Archive for April, 2005

Great new bikey website

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Aaron Tarfman – who was recently profiled in the Oregonian – has put together a new website with tons of great, bike-related info and resources. Take a stroll through Body Power! and you’ll learn about everything from how to haul more stuff with your bike to tips on cycling in cold weather. Enjoy!

Alpenrose clean-up day

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Track season starts next week (!) and the annual Alpenrose Velodrome clean up is happening this Saturday, 4/23. Join in and help re-paint the track surface, pull weeds, put up sponsor signs…and do whatever it takes to make the track ready for racing. The clean-up starts at 9 AM. Lunch will be provided. Alpenrose is Read More »

Wi-Fi and Ice Cream

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

There’s nothing like a full day of riding through town that mixes coffee, work, friends, family, and of course, bikes! How did I manage all that in one day? Well, for starters I cruised from North Portland to Sellwood to meet a potential client…and the ride to get there had me grinning the whole time. Read More »

Free ice cream!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

Right now, until 8:00PM tonight the Ben & Jerry’s on SE Hawthorne and 36th is giving away free ice cream!…but only if you ride your bike…OK, just kidding. Anyone that shows up will get the free cone…but just think, if you ride your bike you won’t have to look for parking and you’ll burn all Read More »

Be a part of Pedalpalooza 2005

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Pedalpalooza isn’t happening ’til June…but the organizers are already going full pedal getting everything ready. A great thing about Pedalpalooza is that anyone can be a part of it by hosting their very own bike fun event….but the deadline for getting on the oh-so-important printed calendar (watch for it around town!) is just a few Read More »

Oregonians at Sea Otter Classic

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Last weekend I attended the Sea Otter Classic…a "celebration of cycling" that is like Woodstock for bike lovers.  Oregon based cyclists had a great showing.  Most notable was Portland’s own Doug Ollerenshaw who won the Pro Road Race!  You can read more about his amazing ride here. I also ran into Molly Cameron (owner of Read More »

Pancakes, bikes, and bring the family…

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Just got a great tip about a yummy-sounding family bike ride happening in Vancouver on Saturday: This Saturday is the annual Blueberry Pancake Ride in Vancouver. There’s free blueberry pancakes and an easy 8-10 mile, flat, family-oriented ride starting at Vancouver Lake. For more serious riders, they can join the Wheelmen from Wilshire Park in Read More »

Tax day ride and a bike swap meet

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

If tax time’s got you down, or if you just want something fun to do on your bike tomorrow night, then the “Tax Day Pub Crawl” should be in your future. Here’s the details Meeting Point: Federal Building (1220 SW Third Ave, Portland OR)- 6:00 First Stop: Kelly’s Olympian – 6:30 Leave for next stop Read More »

Bad fit = bad news

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

When you’re not comfy on your bike, you ride less, and that’s not good.  There’s no reason to settle on an uncomfortable position.  The smart folks over at the American Physical Therapy Association have just released a nice bit of info about how to stay happy while riding and avoid common pains and injuries.  Here’s Read More »

Filmed by Bike III

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

This Friday night is your chance to see some cool bike-culture flicks at “Filmed by Bike III“…”a festival of bike themed movies” It’s happening at the Clinton Street Theater and it starts at 9:00. The best part is that it’s a fundraiser for The Multnomah County Bike Fair happening later in the summer…and word on Read More »