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Learn more about Portland’s new bi-weekly ‘Rush Hour Alleycat’

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 at 9:24 am.

There’s a new alleycat series in town.

‘Reconnecting the Gorge’ films debut amid enthusiasm for Historic Hwy completion

Posted on July 15th, 2015 at 11:57 am.

Inspiring new films tell the story of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Guest article: Biking on the cheap

Posted on July 7th, 2015 at 11:50 am.

How one Portlander keeps his family moving on just $2,000 a year.

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 »

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