A look back at career of Portland bike advocacy pioneer Karen Frost

by on February 23rd, 2011 at 11:04 am

Alice Awards party

Karen Frost at the 2005 Alice Awards.
(Photo © J. Maus)

It is truly the end of an era: Local transportation activist and bicycling superhero Karen Frost, who has provided graceful leadership in the Portland/Metro area for over 20 years, has announced she will retire by the end of March.

Frost, who turned 66 earlier this month, was the first-ever executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (from 1995-98) and currently serves as executive director of the Beaverton-based Westside Transportation Alliance (WTA).
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BikeCraft vendor profile: Geoff Franklin of Walnut Design Studio

by on November 17th, 2010 at 11:05 am

Geoff Franklin in his shop.
(Photos © Russ Roca)

Walnut’s new bike luggage, featuring handcrafted leather and cedar panels.

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Meet Your Maker: Headbadge crafter Laura Crawford

by on November 15th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

[Note: We announced vendor sign-ups for BikeCraft just last week, and we’ve already got over 30 amazing artisans ready to share their creations with you. This is the first in our Meet Your Maker series of BikeCraft vendors that will give you a closer look at the makers behind the products. The audio slideshow below was created by new BikePortland contributor Russ Roca.]

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