Weekend Event Guide: Architecture exploration, women’s track clinic, Grant Petersen, and more

Rolling toward fun.
(Photo: J. Maus)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Hopefully the warm and dry weather we’re having holds up for a few more days so the weekend riding can reach its full potential.

Check out our selections for things to do with your bike this weekend — which we’ve decided should start tonight!

Thursday, April 26th

Bike Bingo – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radio Room
Get prepped and hyped for the 16th annual Filmed By Bike (May 4-6th) with a fun bout of bingo on Alberta. More info here.

WT&F Wrench Clinic – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bike Farm is hosting this fix-it-yourself night with a big assist from the mechanics at Gladys Bikes. They’ll cover suspension basics, trailside repairs, and more. More info here.

Friday, April 27th

Friday Night Climb Time – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Western Bikeworks
This ride meets at Western Bikeworks in northwest and goes straight up! Expect about 20 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing as you explore the west hills. More info here.

Saturday, April 28th

Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at River City Bicycles
Now is a great time to stop putting off your plans to get stronger and more capable of riding in a group. The Sorella ride is a perfect place to get experience, meet peloton veterans, and have a fun ride. Expect a solidly intermediate pace of 15-17 mph and a route of about 30-40 miles. More info here.

Gateway Green Community Gathering – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Stop in to see the final design for the build-out of Gateway Green. More info here.

Biking About Architecture – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Arrow Coffeehouse
This edition of Jenny F’s famous “more fun than educational” BAA ride series is all about NoPo! She’ll lead the crew on an exploration of interesting buildings and homes while pedaling through parks and roads with great views. Expect an 8-mile route and bring some cash for the post-ride nosh and drinks at Stormbreaker on Mississippi. More info here.


Grant Petersen at Rivelo – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Rivelo
Rivendell Founder Grant Petersen returns to his adopted homeland for a day of bike nerdery you don’t want to miss. Snacks, drinks, a Q & A and a “tape and twine bar grip making demo” await you. More info here.

Sunday, April 29th

Women’s Track Clinic – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Alpenrose Velodrome
Alpenrose Velodrome is Portland’s home court when it comes to track riding. You can master this very cool and fun discipline thanks to the support of other women and expert instructors. Bring $15 and your cycling shoes. They’ll provide the bikes. More info here.

Zoobomb – 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm at People’s Bike Library of Portland
Nights are getting longer and warmer, so it’s a great time to get up on the hill. 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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5 years ago

See you at Radio Room for some Bike Bingo tonight!

Jim Lee
Jim Lee
5 years ago

Just want to emphasize that Alpenrose Velodrome in all its history and glory offers superb non-sexist fun for all!

Well, maybe it is a bit ageist…I am no longer good enough to ride that 43 degree banking. So I stay home and cry over my three OBRA track medals.

5 years ago

And Sunday is the Monster Cookie Metric Century out of Salem – It’s a great ride FULL OF COOKIES