The Monday Roundup: Trump’s tariffs, SMILE lanes, language matters, and more

Posted on May 13th, 2019 at 9:33 am.

Here are the most notable items we came across in the past seven days…

But first, a word from our sponsor: **This week’s roundup is sponsored by our friends at Treo Bike Tours in eastern Oregon, who encourage you to book your all-inclusive, dream cycling vacation today.**

Thanks, Trump: The trade war with China has begun and that means a 25% increase on imports from China that will include many bicycles and bike parts, a price increase that could “devastate” the industry.
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Weekend Event Guide: Kids, track racing, Sandy Ridge tour, dogs on bikes and more

Posted on May 10th, 2019 at 8:18 am.

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Ready? Set. Go!

Check out our picks for the weekend…

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The Monday Roundup: Law-breaking philosophy, WePark, Baltimore blues, and more

Posted on May 6th, 2019 at 11:04 am.

This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by the Community Cycling Center, who invites you to their 25th anniversary Momentum Gathering this Friday May 10th!

Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days…

Safely breaking the law: This excellent piece from David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington says that not all traffic laws are equal and pretending it’s safer for bicycle users to follow them is spurious.[Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Coast Gravel Epic, Sugar’s 10th Birthday, CZ adventure, and more

Posted on May 2nd, 2019 at 9:45 am.

From the coast to the Crown-Zellerbach, springtime sun beckons.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We’ve got a great slate of rides and event suggestions this week. Hope you have time to partake in some of the action.

I’ll be headed to the coast on Friday for a stop to see the first section of the Salmonberry Trail in Tillamook on Friday, then on to Waldport to compete in the Coast Gravel Epic. It’s the first event in the Oregon Triple Crown and my goal this year is to do well at all three (the next events are in Oakridge and Cottage Grove). Hope to meet some BikePortland readers out there — including reader Josh E. who scored a free entry to the Coast Gravel Epic for responding to our story this week!

Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the ride(s)…

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The Monday Roundup: Activism in D.C., memorial signs in L.A., progress in the U.K., and more

Posted on April 29th, 2019 at 1:28 pm.

Welcome to the week. Getting a bit of a late start; but hold on to your hats because we’ve got an exciting week ahead.

But first, here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days…
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Weekend Event Guide: Trail work parties, Randi Jo show, levee tour and more

Posted on April 26th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

The trails at Gateway Green need our help.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Looks like this weather should hold (for the most part) through the weekend, so I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy it. Might want to pack a jacket and knee warmers for tomorrow.

Below we’ve put together a selection of rides and events that might suit your fancy…
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The Monday Roundup: A thief’s remorse, sorrow in DC, and more

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 at 9:44 am.

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, coming to beautiful Waldport on May 4th.

I hope all your weekend dreams came true! Judging by the photos I’ve seen it looks like the spring weather was loved by all.
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Weekend Event Guide: Yamhill Fondo, Forest Park romp, Kidical Mass, and more

Posted on April 19th, 2019 at 7:58 am.

OMTM will head to Bacona Road Sunday.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

No more fakeouts: Spring has arrived. Yes we will have more showers here and there; but temps are set for high 60s/low 70s for at least the next week, so it’s time to ride bikes!

We’ve got a great line-up of suggestions this week. It’s our first gravel double-header of the year with amazing rides Saturday and Sunday. There’s a Spanish-only bike repair clinic, a BMX movie premiere, and more.

Have fun out there…
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The Monday Roundup: Protected by law, speed research, Walmart’s new bikes, and more

Posted on April 15th, 2019 at 9:09 am.

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Ride Like a Girl Cycling, who invites you to their ‘Coastal Delight’, all-inclusive training camp for beginner riders: May 20-22 in Pacific City on the Oregon Coast.

Welcome to the week!

Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days.
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Weekend Event Guide: Ladds 500, Sandy Ridge, Alpenrose Clean-up and more

Posted on April 11th, 2019 at 10:30 am.

Everyone — and everything! — is welcome at the Ladds 500 on Saturday.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

We’ve been teased with dry and sunny weather and the roads are filling up with new faces. Let’s keep the momentum going (despite the forecast) by getting out there on two wheels!

Check out our event recommendations for the next three days below…

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