It’s the weekend! True to Portland’s usual hectic end-of-summer pace, there’s a lot going on around town. Be sure to check out our events guide as you make your plans. And let us know how it goes in the comments here.
I’ll leave you with this photo just sent in by former BikePortland intern Dan Liu, of the luxurious bike path on a freeway bridge in Sandpoint, Idaho during his cross-country bike trip this summer.
Welcome to the weekend! And it’s also time for a quick social media check-in:
What are you doing to make the most of what now seem like refreshingly low temps this weekend?
There are too many bike-related events going on this weekend to summarize succinctly — check out our Weekend Events Roundup for an enticing selection.
Whatever you do, let us know how things go in the thread below.
Use this post to discuss your hot-weather riding this weekend.
I’ve already begun my weekend, taking a chunk of time off in the middle of the day to haul some found boards by bike — hopefully within the next week they’ll become a bookshelf.
What are your plans this weekend?
There are a ton of organized events going on — check out yesterday’s Weekend Event Roundup for a partial list.
If you’re still looking for something fun tonight, check out the fun-sounding Rubber Side Down Exploratory Ride or, if you’ve got young’uns, Kidical Mass in the early evening. Later on is a particularly fun birthday celebration on the Dropout Ride .
It’s nearly the weekend — and I’ve heard rumors of sun as well as reports of thunder, lightning, and hail.
Last weekend’s rain and high winds didn’t keep everyone indoors — hopefully your errands, visits, and bike fun won’t be deterred by any kind of weather in the next few days either.
It’s been a long, quiet week here at BikePortland HQ, as Jonathan and I have both been out of town — he’s in DC working like a madman to cover the National Bike Summit, and until yesterday I was down south at the smaller and scrappier but no less inspiring L.A. Bike Summit (more on that soon).
There’s not much time to round up the weekend’s events, but here are a few ideas that look good — please feel free to add your own suggestions, reports, and more in the comments.
– Sleep not your thing? Tonight is the infamous Midnight Mystery Ride, Hootenanny edition. Help Rev Phil celebrate freedom, bikes, and getting older without forgetting how to have fun. Bring musical instruments and copies of the lyrics to your favorite songs for everyone to sing to. Meet at 11:00pm. Starting location is up now at the MMR website.
on his tallbike.
(Photo © J. Maus)
A celebration of bicycle traffic on the last Friday of every month.
North Park Blocks (NW Park and Couch, by the elephant)
Meet at 5:30, ride at 6:00pm
North Freak is a collective for people who love freak bicycles, such as tall bikes, choppers, swing bikes, minibikes and anything else fun and creative you can think of.
North Freak has a freak bicycle ride (all cyclists are welcome, on any bike) on the fourth Friday of every month, followed by jousting at a mystery location. Tall bikes and helmets/pads will be available to the public! Try one for the first time!
Irving Park, NE 7th Ave & Irving Park Path
Meet at 10:30pm, ride to mystery jousting location.
Greetings from Guadalajara! I am having an amazing time down here and I can’t wait to share more about my trip (I return to Portland on Monday afternoon).
On Sunday, I will join some new friends on the “Via Recreativa”. This is an event where 25 km of Guadalajara’s city streets are closed to motorized vehicles. It is what Sunday Parkways wants to be when it grows up.
What are you doing on your bike this weekend?
If you need an idea or two, check out our Weekend Guide.
Whatever your plans are, we’d love to hear about them. Share adventures, photos, and ride reports in the comments below.
Bundle up and have a great weekend.
Welcome to the weekend (I know it’s still Friday but so what)! I hope you’ve got some riding in your plans. Here’s a quick guide to a few velo-options.
Some folks are out there right now on this month’s Kidical Mass ride. If you did it, please chime in and let us know how it went.
Also tonight, if freak bikes are more your cup of tea (and if you own some very warm clothes), check out the Dropout Freakbike ride.