Portland Trail Blazers

Blazer Bike Night I - 2014-4

We think the Blazers and bikes go great together. Want proof? Check out the stories below (including recaps of our Blazers Bike Night events).

Go Blazers!

Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard likes riding his new bike “a lot”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 21st, 2021 at 3:29 pm

A Lillard fan riding on the Broadway Bridge during Sunday Parkways 2019.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Of course one of the greatest Portland Trail Blazers ever rides a bike.

Carrying on the legacy of Blazers champion Bill Walton, who used to bike to practice back in the ’70s, current star Damian Lillard said in a new Men’s Journal interview that he too has started pedaling more than an exercise bike.

Here’s the snip that caught our eye:

Your GOAT Spirit rap video shows your home gym, but do you mix any outdoor sports into your fitness routine?

Last year during quarantine, me and my fiancée bought bikes and started going on rides. When she said, “Let’s get some bikes” I was thinking, like, Mongoose bikes. But we went to this bike store. I didn’t know bikes were this expensive.

How much did you spend?

My bike was $2,500. It’s an electric bike. It’s crazy because I didn’t even know these kind of bikes existed, but I like it a lot.

[Read more…]

Massive crowd helps Bill Walton boost Blazers and bicycling spirit

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 26th, 2019 at 8:59 am

Walton led a huge crowd over the Broadway Bridge.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Over 40 years have passed since former Portland Trail Blazer Bill Walton brought NBA championship glory to our city. [Read more…]

Bill Walton rides again! And you can join him during Sunday Parkways

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 21st, 2019 at 7:20 am

Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of the 1970s…

You’re sitting on your porch with a drink after work and you see the biggest sports star in town pedaling a bicycle up your street. “Good luck tonight Bill!” you call out as none other than Portland Trail Blazer star Bill Walton rides by with a huge smile on his face.
[Read more…]

We love bikes and Blazers! Show your support on Rip City Ride day this Sunday

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 10th, 2019 at 2:02 pm

(We love our bikes and we love our Blazers. Photos by J Maus/BikePortland)
[Read more…]

Blazers Bike Night is Oct. 28: Ticket sales close this Sunday

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 26th, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Blazer Bike Night I - 2014-1

Blazers Bike Night in 2014.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

The NBA’s bike-friendliest franchise is again inviting Portlanders interested in bicycling to get discounted tickets and join a special bike-themed pre-game reception.

This season’s first Portland Trail Blazers Bike Night happens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, when the Blazers will face the Phoenix Suns at the Moda Center in inner Northeast Portland. It’s being co-organized with the Community Cycling Center, the local nonprofit bike shop and bikes-for-all advocacy group.

200-level tickets that night are on sale for $58 and 300-level tickets are on sale for $28, with a $5 transaction fee per order. To get those prices and entry to the pre-game reception (“food, drinks, raffle prizes and an opportunity to learn more about the Community Cycling Center”), sign up at rosequarter.com/bikenight/ with promo code BIKE. The promotional sale ends this Sunday, Oct. 1.

[Read more…]

This ‘Spirit of ’77’ dream bike is awaiting a Trail Blazers player

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Introducing the “Seven Spirit of ’77,” on sale now at a local bike shop.
(Photos: River City Bicycles)

Portlander Dave Guettler is a huge Trail Blazers fan. He also happens to own River City Bicycles, one of the best bike shops in the country.

And now River City (located just a mile from the Blazers’ home court) is probably the only bike shop in America with a high-quality custom bike made specifically for a tall person who happens to play for the Blazers.
[Read more…]

NBA’s Trail Blazers link up with nonprofit Community Cycling Center

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 28th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Blazer Bike Night I - 2014-3

The bond between biking and the Blazers just got a lot stronger.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s going to be a great season for the Portland Trail Blazers — and we’re not just talking about what happens on the court.

Earlier this week the Blazers announced their 2016 Community Partners and the Community Cycling Center is one of them. [Read more…]

Join us, the CCC and Oregon Walks for Blazers Bike Night on November 13th!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 12th, 2016 at 7:52 am

Blazer Bike Night-1.jpg

The Moda Center bike parking area is always full and fun on Bike Night!

If you’re excited as we are for the start of the NBA season, you’ll love this news: Blazers Bike Night is back for 2016 and operators are standing by to take your ticket order .

This year’s game is the Sunday, November 13th contest against the Denver Nuggets, an exciting young team that features former Trail Blazer Will “The Thrill” Barton.
[Read more…]

Blazers star CJ McCollum rolls on Biketown (and so have thousands of other people)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 27th, 2016 at 10:28 am

This video, posted to Instagram and Twitter last night by Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum, says just about everything you need to know about Portland’s new bike share system: It’s fun, it’s easily accessible which encourages spontaneity (McCollum said his ride was done on an impulse, probably as a celebration of his new contract), it’s considered cool enough for a stylish and respected NBA star to ride (thanks Nike!), and it appeals to a much broader swath of Portlanders than regular old cycling does.

These are just some of the reasons why after just one week, Biketown looks like a huge success that’s making people sing and smile (just like CJ) all over town. In fact, over 7,000 people have taken a Biketown for a ride in the first 7 days.

Here are the latest numbers from Biketown’s operator Motivate Inc as of 2:00 pm yesterday (Tuesday):
[Read more…]

Tonight: Bike to watch the Blazers and support Better Broadway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2016 at 11:47 am

Let's do this Blazers!(Photo: Sarah Iannarone)

Let’s do this Blazers!
(Photo: Sarah Iannarone)

Got plans tonight?
[Read more…]