Weekend Event Guide: Portland Century, women’s ride, repair workshop, and more

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(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is nigh. If you’ve been itching to get out in this summer weather, the forecast looks excellent for a bike adventure or two.

Our pick of the weekend is the Portland Century. This classic annual ride is sure to challenge and delight you. You’ll be treated like royalty as you notch the Big 100 (or not, if you choose other routes) on routes that are right outside your door. (And yes, they paid us to promote their event. So what?!)

Friday, August 16th

Flat Fix Clinic – 12:00 pm at PSU Bike Hub (SW)
Swing by on your lunch hour and learn to fix a flat! This weekly event aims to boost your confidence in bike repairs. More info here.

Reforma del Paseo en Bicicleta/Real Friday Ride – 7:30 pm at Oregon Park (NE)
Local bike club Corvidae has teamed up with MoM Ridaz from Los Angeles (a chapter of Midnight Ridazz) to host this 15-20 mile ride. More info here.

Saturday, August 17th

Slow Poke Ride – 9:30 am at Lents Park (SE)
Portland Bicycling Club will lead this ride from Lents that will cross the Sellwood and Tillikum bridges. Expect a 10-12 mph pace and 24 miles of riding. More info here.

First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
First time out? Still a newbie to this cycling thing? Find your people at this short weekly ride hosted by the fun and nice and smart people at River City Bicycles. More info here.

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Sunday, August 18th

BP PICK!!! Portland Century – 7:00 am at PSU Park Blocks (SW)
This is it! Your chance to explore the best roads in Portland and notch a century in your hometown on a fully-supported ride. Choose from four routes, get breakfast and coffee before the ride, fully stocked rest stops, and a big ol’ dinner for your deserving self. More info here.

Women’s Community Ride – 9:00 am at Sellwood Cycle Repair (SE)
This is no-drop ride hosted by Swift Racing that promises 15-20 miles at a fun, conversational pace. A great chance to gain confidence riding in a group. More info here.

Bike Repair Workshop – 11:00 am at City Repair Project (SE)
Learn the fundamentals of bike repair at this free (donations suggested!) hands-on workshop led by the fantastic nonprofit Bikes For Humanity PDX. More info here.

Did I miss anything? If so, please feel free to give it a shout-out in the comments.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

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

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