The Monday Roundup: The truth about distracted walking, scooter lovers and haters, the CIA’s 3D-printed bike, and more

Posted on May 21st, 2018 at 8:48 am.

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Welcome to Monday.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

Leveling the mobility playing field: People who struggle to make ends meet face a major barrier without access to quality transportation — and Trump’s welfare plan does nothing to change that.

Bike tech: Wired Magazine reminds us that more driving won’t save us and bicycles are all the transportation technology cities need.
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Weekend Event Guide: LapQuest, swap meet, Sunday Parkways and more

Posted on May 17th, 2018 at 5:16 pm.

Grab them bikes and ride! It’s Sunday Parkways season!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

Can you believe it’s already Sunday Parkways season?

We should have more dry and warm weather this weekend, so hopefully you have a chance to enjoy it.

Our guide to all the action is below (remember there are always more events listed on the calendar)…

Saturday, May 19th

LapQuest – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Stub Stewart State Park
This event, hosted by the NW Trail Alliance, is a celebration of their members and volunteers. Here’s the set-up: Everyone starts at the same time and the goal is to ride as many laps of the super-fun mountain bike trails at Stub Stewart as you can in four hours. There are no prizes or places, just a good day on the bike as everyone finishes at the same time. And there’s a big BBQ at the end! More info here.

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The Monday Roundup: War on Waze, Seabulls, e-bike subsidies, and more

Posted on May 14th, 2018 at 9:32 am.

Sponsored by: NW Trail Alliance

Grab your friends and family and head to Portland’s bike park on June 2nd for the Gateway Green Mountain Bike Festival and Take a Kid MTB’ing Day!

Welcome to Monday.

Before we delve into another week, let’s catch up with the best stories from the previous one…

Residents only: A town in New Jersey has taken the awesome step of restricting access on some residential streets in order to get them off the Waze app and prevent drivers from cutting-through. It’s either this or physical diverters on every street. Take your pick, city leaders!
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Weekend Event Guide: Castelli sample sale, CycloFemme/Kidical Mass mash-up, mom rides galore, and more

Posted on May 10th, 2018 at 9:30 am.

A perfect weekend for CycloFemme and celebrations of women.

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

Break out the shorts because it should be a sunny and warm weekend. And don’t forget to celebrate moms on Sunday (we’ve got several mom-related ride options).

Here’s our carefully selected menu of great biking morsels for the upcoming weekend…

*BP PICK!* Thursday through Saturday: Castelli/Sportful Time Warp Sample Sale
Huge selection and huge discounts at the warehouse sale you don’t want to miss. Find retro gems from these quality brands. As a bonus, you’ll get to see the US headquarters of legendary Italian apparel company Castelli and support a brand that supports BikePortland. More info here.

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The Monday Roundup: Privileges, disadvantages, justice, trees, and more

Posted on May 7th, 2018 at 9:53 am.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

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City Council candidate interviews: Still undecided? Don’t miss interviews with the five candidates vying to replace City Commissioner Dan Saltzman by OPB Radio reporter Amelia Templeton.

Must-read interview: Danish architect and city planning consultant Jan Gehl is revered among urbanists and transportation reformers. City Lab nabbed a great interview with him where he touches on the corporate-fueled technology dream (he’s unimpressed) and how we should count people like traffic engineers count cars.
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Weekend Event Guide: Filmed by Bike!, Coast Gravel Epic, Cinco de Mayo grilling, and more

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 at 9:07 am.

NW Naito Parkway. (Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. And you never know how long this weather is going to last. Best to grab it by the horns and ride it as long as you can.

Here’s our weekly selection of the best ways to take advantage of the sun on two wheels…

Friday, May 4th

Filmed by Bike Opening Night Street Party – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Hollywood Theater
It’s the big street party bash to welcome the 16th annual Filmed by Bike festival. Held right outside the Hollywood Theater, this party is hosted by Base Camp Brewing and will include DJs from XRAY.FM, a performance by The Sprockettes, great food, and much more. More info here.
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The Monday Roundup: Car blindness, dockless principles, Idaho Stop in Colorado, and more

Posted on April 30th, 2018 at 9:57 am.

Here are the best stories we came across last week.

Before we jump in, I want you to know that this week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Splendid Cycles, an excellent source for cargo bikes that will redefine how you travel.
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Weekend Event Guide: Architecture exploration, women’s track clinic, Grant Petersen, and more

Posted on April 26th, 2018 at 11:33 am.

Rolling toward fun.
(Photo: J. Maus)

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

Hopefully the warm and dry weather we’re having holds up for a few more days so the weekend riding can reach its full potential.

Check out our selections for things to do with your bike this weekend — which we’ve decided should start tonight!

Thursday, April 26th

Bike Bingo – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radio Room
Get prepped and hyped for the 16th annual Filmed By Bike (May 4-6th) with a fun bout of bingo on Alberta. More info here.

WT&F Wrench Clinic – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bike Farm is hosting this fix-it-yourself night with a big assist from the mechanics at Gladys Bikes. They’ll cover suspension basics, trailside repairs, and more. More info here.
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The Monday Roundup: Fair road prices, Lance settles, sidewalk battles, and much more

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 at 10:29 am.

Welcome to the week.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…
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Weekend Event Guide: Fat Bike Fest, Lake O loop, Kidical Mass, and more

Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 9:34 am.

Get out there and enjoy the blooms.
(Photo: J. Maus)

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

Spring is definitely in the air. And in the bike paths. We’re here to make sure everyone finds a good group of folks to enjoy it all with.

This week’s guide includes a special plug for the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival, a chance to meet and shop with Randi Jo Fabrications, and even a Lake Oswego loop.

Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have fun doing it…

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