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Portland bike community in Bicycling Magazine

Posted by on July 7th, 2005 at 1:37 pm

The August issue of Bicycling Magazine features two great articles on Portland’s bike community.

On page 37 they cover a local program called b.i.k.e. that helps inner city kids get into cycling. The program was started by John Benenate. You’ve got to love this quote:

“We try to respond to each of the kids’ needs, whether it’s SAT flashcards or cyclocross training.”

I had the pleasure of meeting John a few weeks back and was lucky enough to listen to a jam session with him (he plays harmonica and sings the blues), local racing legend David Auker (on keyboard), and River City Bike Shop owner, Dave Guettler (bass).

(Just FYI, this isn’t the first bit of national exposure for John’s program. A few years back he was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.)

Then on page 42, they cover Portland’s growing trend of moving by bicycle. It’s called “Put Your Home on Wheels”.

And they even mention this here little blog!

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