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Family Biking: Two tweens on a family bike (part two)

By on October 15th, 2019 at 9:18 am

They fit! I’m borrowing a two-tween family bike.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Cyclocross Crusade in Cascade Locks (Photo Gallery)

By on October 15th, 2019 at 9:14 am

Run toward the light.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/ DC Media Haus)

Riding bikes in the Columbia River Gorge during fall is something to savor. Doing it with hundreds of other people as part of a Cyclocross Crusade presented by River City Bicycles event is downright extraordinary.

The venue for race #3 in the Crusade series took place on the EasyClimb trails on the banks of the Columbia River and Government Cove in the wonderful little town of Cascade Locks. In past years this has been the wettest weekend of the series, with puddles of standing water which pose a challenge during your race, then serve as a bath and bike wash after it.

But this year the sky was dry and so was the course. To make up for the lack of slippery mud, organizers made sure there was plenty of soft sand to keep things interesting.

Our cyclocross season photographer Drew Coleman was there to capture all the action. Here’s what he saw:

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The next stop for the Crusade Series is Portland International Raceway (just north of Kenton). Come out and get into the ‘cross spirit!

– All photos by Drew Coleman. See more of his work here.

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South Tabor residents push for fixes that would ‘Solve Woodward’

By on October 14th, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Conditions on the SE Woodward Street neighborhood greenway between 60th and 62nd.
(Photo: South Tabor N’hood Association)

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The Monday Roundup: Bike lane ROI, SUV insanity, emissions map, and more

By on October 14th, 2019 at 10:45 am

This week’s roundup is sponsored by Portland-based personal injury law firm Forum Law Group.
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Blue light for bike riders part of detection research project

By on October 11th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

See the new sign and blue light in upper right.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Jobs of the Week: Stages, Breadwinner, Metropolis, Ride With GPS

By on October 11th, 2019 at 8:46 am

Look for a new gig? Check out our latest listings.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Customer Service Manager – Stages Indoor Home Cycling

Mechanic/Assembly person – Breadwinner Cycles

Bike Mechanic, Customer Service, and Bike Sales – Metropolis Cycle Repair

Backend Web Developer – Ride with GPS
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Construction of N Greeley bike path has finally started

By on October 10th, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Drawing of north end of project at Greeley and Going where southbound bicycle riders will cross into the new protected path.

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St. Johns Bridge sidewalks re-open, and speed limits go back up

By on October 10th, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Why not keep it that way?
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Oregon Department of Transportation just announced they’ve finished a maintenance project on the St. Johns Bridge that had closed one of its two sidewalks for the past 42 days.

That might not sound like a big deal, but if you’ve ever tried to ride or walk over the bridge you know that people not in cars or trucks need all the space they can get. While we’re happy people will have more sidewalk space to bike on, we’re not thrilled that the speed limit will go back up to 35 mph. It was nice of ODOT to lower the limit to 25 during the maintenance project. I think it should stay there.[Read more…]

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Bike Loud PDX will celebrate 5 years of activism Friday night

By on October 10th, 2019 at 11:52 am

Photos from Bike Loud events over the years. Click for captions. (Photos by Jonathan Maus unless otherwise noted)[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Chris King Open House, coast range gravel, wrestling ride, and more

By on October 10th, 2019 at 9:46 am

Fall colors on N Willamette Blvd.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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City task force will explore how to make drivers pay true cost of road use

By on October 9th, 2019 at 11:45 am

Driving is way too cheap.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Southwest school principal: Fewer driving lanes is ‘best ever for safety’

By on October 8th, 2019 at 3:03 pm

More space for biking, less space for driving outside Markham School in southwest Portland. (Photos: City of Portland)[Read more…]

Should we build it? Decision time nears for Oak Grove – Lake Oswego bridge project

By on October 8th, 2019 at 1:49 pm

One of the leading choices for the alignment of the bridge. (Graphic: Clackamas County)

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Family Biking: Intersections are scary, until you wiggle around them

By on October 8th, 2019 at 10:04 am

If my kids (sharrow, bike lane, bike box) still let me make them bike infrastructure costumes, they’d be intersections for Halloween.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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With key federal approval, Portland is ‘full steam ahead’ on bus lane project

By on October 7th, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Red bus lane in Seattle.
(Photo: Seattle DOT)

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The Monday Roundup: Oh DeFazio, right turn rescission, Zwift scandal, and more

By on October 7th, 2019 at 10:42 am

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Cyclocross Crusade opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy (Photo Gallery)

By on October 7th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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New York City’s big bus breakthrough

By on October 4th, 2019 at 12:59 pm

No longer a dangerous traffic snarl.
(Photo: Streetsblog NYC)

Like their bold reclamation of Broadway Boulevard and Times Square Plaza a decade ago, the New York City Department of Transportation has once again changed the game.

They’ve pushed through serious opposition to create bus-only lanes on one of the busiest streets in Manhattan. Neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit to stop the project, claiming spillover traffic would choke nearby streets and the lack of auto access would doom the neighborhood. A court overruled those claims and allowed the project to go forward. Over a day in, the opposition’s fears have not come to pass (big surprise). The new service has been so successful that the Wall Street Journal reported bus drivers had to slow down to keep their schedules. [Read more…]

ODOT employee taken off Vision Zero Task Force following Twitter rant

By on October 4th, 2019 at 9:29 am

Tiana Tozer at a PBOT Vision Zero event on September 26th.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

A series of tweets last week by a State of Oregon employee has led to her removal from a City of Portland task force.

Following her participation in a Portland Bureau of Transportation Vision Zero event on September 26th, ODOT Region 1 Transportation Safety Coordinator Tiana Tozer turned to Twitter to respond to critics. Many people felt her responses — which included statements like, “Well listen up Stoopid… No matter how much we engineer our streets, some idiot, like you, will still find a way die on them” — were inappropriate, especially for a State of Oregon employee.[Read more…]

Hillsboro PD’s novel distracted driving sting nets 50 citations in three hours

By on October 4th, 2019 at 7:48 am

He’s not asking for spare change, he’s trying to change behavior (note the radio wire).
(Photo: Hillsboro PD)

Every city in America has a big problem when it comes to distracted driving. Most states have laws that outlaw it, but the challenge is enforcement.
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