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The Monday Roundup

Monday, December 29th, 2008

"It's just a bummer that occasionally the bike lanes end up being the snow plow lanes and there are mounds of snow coming my way!"-- SW Portland resident Adam Ortman, speaking to KGW TV

I haven't been following the news as closely as usual this week, but here are some interesting stories I've come across from [...]

Portland's "bicycle industrial complex" makes business mag cover

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Cover of January 2009 Oregon Business Journal

The Portland (and Oregon-wide) bike industry is the cover story in the January 2009 issue of Oregon Business magazine. Titled, The Bicycle Industrial Complex: Bike Madness Fuels $150 Million Industry, the lengthy story touches on many facets of Portland's bike scene to paint a picture of how growing [...]

BTA New Year's Day Ride

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Resolution Ride

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The thaw begins, and I'm off to California

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

It's not too pretty out there.(Photo © J. Maus)

After a morning snowfall, the Big Thaw seems imminent.
I just got off the streets and it's nasty out there. On some major streets snow, there are big ruts from bus and car tire track bordered by icy, slushy, dirty snow. I've been taking the lane, [...]

PBOT Press Release: Changing Conditions Create New Challenges

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Here's the latest storm advisory from the Bureau of Transportation (online here):

Changing Conditions Create New Challenges for Road Crews, Travelers, and Property Owners
(PORTLAND, OR) – Severe winter weather conditions continue to work against City crews as they continue to plow priority routes 24 hours a day since Sunday, December 14, when an arctic air mass [...]

Local racers tough it out on World Cup stage

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Portlander Molly Cameron is flying the Vanilla Bicycles team colors while racing in Belgium.(Photo: Nielsdewit.be)

Local racer and owner of Veloshop, Molly Cameron, is "living the dream" by spending her holiday racing cyclocross against the world's best on a multi-week trip that includes World Cup races in France and Belgium.
Another Portland rider, Sue Butler, is [...]

Northwest 'cross fans rejoice: Nationals are coming to Bend

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A scene from the action at the 2004 'Cross Nationals held in Portland.(Photo © J. Maus)

Local cyclocross racers and fans looking for some good news now that the season has ended got it yesterday: USA Cycling has officially awarded Bend, Oregon the honor of hosting the next two editions of the Cyclocross National Championships.
The [...]

Beyond studded tires; the ulimate snow bike and bike tire chains

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Now that Portlanders have experienced a "real" winter storm (not the occasional dusting of snow we usually get), some folks are beginning to think about how to equip themselves to ride through anything.
If studded tires aren't enough, maybe it's time to consider the Ktrak. This morning Jack Bog reminded me of this bike, which [...]

Open Thread for riding conditions (12/24)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Snow can't stop this multi-modal commuter out in Beaverton.(Photo by K'Tesh via the BikePortland.org Photog. Pool)

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