Weekend Event Guide: Coast Gravel Epic, Sugar’s 10th Birthday, CZ adventure, and more

From the coast to the Crown-Zellerbach, springtime sun beckons.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We’ve got a great slate of rides and event suggestions this week. Hope you have time to partake in some of the action.

I’ll be headed to the coast on Friday for a stop to see the first section of the Salmonberry Trail in Tillamook on Friday, then on to Waldport to compete in the Coast Gravel Epic. It’s the first event in the Oregon Triple Crown and my goal this year is to do well at all three (the next events are in Oakridge and Cottage Grove). Hope to meet some BikePortland readers out there — including reader Josh E. who scored a free entry to the Coast Gravel Epic for responding to our story this week!

Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the ride(s)…

Friday, May 3rd

Oregon Scenic Bikeways 10th Anniversary Celebration – 10:00 to 2:00 pm at State Capitol Gallery (Salem)
Have a slice of cake, grab the new bikeways map, and bask in the birthday of this fantastic State of Oregon program. More info here.

Fessenden Safety Crisis Memorial and March – 4:30 to 6:00 pm at N Charleston and Fessenden (N)
Concerned neighbors will highlight the unacceptable level of traffic violence on Fessenden Street and urge the City of Portland to finish long-promised safety updates. More info here.

Saturday, May 4th

BP PICK!!! Oregon Coast Gravel Epic – All day in Waldport
The course is marked, the party prep has started and it’s time to kick off the 2019 Oregon Triple Crown. The Coast Gravel Epic offers two challenging routes that are a tantalizing concoction of paved and unpaved backroads. I did this last year and will be there again. Come join me! More info here.

Trail Stewards Converge at Stub Stewart – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Stub Stewart State Park
Portland Design Works and NW Trail Alliance have teamed up for what is sure to be a fun and fulfilling day of trail work. More info here.


Montinore Road Race – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Montinore Estate Vineyard (Forest Grove)
A multi-lap circuit race that’s popular for the Plumlee Road climb and the stunning scenery. And it’s based at a winery. Do it! More info here.

Sugar Wheel Works 10th Anniversary Party – 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Breadwinner Cycles (N)
Roll over the Breadwinner HQ on Williams Avenue for the all-ages, family-friendly lovefest for Sugar Wheel Works — a Portland-born company that turns 10 this year! Shop tours, prize raffle, free beer and cider, and lots of great people. More info here.

Sunday, May 5th

CCC Salvage Sunday – 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Community Cycling Center (NE)
Need used bike parts for a build project, an artistic masterpiece, or just some garden art? Come and see what you find and pay just 50-cents a pound. More info here.

CZ Trail to Vernonia – 9:00 am at Scappoose Middle School
Scapppoose local John Joy will lead this Portland Bicycling Club ride on the Crown-Zellerbach rail-trail. Expect a solid ride on unpaved logging roads that will be about 58 miles in length. 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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Middle of The Road Guy
Middle of The Road Guy
5 years ago

CZ to Vernonia looks nice!

5 years ago

Tonight is the Low Pressure MTB kickoff party at River City: https://www.facebook.com/events/659030381214065/
There’s also a dig day at Gateway Green on Saturday: http://nw-trail.org/events/spring-dig-dirt-lab-2/
And a women’s log over clinic at Growler’s Gulch on Sunday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-log-over-clinic-ride-beginner-level-tickets-60104625553