Portland named “Best Overall Cycling City”

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.

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Josh m
Josh m
16 years ago

read the article and passed it on to others.
half tempted to pick up the actual mag.

Evan
Evan
16 years ago

I’m jealous. I’m an everyday bike commuter in the worst city in America for bicycling, Atlanta.

Jeff
Jeff
16 years ago

I think the worst as far as statistics for deaths is Florida.

I am in St. Louis. It is slowly getting better for cyclists but nothing like what they have in Portland. I am envyious too!

Keep Cycling!

Cate
Cate
16 years ago

Bravo, Portland! Bravo, Jonathan!

I hope the local media publicizes this well so Portland drivers know about it too.

Andrew O'Shea
Andrew O'Shea
16 years ago

ride with pride
praise the commuter

silken.
16 years ago

The term “chunkathalon” is getting entirely too much currency as of late.

rafa
16 years ago

Evan,

I feel for you. I’m from Atlanta as well. Moved to Portland 10 years ago for the bike culture. Never looked back.

Scott Mizée
16 years ago

maybe I missed the link up above, but how do I actually read the whole article–other than the graphic of the first page? I’d like to read it online and pass the article link on to others…

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Scott, the link above is only to the Portland part of the article. Here is a link to the entire article as a PDF.