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Weekend Event Guide: Freak bikes, urban singlespeeding, levees, and more

Posted on October 17th, 2014 at 9:16 am.

Freak Bike Fall is back and there’s a ride, race, and other fun stuff all weekend.(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Finally fall has really set in. After a summer that just didn’t want to go away, we’ve Read More »

Romping in the Comp Plan: A Wonk Night recap

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 4:39 pm.

(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s proclivity for planning and process can make activism on certain topics daunting. The city’s Comprehensive Plan is one such topic: it’s as large and complicated as it is important. So, when our friends at Lancaster Engineering and Bike Walk Vote wanted to make it the theme of a Wonk Night, Read More »

Foster Road businesses celebrate 50s Bikeway completion

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 2:10 pm.

Here’s something that counters a popular narrative in this town that businesses don’t support cycling: the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) is hosting a mixer tonight to celebrate the completion of the City of Portland’s 50s Bikeway project.

Bike shop spreads the cyclocross gospel with ‘CX Curious’ workshops

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 1:37 pm.

The CX Curious crowd at Saturday’s CrossCrusade opener at Alpenrose Dairy included Noel Mickelberry, Kyla Yeoman, Lindsay Walker, Katie Popoff, Kathy Lombardi, Claudia Martinez, Melia Tichenor, Nate Semm, Julia Himmelstein and Allan Rudwick.(Photos courtesy Gladys Bikes) Gladys Bikes, the woman-centric bike shop on Northeast Alberta Street, keeps coming up with interesting new projects that prove Read More »

How Travel Oregon has responded to spate of bicycle collisions

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 9:43 am.

“Travel Oregon is deeply saddened by the recent bicycle tragedies on Oregon roads, and they have served to elevate our attention and concern.” While Oregon’s highways are under the official jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, they’ve also become a key asset in our state’s burgeoning bicycle-based tourism economy — and that means the Oregon Read More »

NW Examiner: Everett bike lanes part of ‘campaign against auto-orientation’

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 3:26 pm.

Frank Warrens is not happy about the new bike lanes. A cover story in this month’s NW Examiner is stoking an old but unfortunately familiar meme: the “war on cars.” In Driving out Cars, Allan Classen, the publisher and editor of the free neighborhood newspaper, focuses on how new buffered bike lanes have impacted people Read More »

After 3-day demo, city council moves to ‘next phase’ of rethinking 3rd Avenue

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 2:55 pm.

The experimental protected bike lane and pedestrian plaza seem to be reshaping how the city sees the street.

Economist Joe Cortright launches ‘virtual think tank’

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

Home page Joe Cortright, a Portland-based economist who specializes in making the case for urban innovation and active transportation and was a powerful critic of the failed Columbia River Crossing project, has launched City Observatory, a “virtual think tank” that will be “devoted to data-driven analysis of cities and the policies that shape them.” Topics Read More »

First Look: 50s Bikeway adds diverters, crossings at Burnside and Division

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 11:58 am.

The 50s Bikeway is looking great, and two of the most important components are in place.

Travel Oregon adds gravel routes to bicycling portal website

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 11:23 am.

Now you have one less excuse to not explore Oregon’s excellent unpaved roads. RideOregonRide.com, the awesome resource developed by Oregon’s tourism commission Travel Oregon, now includes a handful of the best gravel rides our state has to offer.

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