Help name my new column in The Bicycle Paper

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The Bicycle Paper has been covering the Pacific Northwest bike scene since 1972. It’s distributed free on over 500 newsstands throughout British Columbia, Washington, Idaho and Oregon (70 of those are in Portland).

They’re looking to expand their coverage of Portland and Oregon, so starting with the March issue, I’ll be writing a news column for them on a regular basis. The only problem is, we can’t think of a good name.

Got any ideas?

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Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Some that have come in via email:

-J’s Bike Bits
-The Cranked Times
-The Cranky Times
-News for Cranky People
-Crank Town Times

Diana
Diana
16 years ago

Can’t wait to read your column…why not “The Bike Chain” as a symbol of a love for the sport–and its equipment– and to symbolize the column as Portland’s “link” to the rest of the NW.

Randy
Randy
16 years ago

Peddle to Puddle

Fritz
16 years ago

Brainstorm building on previous comments:

Puddletown Pedaling
BiPolar
Riding River City
Stump

Eric
Eric
16 years ago

The Spokesman.

Graham
16 years ago

How about a play off of one of your own stickers: Random Acts of Bike Fun.

Or, if the column is specifically addressing the Portland scene…keep it simple…”Bike Portland.”

Jessica Roberts
16 years ago

I like ‘The Spokesman’!

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Funny thing is that my mom suggested “Spokesman” too. Thanks for all your ideas. I know they want the column to be more news oriented – as opposed to commentary/humor – so I’m not sure how cute they’ll want it to be. I’ll keep you posted and keep the ideas coming if you’ve got them…

juan
juan
16 years ago

“The Missing Link”
(bike shop in Berkekely, CA – but cool name)

(Spokesman is a shop in Santa Cruz, CA – if it matters)

Greg Raisman
16 years ago

How about “The News Cycle”

Dabby
Dabby
16 years ago

How about the name of a old bike shop I worked at, Dr. Spokes?

Dabby
Dabby
16 years ago

Or, realistically, “The Paper Boy”..
I mean , Right, I am a messenger. But my first job, was as a paper boy in the hills of Palos Verdes. That job changed my whole life..
The paper boy is the epidemy of the bicycle as a tool. Even a ten year old boy can make money with his bike and some gumption.

Marshall
16 years ago

How about “News on a Roll”? Congrats on this, it sounds like lots of fun. They sure picked a good person to do it!

Steve Hoyt
Steve Hoyt
16 years ago

Jonathan, I think Jessica and your mom hit it w/ The Spokesman. It has a a fun braggadocio and hip hop flavor about it that is quite appealing.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

I agree, “The Spokesman” is cool, but it’s just used too much already. The editor isn’t keen on it either and she writes the checks so that’s that.

And the column will cover all of Oregon (not just Portland), sorry if I didn’t make that clear.

The Bicycle Paper staff suggested “Oregon Trails” but they’re not super thrilled with that.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far…I’ll keep reading them over and I’m sure something perfect will spring forth eventually…

Ron Strasser
ron
16 years ago

1. ORACLE
2. ORACYCLE
3. OREGON BIKES
4. COGWILD IN OREGON
5. CYCLETALES OREGON

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

I’ve got to decide on a name because the first column is due in a few weeks! I really appreciate all your submissions. Here’s what I like:

Oregon Trails – boring, basic, but it works.
The News Cycle – just not sure everyone will “get it”

I’m going to give myself until Friday to decide…the paper has to work up a graphic to got with it and I’ll post it when it’s ready. Thanks again!