Weekend Event Guide: Loud n’ Lit, Portland Criterium, and more

Go get some this weekend! (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s time to plan your weekend. And of course, it’s going to be hot there, so plan accordingly. This not only means preparing for the heat, but you should also check the official event pages to make sure the organizers haven’t canceled.

As you plan, consider getting a Gorge Pass. It’s just $40 for unlimited rides for you and your bike on one of Columbia River Gorge’s transit shuttles. Find bike routes and custom routes at GorgePass.com/bikes.

friday august 19

Loud n’ Lit Redux – 9:00 a.m. at Irving Park (NE)
The first one in June was so massive that everyone wanted to do it again. This time around, the ride’s original creators – Dutch and Sysfail – will be in the lead and they have at least one big surprise for anyone who shows up to party. More info here.

Saturday August 20

Bike Treasure Hunt – 12:00 p.m. from home
The Community Cycling Center pulled out all the stops for this one. Start at home and use clues to scour the town for fun treasures and complete activities en route to a big party in Woodlawn at the end. A fundraiser for CCC programs as a bonus! More info here.

Portland Criterium – 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North Park Blocks (NW)
The big day is almost here. Be a part of history as this major race hits downtown with a full day block party vibe with something for everyone. Don’t miss the street sprints and the Pedalpalooza ride for non-racers, then settle into the Park Blocks with food, drink, DJs, friends and blazingly fast bike racers. More info here.

Bizarre Portland Ride – 1:30 Ankeny West Cart Blocks (SW)
Join the Unipiper, artist Mike Bennett, Olive & Goofy and other colorful people for an exploration of the people and places that make Portland weird! More info here.

Kidical Mass North Portland Kids Ride – 1h30 to Peninsula Park (N)
Meet other cycling families on a short, fun 3-mile loop of beautiful parks and playgrounds. More info here.

Sunday August 21

Sunday Parkways East Portland – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (E)
Ride with your Portland mates on a car-free loop around East Portland that takes you through cool parks filled with activities, food, live music and more! It’s the last of the season so enjoy. More info here.


Have fun this weekend! And don’t forget to check out the Gorge Pass and thank them for supporting our work.

CORRECTION, 08/12 at 8:57 p.m.: This post originally had the North Portland in Motion Ride under Sunday. It’s Saturday. I regret any confusion this may have caused.

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