About Us

Founder Jonathan Maus filing a story from the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. in March 2006.

BikePortland is an independent news company that covers cycling and transportation issues in the Portland region. Our stories and content informs and inspires thousands of people around the world every day.

The site was founded in July 2005 by Jonathan Maus, who currently works as editor and publisher. Our staff includes; Events Editor Maritza Arango, Assistant Editor/SW Correspondent Lisa Caballero, and Family Biking Columnist Shannon Johnson. Ryan Packer is our special correspondent for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project (a.k.a. CRC 2.0).

BikePortland is run by Pedaltown Media, Inc., a corporation registered in the state of Oregon. The site is supported by subscribers and advertisers. In 2021 we received our first equity stake investment. You can join our team by becoming a supporter today!

Below are some notable bits of recognition we’ve received:

— BikePortland founder Jonathan Maus received an Alice B Toeclips Award from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for “Opening roads and minds to bicycling” in 2007.

— BikePortland ranked #1 cycling blog in the world by Blogmetrics and by London Cyclist (2009)

— BikePortland named the #1 online news source in Portland for discussing city government in 2010 (City of Portland sponsored audit by White Horse Consulting, as reported in the Portland Mercury)

— Jonathan was named one of 50 Most Influential Portlanders by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2011.

— Won 1st Place, General News Reporting – 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest

— Won 2nd Place, Business Reporting – 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest

— BikePortland was given a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition For Outstanding and Valuable Service to the Community by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer at our 10th birthday party in 2015.

— Named “Best Local Blog” in the 2016 & 2017 Willamette Week Reader’s Poll
And here are some nice media profiles we’ve gotten over the years:

Willamette Week story for our 10th anniversary.

Bike Portland celebrates 10 years as a treasure trove of Portland bike culture – Willamette Week, September 2015

BikePortland.org is go-to site for bicycling news — Portland Business Journal, May 10th, 2013

Talk Box: Bike Tourism in Oregon — Jonathan was featured in a live panel discussion that aired on KGW-TV (NBC) on May 9th, 2013

Jonathan Maus: Bike Advocacy, Journalism, and the Struggle for Balance — Interview on The Bicycle Story, April 2013

New York After Hurricane Sandy Through the Lens of a Portland Bike Journalist — Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, November 2012 (Video)

Your Voice Your Vote: Licenses for bicyclists? — KATU-TV, September 2012 (Video)

Bike blogger’s route takes a write turn — Portland Tribune, August 2012

Bike Portland’s Jonathan Maus keeps the gears turning on the city’s two-wheeled vision — Street Roots, July 2010

Blogger rallies the biking faithful, and City Hall blinks — The Oregonian, May 2007

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