coronavirus 2020

Covid fears lead to cancellation of Trophy Cup cyclocross series

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 30th, 2021 at 6:59 am

Now even more of a collector’s item.
Official series poster by Mary Lytle.

“I would much rather err on the side of safety. My priority is to keep folks and their families safe.”
— Clint Culpepper, Portland Trophy Cup

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Zero Covid cases so far, say Oregon bike racing officials after four large events

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 30th, 2021 at 2:32 pm

Masked racers roll out at the Shasta Gravel Hugger race that kicked off the season on March 6th.
(Photo: OBRA)

It appears bike racing — even mass start events — can happen safely despite the lingering presence of Covid-19 and its variants.

The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association announced this week that after hosting four large bike races so far this year, they’ve had zero reported cases of the virus.

“It has been inspiring to see how much work our professional race promoters put into their events to make them safe while maintaining the raw excitement and energy we all feel at a bike race,” OBRA Executive Director Chuck Kenlan said in a statement Thursday.[Read more…]

A day with Community Cycling Center’s food delivery-by-bike crew

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 29th, 2021 at 4:48 pm

Volunteers load bicycles with food at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland Wednesday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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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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Headed to Convention Center for vaccine shot? Here’s some advice

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 2nd, 2021 at 4:51 pm

There are never traffic backups in the protected bike lane on NE 1st next to the Convention Center!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

With vaccine eligibility ramping up again today, lots of folks will be headed to the Oregon Convention Center next week to get the shot. We’ve heard a few questions from readers wondering about bike parking and routes to get there.

The Convention Center is very centrally located, but it’s bordered by freeways and a major arterial. As such, it’s not the easiest place to access by bike — unless you’re familiar with the area. It doesn’t help that official instructions sent out by some health companies doesn’t even consider that some people will show up by bike. [Read more…]

Mount Tabor Cyclery battles landlord in eviction court

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 24th, 2021 at 9:16 am

Screengrab from the shop’s GoFundMe campaign launched last week.

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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

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland’s bike industry received $4.7 million in pandemic relief loans

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 14th, 2020 at 3:57 pm

Customers line up outside River City Bicycles Outlet on November 7th. RCB Outlet and its sister store, River City Bicycles received $604,392 in loans.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Bike riders take note: Masks now required outdoors when close to others

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 16th, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Solid masking behaviors at a bike ride last month.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We’re in a strange phase of this pandemic: Infections and deaths are going up while many peoples’ familiarity with the virus and eagerness for normalcy is causing them to let their guard down.

This is definitely true with the local bike scene.

After all but shutting down in-person rides and events for the past few months, things are coming back to life. People are hosting group rides again and I’ve seen an uptick in informal group training rides with people rolling along in the traditional shoulder-to-shoulder paceline style — with no masks in sight.[Read more…]

Guest Article: Community Cycling Center food delivery program ramps up to meet demands

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 15th, 2020 at 12:27 pm

(NOTE: Written by Community Cycling Center Cesar Chavez Safe Routes to School Coordinator William Francis.)

Out on delivery in the New Columbia neighborhood in north Portland.
(Photos: Community Cycling Center)

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