Pedalpalooza 2012: All the Fun of Manual Labor With Jeff and Jodi


In this week's Headout feature, "What's Your Ride?", we implied that Jeff and Jodi's North Portland Bike Move—a Pedalpalooza "ride" in which riders help a Portland couple move house—might not be as fun as, say, the rides where you get to dress up as Prince, or get naked. Jeff and Jodi beg to differ.We received this response from the resourceful couple, who assured us that packing up a stranger's ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

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

Headout: What’s Your Ride?

Follow our Pedalpalooza 2012 decision tree, then hop on your bike.

 Click on the image below for a larger version!Illustration by Elizabeth Baddeley RIDE: More information about these events at Picks THURSDAY JUNE 14 NICK KR   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

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

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

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

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

 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


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

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


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