Portland Bike Forums are up and running

Posted by on September 1st, 2006 at 9:58 am

If you haven’t already noticed, the Portland Bike Forums are back online!

After I posted a call for help last month I received some advice, donations and technical help. I didn’t get quite enough cash to purchase the forum software I wanted, but I decided to pony up for it anyways…and I’m glad I did.

Then, a reader named Andrew Berkowitz—who works for a web design and marketing company called Sparkplug—stepped in to install the software and he imported all the old posts and user information. Thanks again for your help Andrew!

It took a few weeks, but the Forums are doing great. We’ve got about 100 regular members, many active threads and lots of good advice and information being shared. According to the traffic stats, people view over 10 pages per visit…that means there’s a ton of good info to read.

Most of the good stuff happens in the General Discussions forum. Some hot topics include the “cyclist named James” saga (which has 42 replies so far!), a thread about waving to fellow cyclists, someone complaining about rogue bikers, and people sharing their stories of long commutes.

The new Route Info and Advice forum is also very popular.

The Portland Bike Forums are already a great resource but they rely on your contributions. So whether you have something to share or you’re a newbie looking for help and advice, I encourage you to register and start posting!

NOTE: Thanks for sharing and reading our comments. To ensure this is a welcoming and productive space, all comments are manually approved by staff. BikePortland is an inclusive company with no tolerance for meanness, discrimination or harassment. Comments with expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, or xenophobia will be deleted and authors will be banned.

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You forgot to mention Andew is also an artist. I bought one of his bike barameters from Stumptown.

(I sure hope that’s the right guy…)

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Nope, wrong guy. I’m a writer, programmer, improvisational comedian with ComedySportz and third-rate cyclist, but not an artist.

Glad to have helped with the forums. Great community here.