(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)
Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.
How’s your summer riding been going so far? Are you ready for a century ride — or as our friends at OR Bike like to say, a “Hundo“?
Hopefully you’ve done a bit of training because the Portland Century is our marquee event of the weekend. While most of the route isn’t actually in Portland this year, the support and food and drinks you’ll encounter at the rest stops and the finish line party will be decidedly local.
There’s nothing but warm and sunny blue skies in the forecast. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 16th
Dew Tour – All Weekend downtown on SW Broadway between Jefferson and Salmon
This event will feature some cool BMX action. The best riders in the world will show off their skills in “streetstyle” and dirt jump competitions. And the best part is the whole thing is free to watch! If you’re not a BMX fan, consider this a great chance to hang out on a carfree SW Broadway! More info here.
Portland Century – All Day
This fully-supported ride offers three routes — 45, 60, and 100 miles — that explore the bike paths and backroads of Clark County Washington. Along the way (rest stops every 15 miles) you’ll be treated to gourmet local food and drinks and there will be a big party at the finish line. The event benefits the Jackson Hill foundation. More info here.
Mt. Hood Views – 9:00 am at Gresham Main City Park (219 S. Main)
The Portland Wheelmen will lead a ride that will head to the end of the Springwater Trail and beyond — offering views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. There will be a 35 or 49 mile loop option. More info here.
Bike Farm Swap Meet and Dance Party – 2:00 pm to midnight at (1810 NE First Ave)
The fine folks at the Bike Farm have a new warehouse space. Stop by to browse or sell used bike parts at the free swap meet, then stay for the beer, food and prizes. The dance party will feature live music from hip-hop group ADDverse Effects. More info here (FB).
Masters Track Championships – 10:00 am (Sunday too) at Alpenrose Dairy (6149 SW Shattuck)
The end of track season is upon us so it’s time to crown the year’s best racers. If you haven’t checked out local track racing action, this is your final chance to see what it’s all about. More info here.
Sunday, August 17th
Parks of Milwaukie – 9:30 am at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main St.)
Join grassroots advocates from Bike Milwaukie on their monthly ride. This family-friendly ride will be about 10 miles, stopping at a few parks and then looping back City Hall where the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market will be in full swing. More info here.
Group MTB Ride at Post Canyon – 9:00 am at The Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park (2700 NE 82nd)
The NW Trail Alliance is headed to Post Canyon for their weekly group ride. Right outside Hood River, this area boasts a large network of trails that are fun for every skill level. Meet up for carpools at The Lumberyard and expect to return around 6 pm. More info here.
— If we missed anything, feel free to let us know and/or give it a shout-out in the comments.
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