Meet BikePortland supporter Shannon Johnson

By on June 18th, 2021 at 12:13 pm

Shannon Johnson and her crew.
(Photo: Johnson Family)

Hi everyone.

It’s the end of another wild week here at BikePortland. Before we sign off for a bit, I wanted to share a profile from one of our supporters.

If you’re not one of our hundreds of financial supporters, subscribers, or Patreons (become one here!), you don’t get the weekly Insider Newsletter that goes out (mostly) every Friday. That’s where I share a personal note with readers, housekeeping stuff about the business, a recap of all our stories from the week, and other little tidbits I can squeeze in.

Each week I ask folks to send in a profile about themselves and why they decided to support us.

The latest one came from Shannon Johnson. I thought it was so sweet and fun that I asked if I could share it here on the Front Page as well.

So here goes: Meet BikePortlander Shannon Johnson…[Read more…]

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Opinion: It’s time to rally support for a carfree South Park Blocks

By on June 18th, 2021 at 10:10 am

A plan to prohibit driving to create carfree spaces on several blocks of the South Park Blocks, as drawn by Portland Bureau of Transportation in Appendix B of the South Park Blocks Master Plan.

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Weekend Event Guide: Red R Crit, Asian snacks, Pride ride, roses, and more!

By on June 18th, 2021 at 7:06 am

No matter how you roll, there’s an event for you.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Oregon congressmen to ODOT: Build robust I-5 caps, we’ll give you money for Rose Quarter project

By on June 17th, 2021 at 4:29 pm

Blumenauer, Wyden, Merkley. (Photos: BikePortland)

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Huge crowds welcome back Mount Tabor Circuit Race

By on June 17th, 2021 at 9:13 am

Picnickers enjoy the show as racers stream by atop Mount Tabor last night.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Q & A with Black Liberation Ride organizer Stephen Marea

By on June 17th, 2021 at 8:04 am

Stephen Marea in June 2020.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Good news: ODOT will stripe bike lane at dangerous Lombard/42nd Avenue gap

By on June 16th, 2021 at 12:38 pm

View westbound on Lombard under 42nd Avenue overpass. The white line in the foreground is end of bike lane.

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Celebrate Juneteenth by bike in Portland

By on June 16th, 2021 at 9:56 am

Photos from 2020 Black Liberation Ride by Ebony Hall for BikePortland. Poster art by Jarren Smith/FINE.

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Budget cuts to Burnside Bridge project could mean smaller bike lanes, no Esplanade ramp

By on June 15th, 2021 at 1:49 pm

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ODOT ‘envisions’ zero traffic deaths, but their safety plan needs your help to get there

By on June 15th, 2021 at 10:46 am

As long as ODOT thinks roads like this (SW Barbur Blvd) are OK, we will never reach that vision (taken from ODOT Transportation Safety Action Plan).
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Misleading opposition campaign claims South Park Blocks Plan will lead to mass tree deaths

By on June 14th, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Riders in the South Park Blocks.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Long advocacy slog ends with smiles as SW Capitol Highway project breaks ground

By on June 14th, 2021 at 12:28 pm

SW Capitol Highway looking north early Sunday morning after a rain.
(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: Love and hate cycling, no more ‘peak hour’, helmet vid, and more

By on June 14th, 2021 at 8:27 am

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Video: Come along on the Pedalpalooza City Shenanigans Ride

By on June 12th, 2021 at 9:20 am

Friday’s rain kept some but not nearly all from enjoying another awesome night of Pedalpalooza. The three-month festival of free bike fun has already hosted dozens of rides, hundreds of smiles, and many hours of joy.

On Friday night, local bike fun legend Scott Batcheler hosted his Light Brigade – Inner City Shenanigans ride. After meeting at Salmon Street Springs, we rolled in loops through the central city. The route included little-ridden backways, cool lookouts, PBOT’s new Pride Plaza on SW Harvey Milk Street, a dance stop at Memorial Coliseum, and more.

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Check the video for cameos from Scott, “official donut eater” Shawne Martinez, a guy who hand-carved a detailed wooden topographical map of Portland into his front rack, a lady in a giraffe costume, spontaneous chants of “Bikes!” on a parking garage roof, disco ball bike lights, and more.

For more fun, check the official Pedalpalooza calendar. and follow @PedalpaloozaPDX on Instagram.

Photos from the ride below:

(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Here’s what Hawthorne will look like after PBOT’s ‘Pave and Paint’

By on June 11th, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping.

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Opinion: Post-pandemic traffic is weighing on me

By on June 11th, 2021 at 1:22 pm

North Rosa Parks Way near Albina this morning.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: Underground Rave, Get Lost, Light Brigade, Amazing History Race, and more

By on June 11th, 2021 at 10:04 am

At Sunday’s Get Lost ride, dice will be rolled to determine the route. Where it goes, nobody knows.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Jobs of the Week: Cyclepath, Bike Clark County, Castelli Sportful USA

By on June 11th, 2021 at 9:14 am

Looking for a new place to spread you cycling wings? We’ve got six great job opportunities that just went up this week.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Retail Sales and Front-End Operations – Cyclepath PDX

Sales Associate – Bike Clark County

Warehouse Worker – Castelli Sportful USA

Staff Accountant – Castelli Sportful USA

Customer Service Representative – Castelli Sportful USA

Apparel Technical Designer/Product Developer – Castelli Sportful USA
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“We have to fight!” Youth anti-freeway activists protest outside ODOT headquarters

By on June 10th, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Aurelia Nelson-Reske leads a chant during a rally at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland Wednesday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Cycle Oregon rallies in return with back-to-back weekend events

By on June 10th, 2021 at 10:56 am

Along the Deschutes in Maupin and Mt. Hood views from the foothills. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)[Read more…]