About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus is the publisher and editor-in-chief of BikePortland.org.

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Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) Posts

City to accept $2 million in state funds for greenway parallel to 82nd Avenue

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Just one block makes a big difference. Here’s 82nd near SE Mill on the left and 80th near SE Mill — future Seventies Greenway Route — on the right.

At their City Council meeting tomorrow, Mayor Ted Wheeler and his colleagues will authorize an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to put $2 million into city coffers for the design and construction of the Seventies Neighborhood Greenway.
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Job: Mechanic – River City Bicycles – FILLED

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Sorry, this job has been filled. Browse more great jobs here.

Pedalpalooza is rolling with tacos, a tiki bar bike, a pedaled wedding, and so much more

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

(Photos by Aaron Brown)

From the wonky to the wacky, the seventeenth annual Pedalpalooza has shown that Portland’s creative, inclusive, free, and fun bike culture is alive and well.

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Signs-ups are open for Portland’s first-ever interscholastic MTB team

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Coaches at the first Leaders’ Summit held in Portland in mid-April.
(Photo: NICA Oregon Chapter)

If you know a young person in Portland who’s stoked on mountain biking, now, for the first time ever, they can sign up for a team through their school.

The Portland Metro Composite MTB Team is the latest evolution of the fledgling Oregon chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association we first reported on back in December.

In April, over 30 volunteer coaches from throughout Oregon participated in the inaugural Leaders’ Summit held in Portland. Now they’ve fanned out across the state to build their teams in advance of the first races which are set to begin this September.

With a team of certified and insured coaches, NICA Oregon is ready to get rolling. All that’s missing are the students! Let me make sure the Portland area fields a strong team and does us proud! Read below the jump to find out about how to get involved…
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Comment of the Week: We need stronger countermeasures to defend against out-of-control drivers

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Someone plowed their car into the bike parking structure at Hawthorne and 38th yesterday. Note the “See & Be Seen” poster.
(Photo: Doug Klotz)

Many Portlanders who use our streets outside the relative safety of a steel reinforced cocoon are growing impatient with the timid designs coming out of our transportation agencies.
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The Monday Roundup: Cargo bikes over cars, history of VC, cycling in suburbia, and more

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Welcome to the week.

Before we get to the best stories we came across in the past seven days, let’s give some love to our sponsor: The Weekender Ride by Cycle Oregon. Grab some friends and head to University of Oregon on July 13-15 for a weekend of riding, relaxing, and reveling you won’t soon forget.

Now, on with the news…

Teach them young: You can help prevent driving abuse in the next generation by exposing young minds to books that share positive depictions of walking, biking, and urban living.
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Oregon City school wins “Riding for Focus” grant from Specialized Foundation

Friday, June 8th, 2018

A middle school student from Springwater Environmental Sciences School displays work for a unit on the Oregon Timber Trail.
(Photo: Gabriel Tiller, OTT)

A school in Oregon City will be rolling on a new fleet of Specialized bicycles next year. The bikes will help them delve further into the natural world.

The Springwater Environmental Sciences School, a K-8 public charter based in a rural area near streams and woods, was one of 37 schools across the country (and the only one in Oregon) awarded a “Riding for Focus” grant by the Specialized Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the global bike company. The grants aim to fund programs where bicycles are integrated into the school’s physical education curriculum.

The students at Springwater caught the cycling bug from an unlikely source: The Oregon Timber Trail, the 668-mile (mostly) off-road trail that spans the entire state from California to the Columbia River. Last summer the school partnered with the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance and used the trail as a vehicle to study the rich geology and history it passes through.
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Here’s what outer Division – one of our deadliest streets – will look like by the end of next year

Friday, June 8th, 2018

City of Portland visualization of SE Division looking east toward 130th.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation released a major update to their Outer Souther Division Multimodal Safety Project today. And as we hinted at back in November, the latest plans (now at 60 percent design) have added more auto parking and have loosened turning restrictions for drivers.
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Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Stages Indoor Cycling, Pedal Bike Tours

Friday, June 8th, 2018

You upgrade your bike, why not upgrade your job? Your career in Portland’s dynamic bike industry can start with one of the three jobs posted this week.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

–> Customer Service Manager – Stages Indoor Cycling

–> Showroom and Retail Store Lead – Cart Logic/Velotech

–> Shop Assistant with Bike Mechanic Skills – Pedal Bike Tours

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Industry News Roundup: Vanilla’s ‘Build-Off’, PDW’s new bar bag, a bigger Beinn, and more

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Welcome to our latest roundup of local bike industry news. This column used to be called “Industry Ticker” but I don’t think anyone really understood the “ticker” part, so I changed it.

If you’re new to town (or to BikePortland), you might not realize that in addition to a lot of cool bike events and people riding bikes all over the place, we have a ton of bike-related businesses here. We have companies that make bikes, some that sell them, others that design cool things to attach to them, and much more.

Get to know a few of these companies in the roundup below…
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