Weekend Event Guide: Worst Day of the Year Ride (for real this time), trail work party, Woody Guthrie and more

Posted by on February 21st, 2019 at 10:50 am

‘Worst Day’ ride? Looks like the best day to these riders at the 2011 edition.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Almost time to cut loose and embrace some cycling action!

If you read this before Thursday night, peruse the calendar for a big slate of fun ideas. And of course since it’s February and it’s Portland, always be mindful of the weather forecast.

Here are our event picks for Friday night and this weekend…

Friday, February 22nd

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:00 to 9:00 am at multiple locations
There will be a Mardi Gras theme to this month’s BonBs. Give yourself extra time on your morning ride into downtown to stop at Steel, Hawthorne and Tilikum bridges for free coffee, treats, and conversation (if you want it). And thank the volunteers from Shift who make this happen! More info here.

Transportation Seminar: Recognizing and Addressing Modal Assumptions to Shift Transportation Culture – 11:30 am at Portland State University (SW)
PSU’s Transportation Research Education Center (TREC) welcomes WashDOT Active Transportation Manager Barb Chamberlain for a discussion about how the words we use impact “modal bias” and our planning and advocacy practice in general. More info here.

Saturday, February 23rd

Endless Summer Saturdays – 9:00 am at Crema (NE)
Join Club Roule for what’s become a standard Saturday group road ride with a moderate pace. More info here.

Transport Your Activism: Highway 30 – 9:30 am at Food Front Co-Op (NW)
BikeLoudPDX is hosting another one of their hands-on activism rides where you’ll observe and measure existing conditions on Highway 30 and share ideas about how to make it better as ODOT preps for a major repaving project. More info here.

Stub Stewart Winter Trail Work Party – 9:30 am Stub Stewart (Vernonia-ish)
NW Trail Alliance is hosting a work party to help keep the amazingly fun and excellent trails at Stub in great shape for the upcoming season. This is a perfect way to give back and bank some sweat equity into the sport you love. More info here.

Saturday Social Ride – 10:00 am at Lents Park (SE)
This leisurely paced (13-14 mph) group road ride will meander through east Portland with a warm-up stop at a bakery or coffee shop. More info here.

Woody Guthrie & Knapp Falls Ride – 12:00 pm at Creston Park (SE)
Explore the haunts of former Portlander Woodie Guthrie, get a first-look at a new LEED certified sustainable housing complex, and discover a hidden waterfall on this fun 12-mile loop led by Tom from Puddlecycle. More info here.

Sunday, February 24th

***BP PICK!!!*** Worst Day of the Year Ride – Meets at Lucky Lab on SE Hawthorne
The Big Day has finally arrived. It’s time to put on a (warm) costume (or not) and join a few thousand other Portland bike lovers for an urban jaunt that will restore your faith in humanity. Remember to mention to organizers you heard about it on BikePortland! More info here.

Kevin Neidorf Celebration of Life Ride – 2:30 pm at River City Bicycles (SE)
Join Kevin’s friends and family for a bike ride to First Unitarian Church where a memorial service will begin at 4:00 pm. 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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leisurely pace is 13-14 mph? wow, i’m really slow then…when i think leisurely, i think more in 8-10 mph