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This section is where you'll find in-depth analysis and more context for important issues. Contributors include Libby Tucker, Jonathan Maus, Jessica Roberts, Christopher Heaps, and others.


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In-Depth: Tracing the roots of the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm.

[This story was written by Mark Reber]

Andy Newlands, a pioneer of Portland's framebuilding industry.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland's emergence as a hub of bike manufacturing seems new and shiny like the paint on the bikes at this week's upcoming Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. But the area's provenance as a leading force in the bike business has [...]

In-Depth: Chasing the dream of online bike route planning

Posted on July 28th, 2009 at 10:17 am.

A sample route on byCycle.org.

Someday, you'll be able to type two addresses into your computer and get customized directions for traveling between them -- by bike. The addresses could be in the same city, or across the country. You could choose between different kinds of routes, or find out how to transfer to the bus [...]

Don't kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three)

Posted on January 29th, 2009 at 10:22 am.

More on this series:- Read Part One
- Read Part Two- Author Bio
[Note from Publisher: Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio).
In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland's messengers. [...]

Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Two)

Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 9:07 am.

More on this series:

Read Part One
Author Bio

[Welcome to Part Two of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland.
This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland's messengers. In the article below, she shares finding health care coverage [...]

Don't kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry

Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 1:58 pm.

Erin Greeson

[Publisher's note: This is the first in a three-part story on Portland's bike messengers by new contributor Erin Greeson.
When her friend Zak Kovalcik crashed and broke his collarbone last fall, Greeson came face-to-face with the tough reality faced by Portland's bike delivery professionals. In this in-depth, three-part series, Greeson shares how the deck [...]

A new plan for MTB access in Forest Park

Posted on December 17th, 2008 at 3:45 pm.

A rider enjoys the rare piece of singletrack in Forest Park.(Photo © J. Maus)

Frank Selker is like many people in Portland who wish there was more opportunity for mountain biking on singletrack trails in Forest Park.
The issue has been batted around by a number of individuals and groups over the past two decades. But [...]

A conversation with Rex Burkholder: Part One; the CRC

Posted on December 16th, 2008 at 1:16 pm.

(Photos © J. Maus)

Last Friday, I had the pleasure to host Rex Burkholder here at BikePortland.org Headquarters. We often cross paths at events and parties, and I work with him as a source on stories now and again, but it's rare that we get the chance to talk uninterrupted for over an hour.

Will bike economy coast through recession?

Posted on December 10th, 2008 at 12:01 pm.

Trek CEO John Burke says Trek sales are up...so far.(Photos © J Maus)

The mountain of bad economic news in this country seems to get steeper with each passing day. But amid the slowdown, there are some signs that bike-related industries are still rolling along with ease, at least for now.
Signs from the local, national [...]

Hey Governor, what about bikes? [Updated]

Posted on December 3rd, 2008 at 3:20 pm.

Libby Tucker

[Editor's note: This is the first article in our new section, BikePortland.org: In-Depth.
The main contributor to this section will be Libby Tucker. Ms. Tucker is a freelance reporter whose articles have been published in a myriad of outlets including the Associated Press, MSNBC.com, The Oregonian, and others. She was most [...]

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