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Willamette Week on bike safety

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Today's Willamette Week features a poignant cover story by Angela Valdez. Angela, who writes for the WW, was struck by a motorist on NE 15th and Prescott several weeks ago and suffered a broken back and other serious injuries.
Their is also some good bike safety food for thought in their Letters to [...]

Matt Cartwright: bike artist

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

If you live in Portland and you've got an eye for bikes, you probably already know of Matt Cartwright's work. Matt makes sculptures and builds furniture out of bike parts. Some of his well-known pieces include the "bike people" atop River City Bicycles, the memorial for Matthew Scheckel at SE 37th and Taylor, [...]

Kelley Point ride and a Zoobomb

Monday, August 29th, 2005

I had my fair share of bike fun on Sunday.
It started with a fantastic ride out to Kelley Point Park (tip of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers). Kelley Point is a great destination because there is either bike lane or bike path the entire way. Not to mention it's got great beaches, huge, [...]

New pavement markings for bike boulevards

Monday, August 29th, 2005

First we told you about the new "sharrows" coming soon to select Portland streets...now I've just got word from the city that "700 or so" additional pavement markings will be installed on bicycle boulevards starting next week. Bicycle boulevards are designated, low-traffic bike routes without bike lanes, such as SE Ankeny, SE Salmon, NE [...]

Massive fun and no cops needed

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Tonight's Critical Mass ride was a blast. I took Eleni in the trailer and we had a great time. Warm breeze, a great route (over the Ross Island Bridge!), some well-chosen music (thank you boom-box bike guy) and a fun group of people all contributed to the good vibe.
I hate to [...]

Zoobombers in Willamette Week

Friday, August 26th, 2005

In case anyone missed it, the Zoobomb crew is featured in the current issue of the Willamette Week. Choice quotes include:
"We're not political. We don't want to subvert your dominant paradigm...we just want to have a good time."
"We're kind of keeping bike culture on the popular radar," adds "Solid Gold," a three-year member. "And [...]

Celebrate bikes tonight!

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Just a reminder that a bunch of people will be riding around downtown tonight between 6 and 7:00. If you want to join in on all the fun, just show up on a bike and ride. There will be a large group forming around the North Park Blocks (off Burnside) at around [...]

More info on "sharrows"

Friday, August 26th, 2005

As I reported a few weeks ago, sharrows are coming soon to Portland streets. If you'd like to know more about them, head over to Sam Adams' blog where someone from his staff just posted a good explanation and several links to more information.
I'm excited about sharrows and I believe they will [...]

Last Thursday Art Walk

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Took my ladies out to Last Thursday on Alberta tonight. It was Danica's big public debut...she slept the whole time. I love Alberta. Lots of funky, happy, beautiful people, lots of great art, and of course, lots of bikes and bikers. Ran into Carye of Red Bat Press fame. I [...]

Shift Bike Bulletin: September

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Shift's monthly Bike Bulletin is an essential Portland bike event and ride listing. Instead of just having it sit in my inbox each month, I've decided to start posting it here on BikePortland.org. I've been trying to figure out a way to post more rides and events, so I'll try this and [...]

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