This post is part of our SW Portland Week.
Jeff Knapp has two things to blame for his afternoon rides into downtown and back: a friend and a white stripe of paint.
“When I started bike commuting, that was right before it really took off,” said Knapp, 52. “You could sort of feel it was poised to take off.”
A friend of Knapp’s, who lived in Northeast Portland, started riding to work and talking about how pleasant it had turned out to be. So Knapp, a 20-year resident of the Garden Home area, decided to try.