This just in from the BTA’s Jessica Roberts: Our (the BTA’s) Safe Routes to School bill just passed the House–unanimously! This bill would create a statewide Safe Routes to School program for Oregon, helping get kids active and reversing frightening trends towards childhood obesity and inactivity. It will also create safer neighborhood streets for all … Read more
With New Seasons Market opening right down the street from me in a few months, this might be just the ticket for getting the groceries home. If you’d like to build one yourself, here are the full instructions. [via Fixedgear]
Noticed this Opinion piece by Chaelan MacTavish in PSU’s paper, The Vanguard. While the language and tone is decidedly anti-car I think it brings up a good point. “There are enough bad drivers that a daily ride means defensive cycling.” Riding defensively (especially in the city) is important not only for your own safety but … Read more
Nestled in the heart of downtown, amid the tranquil North Park Blocks lies Portland State University…OK, OK, you already knew that. But…did you know they’ve got a thriving bicycle club and team that competes in the NW Collegiate Cycling Conference? Besides being a strong team that boasts NWCCC champions in two categories, they’re active in … Read more
You’ve probably heard of Critical Mass…the sometimes controversial always misunderstood bike ride that traverses, amoeba-like through the usually auto-dominated city streets. I’ve been on several of them myself and have always had an inspiring time. Last month I brought along my 2 year-old daughter and I even met Mayor Potter on one back in February. … Read more
…this just in off the Shift email list newswire… The Oregon Transportation Commission approved a $1.2M Transportation Enhancement grant to the City of Portland for construction of the Waud Bluff Trail to Swan Island! This project will upgrade an existing “made trail” down the bluff from Willamette Blvd to the north end of Basin Avenue … Read more
Get out your calendar because bike season is in full spin. Check out these hand-picked rides and events that will keep you pedaling every day of the week. MONDAY: The mythical Noon Time Ride from downtown Portland is a regular ride that brings together the city’s sharpest minds and strongest legs. Be ready for a … Read more
If you’re wondering where this sign is so you can avoid the fate of that poor silhouette man…it’s across from Rocco’s Pizza downtown looking toward Powell’s. Be careful out there and watch out for large, tire-eating square holes in the ground!
Hey all you earth-loving bikers…we’re riding down to the big Earth Day festivities at Sunnyside School tomorrow and you’re invited to join us. Meet at 6617 N. Michigan Ave., 9:00AM (just North of Portland Blvd east of I-5) and we’ll ride for about :45 minutes to Sunnyside Elementary on SE 34th & Taylor. We’ll take … Read more
Know of a bike lane that needs sweeping? Or a place without bike racks? How about a gaping pothole that needs filling? For any general concerns that would improve biking on our city streets, put all the numbers below in your cell phone’s speed dial. Portland Bikeline – (503) 823-CYCL -Press 1 for bike lane/path … Read more
Aaron Tarfman – who was recently profiled in the Oregonian – has put together a new website with tons of great, bike-related info and resources. Take a stroll through Body Power! and you’ll learn about everything from how to haul more stuff with your bike to tips on cycling in cold weather. Enjoy!
Right now, until 8:00PM tonight the Ben & Jerry’s on SE Hawthorne and 36th is giving away free ice cream!…but only if you ride your bike…OK, just kidding. Anyone that shows up will get the free cone…but just think, if you ride your bike you won’t have to look for parking and you’ll burn all … Read more