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Weekend Event Guide – Halloween Edition!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
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Scary
(Photos © J. Maus)

The end of the month is fast approaching, and with it All-Hallows’ eve.  This weekend’s guide features a festive handful of gourds and goblins, and of course plenty of fun in the mud.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Gorgeous fall riding
(get it while you can).
(Photo © J. Maus)

After a several weeks of what seemed like non-stop bike events, this weekend’s guide is comparatively light, accompanied by a damp forecast.  Is it the calm before the storm?  Probably yes, in more ways than one.

Friday, October 22nd

10:00am-4:00pm: Walls of Pride
Join the Dill Pickle Club, the Walls of Heritage Committee, and the Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment on this guided tour of Portland’s African American public art.  The event will feature presentations from some of the artists and local curators, on an easy-paced 10 mile loop around town.  Ride meets at the Mallory Ave Community Enrichment Center at 126 NE Alberta, tickets ($10) and are available through the event website here.
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Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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Bikes await the start at the 2009
Freak Bike Fall Alleycat.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Looks like another great weekend in the saddle! This week’s guide offers something for everyone: trail building and advocacy, freak bikes, informative tours, and plenty of mud.

Friday, October 15th

8:00pm: Freak Bike Alleycat
The main event of Freak Bike Fall, come join what promises to be a crazy good race. Freak bikes of all shapes and sizes will compete in a race around town, stopping at some truly unique and interesting checkpoints along the way. Race begins at Irving Park, NE 7th and Fargo.

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Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
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Lots to do this weekend!
(Photo © J. Maus)

Autumn is in the air and we’ve got a cornucopia of events for you this weekend to help you make the most of it. Apparently Thursday is the new Friday because once again the weekend fun starts early, and in this case, skips over Friday completely!

Thursday, October 7th

12:00pm-6:00pm: UBI Open House
Come celebrate the one year anniversary of the United Bicycle Institute’s Expansion to Portland with a “Bike-by” lube and open house at their North Portland location.  The folks of UBI will be showing off their facilities and new frame building setup, and offering snacks and a free drive train cleaning and lube to visitors.  UBI is located at 3961 N. Williams.
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Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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Cross Crusade opener on Sunday!
(Photo © J. Maus)

There’s no telling what’s going to happen with the weather this weekend, but that’s no reason to slow down the bike fun. Grab your sunblock and a rain jacket and head out to some great events.

Friday, October 1st

All weekend: Sisters Mountain Bike Festival
A three-day event featuring everything a mountain bike lover could want. Explore the town of Sisters, OR and the great trails that surround it, and eat and drink some of the great local offerings. Registration information is available here, complete event details including location and scheduling here.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
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The last Sunday Parkways of the year
is this weekend!
(Photo © J. Maus)

A bit of rain and the official start of fall don’t seem to be slowing anybody down. Head out and enjoy the last Sunday Parkways of the year, join the folks hoping to rekindle the critical mass flame, or get your fill of trees and parks at one of this weekend’s many great events.

Friday, September 24th

7:00am-9:00am: Breakfast on the Bridges
It’s time once again for your favorite morning commute tradition. BonB serves up delicious free breakfast treats and coffee to commuters bicycling and walking to downtown.  This month’s volunteers will be on the westbound Hawthorne bridge, the Morrison bridge, and Steel bridge lower deck. Add a couple minutes to your morning ride to enjoy this great event and hang out with your fellow commuters.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Bollywood!

There’s a lot going on this weekend and we’ve got another great guide to help you make the most of it.  From Bollywood to baked goods, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Thursday, September 16th

8:00pm: Bollywood Bike-in
It may not technically be a weekend event, but this Bollywood-themed bike-in movie night at the Q center is just too cool to skip over, and the weather should be great for an outdoor flick. Organized by local  favorite, DJ Anjali, this month’s film is the 1980 classic ‘Qurbani‘.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The BTA is hosting a ride to
celebrate new signage and
markings in Riverview Cemetery.
(Photo: BTA)

We’re officially in the “take what you can get” weather period now, and after this week’s rain storms, high 60’s with a few clouds doesn’t look too bad at all. To help you get the most out of your last few days of sun, I’ve got a fully-loaded event guide for your cycling pleasure, so pack a parka and ride safe!

Friday, September 10th

7:00pm-9:00pm: Bikestravaganza off the Chainring Tour
On the last stop on a month-long, 10 state tour, local bike activists Elly Blue and Joe Biel will be hosting a video presentation and sharing stories of activism in Portland and around the country.  Madison’s Grill (1109 SE Madison), $3-$10 sliding scale with no one turned away.  See Jonathan’s full coverage of the event here.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Super D!

After several months of jam-packed event calenders this Weekend’s light schedule will give you a chance to go on that ride you’ve been thinking about, revisit your favorite regular events, and for those who have already given up on summer altogether, go shopping for rain gear.

Friday, September 3rd

6:30pm: Vegan Dinner Bike Ride
Meet your fellow deep-rooted vegan enthusiasts and branch out to try new and exciting cuisine. Ride meets at on the Colonel Summers Park greens and heads to a different vegan-friendly restaurant or food cart, followed by a chance to talk chop at an area watering hole.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
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Scene from Biketobeerfest 2009.

That’s right, it’s a weekend so epic it begins on a Thursday.  There’s only so much summer left, so treat yourself to as much music, food, scenery and merriment while you can.

Thursday, August 26th

5:00pm-9:00pm: Kalkhoff Bikes Party
Head to the Kalkhoff Bikes showroom in the Pearl District for this German-themed party featuring beer, freshly grilled bratwurst, and special deals for attendees.  RSVP by calling or emailing the Kalkhoff showroom.

6:30pm-8:00pm: Equity Ride
Join ODOT, The Audubon Society of Portland, Bicyclists of Color, Community Cycling Center, East Portland Action Plan, Friends of Trees, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation on a ride on and around the I-205 bike bath as representatives from each group show you neighborhood projects in the area that their organizations are involved with that focus on equity.  Ride meets at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization at 10301 NE Glisan.[Read more…]