About Shannon Johnson (Family Biking Columnist)

Shannon Johnson (Family Biking Columnist)

Shannon is a 36-year-old mom of four (soon to be five!) who lives in downtown Hillsboro. Her column appears every Wednesday. Contact her via shannon4bikeportland@gmail.com


Shannon Johnson (Family Biking Columnist) Posts

Family Biking: Coaching kids through tricky traffic situations (Part 2)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

No racing! This guy loves going fast.
(Photo: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Our favorite way to warm-up on winter rides

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

(Spoiler: It’s hot food! – Photos: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)[Read more…]

Family Biking: A safe cycling self check-up (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Blinky lights are key to our safe cycling arsenal.
(Photos: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Taking ‘all bodies on bikes” to heart

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

I was nervous about re-entering a bike shop with this body instead of my collegiate athlete one.
(Photos: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Finding a ‘me-bike’ and embracing beginners

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Mike Patnude at WashCo Community Bike Shop is beginner-friendly.
(Photo: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Discovering ‘traffic gardens’ on the west side

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Hand signal practice at Bicentennial Park in Hillsboro.
(Photos: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: How bikes can save the day for kids with special needs

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Nate Barney with sons Weston and Calvin.

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Family Biking: There’s no such thing as bad weather

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Bikes and kids and rain, oh my!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

It will be their first rainy season on the bike. Wish us luck.
(Photo: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: ‘Bakfiets’ cargo bikes for special needs

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

2012 photo of a Portland mom who has realized the joy and utility of the bakfiets.

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