Weekend Event Guide: Save Alpenrose, critical mass for the climate, Bike Beaverton, and more

Kids launch at the start of a Cyclocross Crusade race at Alpenrose in 2008.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Time to turn your thoughts to weekend plans. Weather-wise we might get a little rain/drizzle, so plan accordingly.

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As you can see from our selections below, there’s quite a nice diversity of things to choose from this weekend. We’ve got a mix of racing, rides, activism, and events across the region.

Have fun out there, and don’t forget to pack a rain jacket!

Friday, September 6th

Kidical Mass Ride to Swifts – 6:00 pm at Jamison Square Park (NW)
Biking to Chapman School to watch the Vaux Swifts (birds) dive into the chimney is a proud Portland tradition. Grab the kiddos and join a group ride to see what all the buzz is about. More info here.

Saturday, September 7th

Gran Prix Luciano Bailey #2 Het Meer – All day at Vancouver Lake Park
Known for its epic sandy section on the beach of Vancouver Lake, Het Meer never disappoints. Just over the river, this will be a race you don’t want to miss! More info here.

Save Alpenrose Fundraiser – 6:00 pm at Chris King Precision Components HQ (NW)
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association is rallying to prevent Alpenrose Dairy from being sold to an out-of-state company they believe will prohibit all cycling activities on the property. This event aims to raise funds for legal expenses and show support for existing dairy co-owners who support cycling and want a sale offer of their own to be accepted instead. More info here.

Six Pack Shuffle – 7:00 pm at Woodlawn Park (N)
Portland Bike Polo is hosting this mystery ride that will venture wherever participants suggest. Bring a six-pack of something to drink, write your chosen destination on a piece of paper, drop it into the hat, and have fun! Bring lights, speakers, and friends! More info here.


Sunday, September 8th

Skyline-Banks Loop – 9:30 am at REI Tanasbourne (Washington County)
A 50-mile ride led by Portland Bicycling Club that will roll on the beautiful roads of rural Washington County. More info here.

Bike Beaverton – 1:00 pm at Beaverton City Park
This annual family-friendly event ride will allow you to explore the streets in and around Beaverton with lots of other riders of all ages. Come out and meet other bike lovers and help build community in Washington County. More info here.

Critical Mass Climate Emergency Ride – 1:30 pm at Salmon Street Fountain (SW)
Join a local ride to spark a global movement. One of several rides that will converge at the Bike for the Rainforest event being hosted by Extinction Rebellion. 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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