Bike Advocates on Columbia River Crossing: An I-5 Bridge to Nowhere

The Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance just announced its formal opposition to building a new 12-lane bridge on I-5 across the Columbia River. In a news release (PDF), the BTA says the preferred option for the Columbia River Crossing "will generate more traffic in Portland and in Clark County, will speed up climate change by releasing more greenhouse gases, and will spew pollutants ...   More
Monday, March 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Girly Bikers, Get Set Go: Women-Specific Cycling at Bike N' Hike

I don't know why I never got into biking as a sport. Although it's the best way to get around town, it seems pretty equipment-intense to take up as a hobby. And I don't trust myself to fix my own flat or chain out in the middle of nowhere. I have trouble opening spaghetti jars. It just seems foolhardy. For all the sporty women out there, who just haven't gotten into biking for one reason or another: ...   More
Friday, April 24, 2009 Adrienne So

Mayor Sam Adams Finds A Bike Friend

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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

PDX vegan bikes 600 miles to raise $10,000 for farm animals

It was 10 years ago that Portlander Josh Hooten realized he didn't want to eat his dog. He always cared for animals, but decided he couldn't justify loving, or cooking, certain ones over others. Not eating his dog soon became not eating pigs, cows, chickens or other animals. "I was bummed when I thought myself into this corner because I wasn't looking to go vegan, but it was a lot easier than ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Heather Morse

The Daily Cycle, This Time With Donuts

Bike one, bike all! This Tuesday, May 12 the city's Bureau of Transportation will host the annual Bike to Work Breakfast at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Cyclists who arrive between 7:30 and 9:00 AM will get bagels, donuts, coffee and tea as a thank you for commuting by bike. Free bicycle inspections and quick adjustments are also available. And TriMet will also provide information about the new ...   More
Thursday, May 7, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

World-Class Racers In Our Backyard: Mount Hood Cycling Classic

The sun should be appearing any day now, which might make it easier for road bikers to train. As well they should: Registration ends at midnight on May 20 for the Mount Hood Cycling Classic, Oregon's top stage race. The event takes place from June 3 to June 7, and offers some of the toughest, and most beautiful, cycling in the country. Last year, some 15,000 people came out to see 500 of the country's ...   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Adrienne So

BrakeBeat: The Irondelles riding high

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

BrakeBeat: Hallowed Be Thy Frame

This Sunday, Bike Temple asks: do you believe in bicycles? Behold, the Joy of Sects Ride, an odd but glorious procession that is part bike freak, part faith enthusiast, pedaling its way through Portland's wide range of devout religious organizations. Presented by nonprofit, pan-faith movement Bike Temple, whose mission is “to create a space for bicycle-related worship and ritual,” ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Hawthorne carts trade pies, fries for nudity.

We got the call about this genius idea way too late to squeeze into the print newspaper, so our lucky blog readers will reap the benefits. Gregg Abbott, owner of the ridiculously addictive Whiffie's Fried Pies (I've got a tasty profile of his sweet 'n savory cart in tomorrow's issue of WW, check it out) just called to let us know that he and Potato Champion's Mike McKinnon have a special offer ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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