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With shouts and smiles, Breakfast on the Bridges expands to the Burnside

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Burnside Bridge often goes unsung and unappreciated by bikers. But as of today, the Burnside won’t be going unfed.

‘Grand Prix Erik Tonkin’ kicks off cyclocross season this weekend

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Detail of flyer for this weekend’s opening race in the Grand Prix Erik Tonkin series. This weekend the Portland area’s legendary cyclocross racing tradition will commence. The first big event of the year is the opening race of the Grand Prix Erik Tonkin series, and it takes place this Saturday at David Douglas High School Read More »

Job of the Week

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Just one new job posted to our Job Listings this week; but it looks like a good one. Check out more details via the link below… Part-Time Sales – Chrome Industries

Complaints about TriMet operators using phones behind the wheel plunge 85%

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

TriMet’s stepped-up rules that forbid the use of electronic devices while driving seem to be working, though some of the transit agency’s operators still seem to flout the rule.

Bike shop news roundup

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The eBike Store has moved.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) I’ve got several bits of local bike shop news in my brain and my inbox, so I figured it’s a perfect time for another roundup… Congressman Earl Blumenauer turns attention to bike shops today Portland’s representative on Capitol Hill is in Portland today focusing on bike shops’ Read More »

Changes on SE 14th near Sellwood school improve bike access

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Bicycling is allowed in both directions, while driving is only allowed southbound.(Photo: Matthew Arnold)

ODOT considers repairs to pavement on shoulders of Highway 101

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

ODOT managers inspected Highway 101 pavement conditions on Monday.(Photo: ODOT) A regional manager with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has responded to a paving issue that was brought to the agency’s attention last week because of its impact to bicycle safety. ODOT Region 2 Manager Sonny Chickering says he is already looking into taking Read More »

‘Nerds vs Jocks’ and more fun rivalries on the way in Bike Commute Challenge

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Fall is coming, and in Oregon, unlike in the many places that foolishly declare May to be their official bike month, that means it’s time for the annual Bike Commute Challenge. A major annual project of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, it’s grown into one of the most popular and successful bike-to-work challenges anywhere, spawning fun Read More »

Portland’s $134 million monument to me

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Join us in welcoming lifestyle columnist Cathy Hastie to BikePortland. Cathy is a former contributor to Portland Afoot and we’re excited to bring her perspective to our pages. Her first article is about a certain local civic engineering project that still needs a name. And it turns out, Cathy has an idea… Lifestyle columnist Cathy Read More »

Portlander designs low-cost bikeshare station for apartment buildings

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Portland’s public bikeshare system is too expensive to have stations everywhere. But what if the city had a low-cost private system, too?

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