New Year’s Day Ride — Jan. 1, 2015 Bicycle Transportation Association gathers cyclists in Waterfront Park under the Morrison Bridge for its annual tour of “play spots” in Portland. 10 miles, free, and not a loop.
Worst Day of the Year Ride — Feb. 14, 2016 18 miles around Portland or a 46 mile challenge route; rolls out rain or shine. Sign up early, limited to 3,500 bicyclists. Sponsored by Community Cycling Center
Wet ‘n’ Windy — March 15, 2015 50-mile bicycle ride from Bend to Powell Butte and back. Maps, support, food stop; sponsored by Hutch’s Bicycles in Bend
Pre-Season Century — April 19, 2015 100 miles from Bend to Prineville and return; sponsored by Hutch’s Bicycles in Bend
A Cherry of a Bike Ride — April 19, 2015 Five bike ride options — 30, 40, 60, 80 and 100 miles — start at The Dalles; limited to 500 cyclists. Part of the Northwest Cherry Festival activities
Yoga for Cyclists — April 25, 2015 A 2-hour workshop on how yoga can loosen up those muscles and ligaments that cycling tends to tighten and strain. Located in Old Town Sherwood.