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- Pedalpalooza is coming! Ride highlights and a reminder (May 21, 2013)
Pedalpalooza kicks off in just over two weeks and the buzz is really starting to build. The official calendar already has 129 events listed and I can sense growing chatter and excitement amongst lovers of bike fun throughout the city. I wanted to bring your attention to some nifty rides and remind you that the [...]
- Cargo bike responders wanted for Tigard mock emergency drill (May 21, 2013)
Cargo bikes to the rescue!(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
The City of Tigard is planning a major, region-wide "mock emergency" exercise on Thursday and they want to include cargo bikes. Tara Harper, a consultant working on the event, was inspired by her involvement with the Disaster Relief Trials in Portland last summer and says cargo bikes would [...]
- Director of Sierra Club explains rationale behind MTB park lawsuit (May 21, 2013)
Sierra Club Oregon Chapter Director Brian Pasko.
Our story last week about a lawsuit against the Timberline Mountain Bike Park has sparked a lot of conversation. Several people commented and contacted me to express concerns that I failed to offer adequate context to the story. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups that have signed on [...]
- State embarks on effort to quantify Oregon's bicycle industry (May 21, 2013)
Bicycle frame and component manufacturer Chris King Precision Components employs over 100 people in northwest Portland.(Photo: Chris King Precision Components)
Earlier this month we learned that bicycle-related travel pumps $400 million into Oregon's economy each year. Now Travel Oregon, the state's tourism development and marketing organization, has embarked on the second part of that research project: [...]
- Trails, backroads and the charms of Vernonia (May 20, 2013)
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)
One of the best things about bicycling in Portland isn't even in Portland. It's a small town called Vernonia. Situated a perfect day's ride from Portland (about 50 miles, or less if you take MAX to HIllsboro), Vernonia is nestled in the woods at the end of about 20 miles of the [...]
- Job: Bike mechanic - Clever Cycles (May 20, 2013)
We're seeking a full-time, non-seasonal mechanic with prior bike shop experience. Depth of experience and knowledge of shop specialties will affect compensation, but we will consider all proficiency levels if you exhibit excellent work habits, readiness to learn, customer service and communication skills.
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- The Monday Roundup (May 20, 2013)
Welcome to a new week of bike news. Before we get started, let's look back at the noteworthy stories you might have missed last week...
— There was a big debate last week about people who break traffic laws while bicycling. It started with a post on The Atlantic Cities titled, "Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They [...]
- City Club to release major report on bicycling May 31st (May 17, 2013)
The City Club of Portland, a respected local civic institution founded in 1916, will release their comprehensive research study on bicycling in Portland on May 31st. On that same day, bicycling will be the subject of their Friday Forum speaking series (speaker TBD) which will be attended by Portland's movers and shakers at the Governor [...]
- Sierra Club signs onto lawsuit to stop Timberline MTB Park (May 17, 2013)
"We really do not have a problem with mountain biking at all. In fact, we would affirmatively support mountain bike access on Mt. Hood and we'd love to build allegiances with those folks, but we just don't believe this is the proper place for this development."— Rhett Lawrence, Conservation Director, Sierra Club (Oregon Chapter)
Plans to [...]
- GIF: Growth of bicycling and bikeways in Portland since 1990 (May 17, 2013)
We weren't so hot in 1990. Scroll down to see how we're doing now.