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Riding along with Justin Gast from Kenton to Hillsboro

Justin Gast, illuminated by his bike light, in front of his home in Kenton.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to the latest installment in our Ride Along series. I have an exciting announcement: MetroMile is now the presenting sponsor of this column. Thanks guys! Now onto your regularly scheduled programming… Last week I joined 36-year-old Justin … Read more


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Hillsboro’s “mobility hubs” idea a finalist in million-dollar Bloomberg competition

City of Hillsboro Sustainability Manager Peter Brandom in a video about the idea.(Watch it below) The City of Hillsboro has been selected as one of 20 finalists (out of 300) for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge competition. If selected the City could receive either $1 million or a grand prize of $5 million dollars to … Read more


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Event: Tour de Cure (7/30/11)

Event Name: Tour de Cure Event Start Date: 30 July 2011 Start Time: 6:30:00 AM Web Site: http://www.diabetes.org/portlandtourdecure Tour de Cure is the cycling event of the American Diabetes Association and takes place in 83 cities across the nation. The Oregon/SW Washington event starts and finishes in Hillsboro Stadium with routes of 10, 27, 43, … Read more


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Event: 4th Annual Hillsboro Tour de Parks (7/23/11)

Event Name: 4th Annual Hillsboro Tour de Parks Event Start Date: 23 July 2011 Start Time: 1:00:00 PM Web Site: http://tourdeparks.com Event Description: Tour some of Hillsboro’s parks on your bike. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable, relaxing ride. We will explore some treasured gems of Hillsboro’s city park system while learning basic bicycle … Read more


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Metro gets funding to do Latino-focused bike/walk map project

Biking in downtown Hillsboro.(Photo © J. Maus Metro has been awarded a $75,000 grant from health care company Kaiser Permanente for a biking and walking map project in Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro. The goal of the project, which Metro staffer Katie Edlin says is currently called, “Vámanos! Let’s explore Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro … Read more


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Washington County advocates ask permission to bike through park – UPDATED

Here’s an interesting advocacy alert from the Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition. They’re hoping the Hillsboro Parks Commission will grant them a variance to allow an event ride to pedal through an area park. An excerpt from their action alert is below (read the whole thing here): The Tour de Parks planning committee is asking … Read more