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: Toy drive ride, bike-to-BBQ, Holiday Express, and more

by on December 7th, 2017 at 9:19 am

Bike the Lights night at Winter Wonderland-13.jpg

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland

Hope you’re enjoying this dry and sunny weather of late. This weekend will still be cold, but with no rain in the forecast it’s time to seize the cycling opportunities.

And of course it’s that time of year for holiday merriment. Whether you’re a good-hearted Grinch like the guy above, or you just want to ride with friends, we’ve got some good options for you to consider…
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Sandy Ridge, Oregon City, fat bikes on the beach, and more

by on November 30th, 2017 at 10:35 am

Alan Koch in Oregon City-2

Ride Oregon City’s Municipal Elevator during the Puddlecycle ride on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s December! Whether that makes you elated or depressed, it’s worth knowing what your ride options are. And when it comes to that, we’ve got you covered.

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

If the wet and cold weather has you riding less, spend some time perusing our winter weather riding archives for all the best tips and tricks.

Friday, December 1st

BikeLoud Lincoln-Harrison-Ladd Greenway Subcommittee Meeting – 5:00 pm at SE 12th and Hawthorne
Portland’s project-focused bike advocacy group BikeLoud PDX is ramping up focus on the Lincoln-Harrison project. Come and learn more about the greenway and how to make it better. More info here.

[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Better buses, ‘cross championships, Cranksgiving, and more

by on November 16th, 2017 at 9:05 am

Krugers Crossing-43

Whether you race, cheer, or just enjoy the bonfire and a beverage; the Kruger’s Crossing event on Sunday is sure to be great.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Time to map your plan of attack for the weekend. Check out our selections below and keep an eye on the BP Calendar for updates and even more ideas.

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

Friday, November 17th

Portland Bus Lane Project Planning Meeting – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Red Robe Tea House & Cafe (310 NW Davis St.)
Want better bus service in Portland? Get involved with the activism that is making it happen. More info here.

[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Showers Pass sale, trail work, Crusade finale, and more

by on November 9th, 2017 at 12:55 pm

The Big Dig at Gateway Green-19.jpg

Trail work should be a part of everyone’s healthy trail riding diet.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

What’s on your list this weekend? The weather looks a bit iffy, but you never know how it’ll end up so you might as well plan to ride.

If the national news has dampened your mood, let me make two suggestions: Evalyn Parry’s SPIN, a show about the bicycle’s impact on women; and the two trail work days on Saturday where you can do something to improve your community. And please support the Showers Pass Warehouse Sale on Saturday. They advertised it with us and we’re grateful for their business!

Check out our selections below. And don’t forget to check the full calendar for the latest updates…
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Art, Evan Deutsch, cyclocross, future of transportation, and more

by on November 2nd, 2017 at 10:16 am

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

I hope you have some extra time this weekend because we’ve got a solid slate of things to do.

And take a look at what’s up tomorrow: An all-woman panel at City Club, a women’s support group campout, and a ride that partners with The Street Trust’s Women Bike program. See anything in common?

Scroll down for our selections. And have a great weekend no matter what you end up doing…
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Blazers Bike Night, costumed ‘cross, cemeteries, and haunted places

by on October 26th, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Cross Crusade in Bend-66.jpg

A weekend of cyclocross racing like no other: The Crusade heads to Bend!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Looks like we’ll have a nice and dry Halloween weekend. And that’s great because for some reason there are a lot of spooky-themed rides to enjoy!

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

If you’re not headed to Bend for the cyclocross racing like a few thousand other Portlanders, don’t miss the Crosstoberfest down in Lake Oswego on Saturday. There’s also a fun alleycat and Blazers Bike Night if that’s more your style. Then on Sunday we’ve got three scary rides to choose from. See the selections below and remember to check the full calendar for events not listed here.

Trick or treat!

Friday, October 27th

Breakfast on the Bridges Halloween Edition – 7:00 to 9:00 am on Steel, Hawthorne and Tilikum
Come for the free coffee and snacks, stay for the friends and conversation. Watch for the big gorilla on the Steel Bridge. Be nice and it’ll give you a banana!
More info here.
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Freak Bike Fall, cyclocross, and some NOISE

by on October 19th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Splash Dance Ride

Ridden by some, loved by all: It’s a freak bike weekend.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

It. Is. Wet. Out. There.

Hope you’ve got your fenders and jackets all sorted out because the rain will be here for a while.

But it won’t be enough to deter our freak bike-loving friends from a weekend of fun and rides. And it will only embolden cyclocross fans for the upcoming mudfest that will transpire Sunday’s Crusade race at PIR.

Here’s our selection of the best events this weekend, starting with a neighborhood rally tomorrow (Friday) in St. Johns..
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Cyclocross, Chris King Open House, and more

by on October 12th, 2017 at 9:43 am

Cross Crusade #3 - Cascade Locks-8.jpg

Racing bikes in pure Gorge mud with friends. It doesn’t get any better than this.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Guide is back! After two weeks off due to me galavanting around Europe, it brings me much pleasure to offer our selection of events for the coming weekend. Remember our calendar includes rides not listed here, so don’t forget to check it out.

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

With the rain and fall weather here with vengeance, we’re set up for some classic cyclocross battles this weekend. Last year the Cyclocross Crusade’s stop in Cascade Locks was an epic mud-bath. At several places on the course I was literally riding up a river of water and I still have dirt in my bibshorts one year later!

And don’t miss the Chris King event Saturday. It’s a rare chance to see one-of-a-king custom builds and tour the factory.

Here ya go…
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Sunday Parkways, Ninkrossi, Bike Town Hall, and more

by on September 21st, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Kassandra and Jessica.jpg

Community Cycling Center Executive Director Kasandra Griffin (L) and ODOT Planner Jessica Horning are excited about the weekend!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

Welcome to the weekend.

I’m typing this from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam awaiting a flight to Paris. I’m having a great time so far! I hope all is well back in Portland.

If you need some suggestions for rides to do this weekend, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Don’t miss the Town Hall ride on Saturday. It’s a great chance to chat with your state legislators. And of course Sunday Parkways!

Saturday, September 23rd

Rapha Prestige – All day, starts in Yamhill
This team event promises to be an all-day adventure with a challenging 90-mile route from Yamhill County wine country up and over the coast range. Registration is closed, so if you aren’t already on the list you might want to flag this one for next year. More info here.
[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Kidical Massive, Zaaldercross, Maya Pedal, Ripplebrook, and more

by on September 14th, 2017 at 10:49 am

Kidical Mass - Zombie Edition-20
Join the Kidical Massive ride on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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

There’s a lot of rain in the forecast for next week so you better get in some rides before everything gets wet and muddy (not that you’ll stop riding when it does of course).

Thankfully the air quality has improved over much of Oregon in the past week. Speaking of which, word on the street is that Crater Lake is nice right now, so if you missed the Rim Ride last week, there’s another chance to enjoy it carfree on Saturday.

Take a look at our event suggestions below and have fun out there!
[Read more…]