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Cruise the city in search of bicycle-related items. Fab prizes, cool event. Be there! Get your registration form at area bike shops, Willamette Week (822 SW 10th Ave., 243-2122) or

Hunt begins 9 am Sunday, June 22,. at River City Bicycles, 706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10 (beverages and T-shirt included).


Costumes, funny bikes, pizza, The Simpsons and, later, bombing back down the hill from the zoo after taking the MAX up.

Meet at Rocco's Pizza & Pasta, 949 SW Oak St., 8-9 pm Sundays. Bring $1.25 or a pass for the MAX.

Noon Time Rides
Short, fast rides with hills.

Southwest Yamhill Street and Broadway, 228-5222. Noon Mondays and Thursdays.

Monday Night Women's & Masters' Series
Racing for Masters 30-plus and women of all ages.

Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd., 975-8229, 5 pm registration, 6:30 pm race Mondays May-September; no races June 16. Fee $5-$17, $1 off if you arrive by bike.

Tuesday Night Series
Road-race series for speed-freaks.

Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Boulevard, 975-8229., 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 27. $15.

Wednesday Women's Mechanic Night
Open to all women (transgender too): Learn about bike maintenance and repair from women mechanics.

North Portland Bikeworks, 3951 N Mississippi Ave., 287-1098. 6-8 pm Wednesdays.


Bike Polo
Ride and hit balls with sticks until dark.

Col. Summers Park, Southeast 20th Avenue and Belmont Street, 6 pm until dark Wednesday, May 21.

Bicycle Transportation Alliance Legal Clinic
Bike lawyer Ray Thomas speaks on cyclists' rights and responsibilities, as well as accident legalities.

BTA Office, 717 SW 12th Ave., 226-0676. 6 pm Thursday, May 22 (also July 16 and Sept. 17). RSVP to

BTA Bicycle Safety Education Program
Ride with kids to help them develop biking as a safe and healthy habit.

Fernwood Middle School, 1915 NE 33rd Ave., May 22-23. Portsmouth Middle School, 5103 N Willis Blvd., May 29-30 and June 6 and 9. Two- to three-hour shifts, morning or afternoon. Call 226-0676 ext. 16 or email to volunteer or sign up.

Pendleton Century Ride
Go through 100-year-old farms on century, metric century (about 62 miles), and shorter, family-oriented rides.

Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, (800) 547-8911,, pcc/pccguest/c2003/century_ 2003.htm. Saturday-Monday, May 24-26. $35.

Oregon Rehearsal Road Race
Rehearsal for June's Oregon State Road Championship.

Crow High School, 25863 Crow Road, Crow, (541) 517-0865., 10 am Saturday, May 24. $23.

Heritage Trees Ride
Learn about the city and tree heritage.

Grand Central Baking, 15th & NE Weidler,, Noon Sunday, May 25.

Swan Island Classic Races
Well-paved, fast 1-mile course for beginners and pros. Cash and prizes.

Leverman and Cutter Circle, Swan Island Industrial Park, 781-3236, Opens 8 am Sunday, May 25. $16 first race, $8 each additional race, $8 juniors, free registration for kids race.

Mount Hood Cycling Classic
Time trial, criterium and two road races. $10,000 in cash prizes.

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, at the base of Mount Hood, and Hood River, (541) 296-3779. May 29-June 1. $110. Registration closes 11:59 pm Monday, May 26, 2003.

Memorial Day Ride
Easy-paced ride stops to honor war casualties and cyclist victims of accidents. Bring flowers and tokens for stops.

Bike Memorial Life House, Southeast 37th Avenue and Taylor Street,, 11 am Monday, May 26.

Eugene Time Trial Series
A weekly Willamette Valley time-trial series.

Coburg Middle School, W Van Duyn St., Eugene, (541) 517-0685. 5:45 pm registration, 6:30 pm race, Tuesdays in May. $8 to race, $5 for day license.

Scappoose Natural Forest Ride
Ride with John Joy of the Portland United Mountain Pedalers. Bring lights.

Scappoose Fred Meyer parking lot, about 18 miles North of downtown Portland on Highway 30, 708-5752, 6 pm Sunday, May 25.

Breakfast on the Bridges
Coffee and pastries available for bike commuters. Volunteer servers needed.

Hawthorne, Steel and Broadway Bridges, contact, for specific locations. 6:30 am until the goodies are gone, Friday, May 30.

Critical Mass
Ride with the rebels and shake up the core.

Waterfront Park under Burnside Bridge, meet 5:30 pm last Friday of the month.

Bicycling the Willamette Greenway
Naturalist guides lead an 18-mile ride through parks and refuges along the Greenway.

Willamette River Greenway, 823-5132, 9 am-2 pm Saturday, May 31. $8.


Bicycle Education Leadership Conference
Running concurrently with the Oregon Bicycle Conference. Experts help develop leadership skills and community change, and work on a "safe routes to schools" education intensive.

Embassy Suites Hotel, 319 SW Pine St., 226-0676 ext. 14, educonference.htm. 8 am-5 pm Wednesday-Friday, June 4-6. $290 for Oregon/Vancouver, Wash., residents, $400 for others.

Sprint Points Racing
Small-track points race to build sprint endurance. No posted race times, 40-80 laps.

Alpenrose Velodrome, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, 661-5874.
flyers/2003/thursdays.html. 5:30 pm registration, 6:30 pm race, first Thursday of every month until Sept. 4. $5-$10.

BTA Bike Art Show
Celebrate the art of bicycling.

Ecotrust Building, 721 NW 9th Ave., 226-0676 ext. 16, 7-9 pm Thursday, June 5.

Kiddie Kilo Race
Kids get their first licks at ribbons and glory.

Alpenrose Velodrome, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, 661-5874.
flyers/2003/thursdays.html. Thursday, June 5.

First Thursday Bike Art Parade and Art Party
Parade the Pearl in costume and show.

Jamison Square, Northwest 10th Avenue and Johnson Street, 226-0676 ext. 16 or Decorate from 5:30-6 pm, ride until 7 pm Thursday, June 5.

The Velodrome Ball
Live and DJ'd music, costumes, free food, cash bar, tricycle races and art exhibits at this BTA benefit.

Liminal, 403 NW 5th Ave., 226-0676 ext. 16, 9 pm-2 am Saturday, June 7. 21+, $13. Purchase tickets online at www.bta4bikes. org.

Silverton Criterium
Final year for Silverton downtown race series.

Silverton, 362-0500, Races begin 9:30 am Sunday, June 8. $15, $5 additional races, $5 juniors.

Strawberry Century
Rides of 50, 70 or 100 miles through Linn County.

Pioneer Elementary School, 500 N 5th St., Lebanon, (541) 926-1188, Registration, ride 7-10 am Saturday, June 14. $20 adult, $30 family, $15 children/seniors, per-registration discount available.

SUV Education Ride
Dispense feisty fliers/tickets to SUV drivers.

Waterfront Park, west end of Hawthorne Bridge, 2 pm, first Saturday of every month.

Bike Maintenance and Cleaning Workshop
Learn the basics of bike cleaning inside and out.

Oregon Square, Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues, 236-6441. Noon Tuesday, June 10.

Mass-Start Races
Miss-'n'-outs, win-'n'-outs, points, tempo, snowball, avalanche, paced-points scratch, grudge, madisons and the occasional unknown.

Alpenrose Velodrome, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, 661-5874, 6:30 pm, middle Thursdays of every month until Sept. 18.

Midnight Mystery Rides
Night-owl road crew pedals to mystery locations. 11 pm, second Friday of every month. Meeting point always posted at least a week in advance.

Oregon State Championship Road Race
Lane County roads challenge sprinters, climbers and opportunists alike. Cash and prizes awarded.

Crow High School, 25863 Crow Road, Crow, (541) 517-0685,, 10 am Saturday, June 14. $23. Online registration closes 11:59 pm Wednesday, June 11.

Spring Century
Take a 50-km, 100-km or 100-mile ride with the Portland Wheelmen, mostly over flat terrain through historic Oregon towns.

Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Register 7 am Saturday, June 14. $30.

Summer Bike Camp
Bike Day Camp for the kids teaches biking for health, environmentalism and fun.

Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta St., 546-8864,, 9 am-3 pm, June 16-Aug. 29, one-week sessions. $195 per week.

PUMP Weekly Forest Park Rides
Sponsored by Portland United Mountain Pedalers: Groups choose their own 18- to 25-mile fire-lane rides, and rides end with brew and chow.

Forest Park Thurman Gate, 702-4590, 5:30 pm June 18, July 16 and Aug. 13. See website for updates.

Ride & BBQ at Skyline Tavern
North Forest Park, wild side. Bring food for grilling.

Skyline Tavern, 8031 SW Skyline Blvd., 702-4590, 6 pm Wednesdays, June 18 and July 16. 21+.

Volunteer Orientation
Learn bike-repair skills and help provide working bikes for low-income children and adults. Non-mechanic projects, too.

Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta St., 546-8864,, 7-8 pm Wednesdays, June 18, July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 17.

Bike Commute Workshop
Learn and share the challenge and pleasures of commuting to work by bike.

BTA Office, 717 SW 12 Ave.,, 226-0676, 5:45-7 pm Thursdays, June 19 and Aug. 21. Also at River
City Bicycles, 706 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., July 17 and Sept. 18.

Summer Ride Fest
Guided single-track riding weekend.

Oakridge, (541) 334-6449, Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20. $15 pre-registration, $20 after June 20. Online registration closes 11:59 pm Wednesday, July 16.

Volunteer Singles' Night
Bike-friendly singles clean bikes for low-income kids and adults. Hot Lips Pizza, beer and snacks. Meet your new bike love.

Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta St., 546-8864,, 7-9:30 pm Fridays, June 20, July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 19. $20, sliding scale available.

Elkhorn Classic Stage Race
Hardcore pro racing for big cash and trophies.

Baker High School, Baker City,, Four race starts from 2-2:30 pm June 20-22. $75 per rider, team discounts available.

Keirins and Sprint Series
Riders seeded based on 200-meter sprint times, regardless of age or gender.

Alpenrose Velodrome, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, 661-5874, 6:30 pm, last Thursday of every month until Sept. 25.

Summer Cycle: Springwater Trail on the Willamette
Ride the trail with a middle-core pack of bike lovers.

Nordstrom Plaza, Lloyd Center, Northeast 9th Avenue and Multnomah Street, 236-6441, 5:30 pm June 26.

PUMP Mountain Bike Campout Party
Falls Creek Trail 30-mile loop, and other rides or hikes.

Paradise Creek Campground, Falls Creek Trail in Washington, 702-4590. Corrections posted at June 27-28. Limited space available.

Rolling Pub Crawl
Posh, comfy, privately guided tour through rural Oregon, staying at McMenamins hotels along the way.

Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, 720-6984,, Pre-registration required. Tours start June 27, July 26, Aug. 4
and Sept. 19. $749 four-day tour, $649 three-day tour, $549 two-day tour.

Multnomah County Bike Fair
Down-home county fair with bicycle pulls, big slides, free hay rides and family zaniness.

Col. Summers Park, Southeast 20th Avenue and Belmont Street, 2-7 pm Saturday, June 28.

New Seasons Fundraiser BBQ
Hot BBQ and meals for sale at New Seasons locations. Supports BTA advocacy. Volunteers needed.

New Seasons Markets, four locations including 7300 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, June 28-29.

Watermelon Rides
Follow routes between 50 and 200 miles in the central Willamette Valley.

Polk County Fairgrounds, Highway 99W, 10 miles west of Salem, just south of Highway 22, Rickreall, 399-9652, Sunday, June 29. $16 registration fee before June 20, $20 after.

Ashland Triple Challenge
Rides of 32, 62 or 100 miles.

Lithia Park, Ashland, (541) 488-2305,, 7:30 am Sunday, June 29. $20-$30.

Mount Tabor Bicycle Race
Full day of Rose Festival races for juniors, men, women, masters, tandems and recumbents on the 1.3-mile Tabor loop.

Mount Tabor Park Headquarters, 8:45 am-4:30 pm Sunday, June 29. Register day of race. $17.


Neighborhood Bicycle and Sweet Shop Tour
Sweat off the calories, replenish with sweets.

Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Steele Street, 823-5266, 6-8 pm Tuesday, July 8. Also from Wilson High School, Southwest Sunset Boulevard and Capitol Highway, 6-8 pm Wednesday, July 9.

Tire Repair Workshop
Learn the basics of tire care.

Oregon Square, on Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues, 236-6441, Noon Tuesday, July 8.

Summer Cycle Neighborhood Bike Tour
Ramble through the picturesque city-side.

Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Steele Street,823-5266, 6-8 pm, every Tuesday from July 8 to Aug. 26. Also from Wilson High School, Southwest Sunset Blvd and Capitol Highway, every Wednesday from July 9 to Aug. 27.

Poor Man's STP
Intense, 200-mile ride from Vancouver to Seattle. Hop the STP back home.

Salmon Creek Park & Ride, north of Vancouver,, 5 am Friday, July 11.

Midsummer Night City Bike Tour
Fifteen-mile ride, bike decorating contests and a pajama party at the Salmon Street Springs.

Oaks Park, near the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, 281-9198. 9 pm Saturday, July 12. Adults $20, children $10.

Seattle to Portland
Ride 200 miles through western Washington and Oregon. Up to 8,000 cyclists.

Call (206) 522-2453 or visit www.cascade. org//eandr/stp.cfm. Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13. $70.

Music and Movies by Moonlight
Drive-in style "bike-in theater" with a local band, movie and picnic.

Red Sunset Park on Hogan Drive, Gresham, 281-9198, Music at 7 pm, movies at 9 pm Wednesday, July 16. Also at Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Wash., Wednesday, July 23; Griffith Park, Beaverton, Wednesday, July 30; Laurelhurst Park, Saturday, Aug. 16.

Bike to the Art Museum
Free admission this evening if you arrive by bike.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.,, www.providence. org/rosepedal. 5-8 pm Thursday, July 17.

Bike Me Out to the Ball Game
Check in at Lincoln High School from noon-2 pm for free tickets and parking for cyclists at the Beavers vs. Stingers game., Friday, July 18.

The Summer Ride Fest
Guided singletrack and off-road alpine trail action for all abilities, even ride for the kids. Rides of 35, 40 and 60 miles end with local entertainment and food.

Oakridge, (541) 517-0685, ridefest@hotmail. com, Friday-Sunday, July 18-20.

Alberta Street Arts Fair
Casual tour through North and Northeast Portland.

Nordstrom Plaza, Lloyd Center, Northeast 9th Avenue and Multnomah Street, 236-6441, 5:30 pm Thursday, July 24.

Oaks Park Rose Pedal
More info to come at: Thursday, July 24.

Books-and-Bikes Neighborhood Rides
Guided neighborhood explorations of eight to 10 miles on bicycle.

Start at any Multnomah County library (except Hillsdale), 823-5266, 10 am-noon Saturday, July 26.

Summit to Surf
Routes from 10 to 100 miles, through the Cascades and the Columbia Gorge.

Start in Welches, Highway 26 near the base of Mount Hood; finish in Hood River. Register at Saturday, July 26. $30-$45.


Rose Pedal Criterium
Professional racers take a circuit course in the South Park Blocks.

Start at Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Call Brad Ross at 806-6943 to register. Masters men and women at 7pm, pro men's at 8pm. Friday, Aug. 1. for spectators.

PUMP Sweet 16 Celebration Bash
Trail work and ride party, with barbecue afterwards.

Hagg Lake near Forest Grove, 702-4590, www.pumpclub. org. Email for more. 9 am Saturday, Aug. 2. Non-members welcome.

Providence Kids Pedal
Seven-mile Bridge Pedal-type ride for kids ages 6-13; start and finish at the Plaza.

Eastback Festival Plaza, east end of the Hawthorne Bridge, 281-9198. 8:30 am Sunday, Aug. 3. $10.

Bike Oregon Wine Country
Lunch at wineries, country rides differ weekly. Special overnight trip Aug. 23-24.

Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall, 623-2405,, 8 am every Sunday in August. $65.

MS 150 Bike Tour
Rides of 50, 100 or 150 miles through the Willamette Valley. Collect pledges to end multiple sclerosis.

Willamette University, Salem, 223-9511,, Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3. $40. Pledge minimum of $200.

Providence Bridge Pedal Expo and Health Fair
Health-care booths, activities, games, contests and giveaways sponsored by local biking organizations.

DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St., 281-9198. 11 am-6:30 pm Friday, 10 am-4 pm Saturday, Aug. 8-9.

Silver Falls Overnighter
Scenic cycling and hiking over 120 miles in Silver Falls State Park.

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, 646-1390, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 8-10. $60. Space extremely limited.

Dignity Village Repair Day
Meet to repair bikes at Dignity Village homeless community. Basic mechanic skills required.

Contact the Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta St., 546-8864, for info, or email Noon-4 pm Saturday, Aug. 9.

Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride
A noncompetitive bridge ride over the Marquam and down I-405 to the Fremont with ride options of 14 to 25 miles.

Start at Waterfront Park, 281-9198, 7 am Sunday, Aug. 10. Adults $20, kids $10.

PUMP Rides the Providence Bridge Pedal & BBQ
Mountain bikers ride over the bridges of Portland and barbecue in Lair Hill Park.

See for locations or call 702-4590. 7:30 am Sunday, Aug. 10. Barbecue starts at noon. (Bridge Pedal registration fee).

Brake Repair
Fix broken brakers.

Oregon Square, Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th Avenues, 236-6441, Noon Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Tour De Fat
Bikes, beer and merriment courtesy of New Belgium Brewing to benefit the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.

Sellwood Park, 226-0676 ext. 10,,, 11 am-7 pm Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17. Call for admission fee.

The Torture 10,000
Scenic climb of 10,000 vertical feet in 100 miles.

Mount Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, 288-1979, 6:30 am Saturday, Aug. 23. $15-$25.

Bakery Ride
Tour the sweet spots of Southeast Portland.

Nordstrom Plaza, Lloyd Center, Northeast 9th Avenue and Multnomah Street, 236-6441, 5:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 28.


Bike Commute Challenge
Register your team or workplace and compete to log the most miles commuting by bike in the month of September.

226-0676, Whole month of September.

PUMP Annual Mountain Bike Campout
Pristine lakeside camping and a 22-mile loop ride.

Waldo Lake (near Oakridge), 702-4590. Check for updates. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Limited space available.

Cycle Oregon
Seven-day tour through rural Oregon and Idaho--your pack will be carried for you.

Baker City to Hell's Canyon and back. 287-0405, www.cycleoregon. com. Saturday-Saturday, Sept. 7-13. $725.

AS-541 Covered Bridge Tour
Easy-paced 41-mile country ride with fun stops.

Scio Elementary School, Scio, 497-4080, event_director@bigredlizard. com, 9 am Sunday, Sept. 7. I$20.

Camas Downtown Dash (Oregon Cup)
Street sprints and road races for men, women and kids. Purse: $3,000 in cash--over $1,000 in merchandise.

4th Avenue and Everett Street, Camas, and Washougal, Wash. (360) 834-6964. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 12-14.

Eugene Celebration Cycling Classic
Downtown criterium, road race and time-trial course. Multistage rides for men and women. $3,000 in prizes.

Crow High School, 25863 Crow Road, Crow, 975-8229, sparky@, eugene_celebration. Sept. 20-21. $65 before Sept. 16.

Six Covered Bridges Tour
Five routes of 33, 50, or 75-plus miles by Sharps Creek Road, Wildwood Falls and the parade route of Animal House.

Cottage Grove High School, Cottage Grove. Saturday, Sept. 20.

International Car Free Day
Leave the car at home.

226-0676,, Monday, Sept. 22.

Peach of a Century
100-mile and 100-kilometer (62-mile) routes from Chemeketa to Jefferson.

Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, 409-2516, www.salembicycleclub. org/. 7:30 am Sunday, Sept. 28. Registration fee $16 by Sept. 19, $20 after.

Hood River Cyclocross Classic
Races of all types through the Columbia River Gorge.

Hood River Valley High School, (541) 354-2272,, 11 am Sunday, Sept. 28. $15.