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Let’s talk about the BikePortland comment section

On Saturday, Tony Jordan, a parking reform advocate I’ve known and respected for years and who’s written stories for BikePortland, posted something on Twitter about a BikePortland comment. The conversations and concerns triggered by his Tweet (which I’m still responding to, three days later) have made me think deeply about our comment section. Here’s Tony’s tweet: Comments like this one on BikePortland reflect poorly on the community. It’s an exhausting and fruitless battle to argue with tr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Housekeeping, Trump, Tony, Tony Jordan, Jonathan Maus


Portland-based ‘Broken & Coastal’ magazine releases 6th issue

Sample spreads from Broken & Coastal Volume 06. Christopher San Agustin(Photo: Christopher San Agustin) Whether he’s organizing unsanctioned bike races in local parks or putting together his passion project — a “boutique” magazine named Broken & Coastal — Portlander Christopher San Agustin seems to be in a state of perma-stoke. San Agustin, an art director by day, just launched his sixth issue and is extra-stoked this time around. Broken & Coastal has grown in page count, size and influ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Colorado, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Easton, Jonathan Maus, San Agustin, Broken & Coastal, Christopher San Agustin, ` Broken amp, Portlander Christopher San Agustin, San Agustin Volume 05, Tope Sosanya


After threat of vehicular violence and being called racial slur, man outs neighbor on social media

Gerald Scrutchions(Photo from Instagram video) Northeast Portland resident Gerald Scrutchions says a white man used a racial epithet and threatened him with vehicular violence while he biked home from work in Irvington on Tuesday. Scrutchions, who is Black, claims the man drove his car into the crosswalk he was using and then purposely swerved towards him. And he’s not going to stand for it. After the confrontation on the street, Scrutchions recognized the car parked at a house around the blo...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Northeast Portland, Portland Police Bureau, Irvington, Jonathan Maus, Portland Public School, Harriet Tubman Middle School, Gerald Scrutchions, Scrutchions, Oregon Department of Justice Racial Bias Division


Someone with no license plates drove through people on the Black Liberation Ride

Still images from dashcam video. Driver is going west on NE Skidmore toward NE 14th. Another group of peaceful bike riders was assaulted by the driver of a car. It happened yesterday during the Black Liberation Ride in northeast Portland. Damage to René Morin’s bike. (Photo: slowestbikerever/Instagram) According to witnesses, including someone who was driving by and shared a recording of the incident taken from their dashcam (watch below), it happened on Northeast Skidmore between 14th a...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ford, Portland, Reddit, Movement, Morin, Ford Escape, Jonathan Maus, Traffic Violence, Rene Morin, SocialSchmedia


Someone in a Ford SUV with no license plates drove through people on the Black Liberation Ride

Still images from dashcam video. Driver is going west on NE Skidmore toward NE 14th. Another group of peaceful bike riders was assaulted by the driver of a car. It happened yesterday during the Black Liberation Ride in northeast Portland. Damage to René Morin’s bike. (Photo: slowestbikerever/Instagram) According to witnesses, including someone who was driving by and shared a recording of the incident taken from their dashcam (watch below), it happened on Northeast Skidmore between 14th a...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ford, Portland, Reddit, Movement, Morin, Ford Escape, Jonathan Maus, Traffic Violence, Rene Morin, SocialSchmedia


The safety of Portland protestors is under threat due to aggressive car drivers

A car driver drove toward a large group of marchers on SE Powell near Cleveland High School on June 13th. (Still image taken from PPB video) I was afraid of this. For years we’ve been warning about the threat of vehicular violence by people using cars. Now it’s on the rise amid the daily marches against police violence and racism that have been going on in Portland for three weeks straight. There have been several documented cases of Black Lives Matter protests being disturbed by car drivers ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Volkswagen, Black Lives Matter, Clinton, Bloomberg News, Powell, Portland Police Bureau, Cleveland High School, Jessup, Jonathan Maus, National Association of City Transportation, Dave Killen


Pedalpalooza starts Monday with 5 weeks of bike riding inspiration

Pedalpalooza will look and feel a lot different this year, but organizers have done an amazing job putting together something that could be every bit as memorable. Because Covid-19 is still very much a concern and riding in groups is still a bad idea, the name of the game this year is that daily themes and sharing rides digitally will create some of the community connections we so badly crave. The official Pedalpalooza calendar is full with a different theme for each day of the five week, 35-d...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Vancouver, Facebook Twitter, Clackamas, Tualatin, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Meghan Sinnott, Sinnott, COVID, Portland Skateapalooza


Portland geologist Lalo Guerrero shares the dirt on local trails

40-year-old molten lava from Plains of Abraham trail in Washington. Lalo Guerrero.(Photos: Lalo Guerrero/Trailside Geology) One of the best things about bikes is how they lead to so much discovery. In urban areas their relatively slow pace and open-air design helps connect people to their surroundings in a much more intimate way than cars do. And when riding on trails, bikes can take you to awe-inspiring places where rocks, water, trees and dirt create mother nature’s murals. “A bi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Geology, Portland, Pacific Northwest, Earth Sciences, Northern California, Portland Community College, Abraham, Mtb, Missoula, Oregon State University


Man hospitalized after being shot while biking in southeast Portland road rage

Mike Hilbrandt’s Instagram post. Portlander Mike Hilbrandt faces multiples surgeries and is recovering at a local hospital after being shot in the arm Tuesday night. According to a source who’s related to Hilbrandt, the incident started on East Burnside. Hilbrandt was bicycling along Burnside near 12th Avenue when he noticed an SUV in the bike lane. As Hilbrandt passed it, he tapped on the window to alert the driver to his presence. He was then chased and verbally threatened before being shot ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Road Rage, Mike, Burnside, Ankeny, Jonathan Maus, Jay Graves, 12th Avenue, Mike Hilbrandt, Portlander Mike Hilbrandt, Hilbrandt, East Burnside Hilbrandt


Get pumped for a pandemic-proof Pedalpalooza

You didn’t think it would be cancelled, did you? (Artwork by Beth Krynick) “I’m looking forward to pedaling through town on Super Hero Day, passing fellow cyclists in capes, and rolling past someone clad in all teal on Rainbow Day.”— Meghan Sinnott, Pedalpalooza organizer The indomitable spirit that runs through Portland’s legendary “bike fun” culture has run into its toughest barrier ever. With the pandemic-induced stay home order likely to last at least another month, organizers of the an...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Meghan Sinnott, Sinnott, Beth Krynick, Meghan Sinnott Pedalpalooza


Hood River bike shop owner ‘incredibly sorry’ about racist Instagram post

Warning: This post includes references to and an image of racist phrases that might be hurtful to some of you. Dirty Fingers Bikes Instagram post (now deleted). Mitchell Buck says he didn’t mean to offend anyone when he wrote “Thanks, China” and referred to the coronavirus as the “Kung Flu” on his shop’s chalkboard. Buck is the owner of Dirty Fingers Bikes, a well-known Hood River bike shop that opened in 2007. Reached at his shop this morning, Buck said, “We’re kind of free speech folks. ...
Tags: Instagram, China, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Buck, Draper, Danielson, Tonkin, Hwang, Jonathan Maus, Crotty, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon APANO, Ayleen Crotty


Want to make deliveries during the virus crisis? Join the Mutual Aid Network

Let’s do this. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) As Portlanders come to grips with life during the time of the coronavirus outbreak, people are already finding ways to help those in need. One thing I’ve just come across is the Mutual Aid Network. Set up just yesterday, this collective of organizations has already signed up hundreds of volunteers. With a Facebook page, Instagram account and a Google Form, they want to connect people who can make deliveries with people who need stuff but are un...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Covid-19 Outbreak, Mutual Aid Network, Mutual Aid Network Set


Golden Pliers charges into 2020 with new bikes, food and drink upgrades

We’ll be seeing more Rivendell builds from Golden Pliers, like this pleasing Hunqapillar.(Photo: Golden Pliers) With all the doom-and-gloom news about local retail lately, I’m eager to share good news from the bike shop front. Golden Pliers on North Skidmore and Interstate has been a bright spot ever since they opened two years ago. For a very small shop where the owners still put in most of the hours, Golden Pliers seems to have found a workable niche. This week they announced news that will ...
Tags: Business, Instagram, California, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Newman, Kevin, Becky, Purcell, John Bennett, Rivendell, Kevin Purcell, Bike Shops, Rivendell Bicycle Works


Rivelo, Breadwinner Cafe, and Norther Cycles are all closing

Portland’s local bike culture and retail landscape has taken a few more hits. The last decade has brought with it a sea change in Portland bicycle culture. The new decade looks to continue the trend as three beloved small businesses have decided to call it quits: Rivelo, Breadwinner Cafe, and Norther Cycles. (Photo: Rivelo Instagram) Rivelo was a small, niche shop located just off the Springwater Corridor near OMSI that specialized in Rivendell bikes. In addition to a well-curated select...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Bob Dylan, Williams, Portland, Ira, Mark, Bennett, Tony, Bowman, John Bennett, Rivendell, Belladonna


Company responds to YouTuber who (once again) easily cuts through bicycle lock

(Photo: Ottolock) Back in December a YouTuber named LockPickingLawyer who specializes in defeating security products caused a stir when he posted a video that showed an Ottolock being easily cut with snips in just two seconds. Ottolock is a Portland company that has found a strong niche with its relatively small and lightweight lock. The company has always acknowledged that it’s not meant as a primary theft deterrent and that it should only be used either in combination with a strong U-lock or ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Products, Youtuber, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Ottolock, BP Headlines, James Buckroyd, Hexband, OTTOLOCK HEXBAND


Weird but true: His bike commute inspired a series of album cover parodies

Hillsboro resident Aaron Harrison (he goes by Rambo) has a commuting style all his own. Rambo has worked in Portland bike shops for decades and he’s also a decorated track racer. I’ve known about him for years now (I can recall he and his Orange bike flying past me with whooosh during Cycle Oregon years ago); but I had no idea about his love for music and artistic flair on Instagram. Let me explain… I follow many of Instagram accounts. It’s one way I keep track of what’s going on in our commu...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, People, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hillsboro, Phil Collins, Harrison, Rambo, Aaron Harrison, The Scene, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, Reedville Hillsboro, Portland West End Bikes


Portland State’s cycling team has the second-coolest kit in the nation

(Designed by Portland-based graphic artist and photographer Gavin Rear. Photos by Gavin Rear.) A kit designed in Portland (by Gavin Rear) and made by a Portland-based company (Castelli US) for a Portland-based team has been singled out for recognition by America’s sanctioning body for bicycle racing. USA Cycling announced last week that the Portland State University Cycling Team earned runner-up honors for Best Kit of 2019. The inaugural contest was held via USA Cycling’s Instagram...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State, Colorado School of Mines, USA Cycling, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Joe Flannery, Portland State University Cycling Team, Gavin Rear


Portland’s oldest riding club drops ‘Wheelmen’ from name

Scene from Clapshaw Hill Road in Washington County during a club ride last October.(Photo: Portland Bicycling Club) After 48 years as the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, a local riding organization has decided to change its name to Portland Bicycling Club. “We will no longer appear to potential members as an exclusive club comprised of elite aggressive, high-speed riders who manage bike tours.”— Pat McManus, club president The decision was made at the club’s April 4th meeting after months...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Washington County, McManus, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, Pat McManus, BP Headlines, Pioneer Century, Portland Bicycling Club, Clapshaw Hill Road, Pat McManus Club


Welcome to gravel-in-the-bike-lanes season

Hello again gravel.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Fresh off leaves-in-the-bike-lanes season, it’s time to gird yourself for gravel-in-the-bike-lanes season. With the big winter storm last week, Portland Bureau of Transportation crews were out in force laying down gravel to prevent roads from becoming too slick from ice. That’s all fine and good when you need the traction for driving; but the gravel that’s left behind is an annoyance and hazard for bicycle riders. Gravel can cause riders...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Denver, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Gravel In Bike Lanes, BP Headlines, Greeley Interstate Rosa Parks, Schmeer Rd Columbia Slough Moda Transit Center, Broadway Williams


Man riding a bicycle dies in collision with truck operator on Highway 30 near Scappoose

*Photo of the scene via Oregon State Police (Left). Scottie Graser at a ride in 2016. A man riding his bicycle died yesterday after he was involved in a collision with a truck operator on Highway 30 south Scappoose. Graser’s Instagram profile pic. Oregon State Police say around 1:30 pm on Saturday, 40-year-old Dustan Thompson was driving a semi-truck (without a trailer attached) southbound on the highway (toward Portland) in the rightmost lane when he collided with 54-year-old Scotti...
Tags: Instagram, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Seattle, Thompson, Oregon State Police, Hoyer, OSP, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Jonathan Maus, Highway 30, Fatal Collisions


Jury’s out on PBOT’s experimental bike-friendly speed bumps

Experimental bike-friendly speed bump on SE Clinton west of 26th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) I have a complicated relationship with speed bumps. “These are terrible, speed bumps have never been an issue for bikes.” “I love them.” I smiled as I rolled through without any bumping or thumping. I love them because they slow me down when I’m driving. This means streets are safer and I’m less likely to be in a crash. I like that (and my neighbors do too). But I don’t like how speed b...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Clinton, Brady, John Brady, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Se Clinton Street, PBOT Communications, BP Headlines, Clinton Street Bike Boulevard Project, Speed Bumps


Pedalpalooza through the lens of photographer Eric Thornburg

Click to enter gallery, then use arrows to view.(All photos property of Eric Thornburg and used with permission.) Portland photographer Eric Thornburg’s images of Pedalpalooza rides are a testament to what “free bike fun” in Portland is really all about. Mostly taken from the seat of his bicycle, Thornburg’s photos show how these rides allow people to enjoy our streets and public spaces, connect with friends, and relax and be at ease with themselves. Here’s just a sampling of scenes he’s...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Thornburg, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, BP Headlines, Eric Thornburg, Bicycle Photography


“Everybody in the industry thought I was mad”: An interview with Islabikes founder Isla Rowntree

Isla Rowntree at her Portland facility in June 2017.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) “Shops are typically run by conservative, not that young — and dare I say male — shop owners in the industry. That would be the profile who just thought I was mad. So I wouldn’t have persuaded them to buy anything from me.”— Isla Rowntree on why she decided to sell customer-direct You’ve probably seen them: Young kids zipping around on great-looking (usually red) bikes with the Islabikes name on the downtube....
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, UK, London, Instagram, California, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, United Kingdom, Portland, North America, Ludlow, Bay Area, Tim


Snowplow operator uproots 30 plastic bollards on the 28th Avenue overpass

This photo was taken by reader Tanja Olson on Thursday, February 23rd. Portland is still getting used to snowy winters — so too are the City’s snowplow operators. On Thursday, a Portland Bureau of Transportation employee set the scooper on their plow a bit too wide and uprooted 30 plastic bollards that demarcate the bike lanes on the 28th Avenue overpass of I-84. The bollards were installed last summer and are part of the Twenties Bikeway route. By Saturday only one bollard remained.(Photo...
Tags: Instagram, Obama, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Wisconsin, Rivera, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Dylan Rivera, BP Headlines, 28th Avenue, Plastic Bollards


Velo Cirque brings out the customs, classics, and those who love them

It was packed!(Photos: J Maus/BikePortland) Portland is no stranger to bike shows. We’ve hosted the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, we used to have a show that roped in the design industry, and we have an annual show just for Oregon-based custom builders. But Velo Cirque is different. Held at Velo Cult on Saturday, the show was open to anyone with a story to tell about their classic or custom bike — whether they built it or not. As I walked the aisles and met the owners of many fine rigs,...
Tags: Instagram, Colorado, Oregon, Los Angeles, Sport, Front Page, David, Cycling, Portland, Nice, Flickr, Strawberry, Aaron, Jack Kemp, Merz, Columbus Spirit


Ovarian Psycos documentary is coming to Portland this Sunday

A documentary based on the East Los Angeles-based activist group known as the Ovarian Psycos will be shown in Portland this Sunday night as a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. The “OVAS” as they’re often known — which stands for Overthrowing Vendidxs (vendidos, or sell-outs), Authority, and the State — began in 2010. They define their politics and activism as having, “feminist ideals with indigena understanding and an urban/hood mentality!” Using bicycles as a tool for power and organ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Authority, East Los Angeles, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Rides/Events, Hollywood Theater, Community Cycling Center, BP Headlines, Kasandra Griffin, Sandy You


Ovarian Psycos documentary is coming Portland this Sunday

A documentary based on the East Los Angeles-based activist group known as the Ovarian Psycos will be shown in Portland this Sunday night as a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. The “OVAS” as they’re often known — which stands for Overthrowing Vendidxs (vendidos, or sell-outs), Authority, and the State — began in 2010. They define their politics and activism as having, “feminist ideals with indigena understanding and an urban/hood mentality!” Using bicycles as a tool for power and organ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Authority, East Los Angeles, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Rides/Events, Hollywood Theater, Community Cycling Center, BP Headlines, Kasandra Griffin, Sandy You


Portlander Paul LaCava wants to climb 1 million feet in 2018

He knocked off 4,199 feet during a ride in the West Hills on Tuesday.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) How many feet of elevation do you climb each week? How many times do you ride per month? These are the type of calculations that will weigh heavily on Paul LaCava’s mind for the next 11 months as he tries to accomplish his goal of 1,000,000 feet of vertical gain by December 31st. I met up with LaCava on Tuesday to see how we was doing and to share a few thousand feet toward his goal. LaCava ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, People, Front Page, Cycling, Alaska, Portland, PAUL, Oregon City, Corvallis, Oregon Washington, West Hills, The Scene, Jonathan Maus, LaCava, BP Headlines


Oregon now has an interscholastic mountain bike racing league

It’s official! Love that logo. Ever wished your child could compete on a cycling team based at their school? Now they can. Today the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) announced that Oregon is the latest state to join what is already a bustling league with 800 school-based teams, 14,500 student athletes and 6,000 licensed coaches nationwide. NICA is a nonprofit founded in 2009 with a mission to use cycling as a way to foster a healthy lifestyle for young people in 6th through 1...
Tags: Instagram, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, West, Racing, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Portland, Wisconsin, States, San Francisco Bay Area, Fisher, Wolfgang, Ping, Nica


Introducing the SaunaVelo: Portland’s mobile, bike-powered warming hut

Simon Lyle and his SaunaVelo.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Powered by leg muscles and fire, the SaunaVelo is the manifestation of many passions for southeast Portland resident Simon Lyle. At its core, the cedar wood structure that sits atop a bicycle trailer is simply a place to warm up. But it’s also a mobile community builder. After all, it’d be difficult to enjoy its warmth — usually done wearing only your skivvies — without getting to know the people huddled next to you. For Lyle, th...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, People, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Simon, Lyle, Interior, Willamette River, Buckman, Eastbank Esplanade, The Scene, Prague Czechoslovakia, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza



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