Some riders go as fast as 30 mph on the same track used by racecar drivers. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)
It’s the essence of racing: Line up next to your competition; point your bike down an open track; pedal as fast as you can; winner moves on to the next heat. No variables. No crowds. No excuses. It’s simple, but it’s far from boring. And it’s a tough workout.
The quarter-mile has always been a staple of auto racing. Now Portland has a drag race series for cycling. [Read more…]
Close to town and carfree, the 2-mile laps of Portland International Raceway are a perfect place to race. (Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)
At the end of thge 2016 season, when promoter Jim Anderson walked away from the Race Monday Night series at Portland International Raceway, it could have been the end of a 20-year Portland tradition. [Read more…]
Retired brothers David (L) and Marty Stabler are prepping to embark on a ride across America. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)
How do know if your local biking ecosystem is healthy? Take the time to learn about what people are doing.
Are they riding? Are they starting new clubs, programs and organizations? Are they re-thinking the status quo to make biking even better?
This week I met with four people who are doing good things in our community.
The Bike Brothers
David and Martin (“Marty”) Stabler are retired Portlanders who are three months away from the biggest ride of their lives: a 3,650 mile pedal across the country. Their plan is to dip their wheels in the Pacific Ocean in Astoria and do the same thing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 50 days later. [Read more…]