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/trans/femme/non-binary people of color but all women are welcomed.

2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

 

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  *See how the ride went on Facebook

July 11th: Overlook Park  *See how the ride went on Facebook

Aug 8th: Rocky Butte  *Full route details to be announced 

 

 

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PAST RIDES & EVENTS

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

 

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!  

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

 

Meet: 9:30AM for donuts and coffee

Roll Out: 10AM

Start Location: Wilshire Park, Portland OR

End Location: Denorval Unthank Park, Portland OR

Mileage: ~15 miles

Other details: Beginner friendly, mostly flat, no drop

What to bring: Helmet. Rain gear in case it rains.

RSVP: Facebook or Meetup. We’ll need to know how many donuts to get!

Contact: friendsonbikes@gmail.com

 

 

ALLIES

 

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.

 

 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 08

 

Forest Park Rumble 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. 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

 

Meet: 9:00AM for coffee

Roll Out: 9:30AM

Start Location: Ristretto Roasters Coffee on 3808 N. Williams

End Location: Las Primas on 3971 N. Williams to celebrate National Empanada Day

Mileage: ~24 miles

Elevation Gain: ~1,400 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Terrain: Gravel and pavement

Duration: 2.5 - 3.5hrs

What to bring: Helmet. Rain gear in case it rains.

RSVP: Facebook

Contact: friendsonbikes@gmail.com

Other Details: This is a safe and inviting space for riders curious about riding gravel and exploring Forest Park by bike. Women/Trans/Femme/NB of Color are highly encouraged to join us! Please let us know if you have any questions.

*No drop means we will all stick together

 

 

ALLIES

 

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

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

 

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!

We'll have a short survey available (totally optional) and will hang out FOB vinyl stickers to anyone who fills one out. Take a survey and get a shiny sticker! *Yeah!*

 

 

DETAILS

 

Time: 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Location: Dig a Pony on 736 SE Grand Ave.

RSVP: Facebook

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, APRIL 30

 

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. 

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

 

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20368694

Meet: 9:00AM for coffee

Roll Out: 9:30AM

Start Location: Ristretto Roasters Coffee on 3808 N. Williams

End Location: Mississippi Marketplace on 4233 N Mississippi Ave

Mileage: ~23 miles

Difficulty: Beginner friendly, no drop

Terrain: Pavement, mostly flat

Duration: 2.5 - 3hrs

What to bring: Helmet. Rain gear in case it rains.

RSVP: Facebook

Contact: friendsonbikes@gmail.com

Other Details: This is a safe and inviting space for riders curious about longer riding and exploring Portland by bike. Please let us know if you have any questions.

*No drop means we will all stick together

 

 

ALLIES

 

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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SUNDAY, MAY 14

 

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.
 

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

 

Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/20366343

Meet: 12:00PM for snacks and stretching

Start & End Location: Islabikes on 2113 SE 7th Ave

Mid-way Location: Riverview Cemetery on 0300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd

Mileage: ~8 miles

Difficulty: Beginner friendly, no drop

Terrain: Pavement, mostly flat

Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs

What to bring: Helmet. Rain gear in case it rains.

RSVP: Facebook

Contact: friendsonbikes@gmail.com

Other Details: Please let us know if you have any questions. If you need a bike you can use Biketown or Spinlister to rent for the day.

*No drop means we will all stick together

 

 

ALLIES

 

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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SATURDAY, JULY 15 - SUNDAY, JULY 16

 

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.

 

ROUTE DETAILS

 

Meet: 9:00AM for coffee

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21766286 

Meet: Saturday, 9:00AM for Delicious Donuts, bagels and Ristretto Roasters coffee

Roll Out: 9:30AM

Start Location: Velo Cult Bike Shop - back parking lot

Camping Location: Milo McIver State Park

End Location: Velo Cult Bike Shop

Mileage: 70 miles total

Difficulty: Beginner - Intermediate

Terrain: Pavement

Duration: 2 days

Cost: $5 for camping, bring money for groceries and snacks

RSVP: Facebook or email at friendsonbikes@gmail.com

 

HIGH LEVEL ITINERARY

 

Saturday, July 15 we will meet 9am at Velo Cult Bike Shop and rollout at 9:30am. We will be providing donuts, bagels and coffee. If you’re driving you can leave your car in the Velo Cult parking lot overnight. We’ll bike ~35 miles to Milo McIver and stopping in Estacada for groceries just before camp. We will set up camp and head over to the reservoir to swim and hangout by the water. At night we’ll eat dinner, make ‘smores and chill around the campfire. 
 


Sunday, July 16 we will eat breakfast, breakdown camp, do some stretching and rollout around 9:30am. We’ll bike ~35 miles back to Velo Cult and stopping in Oak Grove for a lunch break. Expect to get back to Velo Cult around 3-4pm.

 

 

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ROAD RULES

 

#1 Be courteous

#2 Stop at stop signs & lights

#3 No one left behind

#4 Don't be a dick

#5 Have fun