Weekend Event Guide

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

Special thanks to Hopworks Urban Brewery for their sponsorship of this column. Their support is what makes this possible!

Weekend Event Guide: Rice Cooker and G-Road rides, two bike swaps and more

by on March 15th, 2018 at 10:38 am

They’re visiting from Japan; the least you can do is join them for fresh-cooked rice balls and sake!
(Photo: Rice Cookers Tsukuba on FB)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

I love this time of year. There’s a feeling that the worst of winter is behind us and everyone — and everything — is coming out of its shell.

It’s a great time of year to re-connect with riding buddies and make sure your bike is running well. On that note, this weekend our calendar is full of great social rides and opportunities to sort out your kit for the coming season.

Have fun out there! And remember to share photos and recaps by tagging @BikePortland on social media.
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Weekend Event Guide: Womxn’s Ride, Timber Logjam, The Evelyn Hamilton Story, and more

by on March 8th, 2018 at 9:40 am

Where will your bike take you this weekend?
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

The signs of spring are popping up everywhere: There are buds on the trees, flowers in the streets, and our bike event calendar is filling up quickly.

Today is also International Women’s Day and March is Women’s Month, so we’re proud to feature several events led by — and about — women in this week’s guide.

Here’s our full menu of special selections sure to satiate your appetite for cycling and socializing…

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Weekend Event Guide: Kazakh touring show-and-tell, coffee outside, Reach the Beach training, and more

by on March 1st, 2018 at 10:28 am

Hope you find somewhere cool to ride this weekend. (This is the Snake River on the Oregon-Idaho border just east of Farewell Bend State Recreation Area.)
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

March is here and the sun is shining! That means we’re slowly creeping out of winter and into spring.

And that’s not the only thing we’re grateful for today: I’m also happy to share that our friends at Abus bike locks have stepped up once again to support our work and promote their products. Abus is now the title sponsor of our Weekend Guide and the BikePortland Calendar. If your business wants to work with us, opportunities are filling up quickly. Get in touch today to see how you can build your brand and sales while helping independent community journalism thrive.

Now back to our regularly scheduled plan-making. Here’s the list of the best bikey things to do this weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: Velocirque Bike Show, Gateway Green open house, Oregon Timber Trail and more

by on February 22nd, 2018 at 7:47 am

Discover the secrets of riding the Oregon Coast with author Bill Thorness on Friday night.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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If you’re worried that this crazy weather has foiled your bike fun for the weekend, think again! While the snow and ice (and soon, mud and gravel) might seem frightful, we’ve got a full menu of great options that look simply delightful. Not to mention most of them are indoors.

And you want ride inspiration? How about meeting the expert on the Coast Route on Friday night? Then on Saturday you can hear bikepacking tales galore from pioneers who’ve tackled the Oregon Timber Trail. On Sunday, why not get together with fellow three-speeders and plan your world takeover?

We’ve got all that and more in this week’s event guide. And as always, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the BikePortland Calendar for even more great ideas.

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Weekend Event Guide: Mini Bike Winter, Lunar New Year, two bridges, and more

by on February 15th, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Friends, fun, and folly await at Mini Bike Winter.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Are you ready for Mini Bike Winter?

ZooBomb’s annual event kicks off tomorrow night and continues through the weekend. If you can only make it out one day, I’d highly recommend Saturday. The MBW Olympics are sure to please and everyone’s welcome to join in the fun. The finale will be the infamous Ben Hurt Chariot Wars which pit teams against each other for an all-out duel. Last chariot standing takes home the trophy.

But of course that’s not all there is to do this weekend. Our calendar is full of great ideas and we’ve picked out a few highlights to share below…

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Weekend Event Guide: Live the Revolution, Worst Day of the Year Ride, plant trees by bike, and more

by on February 8th, 2018 at 10:11 am

OMG so cute. You know you wanna do the Worst Day of the Year Ride on Sunday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is right around the corner and now is the time to tidy up your plans.

Our guide this week has two special “BP Picks!” — which means we’re working hard to feature these events because the organizers support BikePortland. If that’s not added reason to check them out I don’t know what is.

So don’t miss a night of great bicycle stories on Friday at Live the Revolution and then join hundreds of your fellow Portlanders for the traditional Worst Day of the Year Ride on Sunday. Here’s the full menu…
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Weekend Event Guide: Illuminated Bike Parade, Caddyshack Ride, Breadwinner Cafe grand opening, and more

by on February 1st, 2018 at 10:17 am

LIght that bike and join the parade!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Bike. Love. Stories.

Don’t miss The Street Trust’s Live the Revolution bicycle-themed storytelling event on Friday, February 9th. Tickets and more info here.

Is all the grey weather getting you down? Do you get unexpectedly happy when the sky turns bright? If so (or if not), you should check out the Portland Winter Light Festival. This year bike-related events are featured prominently. Biketown will place specially-lit bikes at stations near the start of the big parade near OMSI, Filmed by Bike will host an installation, you can get half-off a day-use bike share pass, and there’s a big bike parade!

We’ve got all the Winter Light Fest details and much more in this week’s guide…
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Weekend Event Guide: Ovarian Psycos, coffee on the bridges, Alameda’s architecture, and more

by on January 26th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Someday it’ll be dry and sunny again. Trust me.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

I can’t do anything about the weather; but I can give you some great ideas for what to do on a bike this weekend.

Have a look at our specially prepared menu of rides and make the selections that suit you…

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Weekend Event Guide: Hell of the North Plains, Rapha and Ruckus sales, Palm Tree ride, and more

by on January 18th, 2018 at 10:16 am

Discover Vernonia’s backroads on an old-fashioned adventure at OMTM’s season opener on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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We’re at that point in winter when you probably have your unpredictable weather routine all figured out. There’s no telling if it’ll be cold, balmy, wet, dry, windy, or some combination of all that.

But regardless of what mother nature throws at us, we still must ride. And if you don’t feel like heading out, there happen to be two big sales going on this weekend.

Here’s our weekly selection of the best things to do…

Friday, January 19th

PDX Coffee Outside – 7:00 am to 8:30 am (Location TBA)
Grab your coffee-making kit, swing onto your bike and meet up with friends old and new. PDX Coffee Outside meets every Friday at a different location. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Tree-planting by bike, competitive bar games, indoor MTB clinic, and more

by on January 12th, 2018 at 9:44 am

Sunday Parkways NW 2011-13-12

Like riding by trees? Why not plant a few for future generations to enjoy. You can do that on Saturday’s Friends of Trees ride.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Before we get into this weekend’s event selections, I want to give a big shout-out to all the Portlanders in Reno, Nevada for the USA Cyclocross National Championships. We’ve got some stellar people representing us and I hope they achieve their goals.

With that, here are some ideas to help motivate you during these wet and dark times.

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