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Holiday weekend open thread: Share your bike fun

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Danica Maus, biker. What are your plans for the long weekend? Will you get out on the open road for a little bike-camping? Or perhaps take part in the “slow and easy” Old Apple Tree Park Ride or Milkshake Ride on Saturday? Or maybe you’re more of the serious type and you plan on suiting Read More »

An opening night thanks

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The crowd at Breeze Block last night.(Photo © J. Maus) Just want to say thanks to everyone who came out last night for the opening party of the Sprockettes-themed art and photo show at Breeze Block Gallery. It was neat to see my photos in their full glory, set free from the confines of a Read More »

“I don’t hate bikes”; Rose Quarter petitioner reaches out

Friday, August 29th, 2008

(Photo © J. Maus) The TriMet bus operator who started a petition hoping to stop a plan to allow bike access through the Rose Quarter Transit Center has just left a comment here on BikePortland.org explaining his views. Dan Christensen wrote that he loves to bike and that “one of the best times” of his Read More »

Headed to Seattle for national conference; Bike Friendly State rankings to be unveiled

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I’m headed to the 2008 Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference in Seattle next week along with a large contingent from Portland. Among the highlights will be the unveiling of the first-ever Bike Friendly States rankings by the League of American Bicyclists.

New Alberta eatery goes big for bike parking

Friday, August 29th, 2008

While riding down NE Alberta Street yesterday I noticed a new cafe with some fantastic bike parking. The Radio Room has devoted a considerable portion of their property at NE 11th and Alberta to bike parking.(Photos © J. Maus)

Real estate pedalers from Boulder will open office in Portland

Friday, August 29th, 2008

(Photo: PedaltoProperties.com) Pedal to Properties, a Boulder, Colorado-based real estate company that shows homes by bike, plans to open up an office in Portland. Co-founder Chris Sweeney told me via telephone this morning that they’ve already met with commercial real estate agents in Portland and they hope to nail down an office space in the Read More »

Milkshake Ride

Friday, August 29th, 2008

AWESOME SHAKE2SHAKE Mio Gelato, NE 15th Ave and Brazee St 12:30pm What’s better than a milkshake on a hot summer day?! See how we shake it in NENE Portland on a slow, leisurely tour exploring the milkshake emporiums of Beaumont, Roseway and Hollywood: more shake! less ride! Bring $$ and/or a cup for sharing. No Read More »

Reminder: Tonight on Alberta; Sprockettes, photos, and more

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

See this and other shots from my road trip with the Sprockettes.(Photo © J. Maus) Just a reminder to stop by the Breeze Block Gallery (NE 10th and Alberta) tonight for a special, Sprockette-themed art and photo exhibition. Tonight will be the opening of my first photo exhibition and I’ll be sharing images from a Read More »

Portland mountain bikers pumped about Sandy River Basin project

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

(Photos © J. Maus) A plan to develop close to 15,000 acres of public land for recreational use in and around the Sandy River (“Located in Portland’s backyard”) has local mountain bikers excited for the potential of new trails and riding opportunities close to home. The Salem District of the Bureau of Land Management is Read More »

Old Apple Tree Park Ride

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

ECT Slow & Easy “Old Apple Tree Park” Ride Sponsored by the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club. We leave no riders behind. The Old Apple Tree, planted in 1826 in Vancouver, Washington, is thought to be the oldest apple tree in the northwest. Along the way we will be taking in bicycle paths along the Read More »

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