Weekend Event Guide

Welcome to our Weekend Event Guide archives. This column runs on the Front Page every Thursday afternoon and gives you a rundown of the best bike events happening in the Portland region.

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Weekend Event Guide: LapQuest, gentrification education, wine country adventure, and more

Posted on May 25th, 2017 at 10:24 am.

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A weekend to fly our flag.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

This weekend feels like the calm before the storm. There are noticeably fewer events happening because it seems as though everyone is resting up a bit for the bike-riding, fun-having onslaught of June when Pedalpalooza — and a whole lot of other stuff — starts in earnest.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Onesies, Kidical Mass, trail work party, Sunday Parkways and more

Posted on May 19th, 2017 at 6:37 am.

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Weigh anchor and roll with your ‘mateys to Southeast Sunday Parkways!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Can you believe it? The sun is due to shine bright just in time to kickoff the Big Sunday Parkways Season.

We hope you’re ready for the crazy summer riding season because it’s coming hot and fast. We’re just a few weeks out from the start of Pedalpalooza (which is the entire month of June this year). Speaking of which, one local bike fun organizer will be out of town in June so she decided to do her ride tonight! Don your onesie or best bodysuit and join in.

Without further delay, here’s our menu of rides and events sure to bring a smile on this sunny weekend…

Friday, May 19th

No-Drop Road Ride – 7:00 pm at Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th)
Join this weekly group ride aimed at intermediate riders and led by Western Bikeworks staff. Expect a 15-mile (or so) ride at a conversational pace. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: CycloFemme, Dark Larch, Midnight Mystery, Swale Canyon and more

Posted on May 11th, 2017 at 9:08 am.

Our Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus bike locks.

Well, the forecast has taken a turn from the sunny and dry week; but that’s no reason to stay home. Especially not when there are so many awesome events and rides to do.

Here’s our weekly menu of tasty biking morsels… have fun out there!

Friday, May 12th

Midnight Mystery Ride – 12:00 am, location unknown
I could tell you more; but the meet-up spot, route, and other details are kept in a hermetically sealed chamber until Friday. Check the ride blog day of the event for the details. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Filmed by Bike, tulip farm race, b-ball art, and more

Posted on May 4th, 2017 at 11:21 am.

Filmed by Bike kicks off Friday night and there are 80 films on the schedule.
(Photo: Filmed by Bike)

Our Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus bike locks.

Welcome to (almost) the weekend. It goes without saying that it will be amazing because, well, as I’m sure you know already, the weather has finally turned to dry and warm.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Ronde/Doyenne double, track clinic, Kelley Point, a poker ride, and more

Posted on April 27th, 2017 at 7:31 am.

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Get high this weekend on the Ronde and/or Doyenne.
(Photo by J Maus/BikePortland)

Our event guide is brought to you by Abus, makers of fine bike locks. Thank you Abus!

Ready to shed that workday stress and escape into bike adventures? Good. Because we’ve got some fun rides on the menu this week — especially if you’ve been training those legs.
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Weekend Event Guide: Pets on bikes, a gravel epic, Earth Day, Alpenrose Clean-up, and more

Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 7:33 am.

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Grab your pooch (or your chicken or goat or pig or cat or whatever), and join Bike Loud’s pet-themed ride on Friday evening.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Our event guide is brought to you through a promotional partnership with Abus, makers of fine bike locks. Thank you Abus!

Looks like we’ve got a typically mixed forecast for Friday through Sunday — with Friday being sunny and over 70-degrees! Whether you like clouds and rain or are ready to dry out and be warm, chances are you’ll be happy with the weather. Our menu of rides this week is also varied — from a fun animal-themed jaunt to serious racing and a healthy dose of activism.

Whatever you do, have fun out there this weekend (and pack a rain jacket)!

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Weekend Event Guide: Classic races, Off-Road Plan, Ladd’s 500, Kidical Mass, and more

Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 10:51 am.

Some of the art from this weekend’s events.

Our event guide is brought to you through a promotional partnership with Abus, makers of fine bike locks. Thank you Abus!

After being teased with spring sunshine, everyone is many of us are eager for more of it. And the weather gods seemed to have answered. There’s plenty of sun on tap for the weekend — so get your plans set and get your tires pumped.

Here’s our menu of rides and events for the weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: Forest Park ramble, remembering Mike Hall, Tweed Ride, and more

Posted on April 6th, 2017 at 10:39 am.

An assortment of this week’s event posters. Tweed ride illustration by Shawn Granton.

Before we share this week’s event guide, we want to introduce Abus as the new sponsor of the BP Event Calendar and Weekend Event Guide.

Abus makes the finest locks in the business and we’re excited to have them on board as a partner!

Also, don’t forget there’s an important open house meeting for the Off-road Cycling Plan tonight in southwest.

And now we present this weekend’s best events…
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Weekend Event Guide: 3-speeds, the Gorge, a big sale, and more

Posted on March 30th, 2017 at 2:26 pm.

Riding in and around The Dalles will be beautiful this weekend at the Gorge Roubaix and Gravel Grinder events.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

I know it’s hard to believe, and I know Saturday is April Fools Day on Saturday, but spring seems to have finally sprung. We actually have more sun than rain in the forecast for the next few days.

So embrace it! And ride your bike.

Here are some event and ride ideas to inspire you…
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Weekend Event Guide: SuperSwap, architecture, trail work party, and more

Posted on March 24th, 2017 at 9:32 am.

Welcome to the weekend! We’ve got a great slate of events and rides for your consideration…
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