Weekend Event Guide: Chris King Open House, coast range gravel, wrestling ride, and more

Fall colors on N Willamette Blvd.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Time to get your weekend plans in order. The forecast calls for more of this wonderful (but chilly!) sunshine that’s been making the leaves pop in all their fall glory.

This Eugene-built Co-Motion in matte blue with mango Chris King components and a Pinion gearbox was one of the more interesting bikes at last year’s Chris King Open House.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Check out our selections below and don’t forget to pack an extra layer or two!

Friday, October 11th

Bike Loud PDX 5th Anniversary Party – 6:00 pm at Lucky Lab Beer Hall (NW)
Come help us celebrate 5 years of amazing activism from this all-volunteer crew of activists that have helped make biking better in Portland. More info here.

Saturday, October 12th

Saddle Mountain Sorcery – 9:30 am at Jewell School (Columbia County)
Experience glorious fall with the Dirt Surfers on this gravel excursion that will take you from the Nehalem River up into the Coast Range and back. More info here.

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
If you are new to town or new to cycling, this is the ride for you! Show up with or without a bike and you’ll gain confidence in riding and finding your way around town. More info here.

**BP PICK! Chris King Open House – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at CK HQ (NW)**
18 of the finest bike makers in the county and lots of other interesting vendors will combine with tasty food and drinks at this much-anticipated annual gathering at the Chris King headquarters. More info here.


Sunday, October 13th

Cyclocross Crusade #3 – All day at Cascade Locks (Columbia River Gorge)
This might be the most beautiful stop in the entire Crusade series. Nestled between cliffs and the river, this fun course has narrow trails, an epic run-up, tight turns, berms, and plenty of places to go flat-out fast. More info here.

Get Rolling! – 1:00 pm at Go Lloyd (NE)
Learn city biking basics in this free clinic for women. Optional Biketown ride will follow and you’ll get a free Biketown pass if you’d like to join. More info here.

Ride to Blue Collar Wrestling – 4:30 pm at Gladys Bikes (NE)
Did you know there’s a WWE-style wrestling venue in St. Johns? Join the fun fine folks at Gladys Bikes and ride over together to check it out. More info here.

Zoobomb – 8:30 pm at the People’s Bicycle Library of Portland (a.k.a. the pile)
It’s a great time of year for Zoobomb. Cruise up to Washington Park under a moonlit sky, huddle in for warmth with nice people, then bomb down the hills to a cozy MAX train and do it all over again. More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

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