Weekend Event Guide: NoPo architecture tour, Mt. Hood bike shop party, Kidical Mass Easter ride, and more

If you head to The Dalles to ride this weekend, don’t miss the view of Mt. Adams from Sorosis Park.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Spring is definitely upon us and now is the time you need to plan ahead to make the most of your weekends. We’ve got you covered with another great slate of rides and events.

Whether you seek training rides close to home, have an itch to explore further afield, or you something fun for little ones, peruse this week’s guide for all the details.

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

Friday, March 30th

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Don’t forget to give yourself a few extra minutes on your way into downtown to stop for coffee, snacks and conversation. Brought to you by wonderful volunteers from Shift, B on B is a cherished Portland tradition. More info here.

Friday Night Climb Time – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Western Bikeworks
With longer days there’s a great new weekly ride on the calendar from our friends at Western Bikeworks. Roll-out from their store on NE Lovejoy and 17th for a spirited ride up to Pittock Mansion and Council Crest. More info here.

Saturday, March 31st

Japanese Hollow Ride – 9:00 am at Sorosis Park in The Dalles
An informal and unsanctioned ride on the gorgeous gravel backroads of The Dalles and beyond created by Our Mother the Mountain (OMTM). More info here.

Bicycle Celebration Day: Bike Helmet Fittings + The Lumberyard – 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at Portland Children’s Museum
Grab the kiddos and head up to Washington Park for a bike-themed bash just for them hosted by the Children’s Museum. $6 helmets come with a professional fitting and there will be a bike skills course to ride compliments of The Lumberyard. Note that museum admission is required. More info here.


Biking About Architecture: Humboldt-N Irving – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Architecture buff Jenny F will turn her sights toward the “quirky” north Portland area. Meet at a cafe and then pedal a relaxing four miles to discover the latest home designs and some classics including a stone castle and an example of co-op housing. “More fun than educational; more architectural than super-bikey. 90% chance the ride leader will be in full duck regalia.” More info here.

20 is Plenty Yard Sign Pickup – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Multnomah Arts Center (Southwest)
Southwest friends, this is your chance to join the trend that’s sweeping the city: Cool and free orange signs that will make people slow down in your neighborhood. More info here.

Mt. Hood Bicycle Grand Opening – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Mt Hood Bicycle
It’s true! Mt. Hood is getting a new bike shop! Stop by and help celebrate this exciting new enterprise with food and drinks, live music, demos from top bike makers and a chance to win $100 shop gift cards!! More info here.

Sunday, April 1st

Rock Creek Roll Call – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Western Bikeworks
Another new ride from Western Bikeworks. This is a great opportunity to join a group and discover one of Portland’s best roads — Rock Creek. Ride will be about four hours, 40 miles, and 4,000 feet of climbing. More info here.

Kidical Mass PDX Easter Ride – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Overlook Park
Meet in the park to connect with friends old and new, then do a fun and short ride on the Concord Neighborhood Greenway to Arbor Lodge Park for an egg hunt. Bunny ears and tails encouraged. More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

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

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David Hampsten
David Hampsten
6 years ago

Bike Helmet Fittings: Typo with the word “profession” – professional.

Also, I’m kinda surprised that they are charging for the helmets. In many communities, the helmets are free, usually supplied by state DOTs, county extension offices, Safe Routes 2 School programs, law offices (for charity and advertisement), and over supplies of Bell/Giro helmets, especially in Portland. I suppose the $6 is to pay for fitters.