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

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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Weekend Event Guide: Freak Bike Fall, cyclocross doubleheader, e-scooter throwdown

by on October 26th, 2018 at 9:08 am

Cascade Locks is one of the most beautiful stops on the Cyclocross Crusade calendar.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend!

While our stellar weather seems to have passed, we embrace yet another change in the season. And if you’re a cyclocross fan, this rain is what you’ve been waiting for.

Note: Some events cancel in the event of rain (always double-check event website before heading out), and this week we’ve shared two events happening Monday (10/29) just as a bonus because we like you so much.

Have fun!

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Weekend Event Guide: Hidden history, ‘cross in Canby, Kidical Mass, and more

by on October 18th, 2018 at 10:34 am

Discover hidden history of Portland with Shawn Granton (on left, with megaphone) of Urban Adventure League and local historian Dan Haneckow.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Another gloriously sunny and colorful weekend is almost here. If you need some ideas for things to do, we’ve got a few tips.

And by the way folks, we’re between sponsors for the Weekend Event Guide and the BP Calendar right now. So if you own a business (and/or spend marketing money for one) and want to partner up with us, please get in touch. BikePortland relies on financial support from individuals and businesses, so don’t just be a reader, be a supporter!

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Weekend Event Guide: Gladys’ 5th, Chris King Open House, NOISE Ride, and more

by on October 11th, 2018 at 9:17 am

Get out there and enjoy our fall splendor.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is near and we hope you have a chance to escape and enjoy the pleasures of a bicycle ride. If so, here are some suggestions of things to do… [Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Crusade kickoff, Simworks pop-up, pumpkin ride, and more

by on October 4th, 2018 at 9:44 am

Things could get a bit crazy at Alpenrose this weekend.

The weekend is near. We hope you’ll have the time and ability to indulge your love of cycling. The fall colors are peeking out and we’ve got some season-appropriate suggestions in this week’s guide.

Here are our selections…

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Weekend Event Guide: Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront, ride the CZ Trail, and more

by on September 27th, 2018 at 7:24 am

*We need a new sponsor for the Weekend Event Guide and the BikePortland Calendar. Please contact me for more info!

The weekend is right around the corner and it’s time to make plans. The fall colors have begun to peek out and a bicycle is a great way to see them.

Here are our picks for the best things to do…

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Weekend Event Guide: Harvest Century, Sunday Parkways, Ninkrossi, and more

by on September 21st, 2018 at 10:34 am

Get out and enjoy it.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Quick housekeeping note: BikePortland relies on advertisers to survive. We have an opening to sponsor this Weekend Event Guide. It’s a golden opportunity! Please get in touch if interested.

Hasn’t this weather been amazing? The onset of crisp and colorful fall-like conditions have us dreaming about long days in the saddle. While we might see a spot of ran here and there on Saturday, there should be plenty of sun for the Harvest Century and Sunday Parkways.

Here’s our selection of things to do on a bike this weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: Kidical Massive, legislator town hall, Zaaldercross, and more

by on September 13th, 2018 at 8:12 am

Kidical Massive is Saturday.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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

Two more days until the weekend.

Here’s our selection of the events worth checking out…

Friday, September 14th

Midnight Mystery Ride – “At midnight we ride” location TBA
Don’t forget to check the MMR website for the start location of this month’s ride. Bring a jacket and something warm to drink! More info here.

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Weekend Event Guide: ‘Cross trio, swifts viewing, police open house, and more

by on September 6th, 2018 at 10:20 am

Even the kids are excited that ‘cross season is here.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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

Welcome to the weekend.

Hope you’re good at managing your time because Saturday is jam-packed with cool things to do. If you are into ‘cross, this is the first double-header weekend of the season with races in Vancouver and Sandy. But wait, there’s more! Do not miss the screening of Drew Coleman’s “State of Cyclocross” film Saturday night, which he shot in one day using the old-school super-8 format.

If you like local culture and lore, ride to see the swifts on Friday, then check get a rare peek inside the PPB’s Traffic Division HQ in St. Johns on Saturday. Or if you love hanging out and supporting local businesses, the Golden Pliers Bike Shop Grand Opening Extravaganza is on Saturday.

So much to love! Have fun out there!
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Weekend Event Guide: Tour de Lab, cyclocross, Welcome to (Bike) Portland, and more

by on August 30th, 2018 at 11:59 am

The many modes of multi-talented, marvelous, non-motorized maven Meghan Sinnott. You can join her for a ride on Sunday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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

Yes, cross is here; but it’s not the only thing on the menu this weekend.

While Portland’s favorite cycling discipline kicks off with a race just across the river in Vancouver on Saturday, we’ve also got things for commuters, wonks, newbies and dog lovers.

Check out our selection…

Friday, August 31st

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:00 to 9:00 am on the Steel, Hawthorne, and Tilikum bridges
It’s the last Friday of the month so you know what that means… B-on-B! Give yourself some extra time on the way to work and pull over to chat and sip hot liquids and nosh nice snacks thanks to the Shift-inspired volunteers who keep this great tradition alive. More info here.
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