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In-Depth: Tracing the roots of the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

[This story was written by Mark Reber] Andy Newlands, a pioneer of Portland’s framebuilding industry.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland’s emergence as a hub of bike manufacturing seems new and shiny like the paint on the bikes at this week’s upcoming Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. But the area’s provenance as a leading force in the bike … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three)

More on this series:– Read Part One – Read Part Two– Author Bio [Note from Publisher: Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland’s messengers. … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Two)

More on this series: Read Part One Author Bio [Welcome to Part Two of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland’s messengers. In the article below, she shares finding health … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry

Erin Greeson [Publisher’s note: This is the first in a three-part story on Portland’s bike messengers by new contributor Erin Greeson. When her friend Zak Kovalcik crashed and broke his collarbone last fall, Greeson came face-to-face with the tough reality faced by Portland’s bike delivery professionals. In this in-depth, three-part series, Greeson shares how the … Read more