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: Rat Patrol, Albina history tour, gold sprints, and more

Avatar by on March 22nd, 2019 at 9:32 am

Shot from Marine Drive taken earlier this week.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Treo Bike Tours in Eastern Oregon. Plan your 2019 trip today!

Welcome to the weekend. Spring is finally officially here and we could not be happier about it.

With peak riding season around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’re ready to ride. That means having your mind, body and bike in usable condition. This week’s guide has several rides, events – and even a clinic – that will help you get ready.

Thanks to our friends at Treo Bike Tours for supporting BikePortland! If you haven’t explored a trip out at their eastern Oregon paradise, you owe it to yourself to consider it.

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Weekend Event Guide: PedPDX, Afghan Cycles, Dirty Circles, Kidical Mass, and more!

Avatar by on March 14th, 2019 at 11:51 am

70s in the forecast!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It feels like spring has finally arrived and we can sense the bicycling buzz out there.

This week’s guide kicks off with three events tomorrow, including a bonus wonky one during your lunch hour.

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Weekend Event Guide: Dead Freeways, Broken & Coastal launch, a time trial, and more

Avatar by on March 7th, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Shawn Granton of Urban Adventure League shares tales of freeways past at his Dead Freeways Ride in 2010.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s almost time to solidify your plans for the weekend. And, while Friday might be a doozy weather-wise, we might get into the 50s over the weekend.

Here’s our list of recommendations…
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Weekend Event Guide: Bikepacking clinics, Filmed by Bike launch, and more

Avatar by on February 28th, 2019 at 9:27 am

If photos like this make your heart beat a bit faster, you should check out one of the upcoming adventure riding events. (This photo is the Coquille River in Parkersburg just east of Bandon.)
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

One of the best things about our community is how people share what they know.

Over the next three days there are three events on our calendar that will get you inspired and educated about adventure riding – from regional touring to epic bikepacking trips. It starts with a Bikepacking 101 clinic tonight (Thursday, 2/28) at the Beaverton Bike Gallery.

Yes it’s cold and a challenging time to ride for some people, but our bike scene never stops! Check out our weekly event picks below…

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Weekend Event Guide: Worst Day of the Year Ride (for real this time), trail work party, Woody Guthrie and more

Avatar by on February 21st, 2019 at 10:50 am

‘Worst Day’ ride? Looks like the best day to these riders at the 2011 edition.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Almost time to cut loose and embrace some cycling action!

If you read this before Thursday night, peruse the calendar for a big slate of fun ideas. And of course since it’s February and it’s Portland, always be mindful of the weather forecast.

Here are our event picks for Friday night and this weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: Mini Bike Winter, live storytelling, slough ramble, and more

Avatar by on February 14th, 2019 at 9:35 am


You never know what — or who — will show up to the Mini Bike Winter Chariot Wars. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s almost time for the weekend and we’ve got some event picks for you.

Looks like it’ll be wet and who knows what else, so make sure you double-check any rides/events you plan to attend to make sure they’re still happening.

Have fun out there!
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Weekend Event Guide: Caddyshack, Clara Honsinger at Worlds, Belmont Goats, and more

Avatar by on January 31st, 2019 at 8:58 am

Portland resident Clara Honsinger’s (Team S&M CX) dream season continues at the World Championships in Denmark and a local cafe is hosting a viewing party so you can cheer her on.
(Photo: Drew Coleman)

Time to put together your weekend plans.

Whether you like cyclocross or not, you’ve got to be excited and inspired by the season of Team S&M CX cyclocross rider Clara Honsinger. She just keeps getting better and better. Last weekend at a very challenging UCI World Cup race she went from a start of around 40th place to finish 19th. 19th! That’s against the very best racers in the world. And she was the 2nd place Under-23 rider. On Saturday Sunday, Honsinger will look to close out her big season with a strong showing in the U23 race at the World Championships in Denmark. If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person, roll over to Breadwinner Cafe on Williams Avenue where they’ll open early to see the live feed.

And that’s just one of the great ideas we’ve got for you. Check out all of our upcoming event picks below…
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Weekend Event Guide: Three speeds, MLK Day, lunar eclipse, palm trees, and more

Avatar by on January 18th, 2019 at 9:52 am

Scene from the 2007 Wintertime Palm Tree Ride, where I first learned about the strange and wonderful monkey puzzle trees!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend!

Here’s our menu of delicious rides and events happening in and around Portland in the next few days.:..

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The Weekend Guide: Gravel social, activism inspiration, OBRA awards party, and more

Avatar by on January 11th, 2019 at 9:02 am

Where will you ride this weekend?
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend.

If you can get over the creeping unease about climate change-induced weird weather, you can relax and enjoy this mild winter we’re having. It should be dry and maybe even sunny this weekend. And as luck would have it, there are plenty of great rides and events to choose from.

Here’s our menu for the weekend, specially selected for you…

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Weekend Event Guide: Weston Awards, Showers Pass sale, ‘Cross in Bend and more

Avatar by on November 1st, 2018 at 10:44 am

Escape the madness — and find a merrier kind of madness in Bend this weekend.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This week’s guide is sponsored by the annual Showers Pass Warehouse Sale, your chance to grab great deals on rain gear! It starts Saturday at 9:00 am.

Here’s our weekly list of suggested rides and events for bike-inclined folks of all types…

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