weekend guide

Weekend Event Guide

by on September 30th, 2011 at 9:21 am

Cross Crusade 2010 #2 - Rainier-49

Two great opportunities to get
your little one some off-road biking
action this weekend.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Welcome to the weekend (well, not yet, I’ve still got some new stories to share)!

I’ve put together another scintillating selection of cycling events for your perusal and planning purposes. Check them out below and let me know if I’ve overlooked anything.

All Weekend

60th Annual Greek Festival
This is one of Portland’s most beloved ethnic festivals. I wouldn’t usually post something like this, but organizers contacted me to make sure folks knew that this year they’ll have tons of bike parking set up just for the event (thanks to BikeRacker of course). Roll over for a great time and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot. Details here.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

by on September 23rd, 2011 at 7:35 am

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-69

Go ahead, ride in the street without
a care… It’s Sunday Parkways!
(Photo © J. Maus)

Hold on to your cycling caps folks, it’s a big bike weekend. Check out the slate of events coming your way…

Friday, September 23rd

Ventura Park Pump Track Meet-and-Greet
Get an early glimpse at Portland’s very first pump track and meet the people who made it happen. This meet-n-greet event is hosted by the Northwest Trail Alliance. Bring a shovel and a smile and be ready to put in some sweat equity into this exciting new off-road facility. 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Ventura Park (SE Stark and 115th).

Oregon Manifest
Friday night at 7:00 pm is your first chance to see the entries and meet the builders who are competing in the Constructor’s Design Challenge to build the “Ultimate modern utility bike.” OregonManifest.com.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

by on September 16th, 2011 at 9:29 am

Biketobeerfest at Hopworks -40

BiketoBeerFest is Saturday!
(Photo © J. Maus)

The weekend is just hours away. If you like to bike and are looking for some fun, check out the events below… And don’t forget to put on fenders and pack a rain jacket!

Friday, September 16th

Live the Revolution Safe Routes to School Benefit
Join Sugar Wheel Works and lots of other cool people and local bike companies for a benefit party to benefit the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and their Safe Routes to Schools program. Expect a huge prize raffle, photo booth, flat tire changing competition, and more. Starts at 6:30pm at Ristretto Roasters (3808 N. Williams)[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

by on May 19th, 2011 at 7:03 am

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Racing returns to Mt. Tabor.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The weekend is right around the corner. We’re almost afraid to talk about the nice weather we’ve been having; but let’s hope some of this sun sticks around for the great events below.

We’re looking forward to a picnic and some great local bike racing at Mt. Tabor on Saturday, perhaps followed up by Sunday Parkways on Sunday. Yes, the summer cycling season is just getting warmed up. Check the events below and if we left anything out, feel free to shout it out in the comments.

Thursday, May 19th

    7:00 am – 10:00 pm:
    5% Day for B-shares at Whole Foods Market in the Pearl
    -B-Line leverages the sunken costs of their existing delivery routes to pick up and deliver surplus food to agencies providing food assistance. Whole Foods (Pearl) will donate 5% of the day’s sales to local bike delivery B-Line’s B-shares program.

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Weekend Event Guide

by on May 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Historic steam locomotive

National Train Day is Saturday
There’s a ride for that!
(Photo © Russ Roca)

This weekend starts early (as they all should!) with an exhibition of custom bikes and photographs tonight.

Casual, informative, kid-friendly and potentially heart pounding rides ensue throughout the weekend from Vancouver to Eugene. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5th

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Weekend Event Guide

by on April 21st, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Alpenrose track clean-up day

You think the old track at
Alpenrose fixes itself?
(Photo © J. Maus)

Tons of volunteer opportunities this weekend to help maintain and build a fabulous bike scene whether your preference is mountain, track or just tootling around dressed like a bunny rabbit.

Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, April 23rd

Weekend Event Guide

by on April 7th, 2011 at 8:46 am

Don’t miss BikeHugger’s “Built” presentation
at the PDX Bicycle Show on Saturday.

Sun, rain, snow…who cares. Lots to do this weekend including a couple races and one big tradeshow. Check out the events below and use the comments to share anything we left out. Good luck dressing appropriately.

Friday, April 8th

3:00-4:00 pm: Capital Bike Share – Lessons Learned
Start your weekend early at PSU for a discussion on bike sharing.

Saturday, April 9th

9:00 am: Coolest Trees in SE Portland Ride
Ride your bike with an urban forester to find the most notable trees in Sellwood, Reed, and Eastmoreland neighborhoods. Leaves from Sellwood Park (7701 SE 7th)[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

by on November 17th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Race

A ‘cross course marked by pumpkins?
Yes, it might happen again at the
Kruger’s Crossing race on Sunday
(Photo © J. Maus)

The weekend is right around the corner! Don’t let the weather forecast (snow!), get you down or keep you off your bike. Start the weekend early (as in tomorrow) with a little food and freak, then check out some great community resources on Saturday and wrap it up with an all out cyclocross mess-fest.

Thursday, November 18th

5:00pm: Cartopia Book Release Ride
Local bike guide experts Portland Bicycle Tours are leading a free tour of Portland’s famous food cart pods to celebrate the release of the new book, Cartopia, Portland’s Food Cart Revolution.  Join Evan and the gang at 345 NW Everett and wind your way through downtown, ending at a reception at the Art Department gallery.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide

by on October 21st, 2010 at 10:56 am

Fall scene-1

Gorgeous fall riding
(get it while you can).
(Photo © J. Maus)

After a several weeks of what seemed like non-stop bike events, this weekend’s guide is comparatively light, accompanied by a damp forecast.  Is it the calm before the storm?  Probably yes, in more ways than one.

Friday, October 22nd

10:00am-4:00pm: Walls of Pride
Join the Dill Pickle Club, the Walls of Heritage Committee, and the Mallory Avenue Community Enrichment on this guided tour of Portland’s African American public art.  The event will feature presentations from some of the artists and local curators, on an easy-paced 10 mile loop around town.  Ride meets at the Mallory Ave Community Enrichment Center at 126 NE Alberta, tickets ($10) and are available through the event website here.
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Weekend Event Guide

by on October 13th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Freak Bike Alleycat-25

Bikes await the start at the 2009
Freak Bike Fall Alleycat.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Looks like another great weekend in the saddle! This week’s guide offers something for everyone: trail building and advocacy, freak bikes, informative tours, and plenty of mud.

Friday, October 15th

8:00pm: Freak Bike Alleycat
The main event of Freak Bike Fall, come join what promises to be a crazy good race. Freak bikes of all shapes and sizes will compete in a race around town, stopping at some truly unique and interesting checkpoints along the way. Race begins at Irving Park, NE 7th and Fargo.

Saturday, October 16th[Read more…]