Posted on June 3rd, 2021 at 9:53 am.
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Posted on May 18th, 2021 at 11:23 am.
Trek Bicycle Corp has been a very welcome newcomer to Portland for three local nonprofit organizations. The bike industry behemoth purchased six Portland-area Bike Gallery stores back in January and re-opened them as Trek Bicycle Portland stores in mid-March.
To help support the local scene — and perhaps grease the skids of acceptance in a city often skeptical of national brands (especially one that faced public pressure last summer to cancel police bike contracts), Trek launched a “Change for Change” donation contest as soon as they opened. [Read more…]
Posted on May 12th, 2021 at 9:31 am.
Bicycling is like a drug for many people: Once they try it they get hooked and can’t live without it. Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) is so convinced of this phenomenon — and of the benefits of cycling in general — they’re willing to loan people a bike at no cost in the hopes it leads to addiction.
Working in partnership with Go By Bike, the shop that runs OHSU’s massive bike valet under the Portland Aerial Tram, the program has secured a fleet of 22 loaner bikes. Any student, staffer, or contractor with an OHSU badge can take part in the program. Bikes are loaned for 30 days and the only requirement for participants is that they log bike trips at least twice a week via the internal MyCommute system.
OHSU Program Manager Jenny Cadigan says there are about 20,000 commuters eligible. She estimates between April and September they’ll work with over 100 people in the loaner bike program.[Read more…]
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Posted on March 16th, 2021 at 3:32 pm.
I knew it was going to happen, but it still felt like a shock. [Read more…]
Posted on January 29th, 2021 at 1:23 pm.
Books and bikes are powerful tools that have helped improve people’s lives for ages. A local company combines them in way that makes the sum greater than its parts.[Read more…]
Posted on January 27th, 2021 at 11:45 am.
What if there was a form of shelter that was much less expensive than housing and more private, comfortable and mobile than living on the street?[Read more…]