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Posted on May 15th, 2013 at 9:40 am.
Everywhere we turn these days it seems there are signs that bicycling means business. Whether it's impacts to tourism, property values, sales receipts, or economic and urban development — the case is very strong. Another major component of the "bikes mean business" mantra relates directly to how having a bike-friendly workplace contributes to the bottom [...]
Posted on May 10th, 2013 at 4:34 pm.
This east Portland resident knows how to roll in Sunday Parkways.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
We've got another weekend full of great bike events here in the Portland area. As you plan things out, peruse some of my selections below...
Saturday, May 11th
Sharrows to Sparrows Southeast - 9:00 am
This ride is all about accessing natural areas via Portland's [...]
Posted on May 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am.
St. Johns resident Walker Leiser (and his daughter) have seen their neighborhood transform in part because of the tree-lined, traffic-calmed street that runs through it.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)
What the Bureau of Transportation has done in the past few years to develop a low-stress residential street network has revolutionized Portland neighborhoods. The changes aren't always noticed, [...]
Posted on May 7th, 2013 at 10:17 am.
This old rail corridor deep in the Tillamook Forest will someday be a biking and walking path.(Photo: Salmonberry Corridor Preliminary Feasibility Report)
The third annual Regional Trails Fair will be held tomorrow at Metro headquarters from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The event will bring together more than 35 trail advocacy organizations and government agencies to share [...]
Posted on May 7th, 2013 at 9:41 am.
Joe Partridge competing in the 2012 event.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
The Disaster Relief Trials, an event that showcases the capabilities of cargo bikes in disaster response, will be bigger and better and this year. After a successful inaugural event last year (which has already spawned similar events in Boulder and Seattle), organizers have loaded up the [...]
Posted on May 6th, 2013 at 4:33 pm.
Alice Award winners Kristen Warren (L) and Alison Hill Graves with former Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves and the BTA's Rob Sadowsky. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)
On Saturday night, the stars of bike advocacy from around the region aligned in northwest Portland for the 18th annual Alice Awards benefit auction. Known as "Alice," it's the largest [...]
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:25 am.
Pete Jordan, a former Portland resident who lived in Amsterdam for the past eleven years, has written a book about the experience. In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist (Harper Perennial 2013) came out a few days ago and Jordan is back in Portland tonight for a reading.
Here's more about the [...]
Posted on May 2nd, 2013 at 10:09 am.
McKenzie Pass is now open to bikes only; but you've only got about 6-8 weeks to get up there before the cars and RVs return.(Photo OregonDOT/Flickr)
Posted on May 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am.
London architect Peter Murray, photographed at Rapha headquarters in northwest Portland.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
What bike lessons can London learn from American cities? Last Friday I caught up with London architect and leader of the Portland to Portland ride Peter Murray on the eve of his 4,000 mile cross-country bike journey to find out.
If you've forgotten [...]
Posted on April 25th, 2013 at 12:38 pm.
Detail of event flyer
Nelson Vails, the first African-American to win an Olympic medal in cycling and recent inductee into the U.S Bicycle Hall of Fame will be in Portland next month. Vails, known to many by his nickname, "The Cheetah," is fondly remembered by bike lovers not only for his silver medal in the 1984 [...]