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Free Cone Day Ride

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Downtown Ben and Jerry’s, 524 SW Yamhill St Take Trimet (Near Pioneer Courthouse Square) 5:00pm, The ride will leave at 5:30 or after we get our first cone. Prepare your belly for all the donut and burrito rides summer has to offer. It’s April and that means that Unilever executives in Rotterdam are gritting their Read More »

Bike to Work Day Celebration

Monday, April 28th, 2008

(PORTLAND, OR) – The City of Portland Office of Transportation – Transportation Options Division and the SmartTrips Downtown program – will host a Bike to Work celebration at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Wednesday, May 7, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. This special event at Pioneer Courthouse Square is in celebration of National Bike Month and Read More »

Press Release: Bike to Work Celebration

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Below are the details on PDOT’s annual Bike to Work day celebration: Bike to Work celebration on Wednesday, May 7 (PORTLAND, OR) – The City of Portland Office of Transportation – Transportation Options Division and the SmartTrips Downtown program – will host a Bike to Work celebration at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Wednesday, May 7, Read More »

Washington wins bike-sharing race; is Portland far behind?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Washington DC has beat Portland in becoming the first U.S. city with a bike-sharing system. This photo shows a construction site where one of the new SmartBikeDC racks will be located.(Photo: afagen on Flickr) Now that Washington D.C. is getting national media attention for their “first of its kind in the U.S.” bike-sharing system, I Read More »

TriMet bus driver cleared of wrongdoing in fatal bike collision

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The Oregonian reported this morning that the driver of a TriMet bus that collided with 15 year-old Beaverton high school student Austin Miller back in February has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to the Oregonian, the Beaverton Police Department deemed the collision was “unavoidable”. The crash happened on February 11th. Miller, an experienced rider Read More »

Weekend open thread: Share your bike fun

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Looks like we’re going to (finally) have some nice weather this weekend…and there’s lots to do on a bike! Here’s a rundown: Saturday (4/26) -NE Portland Heritage Tree Bike Ride -Intermediate Level Road Ride -Bike Move -Carfree Canvass with Jim Middaugh -Bike With Branam -Team Rubicon Roll-out Party -MTB Movie Premiere at Bagdad Theater Sunday Read More »

“Sauvie Island Bridge Relocation Project” launched at press conference

Friday, April 25th, 2008

New logo unveiled today Commissioner Sam Adams held a press conference today to officially launch Flanders Crossing: Sauvie Island Bridge Relocation Project. The event was an attempt to clarify the proposal for the project that will be voted on by City Council next week, to outline why the the project is necessary, and to demonstrate Read More »

Bikes on the schedule at industrial design conference

Friday, April 25th, 2008

How can the Industrial Designers Society of America’s 2008 Western District Conference help improve biking in Portland? Well, like many events that happen here (whether they’re directly related to bikes or not), our favorite form of transportation has managed to work its way into the schedule.

Bikes help local non-profit “Take Back the Night”

Friday, April 25th, 2008

About 100 riders assembled at Colonel Summers Park for Bike Back the Night.More photos here – (Photos © J. Maus) The Portland Women’s Crisis Line — a non-profit that helps victims of sexual violence — held their first annual Bike Back the Night ride last night. The name of the ride is a spin-off of Read More »

Photo of the Day: My first Share the Road plate sighting

Friday, April 25th, 2008

It happened last night at the Bike Back the Night ride… (Photo © J. Maus)

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