Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.
Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure,
Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the
West Hills so, so fast. On the othe
Portland should spend more money on bicycle infrastructure—but the money should come from somewhere other than a mandatory licensing program. That's one of the recommendations of a report published today by the Portland City Club on bicycle transportation. Some people have pushed a licensing program that would require all bicyclists to register with the city and pay a small fee. The report found, ...
Portland has picked a local bicycle-share company to run the city's long-awaited revamp of a public bike-rental program, even though the company has struggled to deliver a working system on time in other cities.The Portland Bureau of Transportation today announced its choice of Alta Bicycle Share as its vendor finalist, with six months left until the city bike-share program is scheduled to debut.“Alta ...
Foot Traffic Flat: Sauvie Island[Outdoor] Compared to Portland proper,
Sauvie Island is mercifully flat. That makes it a great place for
farmers who grow pumpkins and strawberries, and for runners
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 ...
Riding to the beach is easy, but it might make you hate cars.
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
A little regular care can save you an expensive trip to a mechanic.
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
A practical guide to riding through Portland’s damp seasons.
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