Weekend Event Guide: Dales Adventure, Bike Loud at NoPo, Crow Scramble, and More

Ride see the goals! (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Hi alla.

Rain is expected in Portland this weekend (especially Friday) with mostly cloudy skies, so it might be a good idea to bring your rain gear for the ride. For those who dare to head to The Dalles for the Japanese Hollow ride, expect lighter rain just in the morning, with partly cloudy skies after noon.

And with that, here is our handpicked selection of events…

Friday, May 6

Better Naito Forever Ribbon Cutting and Inaugural Bike Ride – 9:30am at Salmon Springs Fountain (SW)
A modern urban development project designed to allow more space for cyclists and pedestrians along the west side of Waterfront Park, Better Naito forever is finally open to users! To celebrate, PBOT held an inaugural bike ride, as it should be. More info here.

Saturday May 7

Cycle Cats Vista Redeemer – 9.30am to Vera Katz Statue on Eastbank Esplanade (SE)
The first challenge of the weekend is brought to you by the Cycle Cats cycling club, who lead a ride from the Eastbank Esplanade along the gorge to Vista House and back. More info here.

Bike Loud N/NE to St Johns Spring Fling! Walk – 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Park (N)
Join the Bike Loud N/NE Chapter team on a family ride through St. Johns Spring Fling. Dozens of diverse businesses are open and each will have specials, music or artists. More info here.

Stark St. Mileposts Ride – 11:00 a.m.
Canceled in December due to unfavorable weather conditions, AdventurePDX is back with another edition of this ride alongside historic landmarks set from SE Stark st. routing once still a wild area. The event is free and limited to 24 participants. Exact start location of departure provided after registration. More info here.

Sunday May 8

Japanese Hollow – 10:00 a.m. at Sorosis Park (Les Dalles)
Taking place on unpaved roads south of The Dalles, an alternative challenge is this, “an experimental ride that enchants adventure-seeking cyclists with its iconic scenery, in an easily manageable distance and elevation profile” . It’s fast, fun, simple, and visually satisfying. The classic route is 55 miles long with 5,400 feet of climbing, but there are two variations that can accommodate different skills. Bring plenty of water, snacks, saddles and spares. More info here.

Corvidae Crow Scramble – 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Park (N)
The Corvidae Bike Club invites you for a casual Sunday ride after your Mother’s Day brunch. More info here.

Stay tuned for all the biking and transportation related events in the area with our comprehensive events calendar.

Wiley C. Thompson