A Unity Ride recap and thoughts on respecting bodies in public spaces

Publisher’s Note: Maritza Arango is BikePortland’s new events editor! This is her first (non Weekend Event Guide) post. Maritza moved to Portland from Bogotá, Colombia in January 2021. Stay tuned for a proper intro and more of her perspectives on Portland’s bike scene. – Jonathan How hard is it for humans to understand that differences … Read more


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Four takeaways from Pro Walk/Pro Bike and Women’s Cycling Summit (from someone who wasn’t there)

Elly Blue debuted a test for determining whether bike ads are sexist. This one wouldn’t pass. I didn’t make it to the big Pro Walk/Pro Bike advocacy conference and the National Women’s Bicycling Summit that were down in Long Beach last week; but I did follow it closely via Twitter and other outlets. From all … Read more


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Women step up, speak up at inaugural CycloFemme ride

Janis McDonald pumps up the Cyclofemme crowd prior to the ride.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) CycloFemme — a global ride to honor, celebrate, and empower women — rolled through Northeast Portland during Sunday Parkways yesterday. Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities met at Woodlawn Park, attached blue balloons to their bikes, attached “Women on … Read more


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‘National Women Cycling Forum’ coming to Bike Summit

Why don’t we see more of this?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The gender gap in bicycling will get its first national stage when the 2012 National Bike Summit begins in Washington DC next month. The Alliance of Walking and Biking and the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals have announced the inaugural National Women Cycling Forum, … Read more