Weekend Event Guide: Bone Machine Crit, Welcome to (Bike) Portland, and more

Discover new paths and natural gems of north Portland on Saturday’s Welcome to (Bike) Portland ride.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

Here are our recommendations for the weekend…

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Saturday, July 7th

Slow Poke Ride – 9:30 am at Wilshire Park (NE)
Join the Portland Wheelmen for this chill ride from northeast to Kelley Point Park. More info here.

Welcome to (Bike) Portland – 10:00 am at Fresh Pot (N)
It’s the first ride for the Welcome to (Bike) Portland Social Club! Aimed at orienting new Portlanders to the fun biking life this city affords. Join Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty for a royal exploration of great nature spots in the city — from the Skidmore Bluffs to Smith & Bybee Lakes. More info here.

Youth MTB Ride – 10:00 am at Stub Stewart State Park (Buxton)
This is the kickoff of a new monthly rides for young people led by NW Trail Alliance and the Oregon Scholastic MTB League. Come out and enjoy the excellent trails at Stub Stewart. More info here.

Cannondale Synapse Test Ride Event – 12:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
If you’re in the market for a new road bike, come kick the tires of the hot new Cannondale Synapse. Our friends at Western Bikeworks will have free demo bikes and rides leaving from the shop to give them a proper test. Stick around for Bone Machine Track Bike Show at the shop starting at 7:00. More info here.


Bone Machine Crit Track Bike Show and Goldsprints 7:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
Bone Machine is back! The main event (a fixed gear criterium on Swan Island) is Sunday, but the party is on Saturday night. Roll over to Western Bikeworks for a showcase of killer track bikes curated by Amy Danger. Goldsprints competition too (bring $5 to compete)! More info here.

Sunday, July 8th

Bone Machine Criterium – 11:00 am on Swan Island (N)
The main event of the Bone Machine weekend: A rim-rattling, white-knuckle, high-speed, fixed-gear bike criterium. In addition to great racing action, there will also be live bands, finals of the bike polo competition, a beer garden and food trucks. More info here.

Corvidae Bike Club Ride – 2:00 pm at Peninsula Park (N)
Corvidae is a great group of people who like to hang out and ride bikes together. This is monthly Sunday Funday ride. Check their Facebook page to stay connected and learn more about the ride.

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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catherine feta cheese
catherine feta cheese
6 years ago

There’s been a small reprieve on the Springwater section closing: now it will happen on Monday, July 9th. Enjoy one more weekend of the breezy Sellwood through-route.