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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 »

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 »

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 »

Hilltop “Jesus” and naked kisses: The Portland bike scene’s best missed connections

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 at 1:48 pm.

Hey wait! Let’s get a drink!(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX’s 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and; low car life. Summertime might not have quite reached the sky yet, but it’s sprouted in Portlanders’ hearts. I’ve got evidence. Now and then, Portland Afoot publishes a feature Read More »

Meet Dezy Walls, the “Pianobike Kid”

Posted on October 25th, 2011 at 2:22 pm.

Dezy “the Pianobike kid” Walls pedals his 300-pound bike across SW Naito while singing and playing one of his tunes.(Photos © J. Maus)

Dave Weber’s 40-plus mile, award-winning daily commute

Posted on October 18th, 2011 at 7:51 am.

On the road from Dallas to Kansas City.(Photo courtesy of Dave Weber) You could ride from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California but you still wouldn’t travel as many miles as Dave Weber rode his bike in September. Even adding a detour along Highway 101 from Sacramento to Bakersfield would give you fewer than the Read More »

Meet Your Maker: Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes

Posted on September 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm.

Using recycled bike frames and parts, Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes in North Portland melds artistry and utility into his creations.(Photos © J. Maus unless otherwise noted)

Meet Your Maker: Gigi Lascurettes, maker of Helmuffs

Posted on January 18th, 2011 at 9:42 am.

Gigi Lascurettes(Photos/video by Russ Roca) In this episode of Pedal People, we profile Gigi Lascurettes the maker of another Portland original – Helmuffs. Helmuffs are wool ear muffs made from recycled sweaters that attach directly to your helmet straps. Gigi’s Helmuffs have been on display at BikeCraft and can also be purchased at Bikeasaurus (1337 Read More »

Buck-a-pint fundraiser will help send Portland racer to Cyclocross Worlds

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 2:13 pm.

Sue Butler(Photo: Later this month, 39-year old Portland bike racer Sue Butler is headed to St. Wendel Germany where she’ll represent Team USA at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships. To help get her there, a fundraiser has been planned for Tuesday night at Hopworks Urban Brewery (2944 SE Powell). Hopworks will donate $1 of Read More »

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