Spring is definitely in the air. And in the bike paths. We’re here to make sure everyone finds a good group of folks to enjoy it all with.
This week’s guide includes a special plug for the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival, a chance to meet and shop with Randi Jo Fabrications, and even a Lake Oswego loop.
Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have fun doing it…
*BP PICK!* ~ Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival
Don’t miss the great opportunity to ride fat bikes on the beach and get to know Cannon Beach — Portland’s closest coastal destination. Just $12 for a weekend pass, the Fat Bike Festival will offer a sunset ride and brew pub party, poker ride with great prizes, and a special celebration of Earth Day where you can pick up trash on the beach by bike. They’ll even let you ride one of their fat bikes if you don’t have one. For registration and more info, check out BikeCannonBeach.com.
Friday, April 20th
Low Pressure Women’s Mountain Biking Kickoff Party – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at River City Bicycles
River City Bicycles has put together a great series of clinics, rides, and social events aimed at getting more women and girls mountain biking. This LGBTQ+ friendly kickoff party will feature great people, wine tasting, appetizers (healthy of course!), discounted shopping and more. (Watch the BP Front Page for more about this great new initiative.) More info here.
Saturday, April 21st
POC Bike Safety Clinic & Season Warm-up Ride – 9:30 am to 11:00 am
It’s time to make sure your bike is in tip-top shape. Learn the basics of bike repair and then do a short ride at this event open to people of color of any gender expression. More info here.
Pizza Week Ride NE
It’s Pizza Week in Portland — that means $2 slices! Meet some friends on bikes and crawl through a list of great local spots in northeast. Bring cash! More info here.
Randi Jo Fabrications Trunk Show – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Rivelo
Randi and Eric from Randi Jo Fab are bringing their goods to Rivelo. This dynamic maker duo from rural Elkton (on the Umpqua River in central Oregon) will have their handmade bike apparel and accessories for sale — and there will be coffee Elk Claws to nibble on. More info here.
Sunday, April 22nd
Lake Oswego Lake Loop and Then Some – 9:30 am at Westlake Park in Lake Oswego
Join Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader Ashley Reynolds for this 20-mile ride that will include gorgeous views, a solid climb and a stop for coffee at Chucks on B Street. More info here.
NWTA Ladies’ Social Ride – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Alsea Falls Trail System
Get out of town and sample the fun MTB trails at Alsea Falls (just north of Eugene in the Coast Range). Show up early and take part in trail work with local MTB advocacy groups. This is a great chance to meet other riders and discover Alsea trails. More info here.
Kidical Mass Earth Day Ride – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Alberta Park
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than a bike ride with the wee ones? Expect a short, park-to-park loop on quiet neighborhood greenways. More info here.
Three Speed Adventure – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Rivelo
Join the Society of Three Speeds for a 15-mile jaunt with a mix paved/unpaved sections. Open only to 3, 4, or 5-speed internally geared hub bikes. Take Shawn’s Adventure April challenge! More info here.
Don’t forget! There are many more rides and fun diversions on our calendar.
— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cody Parker’s Benefit Concert
*Ft. Parish Gap & Barker Gypsies* LIVE!
Live in the Gymnasium at Alsea High School
Friday, April 27th at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)
Tickets: $5 for 1 / $20 for 5
All proceeds go to Alsea High School’s Drama Program and
The Jackson Street Youth Center in Corvallis
(This is a senior project. Just lending a hand)
I accidently rode into the car free Marine Drive event on Sunday, 4/22, turn out it was a duathlon, 5/10K race combo. The road was closed all the way from just after NE 33rd to 185th. The quiet was wonderful, I’d definitely ride more if road biking was more like this ! Anyone know of bike tours (not a race) that sponsor such events, ie where they close the roads to traffic ?