Weekend Event Guide: Vernonia adventure, big used bike sale, and more

The Crown Zellerbach Trail awaits you (if you have enough layers and gear to stay warm!). (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend.

With cold and rain settling in, this week’s guide is a bit sparse. But if you’re hearty enough to brave the conditions (and/or committed enough to your winter base miles training) there are a few options. And if you get bored, I highly recommend a pedal to your local bike shop. They’re ready for your holiday shopping and need your support!

Friday, December 1st

Friday Morning Meander – 10:00 am at St Matthew’s Anglican Church (NE)
Join members of the Portland Bicycling Club for this 13-15 mph paced ride through North Portland with stops for coffee and treats. More info here.

Saturday, December 2nd

Charity Bike Sale – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1750 Blankenship Rd (West Linn)
Big used bike sale that will benefit nonprofits that give free bikes to kids. More info here.

East Portland Community Forum on I-205 Tolling – 4:00 to 6:00 pm at PCC Southeast (SE)
Oregon State Rep Khanh Pham says this forum will be, “a special listening session on tolling the I-205 freeway with legislators and state officials,” that will, “help shape ODOT’s proposals, influence decision-makers, and help me form a strong vision for transportation investments in our community and our state.” The event is hosted by the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Transportation Special Subcommittee on Transportation Planning. More info here.

Sunday, December 3rd

Long Ride to Vernonia – 8:30 am at Haven Coffee (NW)
Join the PDX Long Rides group for this adventurous ramble to Scappoose, then into the country via the Crown Z trail (off-road) and loop back home via the Banks-Vernonia path and rural roads of Washington County. Not a beginner ride! More info here.


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Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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John V
John V
2 months ago

Thanks for the heads up on the Long Rides group. Requested to join. That’s exactly what I was looking for. The ride this weekend is something I’ve had on my Ridewithgps “hope to do” planned routes, so it’d be nice to go with a group.

Josh M
Josh M
2 months ago

Good news, CZ trailhead at vernonia is now paved rather than the hell it was before. So I’ve heard. I haven’t been up it in 8 years, I believe they somewhat improved it before the last time I was there. It was just 4×4 ruts for a bit and steep. Hiking up it sucked, can’t imagine riding up(though this ride will be going down)