Yesterday, Mayor Potter officially kicked off the 10th annual Bridge Pedal ride with a ceremony downtown. The press conference was held in front of the Portlandia sculpture across from the Portland Building. I wasn’t able to be there, but thanks to Roger Geller I’ve added a few photos of the festivities to the BikePortland photostream. … Read more
The Oregonian is reporting a whopping 18,000 people have registered for the 1oth annual Bridge Pedal ride this year. Wow. That’s going to be an amazing day for bicycles in Portland. I can’t make it this year because I’m expecting my 2nd child sometime that same week! Gotta stay close to the nest if you … Read more
Hats off to New Belgium Brewery for throwing a great party on Saturday! Their Tour de Fat is a traveling bike circus, concert, beer garden, fundraiser, and bike love-fest all rolled into one. It started out with a police-escorted parade through downtown (Portland must be leading the country in bike parades per year!). The New … Read more
Wondering what to do after the Tour de Fat tomorrow? Take your summer beer-buzz-bike-love over to Acme (SE 8th and Main St) to catch the Cyclecide Bike Rodeo. I haven’t seen them yet, but I think they’re sort of a mix between Chunk 666 and the Alberta Clownhouse crew. Here’s what the SF Weekly had … Read more
For anyone feeling nostalgic for Pedalpalooza ’05, I just completed importing all the posts from the old Pedalpalooza blog. Now, if you click on the “Pedalpalooza 05” category in the sidebar, you can peruse all 40 ride reports, right from the comfort of this site. Or, if you feel like reminiscing with some photos and … Read more
In case you missed Critical Mass on Friday, there are some great photos and comments posted at BikeForums. If you like the photos, you should check the Bicycle-Eye blog by the same guy…and don’t forget to read his great collection of bicycle haikus.
You might have noticed the mention of Bike Town coming to Portland in Jonathan Nicholas’s column today. Bicycling Magazine is giving away 50 commuter/city bikes to “the most compelling entries” about why you should receive the free bike and/or what you’d do with it. If you’re interested in playing along, just go to the Bicycling … Read more
Saturday: Women on Bikes Ride If you’re a lady and you like to bike, grab your girlfriends and head to Laurelhurst Park (SE 33rd and Oak) for a 10-12 mile ride on the Springwater Corridor along the Willamette River. This ride is part of the “Women on Bikes” series put on by the City of … Read more
I had a great time on Sunday at the Alpenrose Challenge. I was really impressed with the national and international caliber of riders that showed up. The racing was hotter than the sun, and that’s saying something! It was great to immerse myself in the scene and learn more about track racing. Check out my … Read more
This just in: CitySports NW and Rogue Brewing have put together a special Tour de France viewing party, scheduled for Saturday, July 16th. Pedal over to the Rogue Ales Public House at 1339 NW Flanders in Portland (ph. 503-222-5910) for Stage #14, a 220k stage that features some epic climbs in the Pyrenees. The first … Read more
You ever do a ride that is so perfect it reaffirms your love for riding? On Saturday I did my first big ride of the “summer” and it was one I won’t soon forget. Me and 7 other lucky folks rode from Ripplebrook Ranger Station (about 25 miles SE of Estacada on Hwy. 224) up … Read more
We’re very lucky to have a guy like Clarence from BikeTV taking videos of bike fun around Portland. Here’s the link to his movie of Shawn Granton‘s Eastside Theater History Ride that took place on June 22nd.