Weekend Event Guide: Freak Bike Fall, cyclocross doubleheader, e-scooter throwdown

Cascade Locks is one of the most beautiful stops on the Cyclocross Crusade calendar.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend!

While our stellar weather seems to have passed, we embrace yet another change in the season. And if you’re a cyclocross fan, this rain is what you’ve been waiting for.

Note: Some events cancel in the event of rain (always double-check event website before heading out), and this week we’ve shared two events happening Monday (10/29) just as a bonus because we like you so much.

Have fun!

All Weekend

Freak Bike Fall – Friday through Sunday
If you’re curious or excited about tall-bikes, choppers, trikes, swing-bikes or other whimsical and wild bike styles, the folks who put on Freak Bike Fall are your people. This year’s annual event is being organized by Rat Patrol bike club and they’ve got a full slate of fun in store. It starts with an alley cat and social ride tonight (Friday, 10/26) and wraps up with a big race on Sunday. More info here.

Saturday, October 27th

Luscher Farm Crosstoberfest – All day at Luscher Farm (Lake Oswego)
Sponsored in part by the City of Lake Oswego, this event will feature all the fun trappings of ‘cross including food and drinks in the vendor area (including crepes!) and some great farm ambience. Costumes are encouraged! More info here.

Biking About Architecture Alberta Edition – 11:00 am at Bipartisan Cafe (SE)
Join a local architecture buff for a tour of interesting homes in the North Tabor and West Laurelhurst neighborhoods. Ride starts with pie! Expect an easy, seven-mile ride. More info here.

Halloween Ride – 10:00 am at Wilshire Park (NE)
Hosted by Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader Patricia McManus, this will be a leisurely, 23-mile ride through northeast Portland neighborhoods. More info here.


Sunday, October 28th

Cyclocross Crusade #4 – Cascade Locks
The Crusade heads east to the great little Gorge town of Cascade Locks. Expect a beautiful backdrop and perfect conditions (mud!) for the fourth stop in the series. More info here.

BONUS LISTINGS!! We usually only include weekend events in this post, but there are a few things Monday we think you should know about.

Monday, October 29th

E-scoot P-town Throwdown – 7:00 pm at the Vera Katz statue on the Esplanade (SE)
This is an unsanctioned event where participants will use e-scooters to test their riding skills and push their limits. More info here.

Bike Laugh Heal Tour – 7:30 pm at Siren Theather (NW)
The funny podcasting duo of Mara Marek and Andrew Collin are on a cross-country bike tour to raise awareness and funding for domestic violence prevention. Their Portland stop will feature a live performance that you won’t want to miss. 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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Tom Howe (Contributor)

Halloween is after the weekend, but here’s a 7pm ride on the 31st that starts with a bike-in episode of Scooby-Doo projected under the McLoughlin Viaduct, followed by a ride to the Davis Graveyard for their Halloween night block party: