Weekend Event Guide: Showers Pass Warehouse Sale, Endless Summer ride, and more

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 at 8:44 am

Plenty of color left to be seen.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Just one more day until the weekend. Should be another nice one too.

Check out our menu of selected events and rides below that will keep your riding fire stoked no matter what comes your way…

Friday, November 9th

Midnight Mystery Ride – 11:30 pm at East Glisan Pizza (NE)
Take advantage of this nice fall weather to roam the streets by bike with a bunch of friends old and new. There’s nothing quite like MMR. More info here.

Saturday, November 10th

!!! BP PICK !!! – Showers Pass Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 1:00 at Showers Pass HQ (SE)
This is not a drill. This is the legendary, four-hour sale where you can score major savings on gear that will make this your best winter ever. When you checkout, make sure you tell them you heard about it on BikePortland! More info here.

Endless Summer Saturday – 9:00 am at Green Bridge Coffee (NE)
The Club Roule is not your average local cycling company. When they say “community” they really mean it. Join them on this weekly ride and see how this company is offering Portland more than just great apparel. More info here.

Saturday Social Ride – 10:00 am at NE 96th and Sandy
A Portland Bicycling Club ride leader will take you on a 20-25-mile excur
More info here.


First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
In case you haven’t noticed, a bicycle is truly the perfect urban vehicle. If you’re bike-curious but haven’t fully taken the plunge, show up to this ride and let River City Bicycles be your community concierge. They’ll lead a short and easy ride through the neighborhood and they’ll even let you borrow a bike and a helmet if you don’t have one. More info here.

Sunday, November 11th

Cyclococross Crusade #8 – All day at Barton Park in Estacada (SE)
The penultimate battle for Crusade glory doubles as the 2019 OBRA State Championship race. There’s a lot on the line and we expect fierce competition (and tons of fun as always). More info here.

Corvidae Bike Club Ride – 2:00 pm at Peninsula Park Rose Garden (N)
Get to know this friendly, inclusive bunch of folks on a slow-paced and social mystery ride. 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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Mike Quigley

Showers Pass. I’d like to hear some comments about Showers Pass. Mine soaked up water like a sponge. Literally. I could wring the water out of it. That was a few years ago, and maybe I got some defective merchandise. I’ve been using use Gill Marine products and am very satisfied.


Given that you currently wear marine gear for cycling I don’t imagine you being the target audience for showers pass. I got a prototype jacket from the warehouse sale a few years back that is definitely not up to par with current products in terms of water resistance performing so it does eventually soak through, that said, I don’t wear it to stay dry, I wear it to stay as comfortable as reasonable while cycling with minimal aerodynamic sacrifice.


I think it depends on the product as they target different price points. I have their Storm? jacket. I got it a while ago so I’m not quite sure of the name, it’s not on the jacket, and while it’s good for some rain or limited time, it will eventually soak through. I picked it up on some super sale at REI for the spare change in my pocket and it has totally replaced the Giordana rain jacket I used to have which, while solid on water proofing, didn’t breathe at all and was difficult to ride in.

I think their Elite and Transit jackets are the gold standard for water proofing. I don’t have one because my commute is short enough for the jacket I have now but know several people who do and they swear by them. I would totally consider buying more gear from Showers Pass. I just tend not to be able to make it to this sale for some reason.

Todd Boulanger
Todd Boulanger

Yes – I concur with John’s warning about the SP zippers [earlier generations only?] …I bought a handful of SP jackets at their factory sale that needed “minor” zipper work and it was a lot more expensive to fix than expected. These returned jackets may make better pullover conversions etc. So in general, buyer be aware. Some great deals and other not so great. Its also a fun event to hangout and meet old friends.

Beth H
Beth H

SP’s original Portland Jacket, which I got ten years ago, is still keeping me warm and dry.


+1 on their zippers being pure sh*#t. I have two of their Elite 2.0 and both with zipper issues.


I have a Showerpass ‘Artex’ jacket which I use for all my colder commuting. It’s held up really well and is really comfortable but I’ve never used it for more than an hour at a time – mainly because I prefer lighter layers for recreational rides.

I have a pair of showerpass rain pants that are very waterproof, my only complaint is they are actually a little too heavy/warm for my liking but they are very effective at keeping me dry. I’ve had a good experience, these items were both acquired about 2 years ago from River City.


This year instead of replacing rain gear I decided to spend about $15 on a wash-in coating. Result: it quit raining.

Mike Quigley
Mike Quigley

You’re lucky it’s not raining. Those wash-in coatings don’t work. Or, I have yet to find one that does.