Weekend Event Picks

Weekend Event Picks

Sauvie Island Strawberry Ride

Hang out with Don Kruger at
his farm on Sauvie Island
this Sunday.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Before you finalize all your weekend riding plans, I wanted to highlight three events that deserve your attention.

Tomorrow is the American Lung Association’s big annual Reach the Beach ride. It’s the 23rd year for this popular event that takes folks from several starting points out to the finish line at Cape Kiwanda (south of Tillamook). There are 100, 80, 55, and 28-mile options leaving from Portland, Newberg, Amity, and Grand Ronde respectively. If you’re doing the ride, have fun and good luck! If you’re biking or driving on the route, expect to find thousands of people sharing the road with you.

On Sunday (5/19), bike racers and riders of all persuasions will head out to Sauvie Island for the Kruger’s Kermesse Farm Crit. This unique event features a fun mix of terrain that will have something for riders of all abilities. It all happens at Kruger’s Farm, which is a great place to bring the family and hang out with friends. For a fun day, ride out to the event via the St. Johns Bridge and Highway 30 (where traffic is much more pleasant on the weekends).

On your way out (or to) the Kermesse, swing by Kenton Cycle Repair (2020 N McClellan) for their Huge Swap Meet and Grand Opening. Bring your bike stuff to sell and get a table for just $10.

Feel free to plug other events and/or share your plans in the comments…

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