Archive for July, 2005

Ride to St. Johns Window Project

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Had a great ride out to St. Johns with the illustrious Carye Bye. She led us out to the peninsula via a circuitous route that included Willamette Blvd. and the neighborhood streets of University Park. Once we pedaled through Main Street parade-style, we stopped to check out the beautiful (yet not bike-friendly) St. Johns Bridge. Read More »

July Critical Mass photos

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

In case you missed Critical Mass on Friday, there are some great photos and comments posted at BikeForums. If you like the photos, you should check the Bicycle-Eye blog by the same guy…and don’t forget to read his great collection of bicycle haikus.

Is Portland a safe cycling town?

Friday, July 29th, 2005

There has been a lot of talk this summer about the amount of cyclists killed on Portland’s roadways. In my opinion no amount of infrastructure, bike lanes, signs, or clever engineering can truly make cyclists safe on the streets. Let’s be honest, we’re 100% vulnerable to cars whenever we’re out there. That being said, I Read More »

“Conserve by Bike” in the Energy Bill

Friday, July 29th, 2005

[I received this information from an inside source in the Oregon bike advocacy scene, I will post a link to the full press release when it is available online.] This just in from the office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore): ‘Conserve By Bike’ Provision Included in Energy Bill $6.2 Million Pilot Program Designed to Spur Read More »

Bike to “Last Thursday” on Alberta

Friday, July 29th, 2005

My ladies and I cruised over to NE Alberta Street last night to check out the monthy “Last Thursday” street fair and art walk. First, let me just say how proud I am of Juli (my lady). She could give birth any day now and she was still pedaling around the ‘hood (see photo!). Alberta Read More »

Bike Town coming to Portland

Friday, July 29th, 2005

You might have noticed the mention of Bike Town coming to Portland in Jonathan Nicholas’s column today. Bicycling Magazine is giving away 50 commuter/city bikes to “the most compelling entries” about why you should receive the free bike and/or what you’d do with it. If you’re interested in playing along, just go to the Bicycling Read More »

Welcome Bike Fun readers

Friday, July 29th, 2005

If you’re just clicking over from the Bike Fun blog on Oregonlive.com…welcome! I hope you like the new look (and name) of my blog. I’ve still got a lot of work to do to make this a valuable resource for the Portland bike community, so I hope you’ll be patient while I tweak things around. Read More »

Bikes in Willy Week Finder’s Guide

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

The Willamette Week’s first ever magazine hit the streets yesterday. It’s called the Finder. I did a short little piece on the cycling scene on page 131 called, “Bikeopolis USA.” The photo is of River City Bikes owner Dave Guettler holding a Sycip Java Boy with a custom front rack made by local builder Joseph Read More »

Timothy Lake route map

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Download PDF (420kb) After my previous post about my ride up to Timothy Lake (SE of Estacada) I’ve had several emails from readers wanting more specific route details. Well, it just so happens that one of the guys on the ride is a real map lover and owner of some topo mapping software. He did Read More »

The Bicycle Maid

Monday, July 25th, 2005

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