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Some people are acting like summer is almost over. Wait.. what? It is? Dang. Well, we’ve still got some stellar weather that’s just begging you to get out and ride. This weekend we’ve added a few events that aren’t bike-specific; but they sure are fun and showing up by bike makes them even better.
Friday, August 21st
Dropout Bike Club Ride – 9:00 pm at Colonel Summers Park (SE 20th and Belmont)
Let your freak bike flag fly at the monthly ride of the fun-loving Dropouts. It’s social and it’s the place to show off your latest build (or get inspired by other people’s work). More info here.
Saturday, August 22nd
Bike Camping to Milo McIver State Park – All Weekend. Ride has been cancelled.
Join the non-profit Cycle Wild for a beginner-friendly jaunt out to Milo McIver and spend the night under the stars. The destination is just 30 miles of flat riding away. Once there take a dip in the Clackamas river and explore the sweet little town of Estacada. More info here
Let’s Go Bicycle Touring – 9:00 am at Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead (Columbia River Gorge)
Join Oregon State Parks for this special ride aimed at getting you inspired for bike touring. The guided ride will be 30 miles through the Gorge on the Historic Columbia River State Trail. Bikes can be provided if you don’t have one. Reserve a spot and learn more here.
Back Porch Projects Launch Party – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 2119 N Kerby Ave
Back Porch Projects is a local company and they’re hosting a block party to launch their upcoming Kickstarter project. Why is this on BikePortland? The project is custom made bike carts and trailers that will be marketed as ways to startup a small business. Along with info on the project, the party will include a vendor fair that starts at 12 noon. Expect food, beer, and music too. More info here.
Jade Night Market – 5:00 pm at SE 82nd and Division
This is the place to be on Saturday night! A project of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the Night Market is where “Oregon’s multiracial communities come out in force.” Expect live music, great food from every corner of the globe, vendors, lots of fun people, and much more. When else can you party in the middle of SE Division? More info here.
Oregon Line Fireworks and Picnic – 5:00 pm at Zidell Yards (3030 SW Moody Ave)
TriMet and Kiewit (the company that built the new Tilikum Bridge are hosting a free public picnic and firework show to celebrate the opening of the new bridge. Toast the occasion with a pint of BridgePortland Tilikum Orange Line IPA and wash it down with a bowl of Salt & Straw’s Catch the Orange ice cream. Fireworks start at 9:00 pm. More info here.
A Velo Cult Birthday Party – 6:30 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
Velo Cult owner Sky Boyer is turning 40! Come raise a glass for the man who came to Portland with a dream in the process made many of our own dreams come true. Happy Birthday Sky! More info here (FB).
Sunday, August 23rd
Sunday Parkways Southeast – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
You know the drill by now. Enjoy the fruits of summer on a leisurely stroll or roll through southeast Portland’s backstreets and big parks. Or, you can kick it up a notch and dance your heart out to live music. There’s so much to do! Check the map of activities and get more info here.
Cyclocross Clinics – 9:00 am to 12 noon at Portland International Raceway
Cylcoross is just around the corner and now is the time to hone your techniques and wipe away those ‘cross cobwebs. For $45 entry, the pros from Wenzel Coaching will get you riding smooth and strong whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced racer. More info here.
— Did we miss anything? Let us know via the comments and make sure to drop us a line if you have an upcoming event you’d like us to feature next week.
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