Tom Howe (Contributor)
Stories by Tom Howe (Contributor)
No Peacock Lane. No Bike the Lights. Check out Starkwood instead!
(Houses with holiday lights in the Starkwood neighborhood. Photos by Tom Howe)
Guest post: Author and cycling pioneer Eugene Sloane had ties to Portland area
[Tom Howe is a BikePortland supporter and local ride leader. He’s previously written about using BikePortland as a research tool, his solar eclipse ride, and Virginia’s Creeper Trail.] As a driver passed a bicycle commuter a passenger shouted out the car’s window, “Get a car, sonny!” That’s not something you’re likely to hear in Portland … Read more
Winter Wonderland “Bike the Lights” is now in its 10th Year
Back in 2009 Portland International Raceway (PIR) decided to create a special night when only bicycle riders would be allowed to circle the 2-mile track to take in the extensive Winter Wonderland display. This event is called Bike the Lights, and it has been held every year since. I’ve been to all nine of the … Read more
Subscriber Post: The value of BikePortland as a research tool
Our archives are full of interesting tidbits of local bike-related history.
Guest post: Virginia’s Creeper Trail offers an inspiring model for the Salmonberry
Could the Salmonberry be Oregon’s version of the Creeper Trail?
Has Portland’s Lack of Gated Communities Contributed to Its Cycling Success?
Recently I was planning the route for a Puddlecycle ride called “The Two Bridges” that goes over both the I-5 and I-205 bridges staying on the Vancouver side of the Columbia River. The goal was to stay as close to the river as possible. This was initially easy, as Vancouver has the Renaissance Trail that … Read more