Weekend Event Guide: Women’s only, 3-speeds, a bike party, and more

Weekend Event Guide: Women’s only, 3-speeds, a bike party, and more

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Grab your three-speed and head to Velo Cult on Saturday.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Seriously. Is this weather amazing or what? You better get while the gettin’s good when it comes to biking in winter because it doesn’t get any better than this.

And I hope you don’t have plans for Saturday yet because we’ve got a very full slate of rides and events for you to choose from.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 30th

The Clymb Warehouse Sale/Pop-up Shop – Thursday – Sunday (hours vary) at The Clymb HQ (1440 NW Overton)
Online outdoor gear discounter The Clymb is hosting their first-ever warehouse sale. There will be major deals on nice kit. Check their site for hours and more info.

Portland Bike Party – 7:00 pm at Jamison Square (810 NW 11th)
There’s a new bike ride in town… I mean, a new party in town… I mean, it’s both! It’s the Portland Bike Party, a new event that looks to become a monthly mash-up between Slow Roll and Pedalpalooza — with a big focus on fun. Organizers say wearing an outlandish outfit is encouraged (but not required), and they’ve even got a collaborative Spotify playlist to keep the mobile music fresh. Will this become a thing in Portland, re-energizing our streets and bike fun culture? I’m not sure, but I’m definitely curious. More info here.

Saturday, January 31st

Plant Trees By Bike – 8:45 am at Holy Redeemer School (127 N Rosa Parks Way)
Join the non-profit Friends of Trees to haul and then plant trees by bike. This is a great way to put your bike to work while hanging out with great folks and doing something positive for your neighborhood. Learn more here.

Let’s Race Bikes Kickoff Ride – 9:00 am at Portland Bicycle Studio (1435 NW Raleigh)

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This group has one goal: To get more women excited and inspired to ride bicycles fast. This ride will kickoff their 2015 road racing season. Show up at 9 for coffee and conversation, then roll out on a 2-3 hour “no-drop” ride that will focus on learning group riding skills. New riders are encouraged and all ladies/female-identified bodies are welcome. More info here.

River City Bicycles/Sorrella Forte Women’s Group Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (706 SE MLK)
If you’re an intermediate rider looking for camaraderie and a solid riding group, this is where you belong. Speed will average about 15-17 mph and route will be about 30-40 miles. More info here.

Free Bike Maintenance Class at Pedal PT – 10:00 am at PedalPT (2622 SE 25th Ave)
The first in a series of three free classes taught by a professional mechanic (in this case it’s Aaron Michalson, owner/operator of Left Coast Bicycles Mobile Bicycle Service). This free class will focus on general maintenance and how to fix a flat. Perfect for those new to cycling. RSVP is strongly encouraged. More info here.

Biking About Architecture – 12:30 pm at NE 23rd and Alberta (food carts)
Join biking and residential architecture lover Jenny Fosmire as she delights you with hidden gems of the Alberta and Concordia neighborhoods. She’ll point out some eco-superstar homes including a tiny house, a “hand-made modern”, and more. Expect a laid-back, 8-mile ride (with some alley riding!). More info here.

Society of Three Speeds Meet-up – 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
Billed by Society of Three Speeds founder Shawn Granton as, “A casual gathering of three speed enthusiasts,” this event promises some enlightening conversation about the civility and superiority of three speed bikes. Expect a few prizes, more info on future rides, and more. More info here.

Sunday, February 1st

NW Trail Alliance Group Ride (MTB) – 8:00 am, carpools being organized
This week’s group mountain bike ride will tackle the legendary trails at Sandy Ridge. Built for mountain biking for mountain biking, this the place everyone is talking about! Flowing, fast, and fun. There will be ride/loop options for different skill levels. More info here.

Panera Bakery Ride – 10:30 am at Wilshire Park (NE Skidmore and 36th)
Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for a 27-mile ride from northeast Portland to the Marine Drive bike path and over to a bakery on Airport Way. Pace will be 14-16 mph. More info here.

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