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

The City of Portland's Winter Cycling Advice Sucks

frozen cyclist

News
As a notorious skinflint who bikes through the winter, I sympathize with the spirit of these "cheap ways to stay warm and dry on a bike" tips from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. But when it comes to the particulars of the city's well-meaning winter biking tips, I'm left cold. Consider this advice to reuse rubber dish-washing gloves as rain gear: "While not breathable," the city's Commuter ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 COREY PEIN

Portland Cyclists Take First Place: Census Shows the City No. 1 for Bike Commuting

Portland Ranked #1 for Number of Bicycle Commuters

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Yes, bike commuters: It's getting crowded out there. According to the US Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey, Portland continues to reign as the city with the highest number of bicycle commuters in the nation.  Out of the 70 largest US cities, Portland tops the list with 6 percent commuters relative to the city's population (585,429) using a bicycle as the primary means of getting to ...   More
 
Monday, September 26, 2011 by

JUICY SUITS: Portland Bicyclist Sued for Hitting a Car

Bike Bicycle

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 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

The Bar Bikes Are Upon Us

CycleSaloon

Food & Drink
Okay, this has gone far enough: In the last six weeks, I've received press releases from three different operators of beer-themed bike-buses, each claiming to be Portland's first, each with a cheesy portmanteau: Pedalounge, CycleSaloon and, today, Brewcycle. All are inspired by the Dutch "bierfiets," which have previously been copied in Minneapolis and Houston. Barring a major change in Oregon liquor ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Five Weirdest Rides at Pedalpalooza

2008 multnomah county bike fair photo by gabriel amadeus

News
Pedalpalooza is a medley of bike riding events spanning more than two weeks, very loosely organized by the folks at Shift. Anyone can organize an event and post it on the web site. Currently there are 240 events scheduled, each one more bizarre than the last. Here are the five craziest rides at this year's festival.Tour de FranziaOverlook Park, North Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street. 7 pm Monday, ...   More
 
Friday, June 10, 2011 ASHLEY COLLMAN

Rogue Of The Week: “50s Bikeway” Haters

Seeing problems where there aren’t any.


Rogue of the Week
About 150 Portlanders filled a gym last week in the Woodstock neighborhood to hear city officials pitch a new 4 1/2-mile bike route going through the neighborhood. The Rogue Desk notes the locatio   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Portland's Bike Count Shows Modest Gain Over 2008


News
Portland's Bureau of Transportation released its 2010 "Bicycle Count" report today, and the accompanying press release says bike ridership in Portland experienced a 7.6 percent increase in 2010 compared with 2009. Last year's bike count had revealed the first dip in Portland's bike ridership—5 percent—since PBOT started measuring such trips in 1995. Not in today's press release ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Holiday Bike Giveaway: Hundreds of Kids Get Their First Set of Wheels


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  Photo contributed by the Community Cycling Center Over the last year, volunteers for the Community Cycling Center have logged 5,000 hours repairing donated single-speed coaster bikes. On Sunday, they’ll to turn over the spiffed-up rides to new owners. At the Cycling Center’s 15th-annual Holiday Bike Drive giveaway, the volunteers will distribute refurbished bikes ...   More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 Christina Cooke

BrakeBeat: The Irondelles riding high


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What's better than riding a bike? Riding twice a bike. This is where the Irondelles come in, Portland's all-female group of tall bike builders and riders. They will be on hand at the Cirque du Cycling Art Bike Parade this Saturday, June 13 for their first official event. The bikes, essentially one frame on top of another, reach five feet at the seat and are built by the group's eight members. ...   More
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

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