Guide to weekend events: Biketown, Het Meer, a walk, etc.

Get out and ride this weekend! (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

What an amazing summer of cycling we just had! While Pedalpalooza is technically over, the rides and events will continue forever. Because that’s how we roll. Don’t miss our picks for the next three days below…

As you plan, consider getting a Gorge Pass. It’s just $40 for unlimited rides for you and your bike on one of Columbia River Gorge’s transit shuttles. Find bike routes and custom routes at

friday september 2

Biketown for All Ride – 6:00 p.m. at Moda Center (NE)
Come sign up for Portland’s discounted bike share program and/or find out how it’s helping more people ride. More info here.

Cyclocross Playground – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rose City Park (NE)
A beginner friendly cross country clinic run by the wonderful Mielle Blomberg. Come for the skills and learning, stay for the cold drinks, and for a chance to win free entry to an upcoming race. More info here.

Saturday September 3

Multnomah Falls Ride – 8:00 AM at Gateway Transit Center (NE)
Led by an experienced cyclist from the Portland Bicycling Club, this gorge jaunt will take you on the historic highway, where motorists need a permit, but cyclists don’t! More info here.

Word is Bond Community Walk – 10:00 a.m. at Japanese American Historical Plaza (NW)
A 5km walk to illuminate the stories of Black Portlanders, led by Black Portlanders. Get educated and be healthy at the same time. More info here.

Sunday September 4

Het Meer Cyclocross Race – All day at Vancouver Lake Park (WA)
Cross is here! Kick off the first local race in style as you cruise down the river to Lake Vancouver to watch and/or race this classic course which includes the legendary Sand Pit of Doom. More info here.

Rocky Point Trails Ride – 4:30 PM at Rocky Point Trails Area (NW)
NW Trail Alliance and River City Bicycles are teaming up to guide you on a two-hour stretch of the super fun and ever-improving Rocky Point Trails in Scappoose. More info here.

Have fun this weekend! And don’t forget to check out the Gorge Pass and thank them for supporting our work.


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