Mayhem on mini bikes at 13th annual Chariot Wars competition (Photo Gallery)

Posted on February 17th, 2020 at 11:22 am.

Water cannons, beer, smoke bombs, rotten bananas and a whole lot of mayhem.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The 13th annual Mini Bike Winter Ben Hurt Chariot Wars had all the mayhem and merriment we’ve come to expect from this uniquely Portland spectacle.[Read more…]

2020 Cycle Oregon will ‘Ride the Painted Hills’ with easier route options, focus on community service

Posted on January 29th, 2020 at 7:51 pm.

Close approximation of how you’ll feel when you ride along the John Day River on this year’s Classic.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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This year, ride Cycle Oregon with a purpose: Ride for a child

Posted on January 14th, 2020 at 11:58 am.

The author and his friend Justin Sawyer represented the Candlelighters on the Crater Lake rim during Cycle Oregon 2019.

Written by Tony Jordan. BikePortland is always open to sharing your guest articles. Please get in touch if you’d like to contribute!

On January 29th, Cycle Oregon will announce its 2020 routes at the annual Kickoff Party. According to their website we can expect some surprises such as, “short and long options, gravel options, multiple layover days, bonus activities, and more opportunities to really become part of the communities.” The new options and extra rest and recovery time should make the ride accessible to more people, but plenty of riders will spend some time following the announcements wringing their hands over the costs, training time, and logistics of committing to a wonderful-but-challenging week of epic rides.

I’m here to tell you that there’s a way to ride Cycle Oregon with a built-in group of new friends, a schedule of training rides, extensive additional in-camp support, and maybe even some financial assistance; all while supporting another worthy charitable organization. It’s kind of like a Cycle Oregon cheat code and it’s called Ride for a Child.[Read more…]

Photos and recap of the OMTM Winter Social Ride

Posted on January 13th, 2020 at 8:53 am.

Sharp rocks, rough right-of-way, and gargantuan puddles made up one of the best parts of the route.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Show up to one of these two group rides and beat the brutal weather blues

Posted on January 10th, 2020 at 11:10 am.

Fact: Each additional person you ride with lessens the impact of tough conditions by 15%.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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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)

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…]