Archive for April, 2005

Only in Portland

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Two very different and uniquely Portland bike events are happening this weekend… Saturday, get to know your local bike cult, CHUNK 666 for the Organ Donor Invite, a tall-bike jousting tournament beginning at 3:00 at Colonel Summers Park on SE Belmont and 20th. (I would leave the kids home on this one). Pretty Dress Ride Read More »

Mass and a Bingo Party

Friday, April 29th, 2005

You’ve probably heard of Critical Mass…the sometimes controversial always misunderstood bike ride that traverses, amoeba-like through the usually auto-dominated city streets. I’ve been on several of them myself and have always had an inspiring time. Last month I brought along my 2 year-old daughter and I even met Mayor Potter on one back in February. Read More »

New bike trail to link NoPo to Swan Island!

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

…this just in off the Shift email list newswire… The Oregon Transportation Commission approved a $1.2M Transportation Enhancement grant to the City of Portland for construction of the Waud Bluff Trail to Swan Island! This project will upgrade an existing “made trail” down the bluff from Willamette Blvd to the north end of Basin Avenue Read More »

Local Bike Messenger wins Trans-Iowa Endurance Race

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Local bike messenger Ira Ryan (center in photo) won the first-ever Trans-Iowa endurance mountain bike race on Sunday. Ira beat a field of top-notch riders in the 2-day, 300+ mile, self-supported event. A downtown ticker-tape parade is scheduled for next weekend (just kidding)! Visit the Trans-Iowa event blog for more information.

“Breaking Away” at PSU

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

This Saturday and Sunday (29-30th) is your chance to catch one of the all-time great sports movies, Breaking Away. It’s being screened (on the eve of National Bike Month!) at 5th Ave Cinemas, 525 SW Hall St. @ PSU. Tickets are $3 or free for PSU students…and everyone gets free popcorn. More info call, (503) Read More »

What are you doing this week?

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Get out your calendar because bike season is in full spin. Check out these hand-picked rides and events that will keep you pedaling every day of the week. MONDAY:  The mythical Noon Time Ride from downtown Portland is a regular ride that brings together the city’s sharpest minds and strongest legs.  Be ready for a Read More »

Not Bike Fun

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

If you’re wondering where this sign is so you can avoid the fate of that poor silhouette man…it’s across from Rocco’s Pizza downtown looking toward Powell’s. Be careful out there and watch out for large, tire-eating square holes in the ground!

Ride to Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Hey all you earth-loving bikers…we’re riding down to the big Earth Day festivities at Sunnyside School tomorrow and you’re invited to join us. Meet at 6617 N. Michigan Ave., 9:00AM (just North of Portland Blvd east of I-5) and we’ll ride for about :45 minutes to Sunnyside Elementary on SE 34th & Taylor. We’ll take Read More »

Who ya gonna call?

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Know of a bike lane that needs sweeping?  Or a place without bike racks?  How about a gaping pothole that needs filling?  For any general concerns that would improve biking on our city streets, put all the numbers below in your cell phone’s speed dial. Portland Bikeline – (503) 823-CYCL -Press 1 for bike lane/path Read More »

Smoke-Free Bike Pub Crawl

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Like bikes? Like pubs? Hate smoke? You’re in luck. The first ever “Smoke Free Bike Pub Crawl” happens tomorrow night (Fri.) at 7:30. Meet at Roots Brewing on SE 7th Ave…and ride responsibly!

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