Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 8th, 2018 at 10:11 am
The weekend is right around the corner and now is the time to tidy up your plans.
Our guide this week has two special “BP Picks!” — which means we’re working hard to feature these events because the organizers support BikePortland. If that’s not added reason to check them out I don’t know what is.
So don’t miss a night of great bicycle stories on Friday at Live the Revolution and then join hundreds of your fellow Portlanders for the traditional Worst Day of the Year Ride on Sunday. Here’s the full menu…
Friday, February 9th
*BP Pick!* Live the Revolution – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Alberta Abbey
It’s the eighth annual night of bicycle-themed storytelling where you get to Live the Revolution. This year’s featured storytellers are David Guettler of River City Bicycles, Momoko Saunders from Bike Farm and Biketown, Keyonda McQuarters from Black Girls Do Bike PDX, and Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell from the Komorebi Cycling Team. Proceeds benefits The Street Trust. More info here.
Midnight Mystery Ride – 11:45 pm at mystery location
Where it stops, nobody knows. Heck, they don’t even share the start location until the day of the ride. Even so, you should get out there. It’s a Portland tradition like no other. More info here.
Saturday, February 10th
Friends of Trees: Plant By Bike in NE Portland – 8:45 am to 1:00 pm at 3117 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Use your legs to get there and your hands to do the work. It’s a human-powered slam-dunk for the earth and your community. Folks with trailers and cargo bikes especially encouraged. More info here.
Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles
Intermediate-level ride with one Portland’s most well-established women-only cycling clubs. If you want to dip your toe into racing or need a training ride to keep your body sharp for the upcoming season, the Sorellas are waiting for you. More info here.
Saturday Morning Social – 10:00 am at Wilshire Park
Join Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader Bud Rice for this conversational-paced ride. Expect a stop at a bakery or coffee shop along the route. More info here.
Sunday, February 11th
*BP Pick!* – Worst Day of the Year Ride – 8:00 am at Lucky Lab Brew Pub (SE)
This is not a drill. I repeat. This is not a drill. Sort out your costumes and prepare for one of Portland’s most beloved event rides. Weather, shmeather — this is going to be a fun day on a bike! And it’s a huge fundraiser for the Community Cycling Center to boot. Kids under 12 are free and this year features a new, 4-mile family ride. Registrants get yummy breakfast, lunch and post-ride feast (if you do the 40-mile Challenge Route). More info here.
The Sauvie Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee & Tea
Can you believe our little Sauvie Shootout is one year old?! We are so grateful for Andrew S. and all the fine folks who have kept this ride alive and very well over the past 52 weeks. It is such an important resource for our community to have a welcoming and accessible road training ride. Thanks Andrew! Get out there and help them celebrate. Maybe someone will bring a cake-flavored energy gel. More info here.
Corvidae Bike Club Ride – 2:00 pm at Peninsula Park
It’s the monthly ride of the Corvidae club, who says they were formed “to promote accessibility and o inspire people to view biking as an alternative to fossil fuel travel.” Sounds great to us. More info here.
Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League Dirt Tour – 5:00 pm at The Lumberyard
If you want to help start a mountain-biking team in a local high school, show up and meet the leaders of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. They recently launched an Oregon chapter and can’t wait to tell share their vision and plans with you. Whether you want to be a team supporter, a volunteer, or a coach, there are many ways to get involved. More info here.
BikePortland needs your support.