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Weekend Event Guide: Ovarian Psycos, coffee on the bridges, Alameda’s architecture, and more

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Someday it’ll be dry and sunny again. Trust me.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

I can’t do anything about the weather; but I can give you some great ideas for what to do on a bike this weekend.

Have a look at our specially prepared menu of rides and make the selections that suit you…

Friday, January 26th

Breakfast on the Bridges 7:00 am to 9:00 am on Steel and Hawthorne Bridges
Give yourself a few extra minutes on your way into downtown to stop and chat over hot coffee and baked goods. Brought to you by the fine folks of Shift. Follow @bonbpdx on Twitter for updates and surprise locations. More info here.

PDX Coffee Outside – 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Another opportunity to share a morning brew with friends old and new. Remember to bring your own brewing supplies and check the official website for meet-up location. More info here.

Saturday, January 27th

How to Ship Your Bike – 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Evolution Healthcare and Fitness
Ever wondered how to ship your bike for air travel? Or maybe you want to learn how to do it better so your rig doesn’t end up mangled when you land? This free clinic will teach you all the tricks on packing and shipping. Led by pro cyclist Starla Teddergreen. More info here.

Saturday Morning Social – 10:00 am at Lents Park
Join the fine folks of the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for a relaxed-paced group ride of about 15-25 miles that will include a bakery or coffee stop along the route. More info here.

Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at River City Bicycles
Sorella is one of the most well-established teams in Portland they’d love to get to know you on their weekly ride. Show up ready to go 15-17 mph for about 30-40 miles. Not slow, but not super fast and it’s always conversational. More info here.

Biking About Architecture: Alameda-Irvington – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at NE 23rd and Alberta
It’s the season-opener of Jenny F’s legendary architecture tours. She’ll help you discover and learn about jaw-dropping historic mansions on the Alameda. Expect a laid-back pace with great views along the ridge. Ends at County Cork Irish pub. More info here.


Sunday, January 28th

Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee & Tea
Portland’s most legit weekly training ride is ready to test your off-season fitness. Roll out through northwest, go hard around Sauvie Island and come back through the West Hills. Have fun in the paceline! More info here.

Oregon Scholastic Cycling League Info Night – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bike Gallery Milwaukie
With the recent launch of scholastic mountain biking leagues in Oregon, now is the time to get organized and learn how to form a team and get ready for the season. They’re looking for coaches and volunteers too, so show up if you want to get involved. More info here.

Let’s Ride Bikes to Ovarian Psycos Screening – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Ex Novo Brewing
This film is causing a stir in Portland. Why not do a group ride to Hollywood Theater with some nice people and make a night of it? More info here.

Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theatre – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Hollywood Theatre
This documentary about pedal-powered feminists and community activists from Los Angeles has gotten rave reviews. Now is your chance to watch it on the big screen. 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

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