Sweet on Wheels: Icicle Tricycles

As if you needed another reason to welcome summer, Cascadia Pedicabs is rolling out their fleet of frozen treats on trikes. Instead of offering transportation, the pedal-powered freezers bring you natural fruit bars (made fresh locally), and old favorites such as Chaco Tacos and Bubble Gum Swirl—all designed to cool you off and brighten your day. The lively pedalers of the ten-strong ...   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Heather Morse

2009 Tour de Cure: Ride Your Bike for Diabetes

Diabetes. It sucks, and it's everywhere. I have a family history of the disease, which disrupts the body's ability to properly break down sugars, and lots of relatives whose lives are rendered colorless and bland by the inability to drink alcohol. For this reason, I was given yogurt instead of ice cream as a child. All birthday cake has a specter of doom lingering over it. Luckily, diabetes can ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2009 Adrienne So

Portland Memorializes Jacko by Doing Portland Things

How did Portland mourn the death of Michael Jackson yesterday? By riding bikes and zombie dancing in the street. In other words, by doing what Portland does every night, but with more Michael Jackson songs. Still, the New York Times (you're going to be shocked by this news, so sit someplace stable) was so taken by BikePortland's improvised cycle tribute that the Grey Lady wrote the bike ride into ...   More
Friday, June 26, 2009 AARON MESH

BrakeBeat: Pedalpalooza Can't Stop, Won't Stop

As much as we don't want to admit it, the glory that is Pedalpalooza is winding down. But lo, it is not over yet! In honor of this last surge of optimism, we've compiled a few of our must-cycle events (with their descriptions) for the next two days. TONIGHT: Unicycle Polo World Championships '09 Meets at Arbor Lodge Park (N Bryant St & Delaware Ave), from 6 pm-10 pm. Hello world, May ...   More
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

BrakeBeat: Epic Bicycle Jousting

The 3rd annual Stumptown Joustdown hit the pavement at Colonel Summers Park on Saturday, June 20. Gutterpunks, hipsters, children, spouses and an epic number of dogs (bicycle lovers, all!) congregated for a day's worth of good-natured cycling carnage. For those who missed the two-wheeled violence, here are some highlights. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU6RjEBtYDE[/youtube] A clean, no-nonsense ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

BrakeBeat: Braaaaaaiiins and Boooooooze

Fact: everything is better in a costume. Riding a bike is great, but riding a bike while drooling fake blood with a wooden stake sticking out of your belly is awesome. Sipping a beer is just an average day, but sipping a beer in a torn-up tuxedo surrounded by an army of the living dead—that's my kind of Friday night. On June 19, a herd of about 25 Portlanders who reject the vapid drone of ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Providence Bridge Pedal This Sunday

Motorists may do well to stay in this Sunday morning, as an estimated 17,000 cyclists and walkers are expected to take part in the 2009 Providence Bridge Pedal. Starting as early as 5:30 am on Aug. 9, most of the major Willamette River crossings will be closed or flooded with cyclists and walkers. And that means drivers should take the Morrison or Steel bridges, which will remain clear of cyclists ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Bicyclist Killed in Northeast Portland Hit-and-Run (UPDATED)

Portland Police are investigating a report of a hit-and-run at about 2:15 this morning around Northeast 122nd and Fremont Street. Police say a car struck and killed a 52-year-old man riding his bike northbound on 122nd, and that the motorist drove off after the collision. There is no vehicle description. The identity of the dead cyclist is 52-year-old James Neal Wagner.being withheld until family ...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2009 HANK STERN


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