Picnickers enjoy the show as racers stream by atop Mount Tabor last night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Back for its 69th season after being dormant in 2020, the River City Bicycles Mount Tabor Series is stronger than ever. The only weekday bike race in America that happens on an extinct volcano, the 1.3 mile loop is as challenging for rider
Stephen Marea in June 2020.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Stephen Marea is working to create welcoming rides and spaces for Black Portlanders. He co-organized the Black Liberation Ride (with Jené Etheridge) last year and will be the leader of Saturday’s ride as well. He’s also just launched a new weekly series of rides for beginners. I caught
As gravel riding has become more popular and more products and bikes are out in the market, there is some kit which is simply the stuff of dreams. Here’s our pick of shiny stuff from the top of the gravel pile. De Rosa Ekar Gravel Bike Whether you view it as an all-Italian thoroughbread or […] The post Diamonds On Gravel 💎 appeared first on Merlin
For this episode, tech editor Dave Rome rang up mechanic to the stars, Brad Copeland. As the personal mechanic for former cross country mountain bike world champion Kate Courtney, Brad is incredibly detailed in ensuring his riders are able to consistently get to the finish line. The lessons here are just as applicable to everyday road and gravel ri
View westbound on Lombard under 42nd Avenue overpass. The white line in the foreground is end of bike lane. On December 12th, 2015, new Portland resident Martin Greenough was riding home from work on Northeast Lombard. As he pedaled eastbound at the 42nd Avenue overpass he was hit from behind and killed by a drunk driver. Greenough was struck in a
Photos from 2020 Black Liberation Ride by Ebony Hall for BikePortland. Poster art by Jarren Smith/FINE. This Saturday is Juneteenth, a newly-named official state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, and there are a lot of ways to celebrate by bike. The headline event is the annual Black Liberation Ride, back after its hug
With the release of the 2022 calendar Loren, Abby, and Amy chat about which races they are looking forward to.      SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘FREEWHEELING’ PODCASTNever miss an episode. Subscribe to our ‘Freewheeling’ podcast on iTunes, Spotify,  Google or wherever you get your podcasts. The post Freewheeling Podcast: New to the WWT calendar in 2022… appea
Multnomah County is looking to shave about $180 million off the cost of the new Burnside Bridge. A smaller budget for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project could lead to a narrower cross-section that has less space for walk and biking. Another potential cut could be the cycling ramp from the Eastbank Esplanade up to the new bridge deck. The
This week on the CyclingTips podcast… Dane breaks down the major talking points coming out of the Tour de Suisse. Caley caught up with Justin Williams after L39ION of LA swept all the elite men’s and women’s races at Tulsa Tough over the weekend. For Nerd Nugget, the saga of the Speedco handlebars continues, and Ronan actually agrees with the UCI?
As long as ODOT thinks roads like this (SW Barbur Blvd) are OK, we will never reach that vision (taken from ODOT Transportation Safety Action Plan).(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The 502 people who died while using Oregon roads in 2018 was a 15-year high. So far this year, fatal traffic crashes are up over 24% from 2020 levels. Oregon has a lo
by Igor Forager Cycles makes these super fun little ends for your cables dubbed Cable Cherries - and we have them back in stock! They're made in the USA, easy to install, and come in a variety of fun colors. I put some gold ones on my Low Kicker to match the warm tones of my brown handlebar tape and saddle. Hubs Nuts are too often overlooked I say!
Riders in the South Park Blocks.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Does the City of Portland want to swap dozens of historic trees for cycling access in the South Park Blocks? According to a campaign launched by critics of South Park Blocks Master Plan, that’s exactly what Portland Parks bureau has in mind. But is their opposition really about pro
SW Capitol Highway looking north early Sunday morning after a rain.(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) Construction on the $27.5 M SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland Project begins today. The project will bring protected bike lanes, sidewalks, new crossings, upgraded stormwater management and water pipes to this key north-south
Good morning! Welcome to Monday. Here are the most noteworthy items BikePortland readers and editors came across in the past seven days… A Bilenky for Boris: The bike President Biden gifted to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was built in Philadelphia — and the handlebar came from the Ahearne Cycles shop in north Portland! How green? A handy chart o
Friday’s rain kept some but not nearly all from enjoying another awesome night of Pedalpalooza. The three-month festival of free bike fun has already hosted dozens of rides, hundreds of smiles, and many hours of joy. On Friday night, local bike fun legend Scott Batcheler hosted his Light Brigade – Inner City Shenanigans ride. After meeting at Salmo
Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping. Anyone who hoped the City of Portland would reconsider plans to re-stripe Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard with a bike lane might want to call them before the end of business hours today. That’s because crews are set to start paving and painting on Monday. Advertisement The Portland Bureau of Transport