The Giro D’Italia reaches its climax in Milan this weekend with two lancashire born riders in the top 5. We follow on from part 1 last week, as we continue to appreciate the volume and variety of bikes and associated products heralding from Italy. Aside from some outsourcing of manufacture, these companies are 100% Italian […] The post Forza Italia
A new kind of sidewalk has appeared in the Cully neighborhood.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Last month the Portland Bureau of Transportation took the wraps off a pilot project for a new type of facility that aims to improve walking conditions without the expense or complication of building a full-fledged sidewalk. They call it an “alternativ
Soon.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At long last the time has come for us to walk and pedal safely across I-405 in northwest Portland on a bridge without those pesky automobiles in the way. The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced today that the Flanders Crossing Bridge will open on Friday June 4th. The new, $9.5 million, 24-foot wide,
A rally hosted by The Street Trust on SE Powell Blvd in 2018.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “What we’ve got is a very lived-in new logo and name but we haven’t really built the organization backup behind that.”— Sarah Iannarone, The Street Trust The announcement Friday that The Street Trust is hiring four new, full-time staffers marked what c
This week on the CyclingTips podcast… We discuss the second week at the Giro d’Italia, Bernal’s class, and if it was a mistake for Ineos Grenadiers to take him to the Giro instead of the Tour de France.  For Nerd Nuggets, James brings up the mysterious wheels of Jumbo-Visma spotted in Italy.      SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘CYCLINGTIPS PODCAST‘Never miss an
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Who rides bikes in Portland? If you’re a veteran BikePortland reader you know the answer is much different than the caricature created by popular media, political narratives, and cringey stock photos. It’s now been over 10 years since our first People on Bikes post. One reason we love sharing these images is bec
I-5 in North Portland would be expanded as part of the Interstate Bridge Replacement project.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Last week, the elected and agency officials who sit on the Executive Steering Group for the second attempt at the Columbia River Crossing project were elated to receive official word from the federal government that clima
Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland readers and editors came across in the past seven days… Anti-bike AMS: Bicycle users in Amsterdam are protesting because of concerns that city planners are prioritizing pedestrians. Mountain biking is the cure: Everything about this NY Times article about the renaissance of mountain
by IgorA "forever bike" has different meanings to different people. It might be a really nice bike for which you've highly researched and invested. It might be a "quiver-killer" that consolidates all your bikes into one. It might be one from your childhood that you've held on to and resisted selling over the years. Or it might be the one that, more
Abby, Loren, and Amy wrap up the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas after watching the fourth and final stage on Sunday.      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: Four fantastic days of racing at Vuelta
Abby, Loren, and Amy break down the Vuelta a Burgos stage 3 with audio diaries from Niamh Fisher-Black (SD Worx) and Heidi Franz (Rally Cycling) plus a surprise appearance from young French rider Évita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope).       SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘FREEWHEELING’ PODCASTNever miss an episode. Subscribe to our ‘Freewheeling’ podc
In this week’s Nerd Alert episode, tech editor Dave Rome has a chat with Australian custom builder extraordinaire Mark Hester of Prova Cycles. Hester was a very early adopter of MTB-style geometry on gravel bikes, incorporating things like long front centers and shorter stems when most other brands — especially mainstream labels — were still using
A Lillard fan riding on the Broadway Bridge during Sunday Parkways 2019.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Of course one of the greatest Portland Trail Blazers ever rides a bike. Carrying on the legacy of Blazers champion Bill Walton, who used to bike to practice back in the ’70s, current star Damian Lillard said in a new Men’s Journal interview t
Source: BikePortland annotation of ODOT’s planned bicycle improvements. Stars are locations of bike boxes and/or conflict markings. The pink line shows the Capitol Highway gap in bike markings. Earlier this month, we dug into what’s on tap for Barbur Crossroads — a mash of roads and highways in southwest Portland where the city and state are making
Abby, Loren, and Amy are back to discuss the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas stage 2 as well as the cancellation of WWT Postnord Vargarda WestSweden races. The post Freewheeling Podcast: The sprinters missed their chance, Vuelta a Burgos stage 2 appeared first on CyclingTips. Original link
Street painting on NE Holman and 8th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland). Inset: King Neighborhood block party (Photo: PBOT) Who’s afraid of hanging out on the street with neighbors? Not the City of Portland. Not any longer, that is. Much to the chagrin of people who wanted more space in their neighborhoods for safe, socially-distanced activity du