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BikePortland.org turns one!

Posted by on April 11th, 2006 at 8:10 am

Hard to believe it’s been a year since my first post.

740 posts later I want to say thanks to all of you for your support and feedback.

Because of your participation, this site has had a real impact on the bike scene. Here are just some of things we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months:

We’ve also managed to have a lot of fun! From Breakfast on the Bridges to bike moves and the Chunkathalon, I’ve throroughly enjoyed sharing our creative and whacky bike culture and spreading our infectious brand of bike fun far and wide.

Thanks again and here’s to another great year…

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  • vj April 11, 2006 at 8:29 am

    Yay, you, Jonathan! You’ve put so much heart and hard work into this. Thank *you*!

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  • Rick April 11, 2006 at 8:55 am

    Happy Birfday BikePortland.org!

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  • Paolo April 11, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Grazie Jonathan for this great service.
    I met you just before you started this and I remember telling you I was reading Bicycle Retailer news and you found that funny since I am not working in the industry, well you gave me something else to read and now it is local, so even better.

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  • Donna Tocci April 11, 2006 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for putting together a supurb site that supports the thriving cycling community in your city. Bravo!

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  • todd April 11, 2006 at 10:07 am

    hurrah! i’ve been amazed at the energy and love you put into this site; you’re a great asset to the community. you even inspired me to start blogging, and that’s turned out to be a good thing even though you scoop me right and left!

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  • Chris Smith April 11, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Congratulations, Jonathon. Keep up the good work!

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  • Austin April 11, 2006 at 10:31 am

    Congratulations Jonathan! And I echo the thanks for all the hard work and enthusiasm that you have put into the site. I find it simply remarkable that you can cover a puppet parade/bike move AND take on an ODOT bike ban all on the same page.

    Maybe you should change your tag line to: “Kickin’ Ass Since 2005”

    Keep up the great work.

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  • Justa April 11, 2006 at 11:58 am

    i love bikeportland! my favorite was/is the craft fair!

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  • etta-tron April 11, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Happy Birthday! The second website i visit everyday (after my email) is this one. You’ve done a great job with it and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future. Thanks for being one more piece of what makes portland bike culture so cool.

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  • Joe April 11, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    maybe another craft fair?!?

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  • joe April 11, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats from Toronto Jonathan!

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  • MJ April 11, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    HappyBirthday BikePortland!


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  • Biking Bis April 11, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations. Your hard work seems to be paying off for Portland cyclists.

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  • Clarence April 11, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    Awesome. Here’s to many more!

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  • AllanFolz April 11, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Kudos for a job well-done.

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  • john foyston April 12, 2006 at 7:11 am

    Hey, Jonathan, what a great site. It’s my first visit and I’m impressed with the job you’re doing…it’s going on to my favorites list…

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  • john bloss April 12, 2006 at 8:13 am


    Congratulations to you and the website…it is a great resource and conduit of information on one of the best things about Portland/Oregon life–biking!!!

    Here’s to many more.


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  • tori bortman April 12, 2006 at 9:13 am

    Wow. Only a year? BikePortland has become such a staple in my life and the surrounding community that I don’t remember how we got along without it.
    Thank you for giving the Portland bike scene an intelligent, cohesive voice. Here’s to a bright future!

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  • Ethan April 12, 2006 at 9:24 am

    Your work has become a transformational force in our city. I check the site daily and am continually impressed with the breadth and depth of the coverage, the balanced reporting, and the hard work that must be required to make BikePortland what it has become.

    I also applaud you efforts to address the issue of bike theft, a topic near and dear to many who have lost their beloved steeds.

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  • blaize April 12, 2006 at 10:54 am

    A great inspiration all over the world! Happy birthday…

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  • Caroline April 12, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday bikeportland.org & congrats Jonathan! I used the PAYPAL button to send a donation – keep it up!

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  • Jonathan Maus April 12, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    Aww shucks, you guys are making me blush…really though, thanks for the kind words. I’m glad that you all read the site and take time to participate and add your voice to the issues.

    We’re just getting started and there are great things ahead…

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  • Russell April 12, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Jonathan has single handedly changed my opinion about blogs. They aren’t just for self-indulgant whiners anymore! (I kid).

    Grats on a year, and here’s to the next five.

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  • Jessica Roberts April 12, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    Hurray for bikeportland! It’s only right that the Best Real City for Bikes has the best bike blog in the universe. Thanks for moving here, Jonathan, and for your tireless, enthusiastic, fun-loving voice and presence in the bike scene!

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  • ray thomas April 13, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you for an excellent year of leading our focus and chronicling our community during one of our most exciting years since the year date had an 18 in the front of it.

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