View of the Blumenauer Bridge span from NE 7th Ave looking south across Sullivan’s Gulch/I-84.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so much attention on the Flanders Crossing Bridge that opened last week, lots of folks have wondered what’s up with the other carfree bridge currently under construction: The Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and
Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days. Transgender victory: Pro bike racer Ian Boswell won a big gravel race Saturday and used the attention to raise awareness about discriminatory laws and other perils faced by transgender people. Bike riders are like everyone else:
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(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland opened the Flanders Crossing Bridge today; and with the snip of a ribbon, one of those “lines on a map” that advocates stare at with hopeful longing actually became a real, tangible thing. “Flanders really creates the backbone for active transportation in this neighborhood.”— Reza Farhoodi, Pearl Distri
Portland cycling advocate Hami Ramani and friends on the Kickoff Ride.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It is with extreme satisfaction that I present to you the 249th edition of the Weekend Event Guide. Usually posted each week, we’ve only done six of these since Covid shut everything down in March 2020. With vaccinations on on the rise and Peda
We’ve chatted an awful lot lately about how tubeless and tube-type clinchers seem to be slowly replacing tubulars in pro road racing. Even though high-performance clinchers offer a big rolling efficiency advantage (as much as 12 W according to some figures), tubulars are still more popular for all the same reasons as usual: they’re lighter, they’re
by Igor The Polyvalent has always been the workhorse of the VO lineup. It's happy to be loaded up with a week's worth of groceries, sloshed through mud on a bikepacking trip, or boxy-bag-front-loaded in a traditional randonneur style. The platform of the Polyvalent is dependable, simple, capable, and flexible. And today we're releasing the Diamond
See you soon, you sweet thang.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Tomorrow is a big day for bicycling in Portland. At around 11:00 am we’ll be able to roll across the Flanders Crossing Bridge over I-405. It might seem like just another new bridge, but this project has been over two decades in the making. 2002 Burnside – Couch Couplet Plan included
82nd and Alberta, where two people were hit and killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says they’ve reached an “historic agreement” with the Oregon Department of Transportation to transfer 82nd Avenue from state to city hands. The move comes amid increased urgency for action following th
There’s no community if no one knows where and when to show up for it.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The rumors are true: BikePortland is growing and we’re looking to hire someone to help us cover events. And when I say “us” I mean me. That’s because I’m currently the only staff person keeping this thing afloat. I won’t bore you with the detai
The new Vvolts, company owner Kyle Ranson, and the office design board. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Say hello to Vvolt, Portland’s newest electric vehicle company. “The vision is to take it beyond just e-bikes.”— Kyle Ranson, Vvolt owner Pre-orders open today at Vvolt.com for a line of four Vvolt bicycles designed in southeast Portland. Th
Have river (and bike and inflatable kayak), will paddle.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) We’re lucky here in Portland to be surrounded by rivers and lakes. We also happen to have some pretty great bikeways. Put them together and you’ve got lots of fun possibilities. After years of thinking about it, I finally did a pedal-to-paddle! Last weekend
by Adrian The day is here. Container Day. Get ready for a fresh restock of a plethora of items - get them while they're hot! Included are: Klunker Handlebars - VO Dealers, please limit purchases to 15 of each color so we have enough to go around.Grand Cru Long Reach Caliper Brakes (Silver)Zeste Cantilever BrakesModerniste Bottle CagesRetro Cages Wi
A bigger Biketown.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland keeps making Biketown better. The service area map of the electric bike rental system will expand up to eight miles before the end of this year; and the city’s adaptive bike program now offers 27 bikes, including two new foot-powered off-road trikes. The larger service area
Abby, Loren, and Amy are back to discuss all the goings-on at the LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour last week, plus Lucinda Brand’s team announcement. As always, the Olympic selections are a hot topic.       SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘FREEWHEELING’ PODCASTNever miss an episode. Subscribe to our ‘Freewheeling’ podcast on iTunes, Spotify,  Google or wherever you ge
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s nothing like a massive bike ride to make Portland feel like, well, Portland again. After a Covid-induced hiatus last year Pedalpalooza got off to a spectacular start last night as hundreds (thousands?) of people joined the Kickoff Ride. As we rolled through the streets of inner southeast neighborhoods an