Weekend Event Guide: Tour de Lab, cyclocross, Welcome to (Bike) Portland, and more

The many modes of multi-talented, marvelous, non-motorized maven Meghan Sinnott. You can join her for a ride on Sunday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)
The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Yes, cross is here; but it’s not the only thing on the menu this weekend.

While Portland’s favorite cycling discipline kicks off with a race just across the river in Vancouver on Saturday, we’ve also got things for commuters, wonks, newbies and dog lovers.

Check out our selection…

Friday, August 31st

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:00 to 9:00 am on the Steel, Hawthorne, and Tilikum bridges
It’s the last Friday of the month so you know what that means… B-on-B! Give yourself some extra time on the way to work and pull over to chat and sip hot liquids and nosh nice snacks thanks to the Shift-inspired volunteers who keep this great tradition alive. More info here.

PSU Bike Parking Tour – 1:00 to 3:00 pm at PSU Bike Hub (SW)
PBOT has embarked on an update to their bicycle parking code and local activists with Bike Loud PDX think it’s a great time to learn more about the subject. They’ve arranged a free tour of PSU’s excellent bike parking facilities with the school’s transportation options manager. More info here.

Saturday, September 1st

Grand Prix Carl Decker #1 – All day at David Douglas Park (Vancouver, WA)
Cross is here. This is the first big local race of the year. Yes it’s early in the season; but why wait for the fun to begin!? More info here.


Sunday, September 2nd

Casual Group Ride – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
Free coffee, mellow pace, lots of smiles. Grab your road bike and do it! More info here.

*BP PICK!* Tour de Lab – 8:00 am at Lucky Lab Brew Pub (SE)
Choose from the Big Dog (45 miles) or Puppy (18) and tour several Portland pubs on this quirky and fun, fully-supported and catered ride that benefits local animal hospital Dove Lewis. Registration and more info here.

Welcome to (Bike) Portland – 10:00 am at corner of NE 38th and Klickitat (NE)
If you’re new to Portland or new to biking, this is a ride you won’t want to miss. Part of a ride series and social club (created by Filmed by Bike), this month’s edition will be led by Meghan Sinnott, a veteran of many great bike events and a scene-maker like no other. Meghan will share her favorite local destinations and hang-outs while demonstrating the natural flair and joie de vivre that makes her a friend to so many! More info here.

Zoobomb Birthday Bomb – 8:30 pm at the People’s Bike Library of Portland (SW)
Can you believe Zoobomb is 16 years old? This ridiculous idea-turned cultural touchstone is worth celebrating — whether it’s your first time or your adopted religion. 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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Racer X
Racer X
5 years ago

Meghan is one of my favorite long time bike fun super heros…

Huey Lewis
Huey Lewis
5 years ago

I’ll be a little embarrassed if wrong, but unless there’s a new David Douglas HS in Vancouver, the town that raised me, you’ve got a typo for the cross thing you posted. I live very near DDHS out here in east Portland, and while it sometimes reminds me of Vancouver neighborhoods of my youth, it is definitely not Vancouver.

5 years ago
Reply to  Huey Lewis

David Douglas park, not HS, according to the organizer’s website:

David Douglas Park
1016 N Garrison Rd
Vancouver, WA 98664

Huey Lewis
Huey Lewis
5 years ago
Reply to  Resopmok

Right, just south of the old Renfro Drive In and the bowling alley.

Racer X
Racer X
5 years ago

Wow! Who wooda thunk that Zoo Bomb would have survived to its age of “consent”…now that its legal will it loose its edge?! 😉 Have fun and keep Portland 2000’s young. I wonder if any Birds or Limes will show up to reverse Zoo Bomb?