Bike transportation is essential to the future of Portland. But every year it also becomes more and more a part of Portland’s history.
At a free event next week, a local biking writer and three Oregon biking advocates will meet up at a brewpub to talk about the history of biking in Portland — both its early heyday in the 1890s and the modern renaissance that began around 1970.
Then Mychal Tetteh of the Community Cycling Center, Rob Sadowsky of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Steve Schulz of Cycle Oregon will join a panel about the movement’s modern history. I’ll be moderating.
The event is part of the History Pub series sponsored by the Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society and McMenamins. It’ll be held at the McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 25. Doors open at 6 p.m.
— Michael Andersen, (503) 333-7824 – email@example.com
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Michael Andersen was news editor of BikePortland.org from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.