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Armless rider Michael Trimble launches GoFundMe to help pay for bike repairs

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 18th, 2021 at 10:46 am

Trimble just a few days before a crash rendered his bike useless.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Meet Michael Trimble: The gay, armless, bike-loving former Russian orphan who wants to be Oregon’s next governor

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 11th, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Michael riding in southeast Portland on March 10th.
(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Michael Trimble is impossible to forget. Ever since I met him in 2016 I wanted to know him better. I finally did that yesterday when I spent the afternoon with this 35-year-old, gay, armless, bike-loving former Russian orphan who wants to be Oregon’s next governor.[Read more…]

At the Adaptive Bike Clinic, there’s truly a bike for everyone

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 8th, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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Adaptive bikes allow people to ditch their walkers and wheelchairs for something a lot more efficient and fun.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

“Demo days” are a common thing in the bike industry. It’s where a company parks their truck and tent at a trailhead and offers free test rides. They bring all the sizes and models so that everyone can try out a bike. But as we’ve learned recently in a robust conversation about access to the city’s bike share program, “everyone” often only includes people who are physically able to ride a common, two-wheeled bicycle.

On Sunday a host of organizations — including the City of Portland — hosted the 12th annual Adaptive Bike Clinic. It was an opportunity for anyone — including people with disabilities — to test ride the bike of their dreams.
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