Video: Ride the carfree Shark Valley Loop Road in Everglades National Park

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 14th, 2021 at 10:13 am

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The bike lane in the middle of a Portland freeway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 8th, 2021 at 1:22 pm

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Pacific northwest riders, Oregon star in ‘All Bodies on Bikes’ film

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 29th, 2021 at 5:24 pm

Still from the film shows Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser riding through the Oregon Coast Range.

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A spring Saturday in Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 29th, 2021 at 8:12 am

Bicycles were the perfect way to soak it all in.
(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekly Video Roundup: Right-hook PSA, Red Hook in London, local mountain biking, and more

Avatar by on August 3rd, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Welcome to the weekly video roundup. The posting of this has been a little sporadic recently- sorry about that. I’m not promising it’ll be better, but at least I’m posting it now, right? After reviewing about 110 videos I’m starting this week with an old Tom Peterson commercial. He was a Portland legend in furniture sales and died recently. How does this relate to bikes? It doesn’t, really, but it’s “old Portland” and worth making an exception for. I remember him more from this era, “free is a very good price”. (hat tip to TB and MA for this)

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Here’s how Multnomah County promotes bicycling (video)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 25th, 2016 at 1:56 pm

The vast majority of stories about road projects and transportation policies we publish here on BikePortland are about the City of Portland. The Oregon Department of Transportation is probably in second and Metro would be a close third. And then, way behind them all is Multnomah County. Because the County doesn’t control many newsmaking bikeways and they don’t hold as much sway over important transportation policies as PBOT, ODOT, or Metro, we can go months without even mentioning them.

But don’t forget about Multnomah County!
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Dangerous, high-speed pass on neighborhood street caught on camera

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 9th, 2015 at 1:38 pm


Still from video by T.Lavender/Vimeo

Question: What’s one way to know when people don’t feel safe riding bicycles? Answer: When a growing number of them feel like they need to ride with an on-board video camera.

Here in Portland (and nationwide), we’ve noticed a strong uptick in the amount of people who equip themselves with a camera every time they ride around the city. This trend is the result of three main things; the advent and availability of smaller, cheaper and higher-resolution cameras, the epidemic of distracted driving that has resulted in more dangerous and illegal driving behaviors; and a growing sense that the police can’t (or won’t) do their part to enforce the laws.

With video evidence, the thinking goes, if something does happen, at least someone will have a greater chance at justice in court.
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In new video, Portland Design Works shows ‘Community Works’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 7th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Screen grab from ‘Community Works’.
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It’s rare that I’ll give Front Page space to a company’s in-house promo video; but I love the latest one from Portland Design Works.

The new video by talented filmmaker James Wilson (who has done loads of great work for local bike causes and companies), documents a few of PDW’s recent forays into community service. As you might recall from coverage here on BikePortland, PDW gave the new Ventura Pump Track a big financial boost and they also funded and hosted the very fun Rider Appreciation Day (RAD) on North Williams Avenue. The video also features company co-owner Dan Powell making PB&Js for participants in the weekly MTB Short Track races out at Portland International Raceway.
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Bike N Hike’s new ‘I am Cyclist’ video

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 30th, 2012 at 9:19 am

Still from video.
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Local shop Bike n Hike has launched a new, summer marketing campaign. The first big piece of it is a commercial titled, “I am Cyclist.”

The video was shot on location in Portland and produced by Reel Innovative. It features several characters (one of whom is a Bike N Hike employee) who share the various characteristics that make them a “cyclist.” Some of the most common biking stereotypes are represented including the roadie, the mountain biker, and the fixed gear rider. Each rider type shares a few things that makes them a “cyclist” and then proudly proclaims (with patriotic music in the background), “I am cyclist!”[Read more…]

Best thing I’ve seen all week: Evel Knieval bike commercial

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 7th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Mr. Knievel, bike salesman for AMF Wheel Goods

Before I head home to tend to two sick kids, I thought I’d share an awesome YouTube find. Behold, “EPIC Evel Knievel Bicycle commercial”…

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