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Weekend Event Guide: Green Loop Sunday Parkways, Salmon Cycling Classic and more

Posted by on July 19th, 2018 at 11:04 am

There’s something extra special about riding on carfree streets downtown.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

The weekend is almost here. And with temps expected to heat back up, you might want to plan your riding earlier or later than usual.

A highlight this weekend includes the first-ever Salmon Cycling Classic down in Wilsonville. And Sunday is the most anticipated Sunday Parkways event of the year: A route that will follow the outline of the future Green Loop! PBOT has really pulled out all the stops on this one, with more activities than you could possibly fit into five hours. So check out the event brochure before you go in order to plan your attack.

Saturday, July 21st

~ **BP PICK!** ~ Salmon Cycling Classic – All day at Memorial Park in Wilsonville
It’s the inaugural run of the Salmon Cycling Classic – a fondo with all the trimmings. Three gorgeous routes to choose from (50/80/100K) and a fully-supported day in the saddle that comes with a cedar plank salmon dinner for all finishers. More info here.

High Cascades 100 – All day in Bend
Enjoy prime Central Oregon singletrack at this legendary endurance mountain biking event. More info here.

Beginner No-Drop Road Ride – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
Check out this relatively chill training ride led by our friends at Western Bikeworks. A great introduction to group riding with free coffee as an added bonus. More info here.

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Sunday, July 22nd

Rock Creek Roll Call – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
A group ride for more advanced riders that will venture up into the hills on a 40-mile course that loops to the fantastic Rock Creek Road and back. More info here.

French Toast Ride – 10:00 am (breakfast, 11:00 am ride) at 5734 SE Flavel Street
Join the illustrious Bicycle Kitty (a.k.a. Maria Schur) for breakfast and then roll out on a 45-mile adventure. More info here.

Green Loop Sunday Parkways – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the central city
Can’t believe I’m going to miss this one! PBOT and their partners have put together an amazing day of free activities and carfree streets on a loop that will give you a taste of the future Green Loop. 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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Looking forward to the Green Loop Sunday Parkways. I’m hoping that downtown will be cooler with the tall buildings and trees in the park blocks. Not looking forward to the 93° forecast coming back home uphill afterwards.

At least with it being Sunday there should be plenty of places to park for those driving their bikes there. No worries about congested residential parking.

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I’m really excited for the Sunday Parkways this weekend.

And I’ll be one of those driving to the ride! I’ll be bringing my kids – and our tandem+trailer won’t fit in the MAX and I’m not even going to attempt to pull them up and over the west hills there-and-back (I’m in Beaverton). I usually love riding Kingston over the hill, but its hard enough just pedaling myself, ha

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Sunday Parkways looks great.

Note that pdxpopnow if right off the route (Audio Cinema, under the Hawthorne bridge). The Sunday schedule kicks off at noon…