Mayor Charlie Hales Just Begging to Get His Bike Stolen

"But I like cable locks," says the mayor, who is riding across the new Tilikum Transit Bridge.


Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is begging to get his Trek stolen.Just two weeks after his very first Portland bicycle commute from his Eastmoreland home, Mayor Hales took advantage of the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge on September 12, Bike Portland reported. The Tilikum bridge is unique, of course, because no cars go there: It's open only to bikes, walkers, and the new Orange line MAX. So a bike ride ...   More
Monday, September 14, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Community Rallies to Catch Alleged Bethany Lake Duck Killer

The alleged killer reportedly ran over the duck with his bicycle.


The Portland bike community is rallying to catch a man who allegedly killed a duck with his bicycle.Near Bethany Lake, a tipster named "Steve C." told, a man in red and white lycra ran down a duck with his bicycle, then didn't stop. "Steve said several people pleaded with the man to stop and report the incident to the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District," writes Jonathan ...   More
Monday, April 6, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bike Guide 2014: Editor’s Note

The Humble Derailleur

Bike Guide
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

Worst Day of the Year Ride Canceled Because of Bad Weather

Update: Even the party!

snow day

It's a moment that Portland cyclists will be living down for years, if not decades: the challenging portion of the 2014 Worst Day of the Year Ride, which had been scheduled for this Sunday, has been canceled because the weather will be bad.By bad we mean that there will be as many as eight inches of snow on the ground in Portland. The ride is, of course, supposedly timed to the worst weather day of ...   More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Dr. Know: Baby on Bike

Why does Oregon have a child car-seat law but not one for bicycles?

Dr. Know
Could you explain why Oregon has a child car-seat law but not one for bicycles? And why is it OK to drag little children around behind a bicycle in a flimsy tent-cart? —Hot Seat Su A cynic mig   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Gift Guide 2013: Bicycle

Western Bike Works Bell Piston helmet $18.99 Safety, style and affordability, all rolled into one. Borrowing features from higher-end models, Bell’s Piston helmet features 15 massive air ven   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Staff

Headout Picks 11/27/13

Headout Picks
WEDNESDAY NOV. 27 NORFOLK & WESTERN[MUSIC] It’s been four years since anyone’s heard from this much-beloved Portland indie-folk institution. The band never officially broke up, and no one   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Culture Staff

U-Lock or You Walk

Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops.

Culture Features
Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Your First Overnighter

Everything you need to know before your first bikepacking trip.

Culture Features
Rochelle Comeaux and Don Eaton remember their first overnighter as cyclists. It was the first day of their 70-day cross-country trip along the TransAmerica Trail, which winds 4,233 miles from As   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON


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