Archive for May, 2008

Enjoy the weekend

Friday, May 30th, 2008

We’ve come to the end of yet another interesting week here at BikePortland.org…but I can’t possibly sign off for the weekend with such a depressing story as the top article. So, here’s a photo that will hopefully get you in the weekend mood… Mt. Tabor. (Photo © J. Maus) See you at the Voodoo Doughnut Read More »

Hit-and-run driver posts bail, released from custody

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Jeremy Jordan. Out on bail.(Photo: Mult. Co. Sheriff’s Office) Jeremy Jordan, the driver in a hit-and-run on May 10 in Northeast Portland has posted bail (10% of the $307,500 total bail amount) and has been released from custody. Jordan attempted to steal beer from a Safeway store after being refused service. When he drove out Read More »

Follow-up: Gateway Green Vision Plan now online

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Gateway Green Vision PlanDownload it (3MB, PDF) Gateway Green is an ambitious project to reclaim 35 acres of unused land at the intersections of I-84 and I-205 in East Portland. Last week I shared a preview of the project after I had a sneak peek at the Vision Plan — a 27-page document that lays Read More »

Governor Kulongoski will bike to work on Monday

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Gov. Kulongoski at Pioneer Courthouse Square in April.(Photo © J. Maus) He walked to work on Earth Day, and now Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski says he’ll ride his bike to the office on Monday. The ride is part of a larger “commuter challenge” effort proclaimed by Kulongoski today to encourage the 8,500 state employees to Read More »

A grand ‘Tour of Oregon’ is closer than you think

Friday, May 30th, 2008

The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic in downtown Portland.(Photos © J. Maus) A study released yesterday by two Georgia colleges found that the Tour de Georgia — a week-long professional road race that wrapped up in April — contributed $38 million to that state’s economy. That news comes on the heels of an announcement to expand Read More »

Portlanders prep for record-breaking naked ride

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Riding naked — what’s not to love?(Photos © J. Maus) Last year, around 800 Portlanders mounted up for the annual World Naked Bike Ride. That number tied with London for the largest crowd in the world, and this year, organizers expect the crowd to swell to 1200-1500 people. If you’ve never done the ride, you Read More »

Breakfast on the Bridges caps big bike month

Friday, May 30th, 2008

The friendly and fun Breakfast on the Bridge crew on the Esplanade this morning.(Photo © J. Maus)

John Pucher shows us how to make “Cycling for Everyone”

Friday, May 30th, 2008

The animated and always inspiring John Pucher.(Photo: Still from video) Remember John Pucher? He’s the Rutgers University scholar who shared his thoughts back in November about how to make cycling “irresistible”. Now, the bubbly, bike-loving academic who signs his emails as “Carfree John” and who was dubbed “The Bicycle Scholar” by Momentum Magazine, is at Read More »

Jobs of the Week

Friday, May 30th, 2008

If you’re looking for a new job opportunity and you love bikes, look no further. This week, we’ve had some amazing jobs come up on the BikePortland Job Listings. Want to work at a bike shop? Want to manage programs at one of the country’s most respected non-profits? Want to manage bicycle recreation for the Read More »

The ‘Mundo’ makes its Portland debut

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Jeremy Towsey-French loves the Mundo.(Photos © J. Maus) Jeremy Towsey-French dropped by BikePortland.org headquarters today to introduce me to the Yuba Mundo. The Mundo (it means “world” in Spanish) is a cargo bike dreamed up by an ex-employee of Xtracycle and Jeremy is the Portland distributor. He’s set up a website at StumptownMundo.com and he Read More »

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