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: 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)

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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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Weekend Event Guide: Bridge Pedal, Velo Cult bike sale, Street Trust bike raffle party, and more

by on August 9th, 2018 at 8:39 am

Bridge Pedalers taking over I-405 back in 2010.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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

The weekend is almost here. And thankfully, the weather gods have planned a reprieve from the heat.

The annual Bridge Pedal happens on Sunday. The event has lost a bit of its epicness as organizers continue to wrangle with a new approach by the City of Portland to limit the scope of large-scale events in the public right-of-way. The full route includes just six bridges these days (down from ten); but lucky participants still get the chance to experience a carfree ride atop the Marquam and Fremont bridges. That’s an opportunity you can only get during this event!

Here are the rest of our picks for the weekend (see the full calendar for more suggestions).
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Weekend Event Guide: Welcome to (Bike) Portland, Fat Bike Fest, ‘cross clinic and more

by on August 2nd, 2018 at 9:21 am

Cyclocross clinics are starting all over town this time of year. Wenzel Coaching is leading one on Saturday at Gateway Green.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

Looks like we’ll get a reprieve from the heat this weekend. And it’s a good thing because we’ve got some great rides and events to tempt you with.

Here’s what we suggest…

Saturday, August 4th

**BP PICK!!** Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival – Gold Beach (Oregon Coast)
Escape the heat and head to the southern Oregon coast for a weekend of fat bikes, beaches, great beer and more. This affordable, family-friendly event is fully supported and a great opportunity to try fat biking and discover a beautiful part of our coastline. More info here.
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Weekend Event Guide: Velo Cult’s farewell, moonrise, slow pokes, and more

by on July 26th, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Saturday is the farewell party.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

If you’ve been meaning to swing by Velo Cult, this Saturday will be your last chance to soak up its legendary atmosphere. Let’s give Sky and Anthony a proper sendoff!

And if VC hanging isn’t your thing, we’ve got a few other rides to tempt you with.

Friday, July 27th

Sunset Moonrise Ride – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at P’s & Q’s Market (NE)
The Urban Adventure League wants to show you the fun of that special time when the full moon rises the same time the sun sets. Expect an easy five-mile ride to a good viewing spot. More info here.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Green Loop Sunday Parkways, Salmon Cycling Classic and more

by on July 19th, 2018 at 11:04 am

There’s something extra special about riding on carfree streets downtown.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

The weekend is almost here. And with temps expected to heat back up, you might want to plan your riding earlier or later than usual.

A highlight this weekend includes the first-ever Salmon Cycling Classic down in Wilsonville. And Sunday is the most anticipated Sunday Parkways event of the year: A route that will follow the outline of the future Green Loop! PBOT has really pulled out all the stops on this one, with more activities than you could possibly fit into five hours. So check out the event brochure before you go in order to plan your attack.
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Weekend Event Guide: Cycle Oregon Weekender, Rosewood Walkways, STP, and more

by on July 12th, 2018 at 10:57 am

Cool water, like the Sandy River at Dodge Park, will be worth pedaling for this weekend.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

It’s going to be a hot one, so be prepared!

If you want to see Portland beyond close-in neighborhoods, it’s an ideal weekend to venture out. The Rosewood Walkways event on Saturday will be a smaller version of Sunday Parkways and the focus will be on using feet instead of bikes. You’ll have free reign of 1.5 miles of carfree streets to soak up the art and culture of a part of Portland that often gets overlooked.

Here’s our selection for the weekend…

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Weekend Event Guide: Bone Machine Crit, Welcome to (Bike) Portland, and more

by on July 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am

Discover new paths and natural gems of north Portland on Saturday’s Welcome to (Bike) Portland ride.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

Here are our recommendations for the weekend…
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