‘Courier Challenge’ brings messengers together to test package delivery skills

Posted on February 12th, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Event organizer Jeff Morris (maroon shirt) goes over the ground rules prior to start.
(Photos: Ramon Antonio/Still Pour)

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This year’s Winter Light Festival is a made-for-biking event

Posted on February 2nd, 2021 at 8:49 am.

This year’s Winter Light Festival is spread citywide, making it perfect to see by bike.
(Photo: Tom Howe)

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No Peacock Lane. No Bike the Lights. Check out Starkwood instead!

Posted on December 9th, 2020 at 9:19 am.

(Houses with holiday lights in the Starkwood neighborhood. Photos by Tom Howe)[Read more…]

No ‘Bike the Lights’ night at Winter Wonderland this year due to virus fears

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 at 12:11 pm.

Not this year.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

“Social distancing from the comfort of your car.” That’s how the folks behind the annual Winter Wonderland event at Portland International Raceway are marketing this year’s event.

Since 2009 organizers have set aside one night of the five-week event where bicycle riders could enjoy the lights and festive vibes without the toxic emissions, noise, or threat of collisions posed by car drivers. But this year they’ve decided to cancel it. “Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, our special annual dog walking and bike nights will not be offered this year,” reads a statement by Sunshine Division, the Portland Police Bureau’s nonprofit arm that runs the event.[Read more…]

Guest article: 40-miles to Gateway Green with one battery and a 5-year-old

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 at 9:43 am.

Gateway Green or bust.
(Photos: Shawne Martinez)

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First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 at 2:02 pm.

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling.

Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their bicycles will be adorned with political signs of all stripes.

“While the ride is non-political,” Johnson shared with us, “you are welcome to decorate your bike with signs of campaigns you support and we will have some signs on hand as well.”[Read more…]

Exploring Vancouver’s Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

Posted on October 9th, 2020 at 3:16 pm.

Yes it’s another state. But this is just 10 miles from north Portland!
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: Redlining ride, film benefit, Push for Peace, and more

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 am.

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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41st annual Seattle-to-Portland ride will be a ‘virtual challenge’ this year

Posted on June 25th, 2020 at 9:04 am.

The finish line, usually at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, will be wherever you want it to be this year.
(Photo: Cascade Bicycle Club)

One of the largest and most well-known group bike rides in the Pacific Northwest won’t let Covid-19 get in the way of its 41st year.

Cascade Bicycle Club announced today that the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride will be a “virtual challenge” this year. 2020 will be only the second year the ride has been cancelled, with the other time being the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980.

This year’s STP will begin on July 18th and you’ll have until August 5th to complete the ride. Registered participants will create their own challenge — like 200 miles in 1 day or 10 miles a day for 20 days — and then log miles online and watch a “virtual challenge unfold” as they earn badges for reaching the traditional food stops along the route. The virtual journey will share bits about the history of STP and the places it rolls through.[Read more…]

The Crown Zellerbach Trail is better than ever, especially for families

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 at 2:44 pm.

The Crown Z is the crown jewel of Columbia County’s outdoor offerings.
(Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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