Weekend Event Guide: Ice skating, Sorellas, Naked Ride, and more

Rolling (mostly) nude on the 2011 World Naked Bike Ride. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This week’s guide is sponsored by the Gorge Pass. Get unlimited rides for you and a friend — and your bikes — until the end of the year on any of the Columbia River Gorge transit shuttles for just $40! Route maps and details at GorgePass.com/bikes.

It’s going to be another hot one, so be prepared and browse these excellent tips if you need some inspiration or advice. If you head out to an event, double-check the organizer’s page for postponements or cancellations. Otherwise, get out there and embrace the heat!

Friday, July 29th

Bike to Ice Skate – 5:30 pm at Irving Park (NE)
What better place to spend a hot evening than by flying around a huge piece of ice in the middle of a spacious and cool mall. That’s the idea behind this ride. And there’s even a rumor that snow will be falling. More info here.

Wonder Woman Ride – 7:30 at Sewallcrest Park (SE)
Grab your golden bracelets and other superhero bling to honor the creation of this universal symbol of strength and member of the Justice League that debuted over 80 years ago! More info here.

Saturday, July 30th

Sorella Forte Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
Inspired by the Tour de France Femmes? Portland has several women-only bike clubs and the Sorellas are one of the oldest and most organized. Roll up to their weekly club ride to gain group-riding skills, meet other roadies, and get an excellent start to your weekend. More info here.

PDX Coffee Outside – 9:00 am at South Waterfront Park (SoWa)
If you’ve curtailed your bike community participation rate due to the heat, this early meet-up of friendly folks who love bikes and coffee would be a great option. It’ll be a cool dose of caffeine and culture. More info here.

World Naked Bike Ride – 8:00 pm at Peninsula Park (N)
The classic fest of body positivity and flesh-forward fossil fuel protest is back! Before you go, check out the FAQ on the official website. Have fun out there!

Sunday, July 31st

**All the Blumenauer Bridge Activities**
Check out our guide to all the cool stuff happening to celebrate the opening of the bridge.

Aaron Appreciation Ride – 12:30 at Blumenauer Bridge (NE)
Join friends of Aaron Tarfman to share stories about his life, give and receive hugs to help the pain, and celebrate what his life meant to so many of us. Ride ends at Sellwood Riverfront Park so bring your swimming costume and a towel. More info here.

Tandem Ride – 3:00 pm at Two Plum Park (NE)
Riding a two-seater bike is one of life’s finer pleasures and it’s made even finer by doing it with a group of others. Ride leaders have fun partner challenges planned to spice things up. More info here.

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