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Elected leaders and policymakers get exposed to power of e-bikes in Hood River

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Elected leaders and policymakers on the Historic Highway State Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.
(Photos and story by Megan Ramey, who’s laying down in front)

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Metro Councilor Bob Stacey’s retirement marks end of an era, and a connection to the past

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Left: During the early days of land use nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon. Right: On Chehalem Ridge.
(Images: Metro)

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Guest Article: The next chapter of Bike Loud is here

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Bike Loud volunteers outside City Hall during a rally in 2015.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

This post was written by Bike Loud leaders Hami Ramani (@hamiramani), RJ Sheperd (@rjsheperd), and Kiel Johnson (@kiel_by_bike). [Read more…]

Reader Ride Report: Discovering the Fanno Creek Trail

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

(A relaxing, carfree experience. Photos and story by Mike Perham)[Read more…]

‘Words matter’: Guest statement condemning anti-Asian hate and bias incidents

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

(Photos: Richa Poudyal – Screen grab from Oregon Legislative Information System / Duncan Hwang – Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Guest Article: Teaching resilience through bike repair classes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

A student in the Community Cycling Center’s STEM Bike Class.
(Photo: CCC)

Publisher’s note: This article was written by Riley Gabriel, a program mechanic at the Community Cycling Center.[Read more…]

Bikes, Bridges and Bullet Trains: Riding Japan’s Shimanami Kaido route

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Dedicated bike path that connects to the Kurushima Kaikyo bridge.
(Photos: Robert Pickett)

Robert Pickett, a former (and future!) Portland resident and member of the Portland Police Bureau Bicycle Patrol Unit, is currently serving as a U.S. diplomat stationed with his wife and two daughters in Sapporo, Japan.

“Its the best ride in Japan—let me know if you end up doing it and want some company.” High praise from my boss — a taciturn triathlete with an eye for art and nature, and many years living in Japan. I figured I’d better ride the Shimanami Kaido sometime before the end of my time here.[Read more…]

Better Block’s ‘Project Pathway’ program now formally integrated into PSU curriculum

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The plaza on SW 3rd (left) and Better Naito are Better Block’s biggest successes. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

This story was written by Malia Knapp-Rossi, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning candidate at Portland State University and intern with Better Block PDX.

Better Block PDX is excited to announce that Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) has adopted the Project Pathway program.
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