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Bike Guide 2014: Editor’s Note

The Humble Derailleur


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Portland’s bike scene is a cogset of many sprockets. If any great insight has come from the months we spent compiling Willamette Week’s first glossy Bike Guide, it’s just how many moving part   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Bike Courier Meghan Mack

20 years of wet pants and hot pizza.


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Imagine a bike messenger. You’re probably visualizing a reckless young man—perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush, or Puck from The Real World—weaving through traffic on a featherweight fi   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Urbanist Bike Shops


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SHOP 21st Avenue Bikes 916 NW 21st Ave., 222-2851, 21stbikes.com. 11 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday. A premier service shop, and we don’t just say that because it�   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Cyclocross Pro Molly Cameron

A longtime pro explains why cyclocross took over Portland.


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How did cyclocross become the most popular cycle sport in Portland? Molly Cameron has some theories, and they stretch from Belgium to the space between the tire and fork on your bike. Cameron, 37   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: The Muddy, Rides and Shops


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SHOP Fat Tire Farm 2714 NW Thurman St., 222-3276, fattirefarm.com. 11 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday.  This mountain bike-only shop is a knobby sister to nearby   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bike Guide 2014: Track Racing Champion Zak Kovalcik

A national champ track racer talks about velodrome terror and the House of Pain.


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Aside from the 12,000 screaming Germans, it looks like a remarkably well-behaved version of The Road Warrior. “You ride [your bicycle] behind a very large motorcycle,” says Portlander Zak Kova   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Speedsters, Rides and Shops


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SHOP Bike Central and Ti Cycles  15707 NW McNamee Road; ticycles.com, 621-9670; bike-central.com, 227-4439. Ti Cycles by appointment, Bike Central 11 am-3 pm Wednesday-Saturday and by appoi   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Ronde PDX Bike Ride

Oregon’s most intense road ride is a rite of passage.


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About 10 miles into the Ronde PDX ride, every cyclist hits the wall.  The wall is called Northwest Brynwood Lane, and it’s a monster: a relentless hill over a quarter-mile long that tops out   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: The Unipiper

Behind the Darth Vader mask of Portland’s one-wheeled mascot.


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It’s a statistical certainty that you know of the Unipiper. Regardless of how—small talk at a party or through Jimmy Kimmel—the guy riding around town on a unicycle, decked out in a kilt and   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: The Weirdkeepers Shops and Rides


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SHOP Community Cycling Center 1700 NE Alberta St., 287-8786, communitycyclingcenter.org, Sunday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7 pm.  The trippy mural on the northwest corner of the Communi   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff
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