biking and Covid-19

Covid Heros & Memorial Ride

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on August 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm

“This last year has been really challenging and hard for many of us. Join us as we go on a ride to memorialize and celebrate the people we have lost and thank those who have been our biggest heroes.

We’ll visit different places that have been where both have happened and leave memorials to honor the people we have lost.

We’ll be purchasing small white flags to set up memorials around the city and making signs to celebrate our heroes.

Meet by the Red Sculpture at the foot of the Tilikum Bridge.”

CDC: Vaccinated people can bike outdoors without masks

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 27th, 2021 at 9:40 am

Maskless riders on the Eastbank Esplanade Sunday, April 25th 2021.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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One year of Covid: Readers share how it’s impacted their riding

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 12th, 2021 at 11:01 am

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‘Mask or Stay Home’ graffiti on Marine Drive bike path

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2020 at 4:36 pm

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Covid-19 news roundup: ‘Locals only’, Historic Hwy closure, slipstream science, and more

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 10th, 2020 at 11:58 am

I was up at 4:09 am to be alone up on Skyline Road this morning.

It’s sort of amazing to me that it’s been about a month since we got serious about this pandemic and there’s still a major split in local cycling circles about whether it’s a good idea to ride outside and how/where to ride if you do.

Mask or no mask? Are rural routes OK? Or should we stay close-to-home? How far can the virus fly in the air?

We’ve published six stories on biking and Covid-19 since March 12th and there’s still new information coming out — and even more confusion as it does. With amazing weather on tap for the weekend, it’s time to make sure you have the best info to help you make informed decisions about riding (or not).

Here’s some of the latest news and my thoughts on the situation… [Read more…]

Masks, more room, and passing etiquette: The new rules for riding

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 7th, 2020 at 10:51 am

Many Portland bike riders are already wearing masks. (Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The weekend is here. Please ride responsibly

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 27th, 2020 at 3:19 pm

My view from NW Rock Creek Road last weekend.

I never thought I’d say this; but I’m happy the forecast calls for clouds and rain this weekend.

With virus outbreak mode at an all-time high in Oregon and nightmarish scenes unfolding across the country, it’s absolutely essential that we stay home and stay isolated as much as possible right now. (If you do head out, scroll down for my advice.)

Last weekend we had dreamy weather. Unfortunately it led to nightmarish scenes of overcrowding all over the the state as people fled to the outdoors. That decision came at the expense of public health and it increased fear and anxiety among residents of many smaller towns where our favorite trails, beaches and roads exist. It also led to a loss of open spaces as park and forest agencies have now opted to close everything down due to crowding fears.[Read more…]

At night by bike, Portland’s streets are a surreal dream amid the nightmare

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 19th, 2020 at 9:31 am

Southwest 4th Avenue last night.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Ask BikePortland: Can we still ride in groups if we keep a distance?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 18th, 2020 at 12:53 pm

I know it’s a bummer. But group rides shouldn’t happen for now.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

As I monitor the news and the BikePortland social media feeds, it’s clear that there remains confusion about whether or not it’s safe to do group rides. While many folks have cancelled them, I still see people out there (online and in real life) riding close together.

I’m not an expert, but I want to offer some guidance on making the right decision about this.

Here’s a question I just saw posted from a friend who hosts a weekly group ride in Portland:[Read more…]

Keep these things in mind if you get on your bike during the outbreak

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 17th, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Current conditions at Smith & Bybee Lakes.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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