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Meet Aixe Djelal, the ‘helmetographer’ behind BicycleHead

Posted on June 8th, 2015 at 11:46 am.

All images by Aixe Djelal. I’m not sure how I stumbled onto the work of Aixe Djelal (pronounced “eye-SHAY ja-LAL”), but now I find myself checking her latest images several times per week. I think it’s the randomness of them, or maybe it’s how she captures the ephemeral vignettes I often see myself but rarely Read More »

‘Inspired to Ride’ film to premiere in Portland April 18th

Posted on April 14th, 2015 at 9:07 am.

Nathan Jones from Ride Yr Bike is hosting the Portland premiere of Inspired to Ride, a film about endurance cycling. The big event is at McMenamins Mission Theater (NW 16th and Glisan) on Saturday April 18th and the film’s cast and crew — as well as endurance racing legends Mike Hall and Juliana Buhring — Read More »

For Blake Hicks, bike tricks are ticket to the big time

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 am.

Blake Hicks is a fixture in Waterfront Park, where he can be seen nearly every day working on his tricks.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) For the past four years, southeast Portland resident Blake Hicks has focused his entire life on two things: Perfect his bike tricks and share them with the world. Now, after countless hours Read More »

Craigslist post about post-dooring romance inspires film

Posted on April 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Still from Mike Vogel’s Doored. Remember that awesome Craigslist post last summer when a guy got doored while biking downtown, but instead of being angry at the door-operener he sort of… fell in love? Well it turns out that Craigslist post was the inspiration one of my favorite movies from the Filmed By Bike festival Read More »

‘Circle Century’ documents 660 lap, 100-mile ride around Ladd Circle

Posted on April 25th, 2013 at 1:06 pm.

Still from Circle Century. Southeast Portland resident and hobbyist movie maker Merritt Raitt debuted a new film at Filmed by Bike over the weekend. Circle Century documents his attempt to ride 100 miles, non-stop around Ladd Circle. Raitt, who lives just a few houses down from the circle, accomplished his feat back in August 2011 Read More »

Former Tribune photographer finds life lessons on cross-country bike ride

Posted on April 10th, 2013 at 10:19 am.

L.E. Baskow ready to roll around Lake Superior. 48-year-old Sellwood resident L.E. Baskow, a former staff photographer for the Portland Tribune, completed a cross-country bike ride in the summer of 2011. He rode 4,000 miles across nine states in three months and even crossed into Ontario a few times. Now he’s created a book about Read More »

April Economides is bringing bicycling to businesses

Posted on February 7th, 2013 at 12:05 pm.

April Economides.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Yesterday I met April Economides, a self-described “green urbanist” who is growing a solid reputation for making bicycles — and bicycling — a more visible and respected part of doing business. Through her firm, Green Octopus Consulting, April works with business associations, advocacy groups, and government agencies to plan and Read More »

‘Hop in the Saddle’ party launches book with a bang

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 3:18 pm.

Goldsprints were a hit.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Velo Cult bike shop hosted a hoppin’ party last night as a huge crowd turned out to help launch the bike book: Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike. There was a huge spread of food, the beer was flowing, the goldsprints Read More »

Renowned Embacher Collection coming to Portland Art Museum

Posted on November 7th, 2012 at 1:04 pm.

Screen grab of PAM email announcing the exhibit. The Portland Art Museum has just announced that their summer exhibition schedule will include Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design. The exhibit is based on the book by the same name which documents the bike collection of Vienna-based designer and bike connoisseur Michael Embacher. According to Read More »

Ten years of Breakfast on the Bridges: An evening of stories

Posted on October 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am.

BonB veteran Steph Routh.(Photo by Michael Andersen)) This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX’s 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and low-car life. Dozens of fans of one of Portland’s most unique and durable bike traditions met Tuesday night at bicycle tavern Velo Cult to tell stories from more than 120 mornings of Read More »

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