November 12th

Cyclocross Crusade Series Final Race! – All day at Barton Park in Estacada (19009 SE Barton Park Road)
Not only is the final event of the series, there’s a chili cook-off theme so you know things will get interesting. Camping available. More info here.

The Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
Portland’s fastest weekend training ride. Be there to meet other roadies and test your fitness, no matter how strong you are. More info here.

CORVIDAE Bike Club Ride – 2:00 pm at Peninsula Park (corner of North Rosa Parks Way and Albina)
I haven’t learned much about CORVIDAE bike club yet. This is their monthly ride and it’ll be slow-paced. Organizers say, “This is a safe environment for all, no aggressive, sexist, racist, or any other kind of bullshit will be tolerated. We aim to promote bike safety and accessibility, and to inspire biking as a alternative to fossil fueled travel within Portland.” More info here.

Zoobomb – 8:30 pm at The Pyle (SW 13th and Burnside)
The one that started it all. Try if you haven’t yet. Rumor has it 60 Minutes will feature them in an upcoming episode. 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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