We love when clever ideas help get more people on bikes. The latest collab between a bike nonprofit and a porchside recycling company might be one of the best yet. Here’s what up:
A fleet of 20 new bicycles is headed to two Portland Community College campuses on the westside. The bikes are part of a partnership between Hillsboro-based WashCo Bikes and PCC’s Sylvania and Rock Creek locations.
Kurmaskie (second from left) and Camp Creative participants on a recent trip.(Photo: Camp Creative) On Friday, Portland Parks & Recreation announced their selection of non-profit Ethos, Inc. to occupy and manage the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) building at 5340 N. Interstate Avenue. As I reported back in April, Ethos founder Charles Lewis has partnered … Read more
The new Team Metal Cowboy jersey. North Portland resident and nationally known author Joe Kurmaskie is set to announce “Team Metal Cowboy” at The Bicycle Show tomorrow. Kurmaskie, who is slated to give a presentation on the Main Stage at 4:00, will share the news that he’s now sponsored by Eugene-based bike manufacturing company Co-Motion … Read more
Cover of Kurmaskie’s latest book, on store shelves February 2010. Remember two years ago when we checked in on local author and self-described “adventure dad” Joe Kurmaskie right before he and his family embarked on journey across Canada? Well, somehow the family is still together (joke) and Joe has just finished a book about the … Read more
Organizers of the CRC Opposition and Alternatives Rally have just released their third spoof “Bridge Shopping Network” video. But something has gone awry — hosts Joe and Kristen’s sales pitch is interrupted by anti-CRC hackers! From the release notes:
The grassroots group that is forming to oppose plans for a new 12-lane Columbia River Crossing (CRC) bridge project on I-5 has released the second in their series of mock sales pitches. In the first episode, host (and local author) Joe Kurmaskie tackles the bridge’s cost (“…only one million easy payments of $4,000 each!”) and … Read more
Joe Kurmaskie, seen here at the “We are All Traffic” rally held in November 2007 after two bike fatalities.(Photo © J. Maus) Mayor Sam Adams’ support of a proposal that would authorize the construction of a new I-5 bridge that could “be built to accomodate up to 12 lanes” has sparked a new level of … Read more