Let's Ride

We will be planning a variety of rides throughout the year from beginner friendly to more adventurous gravel rides to overnight bikepacking trips.

We will also be hosting different events from bikepacking 101 workshops to basic bike maintenance to social happy hours. 

Women of color are highly encouraged to join us. Our efforts are focused primarily on women and trans*/gender non-conforming people of color. 


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Spring into Bikepacking

This spring, join the Komorebi Cycling Team and Friends on Bikes for a three part clinic series to encourage women, trans, femme and non-binary riders to adventure by bike. The clinics will be hosted on consecutive Wednesday nights - riders are welcome to attend all or just one. 

*Please read the details below and register on Komerobi's website.


W E D N ES D A Y,   F E B  2 8 T H   ~  S O L D  O U T

The first clinic in the series will provide an overview of adventure cycling. We'll talk about bikes, bags, and gear used for off-road touring as well as how to approach your first bikepacking trip. 


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In the second clinic in the series will dig into the details. We'll talk about what and how to pack, how to fuel yourself right and how to develop and navigate a route.


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The third and final clinic in the series will have two parts: the first part will provide guidance on how to lead a bikepacking trip and the second part will be a storytelling space, where we'll invite folks to tell a short story from a off-road touring experience. 

**Attendees will also have the opportunity to register for a guided bikepacking ride tentatively scheduled for March 17-18 (weather dependent).

***Details to be provided via email after the first clinic.



Location: Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Tickets: Please note that Cup & Bar have generously offered up their space for us for free and, in consideration, we're asking attendees to please order at minimum one (1) beverage or snack to help them cover their costs. Your help will ensure that we can host future events in this beautiful community space - thank you. 

Donations: Additionally, a sliding scale donation of $5-10 is suggested per clinic. All donations will go to support the WTF Bikexplorers Oregon Ride this June.

Donations may be made via Paypal to wtfbikexplorers@gmail.com or accepted as cash at each clinic.

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



Special thanks to Cup & Bar for the safe space to meet.







Lunar New Year Ride

Calling all women of color and trans*/gender non-conforming people of color, let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) by riding to the Lunar New Year Dragon Dance and Parade. 

We’ll meet at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams at 9:45am and rollout at 10am. This will be a 13 mile, social, no drop ride. The route takes us along the Eastbank Esplanade, to Sellwood Park and over the Sellwood Bridge, along the westside waterfront and ends at the Oregon Historical Society for the Lunar New Year parade. 

Since there will be a lot of people attending the parade, we’ll find bike parking slightly before the park and walk over to the parade. The parade is from 11:30AM – 3PM, people can leave any time as they wish.





13 miles, Pavement, Beginner & intermediate




Special thanks to Ristretto Roasters for the safe space to meet. 



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Swift Industries Stoked Spoke

Stoked Spoke is a winter series of bicycling adventure presentations hosted by Swift Industries. Each evening highlights four to six self supported bike camping routes complete with maps, slideshow and planning tips. This year the trip reports will be 5-10 minutes long. Once all of the presentations are finished, each presenter will host an information table where they will answer individual questions and have maps of region they explored.

Friends on Bikes will be presenting about our bikecamping trip to Milo McIver last summer, our group's mission and plans for 2018 in Seattle and Portland.

*This is a three-part series that highlights the best bike camping destinations in Cascadia and beyond.



Special thanks to Swift Industries for hosting the Stoked Spoke Adventure Series.




New Moon, New Year Social

We hand screenprinted some FOB tote bags and we’ll be giving a few out at our new moon social! For the first new moon of 2018, let’s celebrate the beginning of a new year for Friends on Bikes. Join us Wed. January 17 at White Owl Social Club from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Get to know other women of color who get rad on bikes and learn more about FOB. All rider levels and w/t/f/n-b people of color are welcomed. 

*This is a meet up only. We’ll have upcoming rides announced soon! 

**We’ll have tote bags available to purchase after our social event for our friends and allies



Location: White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm



Special thanks to Skyler Elzy for the tote bag illustration. 






ABCs of Bikes and Maintenance

Learn the ABCs of bikes and maintenance with Bike Works from 6:30pm - 8pm. Whether you want to learn new skills or want to share your bike knowledge with others, this is the perfect opportunity to start off the new year by taking care of your bike.

*Limited to 8 people, RSVP on Facebook or email seafriendsonbikes@gmail.com 

**This event is reserved for people who identify as women/trans* people of color. 



Location: Bike Works, 3709 S Ferdinand St, Seattle, WA 98118 

Time: 6:30pm - 8pm



Special thanks to Bike Works for offering a safe space for us to learn and share.




FOB Seattle x Swift Industries

Join us to get the Seattle edition started! Saturday, October 7th we're meeting up at Swift HQ with Molly Sugar for a brunch hang out. Get to know other people of color who get rad on bikes and learn more about FOB. Bring your ideas too! Where do you want to ride? What types of rides do you want to go on? We'll have donuts, coffee, vinyl stickers and good company.

At 12noon, we'll depart for an optional overnight at Manchester State Park. It's about a 38 mile round trip, which includes the ferry from Fauntleroy to Southworth. 





38 miles, Pavement, Beginner & intermediate




Special thanks to Swift Industries for offering a safe space to gather, SJ of Friends on Bikes Seattle for leading and organizing the trip and Skyler Elzy for the poster illustration. 



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Nike's Asia Pacific Network Bike Night

Friends on Bikes is thrilled to be partnering with Nike's Asia Pacific Network, to bring you Women’s Bike Night on Wednesday September 13th, in honor of September being Women’s Bike Month.

Nike’s Asia Pacific Network is dedicated to building community among Asian employees at Nike.

***We are happy to offer all participants a free access code to a Biketown bike for this event!





4.4 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly



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Bikepacking Frog Lake to Timothy Lake

Weather/Wildfire/Air Quality permitting - We're planning a weekend bikepacking trip to Timothy Lake from Friday, Sept 22nd to Sunday, Sept 24th. We'll camp at Frog Lake Friday night and begin the ride Saturday morning to Timothy Lake. Sunday morning, we'll make our way back to Frog Lake. This will be a 42 mile ride with 3K elevation on singletrack and gravel roads.

***Ride is limited to 6 riders to ensure a fun and safe experience. All W/T/F/NB friends/allies welcome.





~42 miles, Gravel & single track, Intermediate & advanced



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Women of Color Sunset Ride Series

Join us every 2nd Tuesday this summer for a sunset ride! We’ll ride 10-16 miles and end at a park to catch the sunset. Bring your own post-ride snacks and drinks. Hang with other WOC who ride. This is a social, no drop ride. 




July 13th: Mt. Tabor  

July 11th: Overlook Park  

Aug 8th: Rocky Butte  



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Women of Color Bike Camping Trip

Join us Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 for a bike camping trip to Milo McIver State Park! This is a ~70 mile round-trip, intermediate friendly ride with one night of camping. We'll primarily be riding on the Springwater Corridor, Esplanade and Trolley Trail bike paths and sharing the lane on small back roads. Whether you're an intermediate rider looking to go on your first bike camping trip OR a rider who's looking to explore different areas in Portland, join us! 

For those who RSVP, on Wed. June 28th 6-8pm at Laurelhurst Park we will have an info session on what to expect, share bike camping tips and answer questions. 

**This trip is reserved for self-identified women of color.

**We will limit the space to 10 riders to ensure that we have a safe and fun experience. Please only RSVP "YES" if you are committed to joining us for the trip.





~72 miles, Pavement, Intermediate


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CycloFemme PDX Ride

We’ll be joining CycloFemme PDX and women around the globe on Sun. May 14 to celebrate CycloFemme! CycloFemme is a global celebration for women who ride bikes! This will be an ~8 mile, beginner friendly, mostly flat pavement ride. We'll primarily be riding on the Springwater bike path along the Willamette River. Women/Trans/Femme/NB of Color are highly encouraged to join us!

*Homemade cookies, coffee and stretching will be provided by CycloFemme PDX at Islabikes. 

CycloFemme is partnering with World Bicycle Relief in Kenya for a 1 to 1 match in donations. $147 provides a bike that changes a girl’s life. There will be a donation table at Islabikes and you can
learn more information on how to donate.





8 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly





Special thank you to CycloFemme PDX for inviting our crew to ride with you and for providing coffee, snacks and stretching. 



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Kelley Point Park Social Ride

Join us Sun. April 30 for a social ride to the scenic Kelley Point Park! Women/Trans/Femme/NB of Color are highly encouraged to join us! This will be a ~23 mile beginner friendly, conversational pace, mostly flat pavement ride. We'll primarily be riding on city bike paths and the Marine Drive bike path. Whether you're a beginner looking for a longer ride OR a rider who's looking to explore different areas in Portland, join us! Afterwards, we'll head to the Mississippi Marketplace for post ride lunch. 

*The first 8 FOB riders will get free cycling socks provided by The Athletic! *Our crew also gets a $.50 coffee discount from Ristretto Roasters. 





21 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly




Special thank you to The Athletic for donating stylish socks for our crew and Ristretto Roasters Coffee for fueling us with coffee.  We are grateful for your support.



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F.O.B. Happy Hour

Join us off the bike for drinks on Wed. April 12 from 5-7:30pm at Dig a Pony. Get to know other women of color who get rad on bikes and learn more about FOB. All rider levels and w/t/f/n-b of color are welcomed.

We'll have our zine, Biking Across Americ, for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Bikes for Humanity. Pick up an awesome zine and help out a local bike non-profit. *High-Five* Because we're still getting to know each other, we'd love to hear your feedback!

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Forest Park Ramble Ride

Join us for a ~24 mile adventure ride through our favorite forest in town, Forest Park! This will be an intermediate, conversational pace, no drop, mixed terrain ride with climbing. We'll primarily be riding on the Leif Erikson trail in Forest Park, though we can scope out some of the (legal) single track depending on the group. Whether you're an experienced rider looking to make new friends OR a rider who's dirt curious, join us! Afterwards, we'll head to Las Primas for post ride lunch. 





~24 miles, Dirt and pavement, Intermediate





Special thank you to Ristretto Roasters Coffee for fueling us with coffee!

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Women of Color Social Donut Ride

Join us for our inaugural ride! We’ll meet at Wilshire Park at 9:30AM to eat donuts from Pip's Original Donuts and drink coffee provided by Ristretto Roasters Coffee, then rollout at 10am. We’ll head over to Marine Drive, ride along the river then make our way back to Denorval Unthank Park to eat more donuts!

***After the ride, Pip's Original Donuts will give each attendee a free dozen donuts to redeem at any time!  






16 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly





Special thank you to Pip's Original Donuts for providing a free dozen donuts to each of our riders, Ristretto Roasters Coffee for fueling us with coffee, and Womentum for the $25 donation for Coco Donuts.  We are grateful for your support.





#1 Be courteous

#2 Stop at stop signs & lights

#3 No one left behind

#4 Don't be a dick

#5 Have fun