The Monday Roundup: Bike highways in London and Cleveland, blaming bad driving, a bike racing lifer, and more

Posted on December 11th, 2017 at 9:07 am.

Here are the best things we came across last week…

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A bike racing “lifer”: Bill Elliston’s lifelong dedication to racing bikes and helping other people get into the sport is worth every word of this longform piece from Peter Flax at CyclingTips.com.

Meet Seattle’s top advocrat: Seattle’s chief traffic engineer Dongho Chang got a profile in the Seattle Times for his work to, “to make Seattle’s streets safer, more efficient.” (He’s also a fun follow on Twitter at @dongho_chang.)

Blame it on the rock: I’ll just leave this here: “Drivers can’t seem to stop hitting a giant rock in a suburban parking lot, despite it being an inanimate object surrounded by yellow-painted curbs.”
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Weekend Event Guide: Toy drive ride, bike-to-BBQ, Holiday Express, and more

Posted on December 7th, 2017 at 9:19 am.

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(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland

Hope you’re enjoying this dry and sunny weather of late. This weekend will still be cold, but with no rain in the forecast it’s time to seize the cycling opportunities.

And of course it’s that time of year for holiday merriment. Whether you’re a good-hearted Grinch like the guy above, or you just want to ride with friends, we’ve got some good options for you to consider…
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The Monday Roundup: Bunny hopping the patriarchy, BRT in ABQ, Vision Zero not enough, and more

Posted on December 4th, 2017 at 11:04 am.

Here are the most noteworthy stories that came across our desk last week…

Bunny-hopping the patriarchy: Cyclocross pro Ellen Noble’s rise as a voice for women’s equality cycling is just as impressive and important as her race results — many of which she earns while confidently bunny-hopping barriers.
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Weekend Event Guide: Sandy Ridge, Oregon City, fat bikes on the beach, and more

Posted on November 30th, 2017 at 10:35 am.

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Ride Oregon City’s Municipal Elevator during the Puddlecycle ride on Saturday.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s December! Whether that makes you elated or depressed, it’s worth knowing what your ride options are. And when it comes to that, we’ve got you covered.

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

If the wet and cold weather has you riding less, spend some time perusing our winter weather riding archives for all the best tips and tricks.

Friday, December 1st

BikeLoud Lincoln-Harrison-Ladd Greenway Subcommittee Meeting – 5:00 pm at SE 12th and Hawthorne
Portland’s project-focused bike advocacy group BikeLoud PDX is ramping up focus on the Lincoln-Harrison project. Come and learn more about the greenway and how to make it better. More info here.

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The Monday Roundup: Pinarello propaganda, the reciprocity myth, Vancouver’s success, and more

Posted on November 27th, 2017 at 9:57 am.

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Welcome back! Hope your long holiday weekend was everything you hoped for. Here are the best stories we came across last week…

This week in car culture: Fox News show host Jeanine Pirro was cited for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone and said she “didn’t realize how fast she was driving.”
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The Monday Roundup: Seattle’s secret, Sicily’s stereo cycles, sad satire, and more

Posted on November 20th, 2017 at 9:54 am.

Welcome to the week! These are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

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Sad-tire: This Onion article is hits close to home when it quotes a make-believe NHTSA official as saying, “If every cyclist purchased and operated a car like you’re supposed to as an adult, bike fatalities would drop an estimated 40 percent within six months alone.”

Stereo-cycles: Teens in Palermo Sicily are into a hot new trend: Putting as many speakers as possible onto their bicycles.
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Weekend Event Guide: Better buses, ‘cross championships, Cranksgiving, and more

Posted on November 16th, 2017 at 9:05 am.

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Whether you race, cheer, or just enjoy the bonfire and a beverage; the Kruger’s Crossing event on Sunday is sure to be great.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Time to map your plan of attack for the weekend. Check out our selections below and keep an eye on the BP Calendar for updates and even more ideas.

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

Friday, November 17th

Portland Bus Lane Project Planning Meeting – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Red Robe Tea House & Cafe (310 NW Davis St.)
Want better bus service in Portland? Get involved with the activism that is making it happen. More info here.

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The Monday Roundup: Equiticity, beating bike theft, Montreal’s new mayor, and more

Posted on November 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am.


This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Urban Tribe cargo bikes, which are now 15 percent off for BikePortland readers.

Here are the best stories that came across our desks last week…
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Weekend Event Guide: Showers Pass sale, trail work, Crusade finale, and more

Posted on November 9th, 2017 at 12:55 pm.

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Trail work should be a part of everyone’s healthy trail riding diet.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

What’s on your list this weekend? The weather looks a bit iffy, but you never know how it’ll end up so you might as well plan to ride.

If the national news has dampened your mood, let me make two suggestions: Evalyn Parry’s SPIN, a show about the bicycle’s impact on women; and the two trail work days on Saturday where you can do something to improve your community. And please support the Showers Pass Warehouse Sale on Saturday. They advertised it with us and we’re grateful for their business!

Check out our selections below. And don’t forget to check the full calendar for the latest updates…
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The Monday Roundup: NYC aftermath, vision zero fire truck, Uber’s strange ad, and more

Posted on November 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am.

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This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Left Coast Bicycles, offering mobile bike repair at your home or workplace throughout the Portland Metro area.

Here are the best stories that came across our desks last week:

Auto industry funds anti-walking propaganda: Treehugger breaks down how America’s “culture of fear” — filtered through an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons PR campaign supported by auto manufactuers — is shifting blame for unsafe streets away from drivers and onto walkers.

Beer bikes banned: Amsterdam has outlawed those huge, pedal-powered “beer bikes” after many complaints of rowdy tourists made them a “nuisance”.

Residential bike parking: Portland’s ubiquitous blue bike staple racks rarely reach into residential areas. We need more places to park near homes. What to do? The Dutch use “bicycle hangars” and other neighborhood facilities.

Vision Zero fire truck: San Francisco officials purchased new fire engines with many features that aim to make them safer for use in dense urban areas where lots of people walk and bike.
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