Dr. Know: Carbon Footprints in the Sand

Is cycling worse for the environment than driving?


Dr. Know
Is cycling worse for the environment than driving? The theory I’ve heard is that cycling requires energy from food, which needs to be grown, transported and cooked, and doing all that is worse t   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Summer Guide 2012: Pedal to the Pacific

Riding to the beach is easy, but it might make you hate cars.


Featured Stories
They crashed through the rainforest like dinosaurs. A distant rumble, a whoosh, and more rumble, before the creatures were gone and I could again hear my bike tires roll softly along the edge of t   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

How To: See And Be Seen

It is better to light one blinker than to be run over by a Hummer.


Culture Features
It’s dark here. This far north, your commute is guaranteed to happen in the dark from the fall to the spring equinox, and our dismal weather makes for less-than-ideal visibility much of the rest   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

How To: Keep It Rolling

A little regular care can save you an expensive trip to a mechanic.


Culture Features
If your bike is making ominous clicking, scraping or creaking noises—or, worse, if you can feel the equivalent of those sounds while pedaling—you need to take your bike into a shop immediate   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 NATALIE BAKER

How To: Stay Warm And Dry

Coping with Oregon sunshine through trial and error.


Culture Features
It’s possible to cycle across town on the coldest, wettest day Portland has to offer without even the slightest chill.  I suspect it is, anyway. Call me naive, but with an unlimited budget    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

How To: Pedal Better

Unlock the power in your quads!


Culture Features
Whoever said doing the locomotion was easier than learning your ABCs—I’m lookin’ at you, Little Eva—wasn’t talking about biking. Pedaling healthily and efficiently requires at least A, B   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Bikin’ In The Rain

A practical guide to riding through Portland’s damp seasons.


Cover Story
The rain will stop. When it does, thousands of smiling noobs will pedal shiny candy-colored cruisers and used mountain bikes with fake suspension forks along our streets. They’ll ride to work a    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Staff

JUICY SUITS: Portland Bicyclist Sued for Hitting a Car

Bike Bicycle

News
 In a reversal of the normal course of litigious events, a Portland bicyclist is being sued for allegedly hitting a car.According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 28-year-old Diane Beaumont of Southeast Portland was biking at the intersection of Southeast Belmont and 11th Avenue on June 14, 2008.The suit says Beaumont collided with Christopher Schmidt's 2002 Volvo ...   More
 
Friday, July 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Portland Cyclist Takes on Bike Gallery, Trek and a Dog Owner

Bike Bicycle

News
A Portland cyclist is suing Bike Gallery, Trek Bicycle Corp. and a dog owner over a 2009 road accident.In a suit filed June 30 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, cyclist Michael Fitzpatrick claims he bought a Trek from the Portland retail chain Bike Gallery in 2006. The suit does not specify what type of bike Fitzpatrick bought or which of the chain's three locations he patronized.Fitzpatrick's suit ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Cyclist Sues for Opened Car Door


News
Here's a new skirmish between bikers and motorists: A Southeast Portland cyclist is suing a woman for opening a car door directly in her path, allegedly causing a collision and permanent injuries. According to a lawsuit filed July 8 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Kristin Ragnarsson was riding eastbound on Southeast Stark Street on July 3, 2008. As Ragnarsson passed the intersection with ...   More
 
Friday, July 10, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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