Weekend Event Guide: Cycle Oregon Weekender, Rosewood Walkways, STP, and more


Cool water, like the Sandy River at Dodge Park, will be worth pedaling for this weekend.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

It’s going to be a hot one, so be prepared!

If you want to see Portland beyond close-in neighborhoods, it’s an ideal weekend to venture out. The Rosewood Walkways event on Saturday will be a smaller version of Sunday Parkways and the focus will be on using feet instead of bikes. You’ll have free reign of 1.5 miles of carfree streets to soak up the art and culture of a part of Portland that often gets overlooked.

Here’s our selection for the weekend…

All Weekend

**BP PICK!** Cycle Oregon Weekender – Friday ~ Sunday at University of Oregon (Eugene)
CO’s summer riding getaway will take over the UO campus in Eugene for the first time this weekend. There will be live bands, chill camp vibes, great food and drinks, lots of cool people, and of course excellent roads to ride all weekend long. Hope to see you there! More info here.

Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge – Friday ~ Sunday at Alpenrose Velodrome (SW)
Watch (or race with!) the fastest track riders in the region tackle the famed banked corners at Alpenrose. Check the daily schedule for your favorite events and bring an umbrella for some shade. More info here.

Kidical Mass Camping Trip – Saturday ~ Sunday at Dodge Park (SE)
Join fellow families on bikes and set off for a fun adventure. Dodge Park is just far enough to be an escape from Portland, yet close enough for a relatively easy ride. Once you get there you’ll love playing in the cool clean water of the Bull Run and Sandy Rivers. More info here.

STP Classic – Saturday ~ Sunday at Holladay Park (NE)
It’s Seattle-to-Portland weekend! That means there will be a big finish-line party at Holladay Park in the Lloyd District where one-day and two-day riders will roll in after 200 miles in the saddle. More info here.

Saturday, July 14th

Sorella Forte Women’s Club Ride – 9:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE)
Come out and ride with the wonderful people who’ve made Sorella one of the oldest and most respected bike clubs in the region. Expect a spirited pace on a 30-40-mile loop with some honest climbing. More info here.

Rosewood Walkways Family Ride – 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Rosewood Initiative (SE)
Join a one-mile bike parade to Parklane Park to participate in Rosewood Walkways. Bikes for Humanity will be there for free basic bike fixes and helmets starting at 11:00 am. More info here.

Rosewood Walkways – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (SE)
Oregon Walks and other partners are hosting an open streets event in the Rosewood neighborhood. Enjoy carfree streets that will be filled with free games, live performances, food vendors, a youth art gallery, and much more. This is a rare chance to experience southeast Portland streets of the future — where drivers do not dominate and overpower everything else. More info here.

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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