Bike Guide 2014: The Muddy, Rides and Shops


Bike Guide
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: For Portland, Buy Portland

Cool bike gear from local companies.


Bike Guide
1. Little Lifter Walnut Studios, walnutstudiolo.com. This very twee Portland-made leather gizmo was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter ($20,000!) campaign, and caused a minor imbrogl   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Full Portland Bike Shop Directory


Bike Guide
21st Avenue Bikes  916 NW 21st Ave. (Alphabet District), 222-2851, 21stbikes.com.  New bikes (Globe, Salsa, Specialized, Surly), custom builds, rentals. Parts and labor for flat repair: $1   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Carpet Bagging

Portland International Airport’s iconic terminal carpet is set to be replaced by the end of the year. Local cycle companies are paying tribute.


Bike Guide
1. PDX Airport Bidon, $25 The Athletic, theathleticcommunity.com. Printed on Specialized’s Purist water bottle, a polymer treated with silicon dioxide in a process called “plasma-enhanced ch   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Goods BMX's Shad Johnson

The owner of Portland’s only dedicated BMX shop on dads doing tricks and crushing mileage.


Bike Guide
If you’re looking down from a buttery leather Brooks saddle, the guys tooling around the greenways of Portland on a BMX bike look like someone eating filet mignon with a spork. Sure, it’s st   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Bike Guide 2014: Bikepacking the Tom McCall Memorial Route

Intro to Cycle Touring, Hillsboro to Cape Lookout


Bike Guide
Bike camping—or “bikepacking”—may well be the best way to experience Oregon’s landscape. While there’s no shortage of route options from Portland, my favorite is the trip to Cape Loo   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 STEPHANIE ROUTH

Bike Guide 2014: The Longhaulers, Shops and Rides


Bike Guide
SHOP Next Adventure 426 SE Grand Ave., 233-0706, nextadventure.net. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Your pit stop for all the camping supplies you’ll need o   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Cycling Sojourner Author Ellee Thalheimer

The high-mileage Portland author on fabulous Italian men and Cuban abuelas.


Bike Guide
Something about Junior seemed odd. Junior, an elderly man with a fuzzy white beard and unkempt hair in a run-down pickup truck, was giving Ellee Thalheimer and her dad a lift along the Oregon coa   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: The Weirdkeepers Shops and Rides


Bike Guide
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

Bike Guide 2014: The Ronde PDX Bike Ride

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


Bike Guide
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

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