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.

PAST RIDES & EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCT 7 - SUNDAY, OCT 8

 

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. 

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25029181

38 miles, Pavement, Beginner & intermediate

 

 

ALLIES

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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WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13

 

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!

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23779675

4.4 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly

 

 

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FRIDAY, SEPT 22 - SUNDAY, SEPT 24

 

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.

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24795715 

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

 

 

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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. 

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

July 13th: Mt. Tabor  

July 11th: Overlook Park  

Aug 8th: Rocky Butte  

 

 

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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

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21766286 

~72 miles, Pavement, Intermediate

 

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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

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20366343

8 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly

 

 

 

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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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

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20368694

21 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly

 

 

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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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!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 08

 

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. 

 

 

ROUTE DETAILS

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19831938

~24 miles, Dirt and pavement, Intermediate

 

 

ALLIES

 

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

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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

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19658433

16 miles, Pavement, Beginner-friendly

 

 

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.

 

 

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