Happy December, and welcome to the weekend. It’s probably going to be a cold and wet one, but luckily, the best antidote to winter blues is getting bundled up and riding your bike.
The Weekend Guide is made possible by our friends at Portland-based Showers Pass, who remind you that they’ve offered excellent and reliable rain gear and other apparel must-haves for 25 years!
Here’s our hand-picked selection of the best rides and events coming your way. For more suggestions, see the BikePortland Calendar.
Thursday, December 1st
Shift Social and TNR Prefunk – 5:15 – 7:30 pm at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne (SE)
Get together with the Shift2Bikes crew at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. Learn more about the Shift calendar and forum and chat with some old Pedalpalooza friends! Anyone is welcome, and the group will head to the Thursday Night Ride after. More info here.
Saturday, December 3rd
PDX Coffee Outside – Location TBD
The location always changes for the weekly park gathering of bike and coffee lovers. 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)
Join Hami Ramani and friends on the the weekly journey to the PSU Farmer’s Market! More info here.
BikeLoud PDX SE/East Chapter Ride: Around and across inner Powell – 12:30 pm at Hampton Opera Center/Tilikum Crossing (SE)
Learn about inner Powell Blvd by riding around it with the BikeLoud crew. BikeLoud member Josh Hetrick will lead the ride and talk about what advocates are doing to make Powell safer for riding a bike. More info here.
Cyclocross Crusade Party – 2:00 pm at Hopworks Urban Brewery (SE)
Meet up with your Cyclocross Crusade friends for the last time this season at Hopworks this Saturday. They’ll have prizes and will give acknowledgements to the people who raced this year. Free drink tickets for racers will also be available, so don’t miss it! More info here.
Sunday, December 4th
WeBike Sock Drive Ride Help bring some winter warmth to people in need and join The Street Trust’s Madi Carlson on a WeBike ride to the annual Golden Pliers sock drive. WeBike events are intended for anyone who doesn’t benefit from cis male privilege. More info here.
Taylor has been BikePortland’s staff writer since November 2021. She has also written for Street Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org