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Weekend Event Guide: Portland Century, women’s ride, repair workshop, and more

Posted by on August 15th, 2019 at 10:47 am

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The weekend is nigh. If you’ve been itching to get out in this summer weather, the forecast looks excellent for a bike adventure or two.

Our pick of the weekend is the Portland Century. This classic annual ride is sure to challenge and delight you. You’ll be treated like royalty as you notch the Big 100 (or not, if you choose other routes) on routes that are right outside your door. (And yes, they paid us to promote their event. So what?!)

Friday, August 16th

Flat Fix Clinic – 12:00 pm at PSU Bike Hub (SW)
Swing by on your lunch hour and learn to fix a flat! This weekly event aims to boost your confidence in bike repairs. More info here.

Reforma del Paseo en Bicicleta/Real Friday Ride – 7:30 pm at Oregon Park (NE)
Local bike club Corvidae has teamed up with MoM Ridaz from Los Angeles (a chapter of Midnight Ridazz) to host this 15-20 mile ride. More info here.

Saturday, August 17th

Slow Poke Ride – 9:30 am at Lents Park (SE)
Portland Bicycling Club will lead this ride from Lents that will cross the Sellwood and Tillikum bridges. Expect a 10-12 mph pace and 24 miles of riding. More info here.

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
First time out? Still a newbie to this cycling thing? Find your people at this short weekly ride hosted by the fun and nice and smart people at River City Bicycles. More info here.

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Sunday, August 18th

BP PICK!!! Portland Century – 7:00 am at PSU Park Blocks (SW)
This is it! Your chance to explore the best roads in Portland and notch a century in your hometown on a fully-supported ride. Choose from four routes, get breakfast and coffee before the ride, fully stocked rest stops, and a big ol’ dinner for your deserving self. More info here.

Women’s Community Ride – 9:00 am at Sellwood Cycle Repair (SE)
This is no-drop ride hosted by Swift Racing that promises 15-20 miles at a fun, conversational pace. A great chance to gain confidence riding in a group. More info here.

Bike Repair Workshop – 11:00 am at City Repair Project (SE)
Learn the fundamentals of bike repair at this free (donations suggested!) hands-on workshop led by the fantastic nonprofit Bikes For Humanity PDX. More info here.

Did I miss anything? If so, please feel free to give it a shout-out in the comments.

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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    adventure! August 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I know it’s technically not the weekend (will you ever do a weekday event guide, Jonathan?) but I’ll be hosting my Sunset/Moonrise Ride tonight, Thursday August 15! Meet at 6:30 pm at Beaumont Market, 4130 NE Fremont St. Depart at 7 pm.

    Did you know on the day of the full moon, the sun sets right around the same time the moon rises? Let’s head to a location we can see BOTH on this approx. 5 mi ride. Stock up on supplies and libations at Beaumont Market. And bring a blanket, extra layer, and lights for the ride home. Sunset 8:18 pm, moonrise 8:53 pm.

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      Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) August 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks for sharing about your ride Shawn! It has been listed on the calendar for a while now https://bikeportland.org/event/sunset-moonrise-ride-2. No plans for a weekday event guide… that’s what the calendar is for. All events also appear in the sidebar on the right. I’ve thought about some sort of automated event listing email that could go out but haven’t done that yet. Can only do so much! If you know of someone who wants to do a few months as my Events Intern, I would love to get a name. I could use someone to find events, input them into the calendar, create the guide, promote it on social media, and so on.

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