About Us

BikePortland is a news company that covers transportation in the Portland region.

BikePortland started as the “Bike Fun” blog written for OregonLive (the online arm of The Oregonian) by Jonathan Maus in April 2005. In July 2005, Maus launched BikePortland as its own site. In 2007, BikePortland incorporated under the name Pedaltown Media Inc. We are a private, for-profit news outlet.

Our staff includes; Editor & Publisher Jonathan Maus, Reporter Taylor Griggs, Assistant Editor/SW Correspondent Lisa Caballero, and Family Biking Columnist Shannon Johnson. Ryan Packer is our special correspondent for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project.

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!

Awards and Recognition

  • 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
  • Named “Best Local Blog” in the 2016 & 2017 Willamette Week Reader’s Poll
  • Ranked #1 cycling blog in the world by Blogmetrics and by London Cyclist (2009)
  • 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 Maus was named one of 50 Most Influential Portlanders by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2011.
  • 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.
  • Founder Jonathan Maus received an Alice B Toeclips Award from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for “Opening roads and minds to bicycling” in 2007. Watch his acceptance speech below:

In the Media

A tiny sample of the hundreds of media stories that have covered BikePortland and founder Jonathan Maus over the years.