Weekend Event Guide: Gravel, East County forum, Sunday Parkways, bike security workshop, and more

Time to plan an escape from the city. This scene is from Westfir, a few miles north of the Office Covered Bridge on the North Fork of the Willamette River (I’m here for the Sasquatch Duro Saturday, then headed to Dufur for Cycle Oregon Gravel on Sunday!).
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to our weekly selection of the best things to do on a bike, with a bike, or with bike people.

Oh, and happy National Bike to Work Day!

All Weekend

Filmed by Bike
Portland’s very-own bicycle-inspired film fest returns for its 17th year. Word on the street is that this year’s films break new ground and offer a great diversity of perspectives. From the parties to the screenings, don’t miss any of the action! More info here.

Cycle Oregon Gravel
Destination Dufur. Cycle Oregon brings their amazing hospitality to eastern Oregon for a weekend of unpaved fun for their second annual Gravel event. More info here

Friday, May 17th

Enhanced Transit Corridors Seminar – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at PSU (SW)
Portland is making big moves to prioritize transit. Come learn the latest and greatest from the agency staffers who are leading the charge. More info here.

Saturday, May 18th

Sasquatch Duro – All day in Oakridge/Westfir
Stop number two in the Oregon Triple Crown series takes place in the Willamette National Forest. With two routes starting from downtown Oakridge, this event will take you into the woods along the legendary Aufderheide Scenic Byway next to the North Fork of the Willamette River. More info here.

East County Transportation Forum – 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Rosewood Initiative (SE)
East County Rising will host this panel and Q & A that will feature U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey, Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann, and Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales. More info here.

Bike Registration and Security Workshop – 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Clever Cycles (SE)
Worried about bike theft? Want to know how to protect yourself? Come out and learn how to use Bike Index and meet members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Bike Theft Task Force. Special discounts on Abus locks for everyone who registers their bike at the event. More info here.


Sandy Ridge Intro Tour – 1:30 to 4:00 pm at Sandy Ridge Trail System
This group ride hosted by NW Trail Alliance is the perfect way to get familiar with Sandy Ridge. Meet nice people, learn the trails, what’s not to love? More info here.

Sunday, May 19th

Meet Portland Bicycling Club – 9:30 am from Parkrose Park & Ride (SE)
Leisurely group ride that will introduce you to Portland’s oldest cycling club and help you build your riding skills. Route is mostly flat and easy and includes a stop at a cafe in Vancouver. More info here.

Therapeutic Associates Omnium – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Alpenrose Velodrome (SW)
Come out to the track for some racing action. Event hosted by Battlekat PDX. More info here.

Sunday Parkways Southeast – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (SE)
So much good stuff in store for the first Sunday Parkways of the year. Come out and explore parks, neighborhoods, and partake in the many activities along the way. 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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Gregg Lavender
3 years ago

What?!? It’s Filmed by Bike Filmfest weekend AAAAAND the 1st Sunday Parkways of the season?

THIS is like the pre-beginning of Pedalpalooza.

See y’all at FBB and at SP! (For those new to Portland, these events are one-of-a-kind/ not-to-be-missed)

3 years ago

A little late now but it’s national Bike to Work Day today!