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Weekend Event Guide: Prescott Pedal, Hi Vis Film Fest, a scavenger hunt, and more

Posted by on October 1st, 2020 at 9:59 am

Prescott Elementary School principal Nichole Watson will host Prescott Pedal on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Some great events coming up. Don’t forget your masks and keep your distance if you join a group ride!

Also don’t forget that the annual Showers Pass Warehouse Sale starts Monday October 5th. Due to Covid, the sale will go through Saturday (10/10) and will be held online and in person (by appointment only). (Yes, this was a paid advertisement.)

Friday, October 2nd

Community Cycling Center Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser – 4:00 pm (through Sunday)
A multi-day scavenger hunt might be the perfect Covid-safe biking activity. And the fact that this helps raise money for the CCC makes it even better! More info here.

Saturday, October 3rd

Gateway Green Work Party – 9:00 am at Gateway Green (NE)
Be a part of history and help NW Trail Alliance and Portland Parks build the exciting Phase 2 upgrades to Portland’s first bike park. Free tickets and RSVP required. More info here.

Prescott Pedal – 1:00 pm at Prescott Elementary School (NE)
The principal at Prescott wants to take the lane and build community through a bike ride. You can show her what a great idea that is by rolling out to support this event. More info here.

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Civil Unrest Bike Club Monthly Ride – 1:00 pm at Salmon Street Fountain (SW)
Portland’s disability empowerment bike club will get together for a ride and make a few stops to attach notes of hope to downtown bridges. More info here.

High Vis Film Fest – 6:00 pm
Filmed by Bike is hosting this YouTube livestream event that will feature films created by Black, Indigenous and people of color. Suggested donation of $20 will go toward Filmed by Bike’s BIPOC Filmmaker Grant program. More info here.

Sunday, October 4th

Don’t Stop ’til you Get Enough – 11:00 am at Peninsula Park Rose Garden (N)
This ride will commemorate the new “safety stop” law in Washington that allows riders to roll through stop signs. Route will head north into the ‘Couv for some safe, momentum-preserving intersection rolling. 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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OK, I’ll say what others are thinking: A school principal should set an example for all forms of protective equipment.

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No mask? No helmet? Shame shame.

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@Jonathan – even though it’s not an “event” we should make mention of the fact that this weekend is the IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. It’s probably deserving of some article/awareness space too, seeing as a number of the MTB venues that folks might want to take their kids to are either fully-closed or partially-closed. To wit:

* Rocky Point: Park is open, including the Andyland beginner trail, though the whole section containing the epic Switchblade and Roller Coaster trails remains closed due to logging operations.
* Timberline bike park: Closed for the season
* Ski bowl bike park: Closed for the season
* Timberline-to-town trail: Is it open?
* Sandy Ridge: Was closed as of last weekend, apparently may be open now?
* Molalla: Closed due to wildfires
* Stub Stewart: Open
* Black Rock: Open
* Hagg Lake: Open
* Powell Butte: Open
* Post Canyon: Open

Just so that folks can know where to go based on the skill level of their kids!