Here’s why Portland International Raceway directed drivers onto a bike path

Turns out that allowing people to drive across the Columbia Slough bike path is part of a traffic control plan endorsed by the City of Portland. After I witnessed a dangerous scene unfold Sunday afternoon as drivers left the Indycar event at Portland International Raceway and rolled head-on into me and several other groups of … Read more

Portland International Raceway officials directed traffic onto a bike path

Note: Video has no sound. Filmed by Jonathan Maus. On Sunday afternoon I was biking home from Vancouver. As I headed west on the Columbia Slough path toward North Denver Avenue and began to roll down the path under the overpass, a large box-van came rumbling toward me. Given that this is a bike path, … Read more

You’ve probably ridden in Vanport, the former city wiped out by a flood 71 years ago today

Ever raced cyclocross, mountain, or road bikes at Portland International Raceway? Ever biked on the Columbia River Slough northwest of Kenton? Or maybe you’ve enjoyed the annual Winter Wonderland Light Show? If you answered yes to any of those, you’ve ridden on the streets, across the yards, and around the borders of Vanport.

On Monday nights, human racing machines take over PIR (Photos)

Whether you love to ride dirt or pavement, PIR has you covered on Monday nights.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) To understand how vibrant and healthy Portland’s bike racing scene is, you needn’t look any further than Portland International Raceway (PIR) on a Monday night. Nestled in former wetlands just north of Kenton and west of I-5, … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Event: 2011 Human Power Challenge (5/28/11)

Event Name: 2011 Human Power Challenge Event Start Date: 28 May 2011 Start Time: 8:00:00 AM Web Site: Event Description: Oregon Human Powered Vehicles Presents: The 12th Annual Human Power Challenge (HPC) The event will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29, 2011 at Portland International Raceway (PIR) in Portland, Oregon. … Read more