A few months ago I got a call from one of the editors at Bicycling Magazine. We’d met at last year’s Sea Otter Classic and I of course went on and on about what’s happening in the bike scene up here. I told him about everything from wonky ridership stats to Chunkathalon, Bridge Pedal, and everything in between. I wasn’t sure what he’d do with all the info, but I guess he was duly impressed because they named Portland “Best Overall” cycling city in their March issue.
Along with a nice one-page write up, there’s a photo spread that features a shot of the River City bike people, the Eastbank Esplanade, Powell’s bike rack, and Veloshop owner Molly Cameron. They even made mention of my BikeCraft event and the bike moves Shift has made happen.
I know Bicycling isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite magazine, but we could use the good PR right now.