Weekend Event Guide: Hidden history, ‘cross in Canby, Kidical Mass, and more

Posted by on October 18th, 2018 at 10:34 am

Discover hidden history of Portland with Shawn Granton (on left, with megaphone) of Urban Adventure League and local historian Dan Haneckow.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Another gloriously sunny and colorful weekend is almost here. If you need some ideas for things to do, we’ve got a few tips.

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Saturday, October 20th

CrossWord Cyclocross Challenge – 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at Patโ€™s Acres Racing Complex (Canby)
A nice change of pace after a few weekends of Crusades, this 8th annual race is a benefit for a local nonprofit that gets kids into racing. Expect a course with natural terrain features, river crossings, beginner-friendly motocross jumps (!) and much more! More info here.

Running City (Scavenger Hunt) – 9:00 am at MarcovCo Gallery (NW)
A citywide scavenger hunt with categories for walkers, runners, and bike riders. More info here.

Casual Group Ride – 10:00 am at Western Bikeworks (NW)
Join our friends at Western Bikeworks for some free Stumptown Coffee and then roll out on a chill-paced “no-drop” ride. Expect a 1.5-2 hour ride. More info here.

Kidical Mass to Apple Tasting – 11:00 am at Sewallcrest City Park (SE)
Portland Nursery is having their annual apple tasting and Kidical Mass is on it! Bring the kiddos to the park for some play and then a short ride to the nursery where you can load up on cider and amazing apples of all types. Guaranteed family fun! More info here.


Remnants & Relics Ride – 2:00 pm at Portland Archives Office (SW)
An encore presentation of Shawn Granton’s (Urban Adventure League) urban history ride from Pedalpalooza. Will feature special guest, local historian Dan Haneckow (Portland Then and Now). Leaders will share gems of Portland’s past that are “hidden” right under our noses. More info here.

Sunday, October 20th

Bicycling Beyond Boring – 10:00 am at Boring Station Trailhead (Boring)
What lies beyond the quaint town of Boring at the terminus of the Springwater Corridor path? This ride will show you. More info here.

Slow Poke Ride – 10:00 am at Wilshire Park (NE)
Enjoy a pleasing jaunt through Portland’s northeast neighborhoods with a stop at one of the finest cafe/bakeries in town, Madrona Hill, which is right near the beautiful Willamette bluffs. More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

โ€” Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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    adventure! October 18, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the write-up, Jonathan! But one clarification: This ride is NOT an “encore” presentation, meaning I’m NOT repeating the ride we did in June. This ride is the Part 2, covering all the stuff on the east side that we mostly didn’t get around to the first time around. So if you went on the June ride and want more history, join us this Saturday!

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    Tom October 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Isn’t RunningCity more precisely an Urban Rogaine, vs a Scavenger Hunt.

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    Johnny Bye Carter October 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Portland Wheelman, please rename your Slow Poke Ride. Every time I see it I think it’s for slow cyclists, but it’s not. You state an average of 10-12 MPH, but that’s already an average travel speed for bikes, not a slow speed. And it’s certainly not a “slow poke” speed.

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    Mike Quigley October 20, 2018 at 10:28 am

    What happened to the Tweed Rides of yesteryear? They’d fit right in with the Remnants and Relics ride.

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      PDX Tweed October 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

      You mean that Portland Tweed Ride we’ve been doing every spring since 2010? ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yes, we have plans for another one in Spring 2019, stay tuned!

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    Jillian October 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    FYI – the Casual Group Ride at Western Bikeworks did not happen – I found out the hard way by showing up, and finding out from an employee that they aren’t doing the casual bike rides right now as we get into the colder season.

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      Johnny Bye Carter October 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      I really hate when companies advertise things they no longer have or due because they were too inept to take down the ad.

      It even says “weather-appropriate riding gear” so one would assume it’s an all year thing.

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        Moto Metal October 22, 2018 at 7:58 pm

        These kind of ads are surely annoying and deceiving. Someone’s got to moderate these ads.

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      Johnny Bye Carter October 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Also, Saturday was a beautiful day for riding. No excuses for not holding the ride as advertised.

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      Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) December 3, 2018 at 9:15 am

      VERY sorry about this Jillian. It’s one of my biggest fears in doing the calendar. I’ve deleted that ride.

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    Moto Metal October 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Hope everyone who attended these events had a great time. It was a nice weather and all seems well organized.

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