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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Rogue of the Week
About 150 Portlanders filled a gym last week in the
Woodstock neighborhood to hear city officials pitch a new 4 1/2-mile
bike route going through the neighborhood.
The Rogue Desk
notes the locatio