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Weekend Event Guide: SuperSwap, architecture, trail work party, and more

Weekend Event Guide: SuperSwap, architecture, trail work party, and more

Welcome to the weekend! We’ve got a great slate of events and rides for your consideration…

Looking to score a great deal on bike stuff? The big SuperSwap starts tonight and PAZ is hosting a garage sale on Saturday. And on Sunday, cycling legend Victor Vincente of America (his actual name) will be in town signing his new book at Velo Cult.

Get all the details below…

Friday, March 24th

SuperSwap – 4:00 to 9:00 pm at Imago Dei Central City Gym (1400 SE Ankeny St)
Score great deals on bike gear and apparel from loads of excellent vendors. Hosted by The Athletic, expect vendors with hard-to-find used items and new products from companies (including Rapha!) looking to off-load samples and overstocks. Vendor booths available at reasonable prices and there are earlybird tickets available to avoid the huge crowds. More info here.

Saturday, March 25th

Trail Work Party (NW Trail Alliance) – All day at Stub Stewart State Park
Come out and help the NWTA complete an project to repair bridges on the super-fun Stub Stewart singletrack out in Vernonia. More info here.

Biking About Architecture – Portsmouth edition – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Darcy’s (4804 N Lombard)
Join residential architecture lover Jenny Fosmire for this educational and fun cruise through north Portland and discover cool new places. More info here.

PAZ Garage Sale – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at PAZ HQ (SE 16th and Woodward)
PAZ is a DIY hub that provides affordable workspaces for creators, builders, and lovers of bike fun. They’re selling lots of used bike parts and frames to help raise money to keep their space open. Come for the sale, stay to learn more about this awesome community resource. More info here.

Caddyshack, the sequel – 12:00 pm at I-205 path just south of Marine Drive
Looking for a fun social ride that will introduce you to new places and people? Head over to the I-205 bike path just south of Marine Drive and meet up with the always-enthused and welcoming Maria Schur. She’ll lead the 25-mile ride that will end at Velo Cult in northeast. More info here.









Sunday, March 26th

Bike Loud PDX Monthly General Meeting – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Lucky Lab Brew Pub (915 SE Hawthorne)
Get plugged into important and exciting bike activism efforts at the monthly meeting of Portland’s all-volunteer Bike Loud PDX group. They’ve got a full agenda and new ideas and volunteers are always welcome. More info here.

Victor Vincente of America Book Signing – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
Grab this chance to meet and hang out with a legend of cycling. 74-year-old Victor Vincente of America (born Michael Hiltner) has written a book about his interesting life that included professional road racing and pioneering accomplishments in BMX and mountain biking. He was profiled last year in Dirt Rag Magazine. More info here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Weekend Event Guide: Blazers, a bike show, ride for pickles, cyclocross, and more!

Weekend Event Guide: Blazers, a bike show, ride for pickles, cyclocross, and more!

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Let’s fill the bike parking at the Moda Center again! Join us for the game on Sunday!
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Hi Portland. Has this been a completely fucked-up week or what?!

Hang out with nice people and talk about bikes at Velo Cult's "Velo Cirque".

Hang out with nice people and talk about bikes at Velo Cult’s “Velo Cirque”.

Sorry for the strong language; but America is freaking out right now and I am too. As President-elect Trump and President Obama trade handshakes and shit-eating grins in the Oval Office, there are huge anti-Trump protests happening all over the country, widespread fear and anxiety, and some people feel so emboldened by their leader’s victory they’re assaulting innocent people because of how they look.

Damn.

A nice bike ride might be a great thing to do this weekend if you can manage it.

Here at BikePortland we’ll continue to do what we’ve done since 2005: document bike culture, give you information and inspiration you need to ride, offer a space to have your voice heard, help you plug into the cycling scene, hold powerful people and agencies accountable, and so on. Keep in mind you might notice a sharper and more aggressive tone from me because I’m sick of what’s been going on — on many different levels. A lot of things are broken and need to be fixed and I’m going to do what I can to help with that.

For now, we present to you a list of fun, bike-related things to do. As you know, the simple act of riding a bike can do wonders for your mind and body, so hopefully you have the time to grab some friends and turn pedals together this weekend.

Saturday, November 12th

Velo Cirque: A Modern and Vintage Custom Bike Show – 10:00 am ride, then show is 3:00 to 8:00 at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)
Velo Cult is hosting a new event that will bring together bike builders, collectors, and the people who love them. Saturday will be a classic and vintage theme and will begin with a ride at 10:00 am followed by coffee and beer (and maybe a sandwich). The show will start at 3:00 and go until 8:00. It’s $5 to get in unless you bring an “old school & cool” classic or vintage bike. All genres welcome! More info here.

Sunday, November 13th

Cross Crusade #8 (Finale) – All day at Barton County Park (19298 SE Barton Park Rd)
The Crusade will end on Sunday, but the memories of a great season will last forever. Barton is a classic course that features a big run-up, lots of gravel, and some challenging descents. Fight for those final points and rankings and come bask in the glory as a racer or spectator. More info here.

National Pickle Day Ride – 10:00 am at Woodstock Park (SE 47th and Steele)
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club ride leader Benn will show you the gorgeous rural roads of East Multnomah county — maybe even a pickle farm! — on this 32-mile ride. Expect a social pace, a stop at a bagel joint in Gresham, and other fun times. More info here







Sunrise Corridor Bike & Walk – 1:00 – 3:00 pm at The Missing Link Bicycle Shop (10999 Southeast Main St in Milwaukie)
Join Puddlecycle for a ride to Mt. Talbert Nature Park via the newly constructed Sunrise Corridor biking and walking paths. Ride will be about 10 miles long. More info here.

Velo Cirque: A Modern and Vintage Custom Bike Show – 3:00 to 8:00 pm (1969 NE 42nd)
Velo Cult is hosting a new event that will bring together bike builders, collectors, and the people who love them. Sunday is the Modern Custom Frame Show. Organizers say you can show any type of bike to, as long as it was made by a fully-custom builder who’s currently taking orders. More info here.

Blazer Bike Night/Transportation Night – 6:00 pm at the Moda Center
It’s Transportation Night at the Moda Center and we’re going to make sure that walking and rolling are front-and-center. Join us and our friends from the Community Cycling Center for a very special night. Get your special discounted tickets here. You can also choose to meet up with Oregon Walks for the Rip City Walk which leaves from a few blocks away. Go Blazers! More info here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. This is a primo opportunity. Get in touch!

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Weekend Event Guide: Cross, book release party, shoe drive, rain gear sale, and more

Weekend Event Guide: Cross, book release party, shoe drive, rain gear sale, and more

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Blumenauer will lead a ride to the ballot box Sunday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

As the days get shorter and cooler, it’s a great time to snuggle up with a book and get inspired for spring and summer adventures. If you have discovered it yet, check out the Boneshaker Almanac, a series of 10 pocket-sized periodicals that read like a cross between Mark Twain and an old army manual. There’s a reading to celebrate the tenth issue tonight.

We’ve also got another cyclocross doubleheader in store. Whether your choose to partake Saturday or Sunday (or both!), you’ll be guaranteed top-notch venues for both watching and racing.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4th

Boneshaker #10 Release Party – 6:00 pm at Boy’s Fort (902 SW Morrison)
Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac is one of the most enjoyable “pocket-sized periodicals” (according to Esquire) I’ve ever owned. It’s tales of adventure transport me to magical places and its presentation and tone takes me a bygone era of literary journalism. Let’s help them celebrate the 10th issue as part of the Lit Crawl Portland event. Author readings will be moderated by Boneshaker’s founder and former Portlander Evan P. Schneider. Learn more here.

Saturday, November 5th

Showers Pass Warehouse Sale – 9:00 am to 12 noon at Showers Pass HQ (2101 SE 6th)
This is it folks. Your once-a-year chance to get great deals on great rain gear. TIP: Get their early if you want to find the good stuff. It’s a feeding frenzy that only lasts a few hours… But the crowds are worth mixing with if you need the gear (or gifts for the holidays!). More info here.

Ultra-cycling and Rando Roundtable – 9:00 am at Pedal PT (2622 SE 25th Ave)
Curious what it takes to ride all day and complete long-distance events? Come out and meet veterans of endurance and randoneurring events at a discussion held at a physical therapy studio. More info here.







Shoe Drive for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – 11:00 am at Oregon Walks HQ (1805 NE 2nd Ave)
A group of activists comprised of families of traffic violence survivors need over 400 pairs of shoes for an art installation that will commemorate the lives lost in 2016 on Oregon roads. Bring your used pairs of shoes and see them be put to use in a powerful public art installation that will go live on November 20th on World Day of Remembrance. More info here.

Pedalers at the Poor Farm – All Day at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale
Come enjoy a challenging race course at the perfect venue — a historic state hospital that’s now home to a brewery, winery, amateur golf course, and more. Racing for all categories, and there’s even a kiddie cross event for the little ones. More info here.

Sunday, November 6th

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade #7 – All day at Portland International Raceway/Heron Lakes Golf Course
After a few weeks of traveling outside Portland, the Crusade comes roaring back at one of the most anticipated venues of the year: PIR Heron Lakes. This course is very spectator friendly — especially around the big concrete step-up that some people will ride, others will run, and others will completely flail on. It’s also the penultimate race in the Crusade series so the leaders will be gunning for top spots. More info here.

Bike the Ballot with Blumenauer – 12:00 pm at Democratic Party of Oregon Campaign Office (1735 NE 7th Ave)
Portland’s very own Congressman Earl Blumenauer – founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus – will lead a ride to deliver ballots. Join the fun and get a chance to see how your representative in Congress rolls.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization and support our this community resource? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. Call or text Jonathan Maus at (503) 706-8804 to learn more.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Weekend Event Guide: Crosstoberfest, spooky places, public art, and more

Weekend Event Guide: Crosstoberfest, spooky places, public art, and more

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There’s no telling what you’ll see out there this weekend.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

We hope you’re enjoying the fall weather and still riding your bike through this spell of rain. Don’t you think the beauty of fall colors more than makes up for the dip in temperatures and the wet muck that seems to be everywhere these days?

Whether you’ve been riding or not, perhaps our menu of tasty rides below will tempt you to get outside on a bike this weekend. We’ve got cyclocross options near and far, as well as some traditionally spooky cycling options. And a dance performance!

Whatever you do, have fun out there…

Friday, October 28th

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:15am Steel, Hawthorne, Tilikum Bridges
It’s the last Friday of the month so that means BonB on the east end of the lower Steel, west end of Hawthorne, and west side of the Tilikum Bridge, under the 99 Red Balloons sculpture. Grab a coffee and a bite on your way across the river. Learn more here.

Saturday, October 29th

Lake Oswego Crosstoberfest – All day at Luscher Farms (125 Rosemont Rd, Lake Oswego)
Sponsored by the City of Lake Oswego, the inaugural Crosstoberfest event and it looks like a keeper. There will be a vendor village on the farm with food and drinks and lots of Halloween festiveness that the whole family will enjoy. Learn more here.

Cross Crusade Race #5 – All day at Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
This is the start of the big weekend in Bend. With a new course this year and a huge after-party in the works, this is going to be yuuuge! Remember racers, this race will count for double points in the overal series standings. Learn more here.

BloodyVox Dance Performance 2:00pm at BodyVox Dance Center (1201 NW 17th Ave)

Not directly bike-related, but this looks like a performance worth seeing. They also sent us this fun zombie bike ride promo video. More info here.

Puddlecycles Doll Asylum, Haunted House, Cemetery Tour – 5:00pm Doll Asylum (6315 N Michigan Ave)
Two of Portland’s best Halloween destinations in one ride! If you haven’t been to the Doll Asylum (free admission) in north Portland you are missing out. Be prepared to never see dolls the same way again. The ride will then traverse by scary yard displays en route to the spooky Tour of Untimely Departures at Lone Fir Cemetery in southeast (tickets are $5 – $15). Learn more here.







Sunday, October 30th

Portland Wheelman Public Art Ride – 10:00am Wilshire Park (NE 35th & Skidmore)
This group ride will venture about 20 miles while viewing some of Portland’s most interesting murals and sculptures. Learn more here.

Cross Crusade Race #6 – All day at Descutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
Costume day! It’s going to be wild and crazy as racers adorn themselves in all sorts of fun ways while doing their best to ride a challenging course in cold and possibly wet conditions. Bring it! More info here.

What else is going on this weekend? Share your event tips and plans in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization and support our this community resource? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. Call or text Jonathan Maus at (503) 706-8804 to learn more.

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

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Weekend Event Guide: Freak bikes, singlespeeding, the ‘Ovas’, and more

Weekend Event Guide: Freak bikes, singlespeeding, the ‘Ovas’, and more

A "singlespeed adventure rally"? Yes please.

A “singlespeed adventure rally”? Yes please.

Yikes. This weekend is packed and Saturday should be mostly sunny, so finish up your Halloween costumes early and get outside. In fact, why not take your costume for a test ride? Whether you’re looking for eccentric or educational, there’s plenty to choose from.

Check out our weekend picks below and have fun out there!

Friday, October 21st

Art Exhibit: Annexation & Assimilation Along 82nd Ave – 6:00pm APANO/JADE Multicultural Space (8114 SE Division St)
This one-day only exhibition uses 20ft large-scale video projections, poster installations, oral histories and a theater performance to explore the fraught process of annexation and growth as experienced by disparate communities east of 82nd Ave. The result is an accelerating and visceral mash-up of Portland’s past and present along this boundary, which is at once both real and imagined. Free. Learn more here.

Dropout Club Monthly Ride – 9:30pm Col. Summers Park (SE 20th & Belmont)
Ten years strong, the Dropout Bicycle Club is the place to show off your bicycle oddities. This monthly ride is just one part of Freak Bike Fall, a full weekend of tall and small bike events. Come prepared for music, bikes, and fun. Costumes strongly encouraged all weekend. Learn more here.

Saturday, October 22nd

French Toast Ride – 10:00am 5734 SE Flavel Street
The name says it all. Eat french toast, ride bikes with smiling people. Everything that’s great about Portland’s bike culture in one morning. (Somebody eat a slice for me, I’ll be at the airport picking up my parents.) Please note, RSVP’s are appreciated and early arrival is not. Learn more here.

N.O.I.S.E. Ride – 12:00pm Fresh Pot (4001 N Mississippi)
What to bring: Costumes, dice, a single speed bike, your shred face and an appetite for lots of gnar. The 12th annual North Oregon International Single Speed Exhibition Ride will feature single track, jumps, a skills test, ally blasting, gravel grinding, feats of strength, and even some mystery. For an idea of what’s in store, check out Dylan VanWeelden’s gallery from last year’s competition, here. Learn more here.

EcoFilm Fest: Contromano – 9:15pm Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd)
This documentary dives into two very different bike shops in Turin, Italy, also home of Fiat Automobiles, as auto dominance declines. Profound, funny and real, Contromano is a testimony to the power of the bike as a tool of transformation: for the climate, for cities, and for the lives of individuals. Presented as part of The Portland EcoFilm Fest (Oct. 20-23). Take a peek at the trailer, here. In Italian with English subtitles. Learn more here.







Sunday, October 23rd

Film: Ovarian Psycos – 7:00pm Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St)
Since forming in 2010 the “Ovas” cycle for the purpose of healing, to reclaim their East L.A. neighborhoods, and to create safer streets for women. “Whose streets? Our streets!” This documentary rides along to explore the group’s impact on their communities. Take a peek at the trailer, here. Also showing Saturday at 7:00pm. Learn more here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. This is a primo opportunity. Get in touch!

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

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Weekend Event Guide: Dirt Lab fundraiser, swap meet, scavenger hunt, and more

Weekend Event Guide: Dirt Lab fundraiser, swap meet, scavenger hunt, and more

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More of this please! Swing by The Lumberyard Friday night to help raise money for great new trails to ride at Gateway Green!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In light of what appears to be the certainty of wind and rain we’ve lined up several great indoor events and great mud events. Take your pick and dress accordingly. I’ll be using the deluge as the catalyst to buy some new rain pants. It’s been past time for way too long.

Scroll down for your weekly menu of tasty local rides and events…

Friday, October 14th

Friends of Gateway Green Dirt Lab Fundraiser – 5:00pm The Lumberyard (2700 NE 82nd)
Gateway Green is a 25 acre park development in East Portland. The incorporated Dirt Lab will add singletrack trails, a pump track, and the potential for lots more. The Lab’s crowdfunding campaign is 2 days from closing and 90% funded. If you want to help, stop by the Lumberyard where a percentage of admission and food sales will be donated. Learn more here.

BTA Monthly Women’s Happy Hour – 5:00pm Ankeny Tap & Table (2724 SE Ankeny)
Head to Ankeny Tap & Table for the BTA’s monthly meetup for women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people interested in cycling. Get there before 6pm for happy hour pricing. Learn more here.

Saturday, October 15th

Norther Cycles/PCC Bike Shed Swap Meet – 11:00am PCC Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.)
Indulge your n+1 impulses, or find the perfect gem for that in progress rebuild. Rain or shine. Free to attend, $15 to sell. Learn more here.

Explore Lloyd Scavenger Hunt – 3:00pm at Hassalo on Eighth (just north of 7th Avenue MAX station)
Part of the Walktober festival, this scavenger hunt will introduce you to cool spots in the Lloyd District and give you the chance to win great prizes while you’re at it. Happy hour afterwards is optional but recommended! Learn more here.

Cross Crusade Race #3 – All day in Cascade Locks
All this rain should make for an epic competition. This is the third stop in the Crusade series and if last year is any indication you can expect a course full of surprises. Learn more here.

Cross Crusade XC – 4:30pm Cascade Locks
Cross Crusade’s newest event is a cross-country style foot race on the bike course. Winners get prize gear from adidas and Cyclocross Crusade call up points. Learn more here.







Sunday, October 16th

Cross Crusade Race #4 – All day in Cascade Locks
If you made it out for the Cross Crusade XC (Saturday above) hopefully you banked some call up points for Sunday’s race #4. Learn more here.

“Bus 75: Hidden Portland” Opening Photo Reception – 2:00pm Concordia University (2800 NE Liberty Street)
The #75 bus travels 18 miles and makes 128 stops. Award-winning photographer Geoffrey Hiller uses the route to explore the surrounding human, natural, and built environment. Join him Sunday at Concordia University, or online anytime, here. Learn more here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. This is a primo opportunity. Get in touch!

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

BikePortland is supported by the community (that means you!). Please become a subscriber or make a donation today.

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Weekend Event Guide: Custom bikes, beer, ‘cross and more

Weekend Event Guide: Custom bikes, beer, ‘cross and more

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Who’s ready to enter?
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

Saturday kicks off several days of warm and dry weather, just in time for the weekend. The Handmade Bike & Beer Festival returns Friday and Saturday, cyclocross takes over Alpenrose Dairy all weekend, and a cool collaboration between neighborhood businesses in the Gateway District will benefit the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green on Saturday. And that’s not all, see the full menu below…

Friday, October 7th

Handmade Bike & Beer Festival – 5:00pm North Warehouse (723 N. Tillamook)
The two-day Handmade Bike and Beer Festival returns for its ninth year. This collaboration between the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association and the Oregon Brewers Guild brings together dozens of builders and brewers for a family friendly celebration of homegrown bikes, parts, and beer. Including DiNucci and Breadwinner Cycles, and Baerlic and Base Camp Brewing, and more. Come out Friday night and hang with our publisher and editor Jonathan Maus (introduce yourself for a free pint!). Learn more here.

Saturday, October 8th

River City Bicycles Cross Crusade #1 – All day at Alpenrose Dairy
It’s the first race of the much-anticipated River City Bicycles Cross Crusade series out at Alpenrose. Camping and a hotel block have been setup for those driving in, or just too excited to go home in between. Full logistics and event info, including series info here.

Handmade Bike & Beer Festival – 10:00am North Warehouse (723 N. Tillamook)
Day 2 of the Bike & Beer Fest. See Friday’s listing for more. Learn more here.

Bikes and Beer in Gateway – 12:00pm Gateway Brewing / Outer Rim Bicycle Shop (10625 NE Halsey St.)
The 205 bike path will drop you off at this collaborative beer garden. Your pints will go to support the Dirt Lab crowdfunding effort at Gateway Green. Learn more here.

Fundraiser Party for Dan America – 8:00 pm at Eagle Eye Tavern (5836 SE 92nd Ave)
One of Portland’s more colorful bike scene characters has fallen on hard times and needs the community’s help! Friends of Dan America are throwing him a big party to help raise money for cancer treatment expenses. The shindig is shaping up to be a huge bucket of fun and lots of great auction prizes have been lined up — including a famous tall bike Dan built and other rare Portland bike-cultural items. Learn more here.









Sunday, October 9th

River City Bicycles Cross Crusade #2 – All day at Alpenrose Dairy
Day 2 of the Crusade. Racing continues from 8:40 – 4pm. See Saturday’s listing for more. Learn more here.

Bike the Levees – 10:00 am at Multnomah County Drainage District (1880 NE Elrod Drive)
Take a relaxing spin on Portland’s levee system on this ride led by the Multnomah County Drainage District and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. The ride is currently full but you can still get on the waiting list in case someone backs out. Learn more here.

Oh, and don’t forget to hug a bike messenger on Sunday, it’s Messenger Appreciation Day!

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. This is a great opportunity to add value to our community and help support BikePortland. Please get in touch!

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

BikePortland is supported by the community (that means you!). Please become a subscriber or make a donation today.

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Weekend Event Guide: ‘Cross corn maze, Sandy Ridge, Sunday Parkways & more

Weekend Event Guide: ‘Cross corn maze, Sandy Ridge, Sunday Parkways & more

Riding along with Ellen Price-11

Ever wondered what these paintings were all about? Want to create one in your neighborhood? Join the Intersection Repair Mural Tour on Saturday to find out.
(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

This weekend offers a first and a last: the first-ever Sandy Ridge EFI Ride (see below to find out what that means), and the final Sunday Parkways of the year. Whether you choose to point your bars toward Mt. Hood or Milwaukie, you can keep your wheels spinning with our handy guide…

Friday, September 30th

Breakfast on the Bridges – 7:15am Steel, Hawthorne, Tilikum Bridges
It’s the last Friday of the month so that means BonB on the east end of the lower Steel, west end of Hawthorne, and west side of the Tilikum Bridge, under the 99 Red Balloons sculpture. Grab a coffee and a bite on your way across the river. You can help out by volunteering online. Learn more here.

Saturday, October 1st

Gran Prix Brad Ross #5 – 8:40am Heiser Farms (21425 SE Grand Island Loop
Dayton, OR)

Saturday is the fifth and final race of the Gran Prix Brad Ross. If you’re racing or watching, bring family and friends as the farm’s pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze, and petting zoo will be open. Learn more here.

Intersection Repair Mural Tour – 9:30am meet at Peet’s Coffee on NE 15th & Broadway
Join Go Lloyd, Lloyd EcoDistrict, and City Repair Project on a two hour “Intersection Repair” mural tour — where neighbors have joined together to create paintings in the middle of the street. The ride will visit four completed sites and one potential site to hear about requirements and considerations. Event includes free coffee and a complimentary Biketown day pass for those in need of wheels. Kid friendly. Learn more here.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – 3:30 to 6:30 pm at Ventura Park (SE Stark and 115th)
It’s National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and our local off-road advocacy group, the NW Trail Alliance has something wonderful in store: A free family and kid-friendly day of activities at Ventura Park. Get the kids in your life hooked on biking by letting them rip and roll on the pump track, the just-built balance-bike track, or the skills course. Perfect for toddlers on up to teens. Learn more here.







Sunday, October 2nd

1st Annual EFI Sandy Ridge Ride – 9:00am Sandy Ridge Main Lot
This unofficial group ride has an official non-sponsor. To get your map and directions you must show up after 9am, but before 10am. The challenge, should you accept it, is to cover “Every F*cking Inch” of the Sandy Ridge MTB Trail System — or about 30 miles of some of the best singletrack in the region. If this seems veiled don’t worry, all are welcome, and the only rules are use the honor system and share the trail. Finishers get a free beer. Learn more here.

Sunday Parkways: Sellwood / Milwaukie – 11:00am
The year’s last Sunday Parkways traces a brand new route through Sellwood, across the Sellwood Bridge, and back into Milwaukie. Milwaukie’s Water Tower Park hosts live music all afternoon and a Kidical Mass obstacle course. More info hereRoute map here.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

For more fun events, including great stuff next week and beyond, visit our full events calendar.

Looking for a great way to promote your company or organization? We’re looking for a partner who wants to sponsor our calendar and event coverage. This is a primo opportunity. Get in touch!

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

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Weekend Event Picks: Ninkrossi, Alice Awards, Harvest Century, and more

Weekend Event Picks: Ninkrossi, Alice Awards, Harvest Century, and more

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It’s the first day of fall and it’s a great time to explore Portland’s backroads and parks.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Publisher’s note: Let’s welcome new BikePortland team member Kai McMurtry! He’s our events guy and will be your contact for event promoting, advertising, listing, organizing, partnering and so on.

‘Cross is here, the leaves are turning, and Saturday and Sunday are projected to be warm (low 80’s!?) and dry. Racing, riding, or just rambling in the neighborhood, find your way to plug-in below. For the full slate of events visit our awesomely comprehensive calendar.

Friday, September 23rd

Explore the City by Bike – 2:30 pm at the PSU Bike Hub (1818 SW 6th Ave)
What better way to celebrate Viking Days at Portland State than to saddle up to your steel horse and explore downtown? If you don’t have a bike, grab an orange bike share and have at it. More info here.

Saturday, September 24

Ninkrossi – 8:30am at Washougal MX Park, Washougal, WA
Cross is here. Race #4 of 5 of the Gran Prix Brad Ross. Racing starts at 8:40am, continues all day, and includes a free non-competitive Kiddie Kross slot for riders under 9 yrs. More info.

The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic – 8:30am in Waldport, OR
Two courses offer a choice of challenge and punishment amidst the raw beauty of the ancient Siuslaw National Forest. After the race you’ll be rewarded with complimentary food and beer. The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is the final event of the Oregon Triple Crown Series of events. More info.

Alice Awards – 5:30pm at The North Warehouse (723 N Tillamook St)
The biggest fundraiser of the year for the BTA, soon to be rebranded The Street Trust. Come out to support the Alice Award winners, try your luck in the raffle, eat, drink, and support the BTA during the silent auction. They’ve even added an after party this year with gold sprints and the new branding reveal. More info.

Browse all seven events we’ve got listed for Saturday!







Sunday, September 25

Harvest Century – 6:30am Begins at Hillsboro Civic Center (E Main St. and 1st Ave)
25-, 45-, 75-, and 100-mile routes, all of which pass through Yamhill valley wineries and glimpse breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and the coast range. All proceeds from the ride go to Community Vision, a nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities. More info.

Battle at Barlow Cyclocross Race – All day at Sam Barlow High School (5105 SE 302nd Ave, Gresham)
barlowThe Battle at Barlow is best known for its challenging, railroad tie stepped run-up and long off-camber section, but overall the course could be described as euro-style: fast, with ample room to pass. A bike will also be raffled to benefit Barlow High School. More info.

Cycling Against Hate – 2pm meet at Killingsworth St & NE 9th
On September 13 a cyclist committed a racially-motivated hate crime against a grandmother, mother and three children in NE Portland. In response, Taz Loomans has organized this demonstration of solidarity. The ride will be short and slow, and new riders are encouraged to join. More info.

Did we miss anything? If so, give it a shout out in the comments.

– Kai McMurtry, Events Manager (@kainotkyle)

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Weekend Event Picks: Stub Fest, Pioneer Century, Adaptive Bikes, PDW Omnium

Weekend Event Picks: Stub Fest, Pioneer Century, Adaptive Bikes, PDW Omnium

Take the family out to Stub Stewart for a big celebration and trail party.

Take the family out to Stub Stewart for a big celebration and trail party.

It’s going to be a hot weekend so we hope you’ve carved out some time to do some pedaling. Whether you like mountain biking, the track, or a classic road century, there’s something to get you excited.

And there just happens to be several really excellent events that are well worth your time. In case you haven’t noticed we’ve been working hard to keep our new event calendar up-to-date and full of all the best bike events in the region.

But we understand if you can’t keep up with everything so we’ve picked the best events for you to consider.

Friday June 3rd

Stub Fest – All Weekend at Stub Stewart State Park

This event goes through the weekend and is held out at Stub Stewart State Park just over the hill near Vernonia. It’s hosted by the Northwest Trail Alliance, a local nonprofit that promotes trail stewardship and off-road cycling. In addition to trail-building and maintenance there will be group rides for all abilities and lots of activities for the kids. It’s a huge celebration of state parks, mountain biking, and our amazing community of trail stewards. Full info here







Saturday, June 4th

Pioneer Century- All day at Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby

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From the 2014 Pioneer Century.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

This is one of our favorite rides of the season. It starts from Fairgrounds in Canby and the routes loops through some of the most beautiful backroads in the region. You’ll love discovering the same countryside that drew pioneers to the area back in the good ol’ days. The ride is a benefit for the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, a great nonprofit that pours all the proceeds back into the community via grants and donations. Full info here.

See all of Saturday’s events

Sunday, June 5th

Adaptive Bike Clinic – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

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Try one out.

Come out and get to know just how diverse bicycles can be — both in terms of how they work and who they work for. This event is a golden opportunity to learn about hand-cycles, recumbents, tricycles, two-seaters, and other bikes that bring the joy of cycling to a whole new group of riders. There will be a clinic and test rides, followed by a group ride at 12:00 pm. It’s free and everyone is welcome. Full info here.

PDW Omnium – 11:00 am at Alpenrose Velodrome

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How about a BBQ at the velodrome while watching exciting track racing? Or maybe you’re ready to race the circles yourself? This is the fifth annual Portland Design Works Omnium and it’s sure to be fun for the whole family. They’ll even have root beer floats made with ice cream from the Alpenrose Dairy next door. Full info here

See all of Sunday’s events

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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