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Massive crowd helps Bill Walton boost Blazers and bicycling spirit

Avatar by on August 26th, 2019 at 8:59 am

Walton led a huge crowd over the Broadway Bridge.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Over 40 years have passed since former Portland Trail Blazer Bill Walton brought NBA championship glory to our city. [Read more…]

Bill Walton rides again! And you can join him during Sunday Parkways

Avatar by on August 21st, 2019 at 7:20 am

Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of the 1970s…

You’re sitting on your porch with a drink after work and you see the biggest sports star in town pedaling a bicycle up your street. “Good luck tonight Bill!” you call out as none other than Portland Trail Blazer star Bill Walton rides by with a huge smile on his face.
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This ‘Spirit of ’77’ dream bike is awaiting a Trail Blazers player

Avatar by on February 9th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Introducing the “Seven Spirit of ’77,” on sale now at a local bike shop.
(Photos: River City Bicycles)

Portlander Dave Guettler is a huge Trail Blazers fan. He also happens to own River City Bicycles, one of the best bike shops in the country.

And now River City (located just a mile from the Blazers’ home court) is probably the only bike shop in America with a high-quality custom bike made specifically for a tall person who happens to play for the Blazers.
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Blazer legend Bill Walton rides the region

Avatar by on July 11th, 2011 at 10:42 am

NBA legend Bill Walton during a ride the Columbia River Gorge earlier this month.
(All photos courtesy Jeff Bernards)

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A message from Bill Walton (and a Bike to Blazers update)

Avatar by on March 24th, 2010 at 9:24 am

April 14th!

Bike to Blazers is shaping up nicely and now we’ve even got the blessing of Blazers icon and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton (watch video below).

But before I bring you up to speed, get your tickets if you haven’t already. We’ve got a limited amount set aside so all us bike nuts can sit together — which will make our “We Biked Here” signs and five seconds of fame on the jumbotron that much sweeter.

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