35th anniversary tour of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’ will start in Portland

Posted on December 9th, 2019 at 12:34 pm.

Official tour flyer.

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Portland’s beloved ‘Sprockettes’ dance for final time tonight

Posted on December 6th, 2019 at 12:52 pm.

A scene from their 10th anniversary performance at Colonel Summers Park in 2014.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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When I first saw the Sprockettes in 2004 I had no idea they were the top of a cycling culture iceberg that was so inspiring to me that I’d spend the next 15 years of my life devoted to documenting it.[Read more…]

Here’s what you’ll find at the 15th annual BikeCraft fair this weekend

Posted on November 27th, 2019 at 10:01 am.

Come on in from the cold!
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Our friend Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie has stepped up to organize BikeCraft this year. With the big event coming up this weekend, I asked him to send over mini profiles of the vendors and a bit about what to expect.

Take it away Joe!

BikeCraft 2019 is set for November 30th and December 1st (a bit earlier this year to be closer to peak shopping season) at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Lloyd. This is the first BikeCraft to be held at the DoubleTree, a venue that’s much larger and cozier than years past.

The bike-centric holiday gift bazaar showcases makers of all types gather to share their arts, crafts, books, accessories, apparel, and other interesting creations. Here’s a list of current vendors…
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A divine ‘Holy Mountain’ ride in the shadows of Mt. Hood

Posted on November 1st, 2019 at 2:31 pm.

It’s amazing what these bikes can do! Wide drop bars, lots of gears, big knobby tires — I feel like it can go almost anywhere. This is super-low Clear Lake with Mt. Hood in the background.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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15th annual BikeCraft fair is back with a new venue and more

Posted on October 31st, 2019 at 11:02 am.

15 years after we hosted the first BikeCraft on a snowy night in northeast Portland, the event is back again and ready to help you find locally made, bike-inspired gifts for everyone on your list. [Read more…]

Weekend Event Guide: Surly Day, Harvest Century, Sunday Parkways, and more

Posted on September 19th, 2019 at 9:02 am.

Portlanders love their Surlys. The company is in town this weekend and wants to party with you.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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A night on the ‘East Buttes’

Posted on September 13th, 2019 at 1:17 pm.

Lights on and ready for our next dive into forested darkness.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Last night I learned the buttes overlooking east Portland are full of hidden gems that are much easier to appreciate with an experienced guide.
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Journalist Angie Schmitt, critic of ‘hyper-macho trucks’ and defender of walkers, to speak in Portland

Posted on August 30th, 2019 at 6:53 am.

(Photos courtesy Portland State University)

One of America’s leading voices in the War on Cars is coming to Portland.
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Parkways showed what Portland looks like when we embrace our values

Posted on August 26th, 2019 at 11:17 am.

For five precious hours yesterday, the City of Portland gave us a gift: They prohibited the use of cars on a loop of roads through downtown and the Central Eastside.
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Massive crowd helps Bill Walton boost Blazers and bicycling spirit

Posted on August 26th, 2019 at 8:59 am.

Walton led a huge crowd over the Broadway Bridge.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Over 40 years have passed since former Portland Trail Blazer Bill Walton brought NBA championship glory to our city. [Read more…]