vanport

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

Avatar by on May 30th, 2019 at 4:38 pm

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.[Read more…]

Free bike tour will illuminate Vanport floods and historic Albina neighborhood

Avatar by on June 27th, 2017 at 11:30 am

A free history tour? Sign me up!
(Photo: Everybody’s Bike Rentals)

Ever wanted to go beyond the tired Portlandia stereotypes and really get to know where you live — warts and all? A bike tour being offered by Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours might be just what the doctor ordered.

The northeast Portland-based tour company will host a free “Beyond Portlandia” bike tour on Sunday, July 2nd.

Everybody’s Bike Rentals proprietor Dan Sloan tells us, “This tour is aimed at locals who might not know the history of their neighborhood whether they’ve lived here for 15 years or 3 months.”

Here’s more from the event description:[Read more…]