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Bikey Fun, November 16 - December 6

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Sunday November 16

ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday November 17

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday November 18

WOMEN AND TRANS NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
Attend a wrench night and learn to work on your bike! Bike Farm Women and Trans night is for all women and trans identified people, and is closed to cisgender males, to provide a safer space for women and gender minorities.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, www.bikefarm.org  [forum]

Wednesday November 19

FREE LEGAL CLINIC FOR BICYCLISTS Link
BTA, 618 NW Glisan, Suite 401, Portland. Take Trimet (Use Buzzer #41)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This free legal clinic led by attorney Ray Thomas covers Oregon bicycle and pedestrian laws, insurance information, and what to do if you’re in a crash.  A Q&A session will follow, and all attendees will receive a free copy of Thomas’ book, "Pedal Power: a Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists."
Ray Thomas, cgee at stc-law daht comm, www.stc-law.com, 503-228-5222  [forum]
VOLUNTEER AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet
6:30pm - 7:00pm, Third Wednesday of every month
Attend our monthly volunteer orientation to find out more about Bike Farm and how you can help. Mechanics, activists, artists, engineers, passionate bike enthusiasts, come share your skills and interests with other bikey people. Help us expand our vision! Orientation is from 6:30 to 7pm during the regular shift. All are welcome.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

The Holla, volunteer at bikefarm daht oh are gee, bikefarm.org  [forum]

Thursday November 20

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
AVENUES TO ADVOCACY - BIKE LUNCH AND LEARN Link
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave Take Trimet (2nd floor, Lovejoy Room)
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Bring your lunch!
Presented by  Lillian Karabaic, Community Cycling Center Development Coordinator
There are significant barriers to taking the first step into transportation advocacy. People whose voices most need to be heard often experience obstacles to advocacy just because the process is so obtuse.  The CCC worked to figure out what would demystify transportation funding, budgets, & processes so that anyone can participate.
Come hear about a tool, built with help from Code for Portland, that makes make city budgets, citizen reporting,and community meetings accessible to everyone.

Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, Bicycle Lunch and Learn webpage, 503-823-7699  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Friday November 21

DROPOUT BICYCLE CLUB RIDE Link
Col. Summers Park, SE 20th and Belmont Take Trimet
9:00pm - 3:00am, We ride at 10pm, Third Friday of every month except June
The dropout bike club's monthly freakbike social ride. Over the years, this ride has become the place to show off your newest bicycle oddities. Come ride, have an adventure, and socalize.  All bikes welcome, but the pace is set by the freakbikes.
Sysfail, sysfail.dobc at gmail daht comm, dropoutbikeclub.blogspot.com  [forum]

Saturday November 22

A CHEHALEM RANGE RAMBLE Link
TBA, TBA Take Trimet (Must RSVP for start location, but will be close to a MAX stop in Hillsboro)
8:00am - 6:00pm, We'll be eating breakfast at 8, riding at 9.
A ramble exploring backroads of Washington/Yamhill Counties around the Chehalem Mountains. The ride will go up and over the range twice, hitting up the highest point in the range, Bald Peak at 1,629 ft (497 m). The ride mostly follows quiet country roads, with a decent amount of dirt/gravel and some pretty good climbs over the Chehalem Range. Supplies can be picked up in the start in Hillsboro. We’ll pass through Gaston which has a store and cafe, and will probably break for lunch in Carlton. Rides starts and ends near MAX stations in Hillsboro. 55 miles, casual pace, unsupported, no spandex!
Shawn, urbanadventureleague.wordpress.com  [forum]
PLANT TREES BY BIKE! (SE PORTLAND) Link
Mt. Tabor Sun Community School, TBA Take Trimet
8:45am
Come to a neighborhood tree planting and join one of our bike planting crews!  Meet your neighbors, get some exercise, and beautify Portland & Vancouver neighborhoods all at the same time. Let us know what role works best for you: tree planter, tool carrier, tree chauffeur, or some combination of the three. Bicycling crews transport all of the trees, tools and people to various homes in the neighborhood to plant trees that will ultimately absorb CO2 and mitigate stormwater runoff—as well as a host of intangible benefits.
>>> Register Here for details: http://bit.ly/bikeplanter

Friends Of Trees, volunteer at friendsoftrees daht oh are gee  [forum]
STORMWATER GARDENS AND SWALES, OH MY! Link
Crema, 2728 SE Ankeny St Take Trimet
9:45am - 12:45pm, Meet at 9:45, at 10:00 we ride
Take a tour of innovative street designs that help protect our watershed - and make it pleasant for folks on foot and bike.  See what's new on streets of SE Portland.
Great for folks new to the bike or new to the area, the ride will be an easy-paced loop, with stops along the way and returning to the start location.  Route will be mostly on low-traffic streets and neighborhood greenways.
The ride is free, but helmets are required.  Kids under 16 welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Timo Forsberg, timo.forsberg at portlandoregon.gov, Portland By Cycles rides and classes, 503-823-7699  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Sunday November 23

ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday November 24

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday November 25

Wednesday November 26

Thursday November 27

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Friday November 28

BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Link
Steel and Hawthorne bridges, bridgey Take Trimet
7:15am, Last Friday of every month
The last friday of every month for over 10 years now, the Shift community has been providing free pastries and coffee (and sometimes, bacon, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, fruit, etc) to bike commuters.  For the last 5+ years we've been doing it on the Steel and Hawthorne bridges.  Join us during your commute for companionship and a little nutrition and a lot of good times.
Cap'n Pastry, shift2bikes.org/wiki/bikefun:breakfast_on_the_bridges  [forum]

Saturday November 29

BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]

Sunday November 30

GLOBAL SOLIDARITY RIDE PDX Link
Under Hawthorne Bridge East Side Take Trimet
10:00am, 30, August
Starting 10am under the Hawthorne Bridge East side. We are a small PDX group biking around 15 miles as part of a global initiative on September 30 to cycle in solidarity with the women's cycling team in Afghanistan. We will finish at the same point. All levels welcome. learn more -> https://www.facebook.com/solidarityride
Stephanie Zito, stephanie.zito at gmail daht comm, 727-331-3021  [forum]
TRAINS AND LEFT LANE RIDE Link
Portland Doubletree, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232 Take Trimet (Meet at the bike mural on Multnomah Street)
12:00pm
This ride combines the redesigned and widened N Williams Bikeway with the nearby 2014 Model Railroad Show. We’ll start riding from the Multnomah Cycle Track over to N Williams, going the entire length of the new left-side bike lane on Williams. If you’ve never ridden a left-hand bike lane, it feels odd at first – sort of like going to another country and driving on the left side of the road. At the North end of the left-side bike lane the ride jiggers over to the NE Rodney Neighborhood Greenway for the return to the Model Railroad Show at 2505 N. Vancouver Ave. which has a $6.00 entrance fee.
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, puddlecycle.com/calendar/sunday-november-30  [forum]
ZOOBOMB Link
Zoobomb Pyle, SW 13th Ave & W Burnside Take Trimet
8:30pm, Every Sunday
Zoobomb is long running weekly bike event that meets every Sunday around 8:30PM near (13th & SW Burnside) in Portland OR. Bring a bike, MAX fare (2.50), bike lights, and any safety gear you need. Borrow a 16" from our Library. We ride down hills.
It's a good time and you WILL have fun!
MINI BIKES ENCOURAGED - ALL BIKES WELCOME
HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA
* RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK *
LEAVE NO TRACE

Zoobomb, zoobomb at zoobomb daht nett, zoobomb.net  [forum]

Monday December 1

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]

Tuesday December 2

WOMEN AND TRANS NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway)
4:30pm - 7:30pm, First and Third Tuesday of every month
Attend a wrench night and learn to work on your bike! Bike Farm Women and Trans night is for all women and trans identified people, and is closed to cisgender males, to provide a safer space for women and gender minorities.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, 501c3 nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, www.bikefarm.org  [forum]

Wednesday December 3

BIKE CLEANING & LUBE Link
(New location) Gladys Bikes, 2905 NE Alberta Street Take Trimet (2905 NE Alberta)
7:00pm - 9:00pm, First Wednesday of every month
Bike cleaning and lube! Learn about taking care of your bike rain or shine. Tips for home cleaning & clean your bike while you're here!

Each week we'll tackle a different subject, including the following: bicycle parts identification & cleaning, brakes, shifting and more.

Every month we'll offer the same four classes so you can come four weeks in a row, to a different class each month, or to the same class every month to brush up on your skills.

Cost: $10 for each workshop and 10% off purchases under $100 made the night of.

To RSVP: Call 971.373.8388 or email hello[at]gladysbikes.com

Smash, Gladys Bikes, 971-373-8388  [forum]

Thursday December 4

PORTLAND LAWYER RIDE Link
SW Broadway and Yamhill St. Take Trimet
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Monday and Thursday
Multnomah Bar Association noon time bicycle rides - short fast rides with hills.  Meet at SW corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (Yamhill & Broadway) between noon and 12:10 p.m., Monday and Thursday. Contact Ray Thomas at 503-228-5222 with questions, or meet at start.
Ray Thomas, rthomas at stc-law daht comm, 503-228-5222  [forum]
B4HPDX FREE VOLUNTEER MECHANICS CLASS Link FF
Bikes For Humanity PDX, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street Take Trimet
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Every Thursday
Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class
8-week professionally instructed bicycle mechanics curriculum trains volunteers complete overhaul and tune-up procedures.
Free to all B4HPDX volunteers. (We invite students to volunteer 10 hours with us for receiving this 24-hr curriculum.)
Thursdays 6-9pm. (Except holidays. Check b4hpdx.org Google Calendar for holiday schedule.)
Students can practice on own bikes during hands-on portion of lesson.

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
OPEN SHOP NIGHT AT BIKE FARM Link
Bike Farm, 1810 NE First Avenue Take Trimet (one block north of NE Broadway on 1st Ave)
6:00pm - 9:00pm, First Thursday of every month
Every first Thursday is Bike Farm's Open Shop Night, when stand fees are waived and tool use is free! Used and new parts are still available for purchase if you need them.

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer run, nonprofit bicycle maintenance collective. The shop offers memberships for people who would like to work on their own bikes. Bike Farm provides tools and guidance along the way.

Holla, bikefarm at bikefarm daht oh are gee, bikefarm@bikefarm.org  [forum]

Friday December 5

DEAD BABY BIKES CLUB RIDE Link 21+
APEX, 1216 SE Division Take Trimet
9:00pm, First Friday of every month
We wanna be free, free to do what we wanna do, free to ride our machines without being hassled by the man, And we want to get loaded.
Dead Baby Bikes  [forum]

Saturday December 6

BIKE TREE PLANTING :: FRIENDS OF TREES (SE PDX) Link
Buckman/Hosford-Aberthnethy/Richmond, TBA Take Trimet
8:45am
Come to a neighborhood tree planting and join one of our bike planting crews!  Meet your neighbors, get some exercise, and beautify Portland & Vancouver neighborhoods all at the same time. Let us know what role works best for you: tree planter, tool carrier, tree chauffeur, or some combination of the three. Bicycling crews transport all of the trees, tools and people to various homes in the neighborhood to plant trees that will ultimately absorb CO2 and mitigate stormwater runoff—as well as a host of intangible benefits.
>>> Register Here for details: http://bit.ly/bikeplanter

Friends Of Trees, volunteer at friendsoftrees daht oh are gee, 503-595-0213  [forum]
BIKES FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER REPAIR CLINICS Link FF
B4HPDX Store, 3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland Oregon Take Trimet
10:00am - 6:00pm, Every Saturday
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
Volunteers meet M-W 2-9pm, Th-F 12pm-6pm, and Sat 10am-6pm, to refurbish donated bikes for recirculation within PDX community. Every 2 hours volunteered earns 1 hour free use of pro shop for your own project.
Financial aid and earn-a-bike programs available to help everyone afford a bike.

See full details at www.b4hpdx.org

*b4hpdx.org is fiscally sponsored by ImpactNW, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Steven, b4hpdx at gmail daht comm, Bikes For Humanity PDX  [forum]
50TH ANNIVERSARY RED-NOSED SINGALONG RIDE Link FF
Portland Aerial Tram, 3303 SW Bond Ave Portland, OR 97239 Take Trimet (Meet at the lower Tram landing near Go By Bike)
5:00pm
Yep, it’s been 50 years since the stop motion animation classic “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’ was first telecast. This ride takes place 50 years to the hour of the December 6, 1964 late-afternoon presentation on NBC. We will ride around downtown making a few singing stops to songs on the hour-long special with the help of a mobile audio/video system. Song lyrics provided on-screen and on printed sheets, and all singing abilities are welcome. The 5 mile loop will include a stop at the tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Everyone on the ride gets a free pair of Santa’s Magic Glasses!
Tom Howe, nagitpo at gmail daht comm, puddlecycle.com/saturday-december-6  [forum]