Weekend Event Guide: Mini Bike Winter, live storytelling, slough ramble, and more

You never know what — or who — will show up to the Mini Bike Winter Chariot Wars. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s almost time for the weekend and we’ve got some event picks for you.

Looks like it’ll be wet and who knows what else, so make sure you double-check any rides/events you plan to attend to make sure they’re still happening.

Have fun out there!

Friday, February 15th

Flat Fix Clinic – 12:00 pm at PSU Bike Hub (SW)
Been meaning to learn how to fix your own flat and gain basic bike repair skills? The friendly folks at Portland State University’s awesome bike shop can help with that. More info here.

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Mini Bike Winter – 2:00 pm at The Watershed (SE)
Zoobomb’s annual MBW kicks off with a craft-making session followed by the Torch Ride later tonight (9:00 pm) led by Dropout Bike Club. More info here.

Love in Motion Live Storytelling – 7:00 pm at Alberta Abbey (N)
9th annual event to benefit The Street Trust will feature four Portlanders who will tell their best bike stories on-stage. More info here.

Saturday, February 16th

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
Join the friendly crew at RCB for a 5-8 mile neighborhood jaunt that will be perfect if you’re just starting out or want to meet others who love live on two wheels. More info here.


Slough Country Ramble – 11:00 am at Cafe Eleven (NE)
Join the inimitable Shawn Grant of Urban Adventure League for a socially-paced excursion that will uncover the oft-hidden wonders of the paths and bikeways along the Columbia Slough. More info here.

Mini Bike Winter Chariot Wars – 2:00 pm at The Watershed (SE)
The most dramatic and iconic event of MBW where two-person teams ride wheeled chariots of death and only the strong survive. More info here.

Sunday, February 17th

Larson’s Bakery Ride – 10:00 am at NE 96th and Sandy
Portland Wheelmen (and Women) Touring Club ride leader Bud Rice will lead the group on a 28-mile paved road route at a moderate pace. 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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Todd Boulanger
Todd Boulanger
5 years ago

Dang, I am going’ to miss MiniBike Winter! ;-( Have a lot of dirty bike fun y’all!

Plant By Bike
5 years ago


There is a Friends of Trees Plant By Bike event this Saturday the 16th in Woodlawn/ Piedmont.