Our work helps create a future where every facet of cycling’s vast potential is realized.
BikePortland.org is an independent daily news source that covers the Portland bike scene. Through our journalism, events, and direct advocacy we inform and inspire thousands of people around the world every day.
The site was founded in July 2005 by Jonathan Maus. Jonathan remains editor and publisher. In May 2013 we added Michael Andersen to the team as our news editor. The producer of our podcast is Lily Karabaic.
BikePortland is run by Pedaltown Media, Inc., a corporation registered in the state of Oregon. The site is supported by a mix of advertising and reader support. In fall of 2015 we launched a subscription program and now have over 250 subscribers who pay $10-$30 a month to support our work.
We’re proud of our work and our standing in the community
“I have a long commute and traffic is really getting me down this year. BikePortland keeps me from losing my biking mind. You’ve done so much for our biking community. It’s inspirational!”
— Liz Moyer
Below are some notable bits of recognition we’ve received:
— Jonathan was named one of 50 Most Influential Portlanders by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2011.
— Jonathan received an Alice B Toeclips Award from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for “Opening roads and minds to bicycling” in 2007.
— We were given a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition For Outstanding and Valuable Service to the Community by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer at our 10th birthday party in 2015.
— BikePortland was named the #1 online news source in Portland for discussing city government in 2010 (City of Portland sponsored audit by White Horse Consulting, as reported in the Portland Mercury)
And here are some nice media profiles we’ve gotten over the years:
— Bike Portland celebrates 10 years as a treasure trove of Portland bike culture – Willamette Week, September 2015
— BikePortland.org is go-to site for bicycling news — Portland Business Journal, May 10th, 2013
— Talk Box: Bike Tourism in Oregon — Jonathan was featured in a live panel discussion that aired on KGW-TV (NBC) on May 9th, 2013
— Jonathan Maus: Bike Advocacy, Journalism, and the Struggle for Balance — Interview on The Bicycle Story, April 2013
— New York After Hurricane Sandy Through the Lens of a Portland Bike Journalist — Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, November 2012 (Video)
— Your Voice Your Vote: Licenses for bicyclists? — KATU-TV, September 2012 (Video)
— Bike blogger’s route takes a write turn — Portland Tribune, August 2012
— Bike Portland’s Jonathan Maus keeps the gears turning on the city’s two-wheeled vision — Street Roots, July 2010
— Blogger rallies the biking faithful, and City Hall blinks — The Oregonian, May 2007 (linked to archived page)
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