Weekend Event Guide: Giro PDX, Trolley Trail Fest, Cross Kickoff, Sunday Parkways and more

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 at 8:11 am.

Do Sunday Parkways and experience downtown Portland at its full potential.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Sponsored by Western Bike Works.

Don’t let this smattering of rain fool you, there’s still summer to be had. The weather looks perfect for riding this weekend and we’ve a ton of great suggestions (including a bonus pick that happens tonight!).

Have fun out there and remember to use the comments to shout-out any other events you think we should know about.

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Bill Walton rides again! And you can join him during Sunday Parkways

Posted on August 21st, 2019 at 7:20 am.

Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of the 1970s…

You’re sitting on your porch with a drink after work and you see the biggest sports star in town pedaling a bicycle up your street. “Good luck tonight Bill!” you call out as none other than Portland Trail Blazer star Bill Walton rides by with a huge smile on his face.
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America’s top bike/walk transportation pros coming to Portland next week

Posted on August 19th, 2019 at 4:53 pm.

Portland will be in the spotlight next week when the nation’s leading experts on bicycling and walking planners descend on our city for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals annual conference. [Read more…]

Bridge Pedal lures riders of all types to carfree highways

Posted on August 11th, 2019 at 10:37 pm.

Bridge Pedal first-timers Lee and Chris brought visitors from Africa, Toumany and Ansou, along for the ride.
(Photos: Eric Thornburg)

Thousands of people took part in the 24th annual Bridge Pedal on Sunday.[Read more…]

New website details excellent roads and routes in The Dalles

Posted on August 6th, 2019 at 2:31 pm.

This bold claim greets visitors to the front page of TheDallesRoads.com.
(Photos: David Boerner)

Ever loved riding in an area so much you became obsessed with it? So much so you found yourself poring over lines on maps, dreaming and scheming on how to ride them all?
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Portland Pickles want you to bike to their game next Tuesday

Posted on July 23rd, 2019 at 3:02 pm.

Of course Dillon rides a bike.
(Photo: Portland Pickles)

Biking to Timbers soccer games is already a thing. And you know we love us some Bike to Blazers. Now it’s time to show the Portland Pickles some velo-love.

The Pickles might not be major league, but their games are major fun. And next Tuesday night (7/30) is the perfect time to ride to the park and check them out.

Based at the wonderful Lents Park in southeast Portland, the Pickles have made fans out of many for their accessible games and venue. With tickets as low as $8, it’s much cheaper than at night watching the Blazers or Timbers. And it’s much more chill. Just roll up with your bike and take it all in. The I-205 path is just a block from the field.
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Policymakers glimpse bikeway beauties and ‘horrors’ on annual tour

Posted on July 23rd, 2019 at 12:13 pm.

PBOT Director Chris Warner (grey helmet) rides over the Oregon City Bridge.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Elected officials, planning consultants, insiders and agency staffers will never understand the needs of our regional bikeway network unless they get on a bike and experience it for themselves. That’s the idea behind the invite-only Policymakers Ride (a.k.a. Voyage of the Visionaries) which embarked on its 15th annual journey last Friday.[Read more…]

A loop for the gravel-curious: Gunners Lakes from Stub Stewart State Park

Posted on July 17th, 2019 at 5:43 pm.

Bacona Road swoops along a ridge as it alternates between clearcuts and dense forests.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We’ve sung the praises of Stub Stewart State Park on this site several times in the past. It’s not only a great bike-camping destination from Portland (a MAX ride will put you about 13 miles away from a carfree path that leads to the park entrance), it also makes a perfect base camp for miles of excellent roads and trails.
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‘Gorge Pedal’ promises a ride and experiences you won’t forget

Posted on July 11th, 2019 at 11:43 am.

The ride and the views are just the start of what you’ll get at the Gorge Pedal.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

*Sponsored (but I would have written it anyway).*

Pedaling a bicycle through the Columbia River Gorge is a magical experience — and I say that as someone who usually does it alone without any fanfare.

The Gorge Pedal on July 20th will add not just fellow riders to the mix (and associated safety and camaraderie that comes with them), but also a unique mix of off-the-bike activities that are sure to make it a memorable day.
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‘Grilled by Bike’ embraces BBQ season, Portland-style

Posted on July 1st, 2019 at 2:28 pm.

Pedapalooza might be officially over, but memories live on (and we’ve still got photos to share!).
(Photos: Eric Thornburg/no.lens.cap on IG)

There are many aspects of living in a bike-friendly city that are never captured in myriad annual lists and rankings.
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