Weekend Event Guide: Road racing, architecture, doughnuts, and more

Discover architectural jewels of southeast Portland on the Biking About Architecture ride.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is almost here and it looks like we might stay dry. We could even have some sun and temps into the 60s!

We’ve got a great mix of offerings in the Guide this week — whether you’re an experienced racer or just starting out on two wheels.

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Friday, March 29th

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:00 to 9:00 am on Steel/Hawthorne/Tilikum bridges
Remember to give yourself a few extra minutes on your pedal into downtown Friday morning so you can stop, sip, snack and socialize with the wonderful volunteers from Shift who make this monthly tradition possible. More info here.

Saturday, March 30th

Piece of Cake Road Race – All day in Hubbard, Oregon (26 miles south of Portland)
Head to the smooth farm roads of Hubbard for some racing action. Course is a 13-mile loop that’s mostly flat. More info here.

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
Let’s “Portland’s Best Bike Shop” take you on a chill, neighborhood cruise to get you comfortable on two wheels. Loaner bikes available! More info here.

Reach the Beach Saturday Series – 10:30 am at Gleason Boat Ramp on Marine Drive (NE)
Rike Like a Girl Cycling wants to help you get ready for Reach the Beach. This training ride will offer routes of varying length and is geared toward newcomers who are ready to work hard to improve endurance in a supportive environment. More info here.


Biking About Architecture – Woodstock Edition – 11:00 am at Stumptown on Division (SE)
Residential architecture lover Jenny Fosmire is back to give you a free, educational, and fun tour of the Woodstock neighborhood. More info here.

Sunday, March 31st

Friends on Bikes Donut Ride – 10:00 am at Laurelhurst Park (NE)
This 3rd annual ride welcomes all women of color, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color. Eat (free!) donuts, drink coffee, and enjoy 13-mile jaunt through town. No-drop ride, which means no one gets left behind. More info here.

Oregon City Coffee Ride – 10:00 am at Woodstock Park (SE)
Curious about the Trolley Trail? Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for an excursion down to Oregon City and see what all the buzz is about. More info here.

Just FYI, these listings are free and we promote events as a service to the community. That being said, we can also do paid promotional campaigns. Get in touch if you want us to help get more people to your event or ride!

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

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Johnny Bye Carter
Johnny Bye Carter
4 years ago

The architecture rides are always great, due to Jenny being an awesome neighborhood tour guide. Different neighborhood each month.

4 years ago

“This 3rd annual ride welcomes all women of color, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color.”

Hmmm… what if you are a cisgender male and just want to have donut and mingle with others and have fun? I guess, I am not allowed.

4 years ago

Hmm… I share your demographic, and love of donuts, but I see 5 events (maybe 6) on this listing that sound totally welcoming to either of us, and some even feature sweets.
I understand that folks who don’t share our demographic may not feel totally welcomed at every event – they’ve told me so. So one ride that makes the effort to give them an inclusive space – and where I’m not invited – seems fine to me.

Besides, you could always host a ride of your own – the Shift calendar has been making it easy for folks to do that since 2002. Check it out! (my handle has the link)