my city bike

My City Bike: A stylish European ride, with kid (and two wheels) up front

Avatar by on August 6th, 2009 at 9:41 am

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Patrick Barber on his every day bike.
“It’s a lot like driving a car.”
(Photo © Elly Blue)

[This is the second in a series of “My City Bike” interviews with Portlanders who ride bikes intended for urban transportation. This interview is with local graphic designer and bike fashion blogger Patrick Barber. This spring we posted a guest article by Patrick on how to identify a city bike.


BikePortland: What type of rider are you?

Patrick Barber: I’m a transportational cyclist. Well, I should say, I’m not a cyclist — I just ride my bike.[Read more…]

My City Bike: A mama’s perspective

Avatar by on July 31st, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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Marion Rice and daughter Gleneden on
Marion’s city bike: an Xtracycle conversion
with a rear child seat and front basket.
(Photo © J. Maus)

[This is the first in a series of “My City Bike” interviews with Portlanders who ride bikes intended for urban transportation. The first interview is with our family biking columnist Marion Rice.]


BikePortland: What kind of rider are you?

Marion Rice: A very experienced city bike rider.

BP: Describe the bike you ride every day.[Read more…]