Archive for August, 2008

Bike-sharing at the DNC exceeds expectations

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

A Freewheelin’ station in Denver.(Photo: Freewheelin/Flickr) A bike-sharing program that started as an employee perk for Lousville, Kentucky-based Humana Corporation has taken the national stage this week. Humana — a $30 billion a year, 9,000 employee health insurance company — has partnered up with Bikes Belong and a host of bike manufacturers to set up Read More »

Nike Store Benefit for the CCC

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Shop and drop at the Nike Community Store this weekend Nike is hosting a bicycle collection this Saturday and will also donate 10% of the day’s sales to the Community Cycling Center. This weekend clean out your garage and bring your unused bicycles to the Nike Community Store. All bicycles donated will help to support Read More »

BTA responds to TriMet operators’ Rose Quarter petition

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

BTA’s Michelle Poyourow.(Photo © J. Maus) Michelle Poyourow of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) will issue a statement later today about a recent petition and document that has surfaced from a group of TriMet operators who oppose a plan to allow bike access through the Rose Quarter Transit Center (RQTC). Poyourow is the BTA’s main Read More »

Press Release: Bike Commute Challenge begins September 1st

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This just in from the BTA: Month-Long Bike Commute Challenge Begins September 1st August 25, 2008 – Starting September 1st, hundreds of businesses, non-profits, and government agencies across Oregon and SW Washington will compete in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commute Challenge. The Challenge is a month-long competition between workplaces to see who can bike Read More »

TriMet drivers say “No” to Rose Quarter bike access

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

“We have no political axe to grind and are not in opposition to bicycles in general. But we are in opposition to bicycles in the Rose Quarter Transit Center.”— from a letter and petition send to local media outlets from a group of TriMet bus and train operators The Portland Mercury has shared an interesting Read More »

Portland Triathlon

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Oregon Trout City of Portland Triathlon returns for second year –THIS WEEKEND! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REGISTRATIONS STILL AVAILABLE MORNING OF REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED One Million Revolutions and Oregon Trout are pleased to announce a return to downtown Portland for the second annual Oregon Trout City of Portland Triathlon. Slated for THIS WEEKEND August 31, 2008, Read More »

Notice: Comments needed on Springwater Corridor project

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Just received this info sheet and call for comments from Clackamas County Parks planner Katie Dunham. They’re also have a public meeting on Sept 3rd (more info here). I hope to have a Front Page story on this soon. Please voice your support for the Springwater Corridor in Clackamas County! Clackamas County is requesting $1,200,000 Read More »

Springwater Trail/Boring Station meeting

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Clackamas County Parks and Portland Parks and Recreation will hold their second of three public planning meetings to discuss improvements to the Springwater Corridor and the Boring Station Trailhead Park. Meeting is at: Boring Middle School 27801 SE Dee Street Boring, OR 97009 Questions, suggestions or comments may be sent to kdunham@co.clackamas.or.us or call 503-794-8051 Read More »

With community’s support, Team Zoobomb focuses on Maryhill

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Team Zoobomb’s Gabe Tiller after a training run in the West Hillslast Sunday night.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland’s Team Zoobomb will vie for the crown of fastest gravity bikers in the world at this weekend’s Maryhill Festival of Speed. The event takes place on legendary Maryhill Loops Road in Goldendale, Washington and it’s the official Read More »

Road Rage: Rider buzzed and then confronted near North Plains

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

The following story was shared by Lynne Cuevas and posted on the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) email list (emphasis mine): “I was on the newly chip sealed Helvetia rd yesterday riding along in the center of the lane trying to find the smooth spots in the road as there was no traffic at the Read More »