Weekend Event Guide: Bridge City returns, Light Brigade, MMR, and more!

Bridge City crossers in 2019.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Hi everybody!

This weekend’s big event is Bridge City CX, which happens Saturday and Sunday at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood. Friday brings rides meant for night owls to discover the city. There’s so much good stuff in this week’s guide let’s get right to it…

Don’t forget to check our event calendar for even more rides and events all week long. Have fun out there!

Friday, October 8th

Light Brigade: City Views – 8:00 pm at Normandale Park (NE)
This edition of the City Views ride will explore some of the best spots of North and Northeast of Portland Time for the North & Northeast Portland. Starting at Normandale Park, it will then wrap up by the new Earl Blumenauer Pedestrian Bridge by Interstate 84. “Light up your bikes and let’s hit some great city Views in North & Northeast Portland!” More info here.

Midnight Mystery Ride – 11:00 pm at Cosmo Lounge (SE)
October’s MMR will surely be a spooky one. You know the rules: at the stroke of midnight the ride will stroll to a destination only known the leader. “At midnight, we ride!” More info here.

Saturday, October 9th

Bridge City CX – 8:15 am at Oaks Amusement Park (SE)
Friendly reminder that this event will take place also on Sunday.  “Bridge City CX offers a fine mix of fast grass straights and turns, punchy run-ups, fast single-track, and rough riverside sand–all within view of the downtown Portland skyline.” More info here.

Sorella Forte women’s group road ride – 9:00 am at River City Bikes (SE)
For the first time featured on our Guide, Sorella Forte‘s weekly rides are open to all female-identifying riders who share a passion for riding a bike, welcoming riders of all races, ethnicities, sexualities and gender identities. The 30-40-mile loop rides go at conversational pace through hills and flats. More info here.

WeBike Monthly Ride – 9:30 am at Either/Or café (SE)
“This ride is a big one: we’re taking the Trolley Trail to Oregon City! We’ll stop for lunch, but bring water and a snack and be prepared to spend about five hours with us for this 25-mile (round trip) ride. We’ll take the Oregon City Municipal Elevator up to McLoughlin Promenade for a view of Willamette Falls and stop for a snack. Then we’ll head to the Corner 14 Food Carts to refuel before heading back to Portland.” More info here.

Sunday, October 10th

RCB Women-led MTB Series – 10:00 am at Rocky Point parking lot
“All genders welcome. Costume ride! Cookout in the parking lot afterward. This is an intermediate ride. Please be fully self-supported with a repair kit, first aid, snacks, hydration, eye and hand protection, and clothing layers.” More info here.

Corvidae BC ride – 2:00 pm at Peninsula Park (N)
This is Corvidae Bicycle Club‘s monthly ride. “This is a slow-paced social mystery ride with a few park stops. This is a NO DROP ride and NOT A LOOP. This is a safe environment for all; no aggressive, sexist, racist, or any other kind of bs will be tolerated.” 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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Maritza Arango (Events Editor)

Maritza Arango (Events Editor)

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2 years ago

So few people choose to train on sandy river banks. Seeing CH ride this like grass, then fly up the hill will always be an Oaks Park highlight in 2019. Watch for dropper posts this year.

Michael Mann
Michael Mann
2 years ago

Also don’t forget the Blumenhauer Bridge is going in this weekend (and the Banfield is closed)

Pedaling in PDX
Pedaling in PDX
2 years ago

Seeking clarification about the MMR start location, the event page shows Bonne Chance in NE, but the WordPress link states Cosmo Lounge in SE, are there enough riders to support both start points?