Archive for May, 2009

A tour of the West Side with an unsung bike hero

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons is always looking out to make your ride (or walk) safer and more enjoyable.-Slideshow Below-(Photos © J. Maus) It wasn’t long into a full day tour through Beaverton and Tigard that Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons needed to stop and get to work. We were riding on the path adjacent to Highway 26, just Read More »

A bike-on-bike hit-and-run and a call for civility (updated)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The bike signal near where the collision took place.(Photo: PBOT) I got an email from reader and BTA Board Member Mary Roberts yesterday that I thought should be shared with others. It has to do with topics we’ve covered several times on this site — increasing bike traffic and riding with courtesy for others. Congested Read More »

House votes in favor of highway-centric transportation bill

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

If HB 2001 passes in its current form, highways in Oregon would get a major boost.(Photo © J. Maus) House Bill 2001 (text) passed through the Oregon House of Representatives today by a vote of 38-22 — just two votes more than it needed in order to get the required three-fifths majority. In floor testimony Read More »

Get ready for a summer BikeCraft at the Multnomah County Bike Fair

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Screenprints of bikes and bridgesby newcomer Ben Parsons Our annual BikeCraft Fair is a bazaar for local crafters to sell and showcase anything that they make by hand, in Portland, for and about bikes. Each year (we’re now on year five!) the fair gets bigger, with 40 vendors and hundreds of attendees crowding into our Read More »

Easy Riders – MUP’s of the SW (do-over edition)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

What: This route focuses on Southwest’s Multi-Use Paths like the Willamette Greenway, Terwilliger Trail and the Fanno Creek Trail. There are some hills on this route. We’ll take our time going up them and regroup at the top but this ride is probably not one you want to do pulling a kid trailer. Where: Meet: Read More »

Cycle the Well Field

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

What: Wishing you could go for a great bike ride AND learn about your local groundwater at the same time? We’ve got you covered! Join us for a bicycling tour of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, with experts on hand to describe Portland’s back-up water supply system. A great ride for adults and children Read More »

A new bike corral and happy hour for bikers

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The new bike parking, just minutes after it was installed.(Photo: Bryan Steelman) You’ve got to love local business owners like Por Que No Taqueria’s Bryan Steelman. In July 2007, when he wanted on-street bike parking in front of his first location on N. Mississippi, he didn’t wait for PBOT, he did it himself. Then, to Read More »

Introducing the Northwest Trail Alliance

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The new logo and name was unveiled last night.(Photos © J. Maus) The Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) are now known as the Northwest Trail Alliance and a new era in off-road advocacy has begun. PUMP, a group that celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has gone through big changes in recent months and with Read More »

How to navigate through your child’s first bike purchase

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Marion Rice and daughter Gleneden [Publisher’s note: This article is by our Family Biking columnist Marion Rice. Marion’s last two columns have been about biking while pregnant. Today she talks about negotiating a first bike purchase with your child.] Starting at about 10 years old, I can remember going everywhere on my bike with my Read More »

Job: Sales Associate (Bike Gallery)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Job Title Sales associate Company/Organization The Bike Gallery Job Description The Bike Gallery is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our seasonal retail sales force. If you are driven, service oriented and passionate about cycling and the cycling lifestyle, then we want to hear from you! This is a unique opportunity to be a part of Read More »