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Portland “Bicyclist with a capital B” leads Vancouver Bike Club

Maria Schur(Self portrait) In many ways, Portland resident Maria Schur epitomizes the die-hard Portland bike lover. She averages 120 miles a week in the saddle, commutes by bike to her job at BikeTiresDirect, spent two years as a bike messenger in San Francisco, participated in the first ever Critical Mass ride in 1992, operates a … Read more

Alta project will promote biking, walking in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver hopes to see more of this downtown.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Vancouver has awarded a $70,000 contract to Alta Planning and Design to promote biking, walking, ride-sharing and transit into downtown Vancouver. The project is set to officially roll out in January. According to Vancouver Senior Planner Jennifer Campos, the purpose of … Read more

In Vancouver, Mia Birk rallies members of local bike club

Mia Birk(Photo © J. Maus) Author and CEO Mia Birk presented her book, Joy Ride, to the Vancouver Bicycle Club (VBC) on Wednesday at the new downtown Vancouver library. Introduced by Portland’s own Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie, Birk informed the crowd of about 60 VBC members that Portland’s famous bicycling atmosphere didn’t happen overnight.

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Vancouver gets its first artistic bike rack

Vancouver’s first ever art racks.(Photos: Marcus Griffith) In the latest act of Portland’s bike love spreading to Vancouver, a Portland resident is opening Clark County’s first fully dedicated climbing center in downtown Vancouver, complete with Vancouver’s first artistic bicycle rack (a.k.a. “art racks“). The Source is co-owned by Portland resident Hanz Kroesen and former Portland … Read more

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New bike advocacy group for Clark County nears non-profit status

Clark County Cycling Coalition founder Eric Giacchino.(Photo: Marcus Griffith) The greater Portland metropolitan area is one step closer to having another regional non-profit bike education and advocacy organization. The necessary paperwork to receive official non-profit status for the Clark County Cycling Coalition (C-4), southwest Washington’s newest bike organization, is complete and ready to be mailed, … Read more

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Heading to the ‘Couve? Don’t forget your helmet

Heading to the ‘Couve? Remember your helmet.(Photos © J. Maus) Back in 2008, Vancouver (WA) passed an all-ages, mandatory helmet law. While enforcement has been nearly nonexistent since then, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says that’s about to change. Hoping to increase compliance with the law, VPD spokesperson Kim Kapp tells us new police patrols, … Read more