Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.


Culture Features
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   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Seven-Day Cycle

A noncyclist gives up his car to live one week by bike.


Culture Features
In the four years I’ve lived in Portland, I have ridden a Razor scooter more often than I’ve ridden a bike. That is to say, I have never ridden a bike in Portland. Like a good, native Southern   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Nighttime Cyclist's Drug Bust Upheld

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The Oregon Court of Appeals last week upheld the 2008 felony drug conviction of a bicyclist from Oak Grove who argued that Portland Police officer had no legal grounds to search him after he was stopped for riding without a headlight.At around 3 a.m. on July 3, 2008, Portland Police Officer Justin Thurman noticed Jacob Charles Leino, now 28, riding without a headlight, appeals court documents say (pdf). ...   More
 
Monday, February 20, 2012 by Corey Pein

The City of Portland's Winter Cycling Advice Sucks

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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

Bike Share: What Can Portlanders Expect? (Updated With Clarification And Photo)

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Yesterday the Portland City Council voted 4-1 to approve a public bike share program like those gaining popularity in cities like Paris, London, Denver and Washington, D.C. The approved proposal would seek to leverage $2 million in federal money to obtain another $2 million in private funding, so whether or not this program actually materializes could be contingent on finding the support of a corporate ...   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 COREY PEIN

JUICY SUITS: Bicycle Dangers Include Dogs and Driver Arguments

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 Two new lawsuits filed this week in Portland by two cyclists reveal two different dangers for bicycle riders: argumentative drivers and dogs.The plaintiff in one of the two lawsuits, Halley Weaver, is a former blogger at bikeportland.org. She's also a musician billed as "Portland's zero-emissions harpist" for hauling her instrument using a bike and special trailer.Weaver's suit filed Mondya ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by

Local Company Offers Valentines Delivered by Bike

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Here's a way to help the Portland Women's Crisis Line and share some bike love this Valentine's Day.Owners of the Portland-based company Trees By Bike, Max Kirchoff and Christina Collada, have expanded their business with the creation of Love By Bike for Valentine's Day. The two will offer Valentine deliveries for up to two days before the Feb. 14 holiday. Items available for delivery include roses, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

From The Archives: Mitch Greenlick (UPDATED)


News
The reporting by BikePortland.org on a new bill by state Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) that would outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old has predictably generated a lot of unhappy reaction. For those who may not know much about Greenlick as he enters his fifth term in the newly convened Oregon Legislature, here's some quick background reading: In ...   More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 HANK STERN

Another Bill Angering Cyclists: A Proposed Ban on Wearing Headphones


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BikePortland.org's recent coverage of new bike legislation sparked fiery reaction among commenters toward a bill by state Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) that would ban carrying children younger than six years old on a bicycle or in a bicycle trailer. But Greenlick's proposal isn't the only piece of legislation BikePortland reported on that could change the way Oregonians ride. House Bill ...   More
 
Monday, January 17, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Mitch Greenlick Back in the News, This Time for a Proposed Soda Tax

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News
For a five-term state representative who we expect most Oregonians couldn't have picked out of a lineup before this month, Democrat Mitch Greenlick has certainly vaulted into prominence with the 2011 Legislature barely one week old. Last week, Greenlick got blasted by bicyclists for his bill that proposed to outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old This ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 HANK STERN

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