Weekend Event Guide: Activism, Zoobomb, the solar system and more

Weekend Event Guide: Activism, Zoobomb, the solar system and more

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This man is a professional. I wouldn’t recommend a bike like this for your first Zoobomb.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.

The weather doesn’t look too great this weekend… But we’ve the love to keep you warm! Whether you feel like activisming, socializing, racing, or shopping — there’s something for you this weekend.

What are your plans?

Here’s the forecast:

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(Thanks Weather.com.)

Friday, November 13th

Clinton Social Ride – 4:30 pm at PAZ (SE 16th and Woodward)
The ride that started it all! Join the group and roll together to “assert that Clinton is a Bike Greenway” and don’t forget to have fun while doing it. Ride will loop from SE 12th to 39th, picking up riders as it goes. Vibe is positive and non-confrontational. More info here (FB).

Saturday, November 14th

Cross Crusade #7 – All day at Portland International Raceway
No excuses to not race this weekend because the venue is as close as you’ll get all season. The seventh stop in the Crusade series promises all the wonderful riding and watching you’ve come to expect — all just a hop, skip, and jump away. More info here

Showers Pass Pop Up Store Celebration – 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Western Bikeworks Tigard (7295 SW Dartmouth)
You’re invited to check out Showers Pass’ new display of products. Western Bikeworks in Tigard is the only dealer in the world that carries all 68 Showers Pass products! Join a ride with the SP crew from their southeast Portland headquarters (2101 SE 6th Ave) at 12:30 pm. There will be drinks, a prize raffle, 15% off merchandise, and more. More info here.

Rush Hour Alleycat Race & Mob Ride – 6:00 pm at Terry Schrunk Plaza (SW Madison and 3rd)
Meet others who love riding in the city, grab a manifest, and head out for some fun. More info here

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Sunday, November 15th

Cross Crusade #8 – All day at Portland International Raceway
No excuses to not race this weekend because the venue is as close as you’ll get all season. The seventh stop in the Crusade series promises all the wonderful riding and watching you’ve come to expect — all just a hop, skip, and jump away. More info here

Canby Flats Ride – 10:00 am from Waite Park in Canby
Join the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club for a 34-mile jaunt from Canby to Molalla and back. Quintessential rural Oregon country roads and amazing scenery await you. More info here.

Bike Milwaukie Monthly Ride – 9:30 am at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main Street)
-205 path to Clackamas River (possibly farther south to the Oregon City Elevator depending on the group) and back via the Trolley Trail. More info here (FB).

Scale of the Solar System Ride – 11:00 am Japanese American Plaza (Waterfront Park at NW Couch)
Did you flunk astronomy? Or maybe just curious about the universe? Join this ride for a novel way to learn about planets and the solar system. “If the sun is as big as our bike wheel, how far is Neptune? Lets bike there and find out!” Astronauts and alients welcome. More info here

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – 12:00 pm at Oregon Walks/CCC office (1805 NE 2nd Ave_
A nationwide movement toward Vision Zero begins and Portland is one of several cities participating. Join families and friends of people who have been impacted by traffic collisions to place memorials at crash sites. Meet up and then split into carpools and bike trains. More info here.

Three Speeds Pub Crawl – 4:00 pm at Hedge House (3412 SE Division)
Join the Society of Three Speeds (yes, there is such a thing) for some fall merry-making. Ride will only be about five miles and will hit up at least three pubs. More info here.

A Birthday Zoobomb – 8:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave)
It’s Carl’s birthday and he wants to Zoobomb. You don’t even need to know Carl, just know that he’d be the perfect person to lead you up the West Hills for your first Zoobomb. If you’ve ever been curious what it’s all about, this would be a good time to give it a whirl. Bring MAX Fare, treats to share, friends and warm clothes. 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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