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Need help with temporary bike parking for an event

by on February 9th, 2017 at 9:39 am

I work at the zoo and we are planning to highlight bicycle transportation on a day in May. I have been asked to research options for temporary (event) bike parking. Can you suggest options for large capacity racks that can be moved in for the day?

Thank you,
Philip Fensterer

Has Portland’s Lack of Gated Communities Contributed to Its Cycling Success?

by on February 8th, 2017 at 9:24 am

Recently I was planning the route for a Puddlecycle ride called “The Two Bridges” that goes over both the I-5 and I-205 bridges staying on the Vancouver side of the Columbia River. The goal was to stay as close to the river as possible. This was initially easy, as Vancouver has the Renaissance Trail that you can hop on right after coming off the Interstate (I-5) Bridge. The trail seemingly ends a mile later at the Kaiser Shipyard where they built Liberty ships during World War II. But you can ride to the North around that yard on a wide sidewalk, and the trail picks up again on the other side.
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Weekly Group Rides Starting from Bethany Village

Bethany Bike Repair by on January 30th, 2017 at 9:43 am

Bethany Bike Repair is starting two weekly road rides from Bethany Village Centre.

The first ride will start tomorrow and every Sunday at 8:30am. This will be a 3 hour ride best suited for intermediate level cyclists. We will be riding all over the West side of Portland through the hills and country. We will pick roads where we can ride in a structured formation (pace lines) with varying pace levels.

The next ride will start this Tuesday and every Tuesday at noon. This fast-paced DROP RIDE is open to all levels & all teams. Test your strength and stamina against some of Portland’s top cyclists. The ride will last 90-120 minutes and will encompass a lot of area throughout the west side of Portland. We will meet under the clock in Bethany Village Centre between Bethany Bike Repair and Sherrie Weitzel Interiors. Be ready to get smoked!

For more info, check out www.bethanybikerepair.com/community

Subscriber Post: A breakout year for Northwest Trail Alliance

Northwest Trail Alliance by on January 25th, 2017 at 11:51 am

We love to ride… but that’s not all we do!

[Note: This post was submitted by BikePortland Business Subscriber Northwest Trail Alliance through our Subscriber Post system. We think it deserves a wider reach so we’ve posted it here on the Front Page. Remember, if you are a subscriber you can also be a contributor! We would love to amplify your voice and share your experiences with a wider audience. Sign up here. – Jonathan]

Hi! We’re new to the BikePortland community — and there’s a good chance the Northwest Trail Alliance is new to you — so we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves.
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In Brief: Cycle Oregon 2017 is at Bend/Crater Lake

by on January 24th, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Tonight was the route announcement for Cycle Oregon’s 30th anniversary ride. There’s a large loop that includes Crater Lake and Sisters/Bend. The start/finish is at the town of Tumalo, just north of Bend. The route is very similar to the 2007 route; here’s the breakdown.
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Portland Resistance 2017: Bikes and YouTube stars

Go By Bike by on January 23rd, 2017 at 1:23 pm

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

[Note: This post was submitted by BikePortland Subscriber Kiel Johnson (a.k.a. “Go By Bike”) through our Subscriber Post system. We think it deserves a wider reach so we’ve posted it here on the Front Page. Remember, if you are a subscriber you are also a contributor! We would love to amplify your voice and share your experiences with a wider audience. Sign up here. – Jonathan]

What does mass resistance look like in 2017 Portland? The marches we saw over this weekend were the largest since the Vietnam War, unless of course, you follow “alternate facts”. If you look at the history of resistance in the world, it is constantly changing. Resistance must conform to the technology and public spaces of that period. Martin Luther King used television and the American Revolution used pamphlets.
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New West Side MTB and Road Race Team: Riders Wanted!

Bethany Bike Repair by on January 23rd, 2017 at 12:50 pm

I am glad to announce that Bethany Bike Repair and MTBPDX.com have joined forces to start a bike racing team on the west side of the Portland Metro. For 2017 the Team will be focused on building a community of cyclists in that area.

What we are offering:
A cycling community on the west side; including group rides from the shop and people to learn and race with
Shop discounts and clinics
Coaching resources and discounts

The team, Bethany Bike Repair presented by MTBPDX.com, will be having a team kick off and cycling kit sizing party at Bethany Bike Repair on February 8th at 6 pm. After we try on kits, we will have a short social at the Bethany Public House. Anyone interested in learning about the team and/or ordering a team cycling kit is welcome to join.

When: February 8th at 6 pm
Where: Bethany Bike Repair in Bethany Village Centre
15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D3
Portland, OR 97229

For more Info Contact:
Juston Manville
Juston.manville@mtbpdx.com
503.867.7652
Or
Martin Acosta
Info@bethanybikerepair.com
503-840-5348

Fix public transit, call and visit your lawmaker

by on January 20th, 2017 at 7:36 am

Oregon map by population size of each county

First,

Please take this transportation survey from the state of Oregon, house speaker

Second, get to know your lawmaker. Show up at PCC Cascade 10am Jan 28th ( Same link above)
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Winter Weather Boost for Local Biz!

by on January 20th, 2017 at 7:29 am

Black Wagon and friends have organized a number of small businesses (Kenton Cycle Repair!) across industries, to offer:

10% discounts on gift certificate purchases made thru January 31st, 2017

This 2016-17 Winter Weather has had a significantly negative impact on our small business community.

It is our hope that the greater Portland Community, who has always been a great lover and supporter of their small business community, enjoys the opportunity to save a little at some of their favorite businesses, while lending a huge support to Portland’s businesses and economy!

Participating businesses and more information here! http://blackwagon.com/wordpress/?p=3457

Mudslide on Springwater

by on January 18th, 2017 at 11:42 am

A mudslide is blocking the Springwater Corridor just south of the Ross Island Bridge, Wednesday morning. Of course, no one had plowed the corridor.