Weekend Event Guide: Filmed by Bike!, Coast Gravel Epic, Cinco de Mayo grilling, and more

NW Naito Parkway. (Photo: Jonathan Maus)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. And you never know how long this weather is going to last. Best to grab it by the horns and ride it as long as you can.

Here’s our weekly selection of the best ways to take advantage of the sun on two wheels…

Friday, May 4th

Filmed by Bike Opening Night Street Party – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Hollywood Theater
It’s the big street party bash to welcome the 16th annual Filmed by Bike festival. Held right outside the Hollywood Theater, this party is hosted by Base Camp Brewing and will include DJs from XRAY.FM, a performance by The Sprockettes, great food, and much more. More info here.

16th Annual Filmed by Bike Film Festival- 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Hollywood Theatre
The great films included in this year’s festival begin playing on Friday night. There are six different movie programs and special events throughout including bike rides and filmmaker chats. Get a festival pass for unlimited access. More info here.

Saturday, May 5th

Oregon Coast Gravel Epic – All day from Waldport Community Center
Choose from two different routes — 37 or 62 miles — and explore the Oregon Coast Range via the Siuslaw National Forest. Ride is organized by Mudslinger Events and is the first event in the Oregon Triple Crown. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo feast with friends old and new after completing the course. More info here.

Trail Maintenance Work Party at Stub Stewart – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Stub Stewart
Make a deposit in your karma and sweat equity account while helping keep our local trails buffed, primed, and cleared for the upcoming season. More info here.


5 De Mayo Ride – Grilled By Bike – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Mt. Scott Community Center
Join the fun-loving bike grillers for breakfast tacos in Mt. Scott Park. Bring food and/or a grill to get into the action. Ride will head towards Hollywood with another park stop for grilling before ended at the Filmed by Bike Street Party. More info here.

International Women’s Mountain Bike Day – 1:00 – 3:00 pm at The Lumberyard
NW Trail Alliance and River City Bicycles have teamed up for this beginner-friendly ride. They’ll start at The Lumberyard and then bike together to Gateway Green. This is part of a larger effort to get more women riding off-road. More info here.

Sunday, May 6th

Sauvie Island Shootout – 9:00 am at Ovation Coffee & Tea
Ready to test your legs with some of the fastest riders around? This ride is great for training into race shape and for finding new riding mates. Route loops around Sauvie Island and then heads up the west hills before rolling back to northwest Portland. More info here.

Willamette River Welcome Ride – 9:30 am SE 7th and Sellwood Blvd
Join a certified Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader for this 25-30 mile jaunt along riverside bike paths and a few climbs to improve the view. More info here.

Yuba Bicycles Demo Day and Cargo Bike Ride – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Clever Cycles
Yuba is a premier cargo/family bike brand and they’ll have a demo fleet for you try all their latest models. A great opportunity to kick the tires, load up the racks, and see how these babies work. Event will start with a group bike ride! 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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Mike Sanders
Mike Sanders
5 years ago

Don’t forget that this is Cinco de Mayo weekend in Waterfront Park. Festival area opens at 11am Friday thru Sunday. Expect a lot of ped/bike traffic in the area.

5 years ago


#1. Filmed By Bike film fest is finally here. It is the gateway to the spring/ summer bicycle culture phenomenon that makes Portland Portland. And it’s one of my favorite festivals of any kind anywhere.

#2. You gotta hit the street party before/ during/ after the movies. It’s not from 5-7pm as listed above. It’s from 5pm-10pm as found here: http://filmedbybike.org/fest-schedule/new-belgium-street-party/


Eric Ivy
Eric Ivy
5 years ago

Thanks for the Grilled by Bike shoutout! I meant to let you know about it. Glad you found it!