Weekend Event Guide: E.T., OUCH, RACC, AVC and more

The Gorge looked fine as ever last weekend.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Grab these summer days and squeeze real hard because you never know how long they’ll last. And another thing… it’s going to be hot this weekend so plan accordingly (as in remember the water and sunscreen!).

Check out this week’s menu of ride and event suggestions below…

All Weekend

Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge – Friday through Sunday at the track (SW)
This is the to experience local track racing action. AVC attracts the fastest riders from around the region and nation who will compete for records, bragging rights, and a big pile of cash. There’s a big swap meet planned for Saturday if you’re looking to buy or sell stuff. More info here.

Saturday, July 27th

Ride Around Clark County – All day from Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver
With five excellent routes to choose from, this ride also features a post-pedaling BBQ, beer garden and celebration at the Air Museum. Come out and support the Vancouver Bicycle Club! More info here.

Rivelo Film Ride – 11:30 am at Rivelo (SE)
Join the Rivelo crew and two of the fine photographers who bring Rivendell products to life for a ramble up to St. Johns where they’ll stop at the famous Blue Moon Camera store. Stops along the way for picture-making and then discover great food and drinks in St. Johns. More info here.


Retrogression Grand Opening Party and Alley Cat – 6:30 pm at Retrogression (SE)
Let’s give this new bike shop a big Portland welcome! Come for the alley cat and/or stay for the bike shop vibes and prize raffle. More info here.

Sunday, July 28th

Oregon Uphill Climb of Hood – 9:00 am at Government Camp
Got climbing legs? If so, test them against the clock on the famous OUCH route that will challenge you with 2,000 feet of climbing over 5.5 miles on a winding road up to Timberline Lodge. More info here.

Slow Poke Ride – 9:30 am at TriMet Park & Ride NE Sandy & 96th
Portland Bicycling Club will lead this ride that will venture to the Troutdale General Store. Pace will be slow (10-12 mph) and conversational and there will be stops along the way.

Bike to E.T. Movie Night – 6:45 pm at Montavilla Park (SE)
Join a group ride to Movie-in-the-Park night at Wellington Park to see one of the best cycling movies of all time — E.T. — on the big screen.
More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar. You’ll also find more great rides on calendars hosted by Shift and Portland Bicycling Club.

— 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

Not specifically a bike ride but the Lents Garage Sale is this weekend and it’s a chance to bike around the Lents neighborhood to 28 yard and garage sales mostly east of I-205 on quiet streets. Last time both my big porteur rack and my kid’s bike rack were full by the time we were done.