Weekend Event Guide: Gladys’ 5th, Chris King Open House, NOISE Ride, and more

Get out there and enjoy our fall splendor.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is near and we hope you have a chance to escape and enjoy the pleasures of a bicycle ride. If so, here are some suggestions of things to do…

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Friday, October 12th

Gladys Bikes 5th Anniversary Party – 6:00 pm at Gladys Bikes (NE)
This great local shop is five years old. Let’s help owner Leah Benson and her staff celebrate the spectacular contribution they’ve made to our community. Music, snacks, drinks, limited edition caps, and more! More info here.

Midnight Mystery Ride – Location TBA
You should know the drill by now. Check the MMR homepage today for announcement of the meet-up spot. Get there before midnight. Hang out. Make friends. Then ride into the night! More info here.

Saturday, October 13th

The Lone Butte – Lewis River Valley (WA)
If you’ve been meaning to explore the Gifford Pinchot National Forest just over the river in Washington, this is a great chance to do it. The masters of adventure, Unpaved/OMTM, have three routes around the Lewis River Valley to choose from. More info here.

Casual Group Ride – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (NW)
Just starting out on this road bike thing? Roll over to northwest for free coffee and enjoy the security of a group ride that cares more about socializing than speed. More info here.


**BP PICK!** Chris King Open House & Builder Showcase – 12:00 to 4:00 pm at King HQ (NW)

A must-see gathering of the nation’s top custom bike builders and a chance to tour the Willy Wonka-esque Chris King Precision Components factory. Great food and drink from the on-site King Café also rumored to be available. More info here.

NOISE Ride – 12:00 to 5:00 pm at Fresh Pot (N)
The annual unsanctioned gathering known officially as the North Oregon International Singlespeed Exhibition (or Northern Oregon Inspirational Shredding Exhibition) will be a test of skill, strength, and style like no other. More info here.

Sunday, October 14th

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade #3 – All day at Heron Lakes/PIR (N)
Should be perfect ‘cross conditions at another close-in course that will be as much fun for racers as it is for spectators. Ride out! Bring the fam’! Race bikes! More info here.

Corvidae Bike Club Ride – 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Peninsula Park Fountain (N)
Monthly ride of the Corvidae crew (named after scientific name for ravens). This is a great group of people who know how to have fun on bikes and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. 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

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