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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

(Just a few of the murals in Wynwood. Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) [Read more…]

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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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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Six questions for Portland illustrator and ‘Cycle City’ author Alison Farrell

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 5th, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Alison and a few of her many inspirations.
(Photo: Zoey Abbott)

As often happens as I peruse the web for story ideas, I come across something wonderful and then forget how I ended up there.

That’s how I came across the work of Alison Farrell. [Read more…]

Lompoc’s new ‘Parkways Pilsner’ will benefit Sunday Parkways

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 3rd, 2018 at 10:23 am

(Image: Lompoc Brewing)

Just in time for Sunday Parkways season, a local brewer has released a beer in honor of the annual open street events.
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‘MAMIL’ (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) documentary coming to Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 30th, 2018 at 9:36 am

Official poster.

I can’t believe someone made a documentary out of this. But I’m happy they did.

MAMIL’s are the oft-ridiculed cycling world sub-culture characterized by men in bright-and-tight lycra who speed around in packs chasing Strava segments and trying to recapture their glory days. Now their story has been told in a feature documentary, MAMIL, that will screen one night only in Portland. The screening is organized by Demand Film, a “cinema on demand” service that is showing MAMIL on 300 theaters across the country on the same night: February 21st. You can see it in the Portland area at: Regal Fox Tower Stadium 6, Regal Lloyd Center 10, and Regal Hilltop 9 Cinema (Oregon City).

The film is narrated by legendary Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett. Here’s the official blurb:

“MAMIL captures on film the spirit and the members of a movement that is growing throughout the world — middle-aged men taking to their cycles and biking through mountains, city streets, you name it, all in the name of CYCLING. Some do it for health, some for love, others just to clear their heads and face the world. And despite all the crashes, mega-pricey carbon fiber cycles, and wives worrying that they’ve been replaced by two wheels and a $1,200 bicycle seat, these guys wouldn’t have it any other way.

Filmed in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., MAMIL is a celebration of the love that can finally be shared – that of man for bike. You might be in an LGBT cycling club in New York or Christian in the Midwest; you might be a lawyer or a cancer survivor, you might be hauling your middle-aged belly over the next hill, or speeding along the open road, but you still thrill to the meditation of the bike.”

Here’s the official trailer:

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Portland filmmaker raising money to shoot Cyclocross Nationals on ‘Super 8’ film

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 4th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

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Drew Coleman in a still from his GoFundMe campaign video. Watch it below.

Sellwood neighborhood resident Drew Coleman has a vision for his next project. But he needs a bit of help to realize it.

Coleman is a filmmaker who started shooting local cyclocross races this summer. He’s also started a YouTube channel under the Local Cycling Network banner. Now he wants to cover the biggest race of the year: the Cyclocross National Championships which take place in Reno, Nevada next weekend. This time around he wants to do try something new: Coleman wants to shoot the race and the culture that surrounds it, on film. He’s bought a 1983 Canon 814 xl-s camera and he’s looking for support to buy the film which runs about $1.53 per second.

He’s launched a GoFundMe campaign and hopes to raise $2,500 for the trip and the film.

Here’s more from Drew about the project:
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