Weekend Event Guide: Bikepacking clinics, Filmed by Bike launch, and more

If photos like this make your heart beat a bit faster, you should check out one of the upcoming adventure riding events. (This photo is the Coquille River in Parkersburg just east of Bandon.)
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

One of the best things about our community is how people share what they know.

Over the next three days there are three events on our calendar that will get you inspired and educated about adventure riding – from regional touring to epic bikepacking trips. It starts with a Bikepacking 101 clinic tonight (Thursday, 2/28) at the Beaverton Bike Gallery.

Yes it’s cold and a challenging time to ride for some people, but our bike scene never stops! Check out our weekly event picks below…

Friday, March 1st

Rad! Movie Night – 5:30 pm at Breadwinner Cafe (N)
Free popcorn, cheap beer and the classic 1986 BMX flick shown at a place where bicycles are made and bicycle dreams come true. More info here.

Filmed by Bike Launch Party – 6:00 pm at NW Documentary (NW)
Time to get amped up for the 17th annual film fest that puts cycling front-and-center. We hear the movies this year break new ground and are not to be missed. Get the inside line on tickets, screenings, and be the first to see the always-fun promo trailer! More info here.

Saturday, March 2nd

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
New to riding or just looking for a sociable spin through the city? This is the ride for you. More info here.


Bicycle Touring Workshop – 10:30 am at Golden Pliers Bike Shop (N)
The inimitable Shawn Granton of Urban Adventure League will share his vast understanding of loaded bicycle trips for a very reasonable price of $15. Only a few spots remain so make sure to sign up before you show up! More info here.

Civil Unrest Bicycle Club Monthly Ride – 1:00 pm at Salmon Street Fountain (SW)
Join this merry band of cycling and disability rights activists on their monthly ride. More info here.

Bikepacking & Beers – The Oregon Timber Trail and Baja Divide – 6:00 pm at Cyclepath PDX (NE)
If you seek inspiration for your spring and summer adventures, come hang out with West Coast Women’s Cycling club for a night full of tips and recollections from great rides. Also a great chance to see one of the city’s best bike shops! More info here.

Sunday, March 3rd

Slow Poke Ride – 10:00 am at Lents Park (SE)
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club-led ride that will venture to the Springwater path and roll to Boring with a stop at a bagel place. Expect about 25 miles. 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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4 years ago

Swap meet at Killer Queen Cyclery on Sunday!

todd boulanger
todd boulanger
4 years ago

My heart skipped a beat. (Thanks.)
Made me fondly remember some of the Cycle Wild trips of yore.