Weekend Event Guide: Dead streets, advisory bike lanes, and more

Take in the last bit of fall this weekend before Christmas is upon us. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Yes, it’s Thanksgiving weekend, but there are still a few bike events to join in on if you want to work up an appetite for the big meal or the days of leftovers to follow.

Here’s our hand-picked selection of the best rides and events coming your way. For more suggestions, see the BikePortland Calendar.

Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving: Dead Streets Ride – 9:30 – 11:30 am at Blumenauer Bridge south entrance (NE)
Prepare your Thanksgiving appetite with a ride through downtown Portland on a holiday while everyone else is inside stuffing the turkey. The streets will be all yours! More info here.

Four City Loop – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at Sellwood Park (SE)
Join the Portland Bicycling Club for a jaunt on trails and backstreets on a beautiful, 22 mile tour through four Portland metro cities: Portland, Milwaukie, Oregon City, and Gladstone. It should be a gorgeous day tomorrow with perfect views of Mt Hood in abundance. More info here.

Saturday, November 26th

PDX Coffee Outside – Location TBD
The location always changes for the weekly park gathering of bike and coffee lovers, but it’s consistently a great time. Check the group’s Instagram for location, which will be posted the day before. More info here.

PSU Farmer’s Market ride – 10 am at various locations (SE)
Forget about Black Friday shopping — Saturday’s PSU farmer’s market (and prior bike ride with the BikeLoud crew) is the place to be on the weekend after Thanksgiving. More info here.

BikeLoud PDX NE Chapter Advisory Bike Lane Ride – Cully Green (NE)
Join BikeLoud PDX’s NE chapter to check out some new bike infrastructure, including advisory bike lanes, in outer NE Portland. The group will get lunch at Muchas Gracias afterwards to debrief. More info here.

See all upcoming events here. Promoting an event? Know about something we should boost? Please let us know and we’ll get it on the calendar.

Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs

Taylor was BikePortland's staff writer from 2021 to 2023. She currently writes for the Portland Mercury. Contact her at taylorgriggswriter@gmail.com

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1 year ago

I’m interested in Coffee Outside, but never Instagram. It’s not a perfectly normal way to invite people to a thing even if 150 other people think so. It’s problematic to include it in the Events List for this reason.

Jay Cee
Jay Cee
1 year ago
Reply to  Suburban

Why? Specifically.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jay Cee

If I had to guess? Because Insta belongs to Meta (Facebook), which has threatened to annihilate democracy.

1 year ago
Reply to  Suburban

You don’t need to have an instagram account to see the info. If you click on the link in the Event Guide, it takes you straight to the group’s instagram page, with the link (which also works for anyone) right there to the event map.

Lots of meetup groups use instagram because it’s an easy way for participants to post their own photos of an event, and to see the photos others have posted.

Tom Howe (Contributor)

Although not a weekend event, the “Bike the Lights” night for Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway is on Monday, November 28. This is the only night bikes are allowed around the raceway. Here is a 5-mile group ride that goes from Irving Park to Winter Wonderland: