About Us

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

BikePortland.org is an independent news source that covers cycling and transportation issues in the Portland region. Our journalism and advocacy informs and inspires thousands of people around the world every day.

The site was founded in July 2005 by Jonathan Maus. Jonathan remains editor and publisher. You can contact him with questions, story tips, and feedback via voice or text at (503) 706-8804 or via email jonathan@bikeportland.org. Other contributors include our Family Biking Columnist Madi Carlson, advocacy editors Emily Guise and Catie Gould, and a big and wonderful community of guest writers (we welcome submissions!).

BikePortland is run by Pedaltown Media, Inc., a corporation registered in the state of Oregon. The site is supported by subscribers and advertisers. Join them by becoming a supporter today!

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

— “Best Local Blog” in the 2016 & 2017 Willamette Week Reader’s Poll

— 1st Place, General News Reporting – 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest

— 2nd Place, Business Reporting – 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest

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

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

— We were 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.

— BikePortland was 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)

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

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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