The Scene

The people, clubs, and culture that make up Portland’s bike scene.


New Podcast Episode: Go behind the scenes with cast members of Bike Play

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 10th, 2021 at 10:28 am

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Portland should emulate the art-soaked streets of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 7th, 2021 at 3:44 pm

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Tired of trash, this retired IT pro has launched a bike-powered clean-up effort

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 27th, 2021 at 10:13 am

Ross Bradley wants to clean up Portland, one bike-load at a time.
(Photos courtesy Ross Bradley)

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Pedalpalooza through the lens of photographer Amit Zinman

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 17th, 2021 at 3:35 pm

Group shot from the Clown Ride on July 2nd.
(Photos: Amit Zinman/Amitzi Photography)

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Portlanders will remember author Beverly Cleary with fitting tribute: A bike ride

Avatar by on August 4th, 2021 at 1:35 pm

Rolling on Klickitat, a street that played a central role in Cleary’s books even before it became a popular bikeway.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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‘Latinidad’ and Frida Kahlo inspire Portland’s most amazing street mural

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 25th, 2021 at 2:34 pm

New street mural on Southeast Caruthers!
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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80-year-old ‘super-retiree’ Alan Koch finds a way to ride

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 27th, 2020 at 1:51 pm

Alan Koch in 2012.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Film chronicles Portland duo’s ride to the coast with surfboards in tow

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 5th, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Brian Donnelly looking for waves.
(Photos: Steven Mortinson)

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Join us for ‘Motherload’ film screening and bike parade this Thursday

Madi Carlson by on July 9th, 2019 at 10:52 am

Eight years in the making, a most exciting film about cargo bikes and family biking is finally here! Fresh off the film festival circuit, the first non-festival showing of Motherload will be here in Portland this Thursday at 7pm at the Clinton Street Theater.
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Weird but true: His bike commute inspired a series of album cover parodies

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 20th, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Hillsboro resident Aaron Harrison (he goes by Rambo) has a commuting style all his own. Rambo has worked in Portland bike shops for decades and he’s also a decorated track racer.

I’ve known about him for years now (I can recall he and his Orange bike flying past me with whooosh during Cycle Oregon years ago); but I had no idea about his love for music and artistic flair on Instagram. Let me explain…[Read more…]