The weekend is once again nearly upon us. Have you firmed up your plans?
And while the guide is usually all about Friday through Sunday, we’d be remiss not to mention the big events happening tonight: Do not miss the Filmed by Bike Poster Show opening night at Breadwinner Cafe and the big City Council Candidate Forum on Transportation, followed by the weekly Thursday Night Ride. As usual, all the details are on the BP Calendar.
Here are this week’s selections…
Friday, April 6th
Art Ride on the Eastside – Women Working in the Art World – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Stephanie Chefas Projects
It’s First Friday and that means it’s time to appreciate local art. The Street Trust is hosting this ride as part of their Women Bike program. The plan is to roll to four different art spaces in inner Southeast that are run by women. You’ll even get a chance to meet the artists behind the work. More info here.
Kidical Mass 2018 Planning Meeting – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Books with Pictures
As Madi shared earlier this week, if you want to help strengthen our community and empower people who ride with kids to be a stronger force for change, this is the meeting for you. Discuss Kidical Mass collaborations, big plans for the future, and more. If Portland is going to build an all-ages bike network, Kidical Mass can be a big part of the equation! More info here.
Friday Night Climb Time – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Western Bikeworks
There aren’t many local group rides that start on Friday evening. If you like to climb and want to ride with a group, join our friends at Western Bikeworks for a spirited ride up to Pittock Mansion and Council Crest. More info here.
Saturday, April 7th
Bike + Bus Lane Design Workshop – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
When smart and dedicated grassroots activists work together, amazing things can happen. If you want to help make our streets more efficient for bike and bus riders, join the folks behind Portland Bus Lane Project and Bike Loud PDX for a join brainstorming session that will include sketching exercises, an expert planner to answer your questions, and at least one copy of the NACTO design guide for reference. Agenda also includes how to improve conditions on the Burnside Bridge (both during and after current construction project). More info here.
20 is Plenty Yard Sign Pick-Up – 4:00 pm at Chapman Elementary School (Northwest)
Free yard signs to help your neighbors — and all those jerks who cut-through your neighborhood — remember to slow down. This is the last pick-up day hosted by PBOT, so show up and grab some signs and join the movement to change our local traffic culture. More info here.
Sunday, April 8th
Gorge Gravel Grinder – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Lewis and Clark Park (in The Dalles)
Choose from three different routes for this epic race/ride that will introduce you to some of the best riding in the state. The Dalles is usually warmer and dryer than Portland and their roads are nearly empty — especially the perfectly unpaved gravel ones. Course is mostly fast rolling hills. More info here.
Cycle City Book Launch – 11:00 am at Green Bean Books (on NE Alberta)
The debut picture book from Portland-based illustrator Alison Farrell looks absolutely wonderful. The book comes out officially on May 20th and is published by Chronicle Books. More info here.
Pedal Pursuit Bike Adventure Race – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Lagunitas Community Room
This bike trivia scavenger hunt is hosting by the Northwest Environmental Defense Center. Teams will compete on a ride full of activities and surprises while participants raise money for the NEDC’s ongoing projects. More info here.
Portland Tweed Ride 2018 – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Alberta Park
The annual tradition continues: Don your nicest vintage and tweed attire and join some marvelous people for a delightful spring jaunt that is sure to include plenty of time for tea, crumpets and socializing. More info here.
2018 Paris Roubaix Showing – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop
The 116th annual “Hell of the North,” a race many consider to be the best one-day race of the Spring Classics season. Ride in the morning than roll into Velo Cult and chill-out with friends, good vibes, and plenty of wonderful things to drink. 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 email@example.com
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Northwest Trail Alliance is hosting a work party this Saturday (4/7) at Gateway Green from 10am-2pm. http://nw-trail.org/events/spring-dig-dirt-lab/
Gateway Green and Sandy Ridge work parties are both cancelled due to high wind forecast.