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Introducing the Zine Trike, and other printed goods at tomorrow’s BikeCraft

Avatar by on December 4th, 2009 at 11:06 am

zine trike

The Zine Trike, ready to roll. (Photo © Elly Blue)

Among many exciting new crafts and crafters debuting at BikeCraft tomorrow is a new offering from a familiar company.

The Zine Trike is the newest addition to the fleet of local bookseller and publisher Microcosm Publishing.[Read more…]

Local author writes ‘Cycling in Italy’ guidebook

Avatar by on July 20th, 2009 at 10:56 am

[Publisher’s note: This article is by first-time BikePortland contributor Lucy Burningham, a local freelance writer and familiar face at bike events. Burningham writes here about the new book release of her fellow Lonely Planet travel guide author Ellee Thalheimer — who you may recognize from her past contributions to BikePortland.]

Ellee Thalheimer doing important research for
her travel guide to cycling in Italy

When Lonely Planet’s new Cycling in Italy guidebook comes out this month, Portland author Ellee Thalheimer will join the growing ranks of local writers publishing cycling titles (think Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie, Jeff Mapes, or Shawn Granton).

Thalheimer, a freelance writer, yoga instructor, and bike touring guide, spent three months last summer pedaling her way across Italy, churning out centuries and perfecting the art of moving her fully loaded bicycle on and off trains by herself.[Read more…]