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Walk ‘n Bike to School Day is Weds. 10/5

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Next week is Oregon’s statewide “Walk + Bike to School Day.” On Wednesday thousands of kids across the state will walk and ride bikes to school instead of driving. The event is meant to raise awareness for the Safe Routes to School Program which is headed up locally by the BTA. Robert Ping, program director Read More »

Local wrenches turn for Katrina

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Don’t miss the Clown House tonight

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

I highly recommend checking out the Clown House tonight during Last Thursday on Alberta. What is the Clown House you ask? Well, it’s sort of like a street circus combined with Chunkathalon. To get a better feel for what to expect tonight, take a look at my set of Clown House photos. I’ve also come Read More »

Meet Portland’s bike lane people

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

If you’ve ridden your bike around this city long enough, you’ve probably come in contact with Portland’s bike lane people. Customized bike lane markings were started in 1999 by a former city employee named Todd Roberts and is a tradition that has carried on ever since. One of my faithful readers turned up this great Read More »

New sharrow markings in NW

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

“Sharrow” lane markings have just been painted on a few streets in NW Portland. Here’s an excerpt from the official news release from the City of Portland: The Portland Office of Transportation began installing “shared lane pavement markings” on three streets in northwest and southwest Portland today. Known as “sharrows,” these markings are intended to Read More »

California city is first to Platinum

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Reporting from Interbike… …the first “Platinum” level Bicycle Friendly Community in the U.S. is Davis, California. In talking with representatives from the League of American Bicyclists (the organization behind the designation), they said Davis is simply “way ahead” of any other city and that they are even on par with European cities. I was hoping Read More »

My ride to PDX Airport

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Well, here I am in Las Vegas for the Interbike trade show. In the next few days I’ll talk to all sorts of people in the bike industry. I especially want to touch base with the Portland-based companies that are exhibiting here (there are only a few). If I have time between all my high-profile Read More »

First “Platinum” bike city to be announced Wednesday

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Despite much energy and excitement recently here in Portland, it seems as though we won’t be the first city in the country to be designated with the League of American Bicyclists‘ “Platinum-level” Bicycle Friendly City award. Here’s an excerpt from the League’s latest newsletter: “The latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, including the first platinum-level Read More »

3 bikes stolen: Jamis, Kona, Yeti

Monday, September 26th, 2005

My house was recently broken into and my wife and I lost just about everything including our mt. bikes. The thieves had to get past my two dogs, and used a copper pipe and potatoes to beat them into submission. Iā€™d like to get my bikes back, but would really like to get the guys Read More »

Electra “Townies” don’t fit on busses or MAX

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Just found a new Portland bike blog called “Ask the Wise Old Bicycle Guy“. It’s run by a former pro bike mechanic and it’s full of great advice. He noticed my recent post about Electra Townies and makes a good observation. Apparently, despite growing in popularity in this city and their recent adoption as the Read More »

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