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: 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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Weekend Event Guide: Bike club birthday, donuts, sandwiches, coffee, and more

Posted on March 16th, 2017 at 10:50 am.

We love bike ride poster art.

See that glowing orb in the sky right now? That’s the sun!

This winter has been brutal for biking; but we’ve got our fingers crossed for a break in the clouds this weekend.

Hopefully you have some bike adventures planned. If you need some ideas, we’ve got a few suggestions — especially if you like sandwiches, donuts, or coffee.

Have fun out there…

Friday, March 17th

Dropout Bike Club 12th Birthday Weekend Kickoff Ride – 9:30 pm at Colonel Summers Park (SE 20th and Belmont)
The Dropouts are one of Portland’s most endearing bike clubs. They were cool jackets, build and ride amazing freak bikes, and they put on some of the best rolling parties of the year. And their official color is green! Come help them kickoff their birthday weekend. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Sauvie, Sorella, The Dalles, and a mystery

Posted on March 9th, 2017 at 10:40 am.

How about a ride out to Sauvie Island?
(J. Maus/BikePortland)

I’m writing this from Washington D.C., waiting for my plane back to Portland. I don’t want to rub it in too much but it’s sunny and 73-degrees here!

I can’t wait to get home and get back on my bike. Hopefully there’s a nice break in the rain — and hopefully you’ve got plans to ride too. If not, check out the menu of rides below, grab a friend or two, and head out.

Friday, March 10th

Midnight Mystery Ride
Where it stops, nobody knows. We do know however, that it will be fun. Show up and ride late and into the night with friends old and new. It’s a Portland tradition. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: The future, a film, time trials, 82nd Ave walking tours and more

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 at 7:38 am.

We’re starting off your weekend tonight. You’re welcome.

There are three events worth your attention on this fine Thursday: a panel discussion, a film screening and bike show, and a slideshow aimed to get you excited for making Portland a better place to ride.

Then on Saturday, how about stretching your legs a bit and riding up Saltzman Road, a popular route through Forest Park that was paved and open to cars until the late 1980s? You could also opt for a walking tour of 82nd Avenue with ODOT. They want to hear where and how you’d spend their money to make the street safer for vulnerable road users.

Whatever your plans are, have fun out there and be sure to report back about any good rides or events you take part in.

Thursday, March 2nd

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Weekend Event Guide: Adventures galore, advocacy, architecture, and more

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 9:35 am.

Check out the Baja Divide slideshow and storytelling sesh from Limberlost tomorrow.

The weekend is right around the corner and we’ve got some great ride and event ideas to tempt you with. But before we get to them…

Have you noticed our events calendar yet? It gets better every day and in our biased opinion it has become the most comprehensive bicycling and transportation advocacy calendar in Oregon. We listed over 70 events this month alone (and it’s only February!). It features a wide array of events — from advocacy meetings and town halls, to weekly group rides and special events.

It’s easy to keep up with all the events: you can read this weekly event guide; check out the calendar pages in monthly, weekly, or daily views; and if you follow @bikeportland on Twitter you’ll get an update each morning with a link to7 the day’s events. If you want to help keep this resource strong, please support us via a financial contribution, subscribe or become a business partner (we offer weekly sponsorship of this Weekend Event Guide, and a whole lot more).

OK, now let’s get to the events this weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: It’s all about Mini Bike Winter

Posted on February 16th, 2017 at 7:12 am.

From Chariot Wars (left) to The Sprockettes (right) and the Cupcake Challenge (middle) — the 14th annual Mini Bike Winter gets top billing this weekend.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Hard to believe this weekend marks the 14th annual Mini Bike Winter.

The event sprung to life during the Golden Age of Portland Bike Fun Culture in the early 2000s. The traveling Bike Summer event hit our shores in 2002 and went so well that locals wanted to keep it going. That led to the formation of Shift and “Mini” Bike Summer in 2003. By 2004, Mini Bike Summer had morphed into what we now know as Pedalpalooza and our friends at Zoobomb kept the “Mini” part alive by launching the first Mini Bike Winter that same year*.

None of that history really matters (unless you’re a cultural anthropologist or bike fun history nerd); but what does matter is that we continue to have fun on our bikes — even in winter. And Zoobomb is here to help us do just that. Check out the full slate of events below and have a great weekend…

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