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BTA expects largest Bike Commute Challenge ever

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Bike commuters on the Hawthorne Bridge.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) The BTA’s eighth annual Bike Commute Challenge starts tomorrow, offering participants who work weekends an opportunity to get an early jump on the competition. The statewide event pits companies against each other and they compete based on percentage of possible trips taken by bike, (not mileage). Each Read More »

Shift gets “Light a Fire” award from Portland Monthly

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The spirit of Shift.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) Shift — the bike-fun loving group that bring us Breakfast on the Bridges, Bike Moves, PedalPalooza, and more — has been chosen to receive a “Light a Fire” award from Portland Monthly Magazine. Editor-in-Chief Ted Katzaukas (who happens to be a daily bike commuter) says Shift won in the Read More »

B:C:Clettes spread the love at the Clown House

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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Updated: Motorhome-biker shares his story

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

[NOTE: This post has been updated since last night. Please hit your "refresh" button to make sure you are seeing the full story.] Brian(Photos by Jonathan Maus) Like most of you who read the story about how the famous motorhome-bike was destroyed Wednesday night, I instantly assumed it was the work of vandals. But as Read More »

Time to get ready for cyclocross season!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Erik Tonkin’s popular cyclocross clinics start next week.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) With the Portland-area road racing season all but over, the buzz about ‘cross season is coming on strong. Local ‘cross lovers can be found any night of the week honing their skills in parks around the city. Last night, I saw a guy practicing dismounts Read More »

KGW corrects misleading part of road rage story

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

A commenter just pointed out that, in response to concern from the community, KGW has published a correction in one of their stories about the road rage incident on SE Clinton Street on August 17th. In two recent posts, I pointed out my concern that KGW’s story was perpetuating the incorrect notion that cyclist Ben Read More »

Mystery Movie Ride

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

A casual monthly sunset bicycle ride to a secret cinema screening under the stars. The event takes place on the last Friday of the month and meets at Friendship Circle, located at the West side of the Steel Bridge. Bring some friends, snacks, drinks, and a blanket. Screening: August’s screening will include selected shorts, as Read More »

Beloved motorhome bike “torn to shambles” in NE Portland

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Brian and his motorhome-bike before vandals destroyed it (see below).(Photo: Bob Crispin) Last November, I shared photos and the story of an amazing character making his home on the streets of Portland. His name is Brian and he lives in a bicycle that he expertly engineered into a human-powered bicycle Winnebago. According to reports, he Read More »

Cyclists take to new 10-foot wide bike lane

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Cyclists now have more room to pass on the approach to the Hawthorne Bridge due to a newly installed ten-foot wide bike lane (faded stripe is the old lane).(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

Stolen Trek 820 Antelope

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Trek Mountain Bike, Black, Front bike bag, rear bike bag holder, Purple lettering, Big Nobby tires, 16 year old bike More Info on Finetoothcog

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