Josh Hallett just sent me info about a cool bike project based in Toronto called, “Pedals and Paint“. It’s group of folks going around the city painting abandoned bikes. Here’s how they describe it In 2004, we gathered 20 people in Trinity Bellwoods Park and taught them how to decorate an abandoned bike and a … Read more
Don’t forget this Thursday night is the official kick-off event of Pedalpalooza 2005. Meet at Jamison Square (810 NW 11th, by Johnson St.) at 5:30 to decorate your bike and the ride starts at 6:00. Help kick off 17 days filled with bike-related events and rides! If you haven’t grabbed the calendar from around town, … Read more
Who would have thought that the Miller Man would be into riding bikes? This might just be the best commercial I’ve ever seen. Too bad Miller decided to end that campaign.
This looks interesting… Saturday, June 4th Adaptive Bike Day with Portland Parks and Recreation “Portland Parks & Recreation’s Disabled Citizens Recreation Program is co-sponsoring an adaptive bike day at the Eastbank Esplanade Plaza parking lot. Volunteers will help people use the bikes by following alongside or riding tandem on an adaptive bicycle. Volunteers will also … Read more
A great new bike film about life behind-the-scenes of the Tour de France is coming to the Bagdad Theater for two nights, June 22 and 23rd. More info on this website. Here’s a blurb: The Tour Baby! chronicles Scott Coady’s amazing journey following the entire Tour de France. Watch as Scott embarks on an adventure … Read more
There’s a neat ride happening this Saturday called the Local Innovations Bicycle Ride. “This free bicycle ride will be a tour of places that have seen environmental, architectural and culturally significant innovation in the city in the past year. At each stop, there will be a speaker that was central to the innovation.” Go here … Read more
OK people, this Friday is looking quite bike-arific. Ready? Set. Go. Start with Breakfast on the Bridges. Ride to work over the Hawthorne or Broadway Bridge and get free coffee, pastries and friendly conversation. Then, roll with your velo brethren at Critical Mass. Then, pedal over to Monsters of Bike Rawk and get your groove … Read more
I thought the Portland cycling fashionistas and hipsters would enjoy this article from the Guardian, a UK newspaper. It’s been making its way around cycling websites. Here’s an excerpt: “I find that wearing fishnets on a bike significantly reduces your chances of being killed. Not because everyone wants to protect your fabulous legs, just because … Read more
…because he’s riding to work! Our very own City Commissioner Sam Adams was recently spotted at the Lloyd District Bike to Work Day Event. (Thanks to Jessica Roberts of the BTA for the photo).
This summer, why not use your legs to make some money out on the streets…(get your mind out of the gutter!) I’m talking good, clean, wholesome bike fun commerce. How about a bicycle ice cream cart seen recently for sale on Craigslist? Or how about this bicycle powered blender? Don’t laugh, I saw these guys … Read more