Weekend Event Guide: COBRA photos, Show & Tell, Pedalpalooza, Mt. Hood, e-bikes, and more

Find a friend and/or a fountain and enjoy the weekend.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

With all the depressing absurdity in the news, you could probably use a good bike ride right about now.

Good thing the weekend is right around the corner. And even though we’re coming to the end of Pedalpalooza there’s no shortage of fun to be had.

The aforementioned month-long festival of free bike fun ends with a bang with rides that will illuminate your brain and the night. And who’s ready for a challenge? There’s racing on Mt. Hood and a big adventurous option just on the other side of the Columbia River. And remember this is only a selection of all the great events. Check the calendar for full listings.

Friday, June 29th

COBRA Racing Photo Show – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Royale Brewing
COBRA is an underground, unsanctioned, late-night off-road race series that has quickly captured a legion of fans. Come see photos of all the magic. More info here.

Saturday, June 30th

Show & Tell – Ride meets in northwest, bike show at Royale Brewing (N)
HiFi Wheels has put together quite a weekend for unpaved/gravel riding lovers. It starts with a leisurely ride through Forest Park that ends at a pub in north Portland where a “show ’em dirty” bike show will ensue. Then Sunday is the big ride in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. More info here.

Beyond Portlandia Radical History Tour – 1:45 pm at Everybody’s Bike Tours and Rentals (NE)
Join a knowledgable guide for a close-up look at off-the-beaten path spots, edible plans, innovative building projects, and more. More info here.

Portsmouth Green Infrastructure Tour – 3:00 to 5:00 pm at McCoy Park (N)
The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is leading this tour of heritage trees, rain gardens, eco-roofs and more. More info here.

Loud ‘n Lit – 9:00 pm at Irving Park (NE)
The traditional bookend blowout bike party that marks the end of another amazing Pedalpalooza. More info here.


Sunday, July 1st

Falls Creek Hinterland – 9:00 am at Carson General Store (WA)
OMTM has put together four different routes that will take you deep (or deeper) into the awesome dirt roads and trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A great way to explore this area with the added insurance of having other people on the route with you. More info here.

Willamette River Ride – 9:30 am at corner of SE 7th and Sellwood Blvd (SE)
This Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride will roll through a scenic loop of neighborhoods and off-street paths. More info here.

Six Hours of Mt. Hood – 10:00 am at Mt. Hood Skibowl
Do it solo or as a relay! Either way you are assured a fun and challenging day on the bike. Portland Racing and their sponsors put together great events and this classic gets better every year. More info here.

Gazelle E-Bike Demo Day – 10:00 am at The eBike Store (N)
E-bikes are taking over Portland. Come see what all the fuss is about while trying some of the highest quality bikes available from legendary Dutch brand Gazelle. The staff at eBike Store are top-notch folks who can answer all your questions and get you rolling like never before. 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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Kiel Johnson / Go By Bike

one of my favorite pictures you have ever taken

Who Who
3 years ago

Big thanks to all of the volunteers who made Pedalpalooza possible. I see y’all. I value y’all. And I am grateful.

Challenge: I usually see a few folks offer Pedalpalooza style events OUTSIDE of June and usually post the events around the end of Pedalpalooza. My challenge is to folks who might be willing to do this. I didn’t get to go on even a fraction of the rides that I wanted to (Either because I was busy or I was on a different ride.) Maybe you would be willing to lead the event again? In July? Or in August? Post it to Shift2bikes.org. Please!