Weekend Event Guide: Sandy Ridge, Oregon City, fat bikes on the beach, and more

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 at 10:35 am

Alan Koch in Oregon City-2

Ride Oregon City’s Municipal Elevator during the Puddlecycle ride on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s December! Whether that makes you elated or depressed, it’s worth knowing what your ride options are. And when it comes to that, we’ve got you covered.

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

If the wet and cold weather has you riding less, spend some time perusing our winter weather riding archives for all the best tips and tricks.

Friday, December 1st

BikeLoud Lincoln-Harrison-Ladd Greenway Subcommittee Meeting – 5:00 pm at SE 12th and Hawthorne
Portland’s project-focused bike advocacy group BikeLoud PDX is ramping up focus on the Lincoln-Harrison project. Come and learn more about the greenway and how to make it better. More info here.

Saturday, December 2nd

Sandy Ridge Trail Maintenance Day – All day at Sandy Ridge Trailhead
Time to help make sure Sandy Ridge trails survive and thrive through winter. Tools are provided. Just bring water, snacks, a helmet, gloves and work attire. More info here.

Global Fat Bike Day Ride – 11:30 am to 5:00 pm at Bayocean Peninsula Park
The NW Trail Alliance and Portland Design Works are teaming up for what sounds like an awesome beach-combing bike adventure. Prep for winter weather and check the NWTA Facebook page for latest updates. More info here.

Oregon City Tree Lighting and Willamette Falls Ride – 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm at The Missing Link Bike Shop
Puddlecycle Tom is leading this ride on the Trolley Trail to historic downtown Oregon City. Before seeing the tree light up, he’ll make a stop to gander at the awe-inspiring Willamette Falls. 10-mile ride. More info here.


Sunday, December 3rd

The Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee (941 NW Overton)
More than just another training ride, the Shootout is about building community. No matter your fitness level, come out and test your legs against others. Use it as motivation to stay strong over the winter! More info here.

Pre-Holidays Ride with PWTC – 10:00 am at Woodstock Park
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club is hosting this easy, 30-mile spin that will explore farms and nurseries of east county. Warm-up with a bagel stop at the end. More info here.

Zoobomb – 8:30 pm at The People’s Bike Library of Portland
The holidays are a perfect time to rejoice with fellow merry-makers via crowded MAX train rides up to Washington Park and lovely descents through the dark, hairpin curves of the West Hills. 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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pedalshift project and the sprocket podcast are hosting a meet-up tonight at 8 PM at the beer mongers. also, the portland podcast festival is tomorrow. the whole event is not bike-related, but the sprocket is doing a live show there. they go on at 6:30pm, saturday, hawthorne theater.