Weekend Event Guide: LapQuest, swap meet, Sunday Parkways and more

Grab them bikes and ride! It’s Sunday Parkways season!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Can you believe it’s already Sunday Parkways season?

We should have more dry and warm weather this weekend, so hopefully you have a chance to enjoy it.

Our guide to all the action is below (remember there are always more events listed on the calendar)…

Saturday, May 19th

LapQuest – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Stub Stewart State Park
This event, hosted by the NW Trail Alliance, is a celebration of their members and volunteers. Here’s the set-up: Everyone starts at the same time and the goal is to ride as many laps of the super-fun mountain bike trails at Stub Stewart as you can in four hours. There are no prizes or places, just a good day on the bike as everyone finishes at the same time. And there’s a big BBQ at the end! More info here.

Sasquatch Duro – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Oakridge/Westfir
It’s event #2 in the Oregon Triple Crown series and the challenge this time around is a 45 (or 30) mile gravel route in the legendary hills above Oakridge. You might even see Sasquatch if you ride hard enough. More info here.

Swap Meet – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at PCC Cascade Campus
It’s a great time of year for a good, old-fashioned bike swap and flea market. Co-hosted by Norther Cycles and the PCC Cascade Bike Shed, it’ll be like a big garage sale with all types of great people, cool bikes, and hard-to-find parts. It’s free to attend and just $10 for a seller space. More info here.


Bike/Run Factory Rep Sample Sale – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Seven Corners Cycles
Get great deals on samples from local sales reps. Brands featured include Castelli, Craft, Felt, Fox, and Karhu. More info here.

Sunday, May 20th

‘I Want a Real Bike’ Story Time and Ride – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Green Bean Books
Local author Eric Kimmel and artist Josh Cleland will host this special event to celebrate their new book about biking in Oregon. After the reading, BikePortland Family Biking columnist and Community Cycling Center volunteer Madi Carlson will lead a bike decorating workshop and a bike ride will ensue thereafter. The Unipiper will also be there! More info here.

Sunday Parkways Southeast – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
The weather should be great for the Sunday Parkways kickoff event. The carfree loop will feature food, music and activities at Laurelhurst, Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers and Ivon parks. 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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Todd Boulanger
Todd Boulanger
6 years ago

And do not forget to bike up to Kenton for their annual fun street fair (20 May)


6 years ago

SE Sunday Parkways doesn’t include a single segment on the N-S 20s route, I wonder why that is, seems to me like PBOT should be promoting this route, or does it just suck too bad?

Andrew Kreps
Andrew Kreps
6 years ago
Reply to  Buzz

That’s most likely because the 20’s/30’s bikeway doesn’t go past any parks in SE. Sunday Parkways routes have always had several park options, and since the bikeway goes out of its way to avoid any and all parks south of Glisan, it’s not a good option for the Parkways event.

6 years ago

when we got this in our email it was last week’s guide… glad to see it’s the correct one on the site…