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Weekend Event Guide: Crosstoberfest, spooky places, public art, and more

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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There’s no telling what you’ll see out there this weekend.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

We hope you’re enjoying the fall weather and still riding your bike through this spell of rain. Don’t you think the beauty of fall colors more than makes up for the dip in temperatures and the wet muck that seems to be everywhere these days?

Whether you’ve been riding or not, perhaps our menu of tasty rides below will tempt you to get outside on a bike this weekend. We’ve got cyclocross options near and far, as well as some traditionally spooky cycling options. And a dance performance!

Whatever you do, have fun out there…

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Weekend Event Guide: Freak bikes, singlespeeding, the ‘Ovas’, and more

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
A "singlespeed adventure rally"? Yes please.

A “singlespeed adventure rally”? Yes please.

Yikes. This weekend is packed and Saturday should be mostly sunny, so finish up your Halloween costumes early and get outside. In fact, why not take your costume for a test ride? Whether you’re looking for eccentric or educational, there’s plenty to choose from.

Check out our weekend picks below and have fun out there!

Friday, October 21st

Art Exhibit: Annexation & Assimilation Along 82nd Ave – 6:00pm APANO/JADE Multicultural Space (8114 SE Division St)
This one-day only exhibition uses 20ft large-scale video projections, poster installations, oral histories and a theater performance to explore the fraught process of annexation and growth as experienced by disparate communities east of 82nd Ave. The result is an accelerating and visceral mash-up of Portland’s past and present along this boundary, which is at once both real and imagined. Free. Learn more here.

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Weekend Event Guide: Dirt Lab fundraiser, swap meet, scavenger hunt, and more

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Community Cross at Gateway Green-1

More of this please! Swing by The Lumberyard Friday night to help raise money for great new trails to ride at Gateway Green!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In light of what appears to be the certainty of wind and rain we’ve lined up several great indoor events and great mud events. Take your pick and dress accordingly. I’ll be using the deluge as the catalyst to buy some new rain pants. It’s been past time for way too long.

Scroll down for your weekly menu of tasty local rides and events…

Friday, October 14th

Friends of Gateway Green Dirt Lab Fundraiser – 5:00pm The Lumberyard (2700 NE 82nd)
Gateway Green is a 25 acre park development in East Portland. The incorporated Dirt Lab will add singletrack trails, a pump track, and the potential for lots more. The Lab’s crowdfunding campaign is 2 days from closing and 90% funded. If you want to help, stop by the Lumberyard where a percentage of admission and food sales will be donated. Learn more here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Custom bikes, beer, ‘cross and more

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Cross Crusade at Alpenrose-20

Who’s ready to enter?
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Saturday kicks off several days of warm and dry weather, just in time for the weekend. The Handmade Bike & Beer Festival returns Friday and Saturday, cyclocross takes over Alpenrose Dairy all weekend, and a cool collaboration between neighborhood businesses in the Gateway District will benefit the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green on Saturday. And that’s not all, see the full menu below…[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: ‘Cross corn maze, Sandy Ridge, Sunday Parkways & more

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Riding along with Ellen Price-11

Ever wondered what these paintings were all about? Want to create one in your neighborhood? Join the Intersection Repair Mural Tour on Saturday to find out.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

This weekend offers a first and a last: the first-ever Sandy Ridge EFI Ride (see below to find out what that means), and the final Sunday Parkways of the year. Whether you choose to point your bars toward Mt. Hood or Milwaukie, you can keep your wheels spinning with our handy guide…
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Weekend Event Picks: Ninkrossi, Alice Awards, Harvest Century, and more

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Fall scenes in and around Portland-3

It’s the first day of fall and it’s a great time to explore Portland’s backroads and parks.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Publisher’s note: Let’s welcome new BikePortland team member Kai McMurtry! He’s our events guy and will be your contact for event promoting, advertising, listing, organizing, partnering and so on.

‘Cross is here, the leaves are turning, and Saturday and Sunday are projected to be warm (low 80’s!?) and dry. Racing, riding, or just rambling in the neighborhood, find your way to plug-in below. For the full slate of events visit our awesomely comprehensive calendar.[Read more…]