Weekend Event Guide: Mini Bike Winter, live storytelling, slough ramble, and more

Posted on February 14th, 2019 at 9:35 am.


You never know what — or who — will show up to the Mini Bike Winter Chariot Wars. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s almost time for the weekend and we’ve got some event picks for you.

Looks like it’ll be wet and who knows what else, so make sure you double-check any rides/events you plan to attend to make sure they’re still happening.

Have fun out there!
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The Monday Roundup: Representation matters, road diet deniers, Green New Deal, and more

Posted on February 11th, 2019 at 10:25 am.

Welcome to the week.

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

Bicycle riders are dangerous in Japan: This Japan News article says bicycle riders need more insurance because there are 2,500 collisions between bicycle riders and walkers each year and in 2017 there were 299 bicycle collisions where walkers were killed or severely wounded.
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The Monday Roundup: Major Taylor recognized, cycling’s bro culture, campus car culture, and more

Posted on February 4th, 2019 at 10:33 am.

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

Remembered: Cycling legend and pioneer Major Taylor finally got some of the respect he deserves from America’s newspaper of record as he was featured in their special “Overlooked” series of obituaries.

Cycling bros strike again: Discrimination against women is rife in the Outdoor industry and the bike industry is the worst, with 55% of women surveyed saying they’ve been victims of bias. A group led by people of color has been pushing for diversity in the industry long before this recent survey received attention.

As we were saying: A pro racer is in hot water after he made a lewd gesture toward a woman in an informal photograph.
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Weekend Event Guide: Caddyshack, Clara Honsinger at Worlds, Belmont Goats, and more

Posted on January 31st, 2019 at 8:58 am.

Portland resident Clara Honsinger’s (Team S&M CX) dream season continues at the World Championships in Denmark and a local cafe is hosting a viewing party so you can cheer her on.
(Photo: Drew Coleman)

Time to put together your weekend plans.

Whether you like cyclocross or not, you’ve got to be excited and inspired by the season of Team S&M CX cyclocross rider Clara Honsinger. She just keeps getting better and better. Last weekend at a very challenging UCI World Cup race she went from a start of around 40th place to finish 19th. 19th! That’s against the very best racers in the world. And she was the 2nd place Under-23 rider. On Saturday Sunday, Honsinger will look to close out her big season with a strong showing in the U23 race at the World Championships in Denmark. If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person, roll over to Breadwinner Cafe on Williams Avenue where they’ll open early to see the live feed.

And that’s just one of the great ideas we’ve got for you. Check out all of our upcoming event picks below…
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Family Biking: No, you don’t need an e-bike (but you’d love having one)

Posted on January 29th, 2019 at 11:50 am.

On a rental e-bike in the summer of 2016.
(Photo: Cory Poole)

Last week’s profile of the carfree Kurten family sparked some great comments about e-bikes. In the near future, I’ll write about various types of e-assists, where to test ride, rent, buy, and have them serviced. But today I’m going to write about the opposite: not having an e-bike.
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The Monday Roundup: Black Kids on Bikes, Islabikes for older people, ‘surveillance capitalism’ and more

Posted on January 28th, 2019 at 11:08 am.

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Family biking profile: For the Kurtens, the right bikes helped them go carfree

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 at 6:34 am.

One of the Kurten kids and one of the trusty family vehicles.
(Photos: Jonathan Kurten)

This week we’ll share a profile of the Kurten family.

Portlanders Jonathan and Tracy Kurten have been able to replace tricky transit trips and car trips with joyful bike trips — thanks in part to their useful new bikes.[Read more…]

Adventures in Activism: Time management tips from two busy Portlanders

Posted on January 21st, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Catie Gould.

This post is by our activism co-editor Catie Gould, a very busy local transportation activist who has a full-time job on the side.

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Does the New Year have you hoping to get more done?

Certainly the times demand a lot of us. How on earth can we manage everything — working, doing the laundry, spending time with loved ones — all while finding time to reform our transportation system and combat climate change in a way that doesn’t burn us out?

Often overwhelmed myself, I sought out the advice from two of my Portland heroes. I hope their stories help you stay effective and inspired!

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The Monday Roundup: E-bike fire, freeway lids, Whoopi Goldberg, and more

Posted on January 21st, 2019 at 8:30 am.

Welcome to Monday.

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Worst Day of the Year Ride, a classic Portland event with three route choices that happens February 10th.
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Weekend Event Guide: Three speeds, MLK Day, lunar eclipse, palm trees, and more

Posted on January 18th, 2019 at 9:52 am.

Scene from the 2007 Wintertime Palm Tree Ride, where I first learned about the strange and wonderful monkey puzzle trees!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the weekend!

Here’s our menu of delicious rides and events happening in and around Portland in the next few days.:..

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