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Event: Echelon Gran Fondo (9/26/10)

Event Name: Echelon Gran Fondo Event Start Date: September 26, 2010 Start Time: 8:30:00 AM Web Site: http://www.echelongranfondo.org/portland/index.html Event Description: Echelon Gran Fondo in the Columbia River Gorge is a festive and scenic road ride event with distance options of 30, 60 and 100 miles. Team Radio Shack’s Chris Horner rides along as ambassador of … Read more

Portland’s “whiteness” cited as reason for bike-friendliness

“…the City of Portland is 450,000 people. It’s a homogeneous community that is very white… We are a very diverse, disjointed city of 4 million people… So we’re a step behind Portland in what we’re trying to do.” — Michelle Mowery, bicycle coordinator for the City of Los Angeles We’ve discussed how race relates (or … Read more

Is our bike scene too white? Local non-profit tackles the issue

“The people riding and making decisions about bicycles is a white, middle class group.” — Alison Hill Graves, Community Cycling Center The staff at Community Cycling Center, a 15 year old Portland-based nonprofit that aims to increase access to bicycling, has been doing some soul searching in the last few years. In the process, community … Read more