Ride Along

Ride Along is our popular feature where we join people from across the Portland region for their ride into work. In the process, we gain a better understanding of who’s riding and what type of conditions they face.

We’re looking for a new sponsor of this popular series. Please let your boss or manager know about this great opportunity. If you’re interested in working with us, please contact our sales manager Jonathan Maus at jonathan@bikeportland.org or (503) 706-8804.

Check out previous Ride Alongs via the links below…

Riding along with Stasia Honnold: Clinton bikeway to the Oregon Zoo

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 6th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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Stasia Honnold does a lot of smiling
on her daily commute.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the latest installment of our Ride Along series, which is sponsored by MetroMile.

Last week I joined Stasia Honnold for her morning commute. Stasia, 29, lives just a block south of SE Division near 40th and she rides up to the Oregon Zoo each day where she works in the Zoo’s education programs. It’s about an eight-mile trip each way, and unlike many commuters that head up and over the West Hills, Stasia rides up through Washington Park instead of hopping on light rail.
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Riding Along with Julie Kramer from Lloyd Center to Sellwood

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 11th, 2013 at 11:56 am

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Julie Kramer gets ready for her daily commute to work.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland

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Riding along with Justin Gast from Kenton to Hillsboro

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 10th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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Justin Gast, illuminated by his bike light,
in front of his home in Kenton.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Welcome to the latest installment in our Ride Along series. I have an exciting announcement: MetroMile is now the presenting sponsor of this column. Thanks guys! Now onto your regularly scheduled programming…

Last week I joined 36-year-old Justin Gast for his 25 mile (one-way) commute into work. Justin lives in Kenton (near Posies Cafe on N. Denver) and he rides to the Washington County Public Services building in downtown Hillsboro where he works in the solid waste recycling division. This was my first Ride Along that went into Washington County and it was also multi-modal. Sit back and join Justin and I on his pre-dawn commute…[Read more…]

Riding along with Molly Fair, a first-time bike commuter in New York

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 13th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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Molly Fair (right), was a bit unsure of what her first
bike commute into Manhattan would have in store.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Riding along with the Stedman family

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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The Stedman family — Helena (5), Barbara, and Ken — getting started on their day.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Helena Stedman doesn’t fit the stereotype of a Portland bike commuter. At just five years old, she’d rather talk about kindergarten than bike lanes and her most prized bike accessory is her favorite stuffed elephant.

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Riding along with Ellen Price: Montavilla to Lloyd Center

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 15th, 2012 at 11:20 am

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Ellen Price grabs a parking spot in front of Bipartisan Cafe on SE Stark and 79th.

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Riding along with Paul Jeffery, on his daily ride up Mt. Tabor

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 10th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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Paul Jeffery, photographed at
Common Grounds coffee shop
this morning.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

48-year-old southeast Portland resident Paul Jeffery (he goes by PJ) used to enjoy a daily ride from his house near 40th and Salmon to the Goose Hollow MAX stop. From there, he’d zip through the hills and down into Beaverton where he’d pedal the final leg of his journey to his job at Electro Scientific Industries (a producer of high-tech laser systems and industrial production equipment).

PJ’s routine changed back in November when he was part of a 10% workforce reduction. In other words, he was laid off.

Without work, PJ missed the routine of getting up and getting out on his bike. So, at the end of January, he started riding to the top of Mt. Tabor each morning. I met him this morning at Common Grounds coffee shop on SE Hawthorne Blvd (a very nice place I must say)…
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Taking the long way into work: A Forest Park commute

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 24th, 2012 at 11:37 am

If you can work it into your commute, Forest Park is a perfect respite from busy roads and its winter charms are sure to please.

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