Weekend Event Guide: Weston Awards, Showers Pass sale, ‘Cross in Bend and more

Escape the madness — and find a merrier kind of madness in Bend this weekend.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This week’s guide is sponsored by the annual Showers Pass Warehouse Sale, your chance to grab great deals on rain gear! It starts Saturday at 9:00 am.

Here’s our weekly list of suggested rides and events for bike-inclined folks of all types…

Friday, November 2nd

Weston Awards – 6:00 pm at Hilton Portland Downtown (SW)
It’s time to toast the people and organizations that are working to make Portland a nicer place to walk. This is the annual fundraising gala for nonprofit Oregon Walks and lots of local advocacy stars will be shining at this event! More info here.

Silent Ride – 10:00 pm at Peninsula Park (N)
You will likely be pleasantly surprised at how your perception of cycling and the street changes when you bike with other people in total silence. Give it a try. More info here.

Saturday, November 3rd

Cyclocross Crusade #5 – Deschutes Brewery (Day 1) – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Deschutes Brewery (Bend)
It’s the big Bend blowout ‘cross race and party weekend! Two days of teammates, heckling, a great venue, and all the trappings that make this sport so awesome. While you’re there don’t miss a special screening of Drew Coleman’s State of Cyclocross film. It’s only available on the big screen and there are still tickets left for the 8:30 pm showing. More info here.


**BP PICK!!** Showers Pass Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Showers Pass HQ (SE)

Three hours to get the best deals on rain gear the entire year. Show up early. First 150 get free Stumptown Coffee. More info here.

Outer NE New Parks Ride – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Miss Zumstein Bakery (NE)
Follow a knowledgable guide (and very welcoming ride leader, I must say) on a journey of the excellent new parks that have been built in northeast Portland. Expect about 15 miles at a relaxed pace meant for socializing. More info here.

Sunday, November 4th

Cyclocross Crusade # 6 – Deschutes Brewery (Day 2 – Costume Day!) – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Deschutes Brewery (Bend)
The morning after. Still plenty of cyclocross fun to be had. And this is the day to wear your crazy costume. More info here.

Sandy Ridge Trail Maintenance Day – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Sandy Ridge Trailhead (Brightwood)
After a long summer of riding and shredding, the trails need your help. Join NW Trail Alliance for a fun day of trail work that will allow you to give back to the sport — and the community — that gives you so much joy. More info here.

Banks and Back – 10:00 am at REI Tanasbourne (West Side)
Grab your rain gear and enjoy a day in the saddle with an experienced Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader. The route will include classic and quiet country roads of Washington County. comprehensive event calendar.

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

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3 years ago

FYI The costume race for the Bend Cyclocross Crusade is on Sunday.
Saturday is the race sanctioned by USAC and we have to look serious…
Hope to see you there.

Johnny Bye Carter
Johnny Bye Carter
3 years ago

I didn’t realize that 42nd Ave was considered “outer” Portland.

3 years ago

Maybe not anymore, but the Cully neighborhood (where the ride will be starting) wasn’t a part of the City of Portland until fairly recently (1985). So it was the edge of town just 30 years ago. Rest assured, the ride will go east from there, into an area that’s undisputedly “outer” NE. Come join the ride to find out more about these areas!