15 Years of BikePortland

TBT: In 2006 we organized a bike and art show in the atrium of Portland City Hall

Avatar by on April 23rd, 2020 at 11:46 am

Event flyer.

Bikes and art and friends.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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BikePortland’s first post was 15 years ago today

Avatar by on April 8th, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Things were so innocent back then! And sorry, but that sweet little girl is a junior in high school now.

Can you believe this site started with an innocent, 100-word post about biking to an ice cream shop with my wife and daughter 15 years ago? I can’t.

On April 8th, 2005 I hit “Publish” and had no idea I would spend nearly every day of my life for the next 15 years thinking and writing about biking and other transportation issues in Portland.

I had only lived in Portland for about a year or so before starting the site. But that was enough time to understand that this place was different. That it mattered. And that these things called blogs would be the perfect place for a “citizen journalist” (which is what people used to call me) to capture it all. From those first days my goal was to create a central place where our community could gather, learn and be inspired, then go out and do more amazing things for me to document. It was — and is! — the best kind of positive feedback loop I could ever imagine. [Read more…]