Archive for March, 2009

Horning’s Hustle MTB Race

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

On Sunday April 5th, Portland Racing is bringing the Oregon MTB Series close to town with the third edition of the Horning’s Hustle Mountain Bike Classic. This early-season mountain bike race will be held at Horning’s Hideout, located in the forested foothills just outside North Plains (only a 35′ drive from downtown Portland). More something Read More »

New wheelbuilder in town: Epic Wheel Works

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Jude Kirstein in the Epic Wheelworks shop.(Photos © Elly Blue) Jude Kirstein was bike touring with friends in the Patagonian Andes and realized after climbing all those mountains that, “there’s nothing you can’t do — so you might as well go for the gold.” After that trip, Kirstein returned to Oregon and earned a wheelbuilding Read More »

Double decker bike parking coming to PSU

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Testing out the Josta rack(Photos © Elly Blue) Yesterday morning I headed over to the Portland State University campus to check out the four different double-decker bike racks the university is considering for two soon to be constructed secure on-campus bike parking garages. The racks will be set up daily through this Friday from 10am Read More »

Author Jeff Mapes at Broadway Books

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Tues. March 31st at 7 pm: at BROADWAY BOOKS 1714 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 503-284-1726 bookbroads@qwestoffice.net Oregonian staff writer Jeff Mapes will present his new book, just published by Oregon State University Press: Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities. This book explores the growing urban bike culture that is changing the look Read More »

Commissioner to hold roundtable discussion on off-road biking in Portland parks

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Commissioner Nick Fish wants to open up the dialogue on off-road biking.(Photo © J. Maus) Last month, rookie City Commissioner Nick Fish made his opinion of off-road biking clear. He told BikePortland that he was not satisfied with the current status quo of riding in the city and that he would work quickly to learn Read More »

Off-road advocacy, skills park experts in Portland tonight

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

PUMP will host an off-road advocacy presentation tonight in Northwest Portland.(Photo © J. Maus) As Portland moves in on creating more off-road, urban riding areas, interest in skills parks and pump tracks is growing. However, unlike in the transportation cycling realm — where Portland is often looked upon as a leader — when it comes Read More »

CRC Opposition and Alternatives Rally

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

12 Noon on Sunday, April 5th at Waterfront Park/Morrison Bridge (on west side of river) Press release below: Bill Bradbury To Speak At CRC Opposition And Alternatives Rally Citizen’s Coalition Schedules Rally for Noon, Sunday, April 5th Waterfront Park, Releases Satirical Video A grassroots coalition of Portlanders and Vancouverites opposed to the current scope and Read More »

The Monday Roundup

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Cars and money, bikes and public health, London bikesharing snag, why do cities work, how can cities work better, Barcelona before the car. This week in the world of bikes and beyond: – President Obama is digging deep into the U.S. auto industry crisis. His plan includes tax incentives for people who buy new cars. Read More »

Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Friday, March 27th, 2009

It’s the weekend! I’ve been largely without a working computer this week — my laptop will be out of the shop on Monday afternoon — and I’m looking forward to having a couple of days off from shuffling between borrowed computers, re-learning old operating systems, getting used to unfamiliar keyboards, and trying to remember passwords. Read More »

Oregonian slams BTA’s new stance on CRC

Friday, March 27th, 2009

An anti-12 lane CRC sign(Photo © J. Maus) An editorial in this morning’s Oregonian criticizes Bicycle Transportation Alliance leaders for their recently stated opposition of the plan to build a new, 12-lane highway bridge over the Columbia River, and for encouraging their members to attend a rally in opposition to the plan. Claiming that the Read More »