weekend open thread

Weekend Open Thread

Avatar by on September 19th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Cycle Oregon Day 5 - Glendale to Grants Pass-11

A scene from the fifth day of Cycle Oregon 2009
(Photo © J. Maus)

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.[Read more…]

Weekend Open Thread

Avatar by on August 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Looks like some sun, some rain this weekend, not necessarily in that order. Check out our guide to some of the rides and events going on — and feel free to share your fun 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. [Read more…]

Reader Photo of the Week, Weekend Open Thread, and more!

Avatar by on August 15th, 2009 at 10:21 am

Tall Bike Tour

Doc, the mechanic at Portland Pedalworks, poses with his steed partway through a tallbike tour from Portland to Astoria and back via Tillamook.
(Photo by Flickr user Portland Pedalworks in the BikePortland Photographers pool)

Welcome to the weekend! And it’s also time for a quick social media check-in:[Read more…]

Weekend Open Thread

Avatar by on July 31st, 2009 at 1:24 pm

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Enjoy your weekend!

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.

Weekend Open Thread

Avatar by on July 24th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Have a great weekend!

Use this post to discuss your hot-weather riding this weekend.

Not sure yet what you’ll be doing? Check out the featured events on our Weekend Guide, or for more bike fun see the always well-populated Shift calendar.

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. [Read more…]

Weekend Open Thread

Avatar by on July 17th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

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 .[Read more…]

Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Avatar by on March 20th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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Weather need not be an impediment to the
well-prepared. (Photo © J. Maus)

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.
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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Avatar by on March 13th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Mini Bike Winter IV - Chariot Wars

MMR riders will play
music tonight.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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.[Read more…]

Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Avatar by on February 27th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Friday (2/27)

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North Freaker “Dutch”
on his tallbike.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Critical Mass
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

Freak Friday!
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.
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Weekend Open Thread: Share your bike fun

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 14th, 2009 at 8:52 am

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A scene from the Mini Bike Winter
Chariot Wars in 2008.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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.
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