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Weekend Event Guide: Better buses, ‘cross championships, Cranksgiving, and more

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 at 9:05 am

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Whether you race, cheer, or just enjoy the bonfire and a beverage; the Kruger’s Crossing event on Sunday is sure to be great.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Time to map your plan of attack for the weekend. Check out our selections below and keep an eye on the BP Calendar for updates and even more ideas.

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

Friday, November 17th

Portland Bus Lane Project Planning Meeting – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Red Robe Tea House & Cafe (310 NW Davis St.)
Want better bus service in Portland? Get involved with the activism that is making it happen. More info here.

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade Awards Party – 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Castaway (1900 NW 18th Ave)
Another great year of Crusade ‘cross is in the books. Come and celebrate all the great memories with friends and rivals alide. Bring cash for raffle tickets that benefit juniors racing at National Championships. More info here.

Saturday, November 18th

Alley Wombat – 10:00 am at Ladd’s Addition Portland
“Kinda like an Alleycat, but slightly different,” says David the organizer. Participants will choose a route based only on distance and elevation gain. Routes will be announced at the event. How well do you know Portland? More info here.

Wrench on Bikes for Safe Routes to Schools – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Learning Gardens Lab (6745 SE 60th)
The Street Trust needs your help to tune-up bikes that will be used by 4th and 5th graders in their Safe Routes to School program. You could have a hand (literally!) in making biking better for kids in Portland. More info here.

Willamette Blvd Bikeway Celebration – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Willamette & Woolsey
Join the Friends of Willamette Blvd community group and 500+ others who signed the petition for a better bikeway on one of our favorite streets. More info here.
* — Event cancelled because rain has prevented city from doing the striping.

Cranksgiving – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop (1969 NE 42nd)
It’s a bike-powered treasure hunt and food drive unlike any other. This fifth annual event consists of teams of 2-5 riders who “compete” to buy food for people in need. Lots of prizes and fun (not to mention money and food raised!). More info here.


Sunday, November 19th

OBRA ‘Cross Championships at Kruger’s Crossing – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Kruger’s Farm (17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd)
You’re in great shape from the season, so why not come out and race for the coveted State Champion jersey?! You can’t win if you don’t race. Should be perfect conditions for a day at the farm. Bring family and friends to cheer you to victory or console you in defeat. More info here.

The Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ovation Coffee & Tea (941 NW Overton)
Portland’s premiere weekend training ride. Whether you’re tuning up for races or just looking to get fit and fast, this is the place to be on Sunday morning. More info here.

Winter Rose Garden Ride – 10:00 am at Woodstock Park (SE 47th and Steele)
This ride, led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, will explore the Washington Park Rose Garden via a loop from southeast. More info here.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at The Rosewood Initiative (16126 SE Stark St)
This is a global memorial event for all the people who have died on our roads this year. More info here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

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

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Saw a Titanium Papillon bike (had flat bar on it) with the bums on the waterfront, under the bridge near Ash st. I could not stop to look further, posting here thinking someone will take an interest.


Create your own event this weekend, no matter where you live. Clean the leaves and debris from a storm drain on a bike lane or street near you. Someone will be glad that you did.