Cormet de Roselend is one of the more beautiful climbs in the Alps. But remember, the best route is not via the main Route des Grandes Alpes road that climbs the north and south sides. Instead, take the 3rd way up via Col du Pré, like the Critériun du Dauphiné will on June 5th. Col du Pré is a challenging beautiful climb with 26 hairpins and high m
PBOT concept drawing for new crossing at 78th and Foster in lower right. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will take a big step forward on a key biking route they see see as a viable alternative to 82nd Avenue. The $4.5 70s Neighborhood Greenway has been in the hopper since at least 2015 and this week City Council will authorize a contract with
Welcome to a new thing we call Bike Thru (yes I’m aware I spelled it “Through” in the video). The idea is to share Portland’s cycling infrastructure via video with narration to share a bit more information about the facility. The first one I’ve tried is on the new(ish) bike lanes on Broadway between Hoyt and Oak. We first shared photos and impressi
The Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride rolled up Belmont on June 9th, 2016.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Early this morning atop Mt. Tabor, an eager group of Portlanders enjoyed morning snacks and drinks at the Sunrise Coffee ride. It was the first of hundreds of rides and events that will take place over the next three months as part of Pedalpalooza,
This week on the CyclingTips podcast… The Giro d’Italia is over and with the final two stages fresh in our minds we discuss the race, who disappointed, and who impressed.  For Nerd Nugget, Ronan wrote a story about front hub “fairings” used at the Giro ITT that were banned by the UCI.       SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘CYCLINGTIPS PODCAST‘Never miss an episod
Welcome to the week. Hope you enjoyed the extra-long, extra-sunny weekend! Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days… Freeway removal momentum: The growing nationwide chorus singing the same tune about freeway removal is one of the most hopeful things in America today. With a focus on an ins
View looking north along SW Capitol Highway from the location of PBOT’s planned shared bike/ped facility.(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) ODOT schematic of Barbur Crossroads Safety Project. We’ve been working for a couple weeks to better understand how ODOT’s Barbur Crossroads Safety Project will (or won’t) mesh with PBOT’s SW Capitol Highway P
After an exciting stage 19 at the Giro d’Italia the CyclingTips podcast gets together to chat what happened on the day and what to expect in the final two stages.       SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘CYCLINGTIPS PODCAST‘Never miss an episode. Subscribe to our CyclingTips Podcast on iTunes, Spotify,  Google or wherever you get your podcasts. The post CyclingTips
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This existing plaza on SW Harvey Milk (off Burnside) will become Pride Plaza on June 26th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Since she was elected as city commissioner in November 2018, Jo Ann Hardesty has shared vision of Portland where it’s easier to get around without using a car. Just weeks after she was handed responsibility of the transport
by Adrian If you haven't heard about the cicadas invading the East Coast, have you been living underground for the past 17 years? Here's what all the hubbub this season has been about. The Brood X Cicada is an endemic insect to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Ohio, and some other parts around these areas (though in fewer concentrations)
(Look out! Branches dip low on North Rosa Parks Way. For scale, the person on the left is only 10. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Keeping bike lanes free of annoying and dangerous debris like gravel, leaves and automobiles has always been a problem in Portland (and everywhere bikes exist). Despite this perennial issue, our transportation age
Yes, I am still here! My first adventure not starting from home since the end of the most recent French lockdown. The route? Col de la Colombière “the hard way” via Romme. These will be the feature two climbs during stage eight of the 2021 Tour de France. See bottom of post for the stage profile. The climb to Romme is steep! It begins as a little c
Alpenrose velodrome. (Main photo by Scott Kocher. Inset: Mateen Richey with Chad Klaus, courtesy Mateen Richey.) Mateen Richey is an 18-year-old aspiring pro cyclist who was born and raised in northeast Portland. He previously shared a recap of a ride with a group he helped found, BikePOCNW. Richey first visited the velodrome when he was eight year
In this week’s episode, The Nerds chat about some cool parts and accessories Dave saw at the recent Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, including some hyper-expensive wheels from Partington that are trying to go head-to-head with Lightweight. Carbon wheels have gotten incredibly good at the opposite end of the price spectrum, and we make the argument
For whom the bills toll.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Like dreaded vegetables on a dinner plate, the powerful Joint Transportation Committee of the Oregon legislature has left the hardest stuff to swallow until the very end. At their last meeting of the session Thursday morning, committee members are likely to vote on consequential legislatio