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Opinion: It’s time to rally support for a carfree South Park Blocks

A plan to prohibit driving to create carfree spaces on several blocks of the South Park Blocks, as drawn by Portland Bureau of Transportation in Appendix B of the South Park Blocks Master Plan. This is an opinion from BikePortland founder, editor, and publisher Jonathan Maus. It’s unfortunate that the discussion about the future of the South Park Blocks has been poisoned by a misleading opposition campaign. What we should be laser-focused on is something city planners call the Connected Cu...
Tags: South Park, Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Salmon, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Parks, Rubio, Portland State University, Jefferson, Falbo, Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Portland Bureau of Transportation


Oregon congressmen to ODOT: Build robust I-5 caps, we’ll give you money for Rose Quarter project

Blumenauer, Wyden, Merkley. (Photos: BikePortland) In a letter (below) sent to Governor Kate Brown today, three members of Oregon’s congressional delegation gave the Oregon Department of Transportation an ultimatum: Create buildable caps over Interstate 5 through the Rose Quarter, and they’ll bring home federal funding for the state’s highest transportation priority. For months, ODOT has been wrangling with consultants, neighborhood advocates, local electeds, and backers of Albina Vision Tr...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ron Wyden, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Earl Blumenauer, Jeff Merkley, Jonathan Maus, Albina, I-5 Rose Quarter Project, Albina Vision Trust, Blumenauer Wyden Merkley Photos


Huge crowds welcome back Mount Tabor Circuit Race

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 riders as it is enjoyable for spectators. It was perfect weather last night and hundreds of people crowded the start-finish area for a chance to see ...
Tags: America, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Jonathan Maus, Portland Check, Rides/Events, Mt Tabor Park, Mount Tabor, River City Bicycles, Mt Tabor, Luciano Bailey, Mt Tabor Race Series, Mount Tabor Circuit Race, River City Bicycles Mount Tabor Series


Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe Review

Launching new products in the middle of global supply chain woes presents significant challenges, but Bontrager has been able to keep on rolling with new products galore. One of them is the all-new 2021 Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe — complete with the updated BOA L6 dial and a flexible road or mountain cleat system. These budget shoes have a lot to offer, so let’s dive in. 2021+ Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe Features: InForm race last for a roomier fit Perforated, synthetic uppers Single BOA L6 la...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Cycling, Circuit, Mtb, BOA, Snappy, Bontrager, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe Review, Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe, Bontrager Circuit Road Shoe Features, Circuit Road Shoe, Circuit Road Shoe Bontrager, Bontrager Velocis Road Shoe


The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on the Road

Image from Pexels – CC0 License It’s no surprise to any road cyclist that accidents involving bicycles are pretty common. Additionally, you’re probably aware that it’s usually the driver who is at fault. However, in the absence of safe cycle paths and routes, everyone needs to learn to share the road. It’s helpful for cyclists to be more aware of the common causes of accidents so that they can remain alert on the road. As many cyclists are also drivers, it’s also helpful for them to be a...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Road, Cycling Tips and Information


Q & A with Black Liberation Ride organizer Stephen Marea

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 up with Stephen to learn more about his work. (Edited for clarity and brevity.) How does this year feel different to you than last year? Or does...
Tags: Facebook, Interviews, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Alberta, Stephen, Black, Clinton, Rsvp, Dang, Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Jonathan Maus


Weekend Event Guide: Red R Crit, Asian snacks, Pride ride, roses, and more!

No matter how you roll, there’s an event for you.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so many bike events bursting onto the calendar in the past few weeks, it can be overwhelming to find the right one(s). Our job is to filter through all the calendars and present you with a well-rounded, hand-picked selection to make your life easier. On that note, I present to you our carefully chosen ride and event menu for the next three days (and by the way we’re back to custom descriptions inste...
Tags: America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PBC, Sally Ride, OG, Lew Frederick, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Swan Island, Albina, Weekend Event Guide


Meet BikePortland supporter Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson and her crew.(Photo: Johnson Family) Hi everyone. It’s the end of another wild week here at BikePortland. Before we sign off for a bit, I wanted to share a profile from one of our supporters. If you’re not one of our hundreds of financial supporters, subscribers, or Patreons (become one here!), you don’t get the weekly Insider Newsletter that goes out (mostly) every Friday. That’s where I share a personal note with readers, housekeeping stuff about the business, a recap of all ...
Tags: Craigslist, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Amsterdam, Johnson, Housekeeping, Hillsboro, Shannon, Shannon Johnson, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Banks Vernonia, Emily Finch, BikePortland Before, Downtown Hillsboro


Reserve 30 SL Carbon Trail Wheels go Super Light at 1750g w/ i9 Hydra Hubs

Reserve Wheels have updated their 30mm carbon rims, releasing an all-new Super Light Wheelset for trail riding, weighing a claimed 1750g. Just like the Reserve 28 XC wheels launched last month, the Reserve 30 SL have no rider weight limit, and come with Reserve’s Lifetime Warranty; no questions asked, replaced for free. Here’s the tech. […] The post Reserve 30 SL Carbon Trail Wheels go Super Light at 1750g w/ i9 Hydra Hubs appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Reserve s Lifetime Warranty


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Driftless Area, Minnesota

Photo submitted by Chris Stindt, “Riding a ridge in the Driftless Area of Minnesota at a regroup on our local Tuesday night Worlds ride.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Driftless Area, Minnesota appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Cycling, Pic of the Day, Chris Stindt


Formula Selva XL 180mm double crown fork prototype, lighter than enduro single crowns

This isn’t a DH fork and Freeride isn’t dead, as Italian suspension specialists Formula are bringing back the double crown with a new 180mm Formula Selva XL enduro fork prototype that’s lighter than any equally long single crown enduro fork. (We’ve even hung it on our scale to be sure!) And with that lightweight double […] The post Formula Selva XL 180mm double crown fork prototype, lighter than enduro single crowns appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Prototypes & Concepts, Feature Stories


Can Blake Back Flip A Gravel Bike? @gmbntweet Vlog

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Tags: Sport, Cycling


With recent activity in the region, here are some safety tips for bear encounters in the woods.

The National Park Service has issued a warning about increased bear activity in many of the Blue Ridge region’s forests.  Recent reports have come in from North Carolina’s Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, and over Memorial Day weekend a ranger in Great Smoky Mountains National Park  discovered video of a park visitor feeding peanut butter […] The post With recent activity in the region, here are some safety tips for bear encounters in the woods. appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazi...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, North Carolina, National Park Service, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Go Outside, Nantahala, Pisgah National Forests


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Photo submitted by Jens Papenfuss, “The photo was taken in the Neckar Valley in Baden-Württemberg. The disused mill dates from 1846.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a description here. *Please […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Baden-Württemberg, Germany appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Pic of the Day, Jens Papenfuss, Neckar Valley


Ritte Satyr 2.0 titanium gravel frame is handmade in Portland, but limited to just 20 frames

In late 2019, Ritte announced two new steel steeds – the Phantom and the Satyr. Both bikes were meticulously designed by Tom Kellogg, and then made overseas to Ritte’s exact spec. However, if you’re holding out for a Tom Kellogg designed frame that’s made in the USA, this is your chance – though inventory is […] The post Ritte Satyr 2.0 titanium gravel frame is handmade in Portland, but limited to just 20 frames appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Usa, Sport, Cycling, Portland, Ritte, Gravel Bikes, Tom Kellogg


AASQ #123: Why aren’t more manufacturers recycling carbon frames?

We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are some questions you might not want to ask your local shop or riding buddies. AASQ is our weekly series where we get to the bottom of your questions – serious or otherwise. Hit the link at the bottom of the post to […] The post AASQ #123: Why aren’t more manufacturers recycling carbon frames? appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, AASQ, Feature Stories



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