New criteria for Platinum: singletrack

[A slide from Andy Clarke’sMTB Summit presentation.]Photo R. Louton Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) board member Roger Louton sees a golden opportunity to push for more singletrack mountain biking trails in Portland. He just returned home from the IMBA World Mountain Bike Conference where he heard the Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists … Read more

Bike Gallery bash to launch Platinum

[The new Trek “Portland”] The City of Portland Office of Transportation has just announced that the official launch of their “Portland Go Platinum” campaign (website) will happen Thursday night at Bike Gallery‘s downtown location. The announcement will piggyback on the “Ride Portland” event being planned by Bike Gallery to celebrate the arrival of the new … Read more

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First “Platinum” bike city to be announced Wednesday

Despite much energy and excitement recently here in Portland, it seems as though we won’t be the first city in the country to be designated with the League of American Bicyclists‘ “Platinum-level” Bicycle Friendly City award. Here’s an excerpt from the League’s latest newsletter: “The latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, including the first platinum-level … Read more