Howe rigged up a small flat-screen TV on a trailer to tow behind his bike and set up at various waypoints around downtown Portland.
Laura Recker, who moved to Portland last December, said she wants to tap into the philanthropic spirit and collective love of the holiday season while introducing more local bikers to the concept of urban bike races.
The Portland area’s lead walking advocacy group has changed dramatically in the last four years. It’s about to find out where those changes will take it.
“We’re taking all of the parking spaces on SW Stark between 10th and 11th and turning them into extra bike parking, ping-pong tables, public parklets and outdoor seating for the nearby restaurants.”
Portland has a network of neighborhood greenways, and they’re great. But Jean-Francois Pronovost’s is 3,100 miles long.
One of the most interesting things about Pickathon is that, befitting a farm-based festival that’s so freakishly close to the big city, it makes a concert series in the countryside feel, in the best sense, urban.