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Weekend Event Guide

Friday, January 14th, 2011
Wintertime Palm Tree Ride

It’s January — what better time to
do a Palm Tree Ride!?
(Photo © J. Maus)

This weekend the weather shouldn’t be too harsh, and we’ve got a few great events to keep you out there enjoying it.  Have fun and be safe!

Friday, January 14th

11:45pm: Midnight Mystery Ride
Take advantage of tonight’s unseasonably mild weather on the monthly late-night group ride where the location is a secret until you get there. This month’s ride meets at 5th Quadrant on N Williams and NE Failing, and leaves promptly at midnight.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Friday, January 7th, 2011
BTA New Year's Day Ride-6

We’ve got a few great events to share with you to help you make the most of what will probably be a wet and cold weekend.  Ride safely and have fun!

Friday, January 7th

6:00pm-9:00pm: First Friday Art by Bike
This free monthly art gallery tour of inner Southeast and Northeast Portland hosted by Pedal Bike Tours offers visits to a handful of great locations in the Central Eastside Arts District’s First Friday art openings, and they’ll even let you borrow a bike, lights, and a helmet if you need one during the tour. Ride meets and ends downtown at 133 SW 2nd Ave at 6:00pm.[Read more…]

Holiday Weekend Event Guide

Friday, December 24th, 2010

It’s a holiday weekend, and it looks like most bike events are taking a little break as well. For those who are looking to celebrate the season by bike I’ve tracked down two great group rides that should satisfy your holiday hunger. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend.

Friday, December 24th

4:30pm: Kool Yule
Get in the festive spirit for this tour of local lights and holiday cheer. Meet at the Starbucks at 4633 NE Fremont and ride with the group on an easy ride along the Alameda ridge. Feel free to decorate your bike and yourself to add to the merriment.

5:45pm: Joy of Sects–Christmas Eve Edition
Experience the religious side of Christmas eve on this spiritual sampler hosted by friend of the Bike Temple, Scott Batchelar. Visit evening Christmas services in Northwest and Downtown Portland, see some lights, and stop for dinner and conversation along the way. Ride meets at Jamison Square by the Christmas Tree.

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Time for some caroling.

It’s a relatively slow weekend for bike events, but the few that are scheduled should be a blast. Get in the holiday spirit, tour the new frontier of Portland’s bicycle system, or ride with friends to explore some great community resources.

Saturday, December 18th

10:00am-1:00pm: EPAP Winter Ride
Join the East Portland Action Plan on a end-of-year tour through the Hazelwood, Mill Park, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Pleasant Valley, & Centennial neighborhoods. Check out bike projects in the works, discuss new ideas, and enjoy the scenery of East Portland. Ride meets at Coffee’s On, 9738 SE Washington St.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

A new film from Brian Vernor.

Despite the soggy forecast, we’ve got another great weekend guide with plenty to do and see around town, so bundle up, ride safely, and enjoy yourself!

Thursday, December 9th

7:00pm and 8:30pm: The Cyclocross Meeting, a film by Brian Vernor
A documentary on cyclocross and the personal experiences and connections it has inspired around the world, Brian Vernor’s new film screens this Thursday at the Clinton Street Theater. Treat yourself to free beer and door prizes at one of the two showings, and a Q&A with the filmmaker and a few cyclocross professionals. $10, tickets available at 21st Avenue Bicycles or online here.

Friday, December 10th

7:00pm-10:00pm: Crank Bicycles Grand Opening
Yet another addition to the already long list of new bicycle businesses in Portland, Crank Bicycles will be opening their shop this weekend in the bike-centric SE Buckman neighborhood. Stop by 2725 SE Ash Street and enjoy beer, door prizes, and more!
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
BikeCraft V-122

BikeCraft is this weekend!

This weekend is plump with great rides and events, including a few regular favorites and several long-awaited treats that only come once a year. Choose your own adventure and ride safely!

Friday, December 3rd

6:00pm-9:00pm: First Friday Art by Bike
This free monthly art gallery tour of inner Southeast and Northeast Portland hosted by Pedal Bike Tours offers visits to a handful of great locations in the Central Eastside Arts District’s First Friday art openings, and they’ll even let you borrow a bike, lights, and a helmet if you need one during the tour. Ride meets and ends downtown at 133 SW 2nd Ave at 6:00pm.
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide – Updated

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
A cold commute-12

Bundle up and ride!.
(Photo © J. Maus)

This cornucopia of bike events starts on Thanksgiving day with a chance to work off that turkey (or turkey flavored product) before you even sit down at the table, followed by plenty of opportunity for calorie burning and a chance to rest on Sunday.

Thursday, November 25th

8:00am-10:00am: Thanksgiving Mellow Morning Ride
The first of two stomach preparedness-themed events, this leisurely off-road ride hosted by local bike builders, Stop Cycles winds down the Leif Erikson trail through Forest Park for a few hours early in the morning. Group meets at the trail entrance at the end of NW Thurman St. More information and RSVP contact available on the Shift website.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Race

A ‘cross course marked by pumpkins?
Yes, it might happen again at the
Kruger’s Crossing race on Sunday
(Photo © J. Maus)

The weekend is right around the corner! Don’t let the weather forecast (snow!), get you down or keep you off your bike. Start the weekend early (as in tomorrow) with a little food and freak, then check out some great community resources on Saturday and wrap it up with an all out cyclocross mess-fest.

Thursday, November 18th

5:00pm: Cartopia Book Release Ride
Local bike guide experts Portland Bicycle Tours are leading a free tour of Portland’s famous food cart pods to celebrate the release of the new book, Cartopia, Portland’s Food Cart Revolution.  Join Evan and the gang at 345 NW Everett and wind your way through downtown, ending at a reception at the Art Department gallery.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
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The Cross Crusade rolls into
Barton Park in Estacada Sunday.
(Photo © J. Maus)

This weekend starts off slow and then builds up to some great events starting Saturday afternoon.  Take some time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors or clean up the bike, just in time to take it out and cover it with more mud and leaves.

Thursday, November 11th

6:30 pm: BTA/NW Trail Alliance Moots Bike Raffle Party
The tickets are all sold out. Now let’s find out who the lucky winner of a $7,000 Moots bike will be! Lots of raffle and door prizes at the party too.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Best of the Worst film event is on Saturday.

Looking for an excuse to get some more leaves stuck in the fenders?  This weekend offers a little bit of everything, all over town.  Enjoy your week and ride safely.

Friday, November 5th

5:00pm-7:00pm: Be Safe and Be Seen
Come enjoy free tune-ups, a group ride, a reflective fashion show and more at Trimet’s “Be Safe and Be Seen” event at Pioneer Square downtown. Bike experts from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Bike Gallery will be on hand to answer riding safety questions and help get your bike in shape for fall and winter riding.[Read more…]