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Relive the Red R Criterium with racer interviews, video and photos

(Photos from Saturday’s race. Top two by Greg Schmitt, bottom two by J. Maus/BikePortland) Saturday’s Red R Crit was another sign that bike racing is alive and well in Portland after the Lost Pandemic Year of 2020. With well over 200 entries, organizers with the Rainier Beer Cycling Team were able to enjoy the day of racing as volunteers and participants without having to worry about breaking even. Hannah Moraes, intrepid race reporter. The Red R took place in an industrial area of ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Sean, Emily, HANNAH, Snodgrass, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Swan Island, J Maus BikePortland, Christy Hawkins, Red R Crit, Red R Criterium


Portland Police will de-emphasize minor traffic violations in move toward racial justice

Mayor Wheeler and Chief Lovell at today’s press conference. “It’s not a directive change. Officers will still have the ability to do a lower-level stop if they need to… we’re just re-emphasizing our focus to the moving violations that are more safety related.”— Chuck Lovell, Portland police chief Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Chuck Lovell addressed media in an online press conference today to explain a new approach to traffic enforcement. “Officers will soon be working un...
Tags: Oregon, Police, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Road, Portland Police Bureau, Lovell, Ted Wheeler, Portland Police, Jonathan Maus, Police Bureau, Enforcement, PPB Traffic Division


Tyson Kozak – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Tyson Kozak 2020-21 Team: Portland WinterhawksDate of Birth: Dec. 29, 2002Place of Birth: Souris, MB, CanadaHt: 5-foot-11 Wt: 161 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings FC Hockey:…
Tags: Sport, Portland, Hockey, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Player Profiles, Tyson Kozak


Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach could be for IndyCar series title

Never before has the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach been the final race of the NTT IndyCar season. That’s one reason why Jim Michaelian is so fired up about this year’s event, which will be contested Sept. 24-26 on the streets of Long Beach. That four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be racing is the cherry on top, as on May 30 he became one of only four drivers to win four times at the Indianapolis 500. The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is typically run in April as one of th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Portland, Long Beach, West Coast, Monterey, Motorsports, Ward, ROSSI, NTT, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais, Alex Palou, Castroneves


Reasons for optimism around major 82nd Avenue funding request

A lot is at stake for 82nd Avenue.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) With less than one week left in the 2021 Oregon legislative session there’s one big question Portlanders still don’t have an answer: Will lawmakers choose to spend $80 million to kickstart a long-awaited process that will transfer jurisdiction of 82nd Avenue from the State of Oregon to the City of Portland? According to Representative Khanh Pham’s Chief of Staff Robin Ye, it could actually happen. Rep Pham was an advocate for 82nd...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Salem, Biden, Pham, Ye, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, 82nd Avenue, Joint Ways and Means Committee, Khanh Pham


Hundreds roll to honks of approval on Portland’s ‘loud and proud’ Rainbow Ride

(Photos by Amy Danger) With both Pride Month and Pedalpalooza vibes very strong in Portland right now, we expected Saturday’s Rainbow Ride to draw a big crowd — and we were not disappointed! We heard from ride co-organizer Sumi Malik (above, lower left) and attendee/photographer Amy Danger (@adangerpdx) that it was indeed a very special evening. In the words of Amy, it was a, “Hair-raisingly beautiful show of positivity, solidarity and the importance of continued engagement as we push...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black, Amy, Portland State University, Sumi, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Marsha P Johnson, Sumi Malik, Pedalpalooza 2021, Terry D


No ‘Short Track’ series at Portland International Raceway this year

Racers and fans at a PIR Short Track event in 2011.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 bike racing season was nearly wiped out completely. This season has gotten off to a very promising start with huge field sizes and lots of enthusiasm; but this morning we got some bad news. The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association has announced that the Portland Short Track Series will not happen. 2021 would have been the 17th season for the beloved, weekday, off-road races tha...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, KIC, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Portland International Raceway, Off-road Cycling, Portland Parks, OBRA, Portland International Raceway PIR, MTB short track race series, Kenton Short Track


What’s wrong with KROQ 106.7 FM, and what can be done to fix it

KROQ (106.7 FM), the once-trendsetting station that helped put new wave on the map and helped create the eventual “alternative” format in radio, has seen better days. Most recently, while ratings edged up slightly in May to 2.2 from April’s 2.0, KROQ has been beaten in the ratings every month by Alt 98.7 — by a full point in two of those months since the beginning of the year. There are numerous reasons for this, not the least of which is that the station is owned by Audacy, a company trying to ...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Raleigh North Carolina, Tavis Smiley, Reynolds, KROQ, Bellamy, Hughley, Danny Morrison, Steve Reynolds, Kiara, Sam Bellamy, KMET


Alexander: At LAFC, the kids are all right

The continuing argument over the benefits of amateurism, college athletes’ compensation and whether the NCAA is exploitative or simply giving the people what they want … all of that is lost on teenagers Christian Torres, Antonio Leone and Erik Dueñas. They’re soccer players who skipped that step long ago. They are homeschooled high school students who are now also professionals, serving apprenticeships with the Los Angeles Football Club as “homegrown” players with bright futures and an early edu...
Tags: Usa, Mexico, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Portland, Lionel Messi, Long Beach, Mls, Ncaa, Messi, Seattle, Pacific


Pedalpalooza Photo Gallery: Rocky Butte Sunset Picnic Dance Party Ride

Riders hang out atop Rocky Butte during last week’s dance party picnic ride.(Photos: Eric Thornburg/No Lens Cap) All photos by Eric Thornburg By all accounts, Wednesday night’s Rocky Butte Sunset Picnic Dance Party Ride was a banger. In what has become one of many cherished annual Pedalpalooza traditions, riders gathered at Irving Park and rode together to the top of Rocky Butte in northeast Portland. The panoramic views from Joseph Wood Hill Park (you do read historical plaques, don’t you?...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Eric, Irving Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Eric Thornburg, Pedalpalooza 2021, Rocky Butte, Joseph Wood Hill Park


2021 The Raccoon Run 5K is back LIVE

Another live race in Portland this Sunday at 10AM! The Raccoon Run 5K is back LIVE benefitting Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland! We have extra shirts available for anyone who signed up after the deadline with sizes on a first come basis. We just got the green light for an after party at the Munjoy Hill Tavern 186 Washington Ave in Portland beginning at 11AM. This is a private event so the entrance will be through the parking lot on the left side of the building. All children under 21 MU...
Tags: Photos, Sport, Portland, Running, Washington Ave, Greater Portland, Munjoy Hill Tavern


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


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


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


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


Shelby Houlihan doping case overshadows Olympic track trials

EUGENE, Ore. — The House that Uncle Phil built, the new $200 million track and field stadium on the University of Oregon campus, comes with a barbershop, salon – manicure or pedicure, Tara Davis? – not much roof, and a number of food options. The most talked-about entrée at the U.S. Olympic Trials the next 10 days, however, is not on the stadium’s menu. The Court of Arbitration for Sport this week upheld the previously undisclosed four-year ban of Shelby Houlihan, the American record-holder at 1...
Tags: Japan, Oregon, Boston, New York City, Sports, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Portland, Boston Marathon, Tokyo, Alberto Contador, Peta, Doha


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


Whicker: Learn to live with NBA injuries – they’re part of the furniture

If you must speak of GOATs, the 2021 MRI championship team would be the all-timer. Kawhi Leonard joins Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Jamal Murray, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and DeAndre Hunter on that esteemed squad of casualties, temporary or otherwise, during the playoffs. We can debate the whys all the way past Independence Day, which is four days before the NBA Finals begin, but there is only one thing to do about basketball injuries: St...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit


Good news: ODOT will stripe bike lane at dangerous Lombard/42nd Avenue gap

View westbound on Lombard under 42nd Avenue overpass. The white line in the foreground is end of bike lane. On December 12th, 2015, new Portland resident Martin Greenough was riding home from work on Northeast Lombard. As he pedaled eastbound at the 42nd Avenue overpass he was hit from behind and killed by a drunk driver. Greenough was struck in a section of Lombard where there was a gap in the bike lane and the shoulder narrowed significantly. The City of Portland (who owns 42nd Avenue) an...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Martin Greenough, 42nd Avenue, Scott Kocher, Greenough, Jessica Horning


Celebrate Juneteenth by bike in Portland

Photos from 2020 Black Liberation Ride by Ebony Hall for BikePortland. Poster art by Jarren Smith/FINE. This Saturday is Juneteenth, a newly-named official state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, and there are a lot of ways to celebrate by bike. The headline event is the annual Black Liberation Ride, back after its huge success last year. “So much has happened since the 2020 ride, and this ride will be centered around community, BIPOC allyship, and taking up sp...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Black, North Park Blocks, Marea, Jonathan Maus, North Williams Avenue, Rides/Events, Juneteenth, Albina, Vanport, Albina Vision Trust


Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George earn All-NBA recognition

So far this season, it’s been All Good for the Clippers’ superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. They both got All-Star nods and, on Tuesday, they both were among the 15 NBA players to earn recognition as members of the All-NBA first, second or third teams. No other team had two players honored. Leonard was named to the first team – the fifth time in his career he’s received an All-NBA distinction and the third time he’s been selected to the first team. George got a third-team nod, which...
Tags: Utah, New York, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Steph Curry, Lakers, Stephen Curry


Lakers’ LeBron James earns second-team All-NBA nod, his 17th straight

While it was a challenging season for LeBron James and the Lakers, one of his most impressive individual streaks remains intact. James was voted to the All-NBA second team for the 2020-21 season it was revealed on Tuesday, after he averaged 25 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 45 games. It was the 17th straight time James has been named to an All-NBA team, which is the longest consecutive stretch of any player in league history. It also is the most times any player has been sel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Paul George


Budget cuts to Burnside Bridge project could mean smaller bike lanes, no Esplanade ramp

Multnomah County is looking to shave about $180 million off the cost of the new Burnside Bridge. A smaller budget for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project could lead to a narrower cross-section that has less space for walk and biking. Another potential cut could be the cycling ramp from the Eastbank Esplanade up to the new bridge deck. The County announced at a project task force meeting on Monday night that they’ve begun a series of cost-saving studies to determine which course of a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, County, Max, Metro, Multnomah County, The County, TriMet, SEIS, Burnside Bridge, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus


Misleading opposition campaign claims South Park Blocks Plan will lead to mass tree deaths

Riders in the South Park Blocks.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Does the City of Portland want to swap dozens of historic trees for cycling access in the South Park Blocks? According to a campaign launched by critics of South Park Blocks Master Plan, that’s exactly what Portland Parks bureau has in mind. But is their opposition really about protecting trees? Or is it rooted in anti-cycling bias and a desire to maintain a status quo that includes ample space for cars? A Change.org peti...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, White, Parks, Jonathan, MacKenzie, Pearl District, Iain Mackenzie, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Leeson, Portland Parks


Critics of South Park Blocks plan say ‘Green Loop’ will lead to mass tree deaths

Riders in the South Park Blocks.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Does the City of Portland want to swap dozens of historic trees for cycling access in the South Park Blocks? According to a campaign launched by critics of South Park Blocks Master Plan, that’s exactly what Portland Parks bureau has in mind. But is their opposition really about protecting trees? Or is it rooted in anti-cycling bias and a desire to maintain a status quo that includes ample space for cars? A Change.org peti...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, White, MacKenzie, Pearl District, Iain Mackenzie, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Leeson, Portland Parks, South Park Blocks


Long advocacy slog ends with smiles as SW Capitol Highway project breaks ground

SW Capitol Highway looking north early Sunday morning after a rain.(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) Construction on the $27.5 M SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland Project begins today. The project will bring protected bike lanes, sidewalks, new crossings, upgraded stormwater management and water pipes to this key north-south corridor through southwest Portland. The project was conceived in 1993 when neighborhood advocate Marianne Fitzgerald mailed a type-written lette...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Environmental Protection Agency, Bes, Lyons, Fitzgerald, Southwest Portland, TriMet, Steve Novick, Earl Blumenauer, Hillsdale, Red Electric, Mike Jordan


NBA MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Chris Paul couldn’t miss. Devin Booker couldn’t be stopped. The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep. The Nuggets? Well, they went down fighting. Paul scored 37 points and Booker added 34 in a physical game marred by MVP Nikola Jokic’s ejection for a flagrant foul in the third quarter. Jokic was tossed with 3:52 left in the third and his Nuggets tr...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Williams, Portland, Nba, Lebron James, Denver, Magic Johnson, Michael Malone, Booker, Chris, Lakers, Murray, Cam


Luv 2 Run Portland 5K

Photos courtesy of Jerry
Tags: Photos, Sport, Portland, Running, BETHANY ZANRUCHA, MAXWELL WEBSTER


Video: Come along on the Pedalpalooza City Shenanigans Ride

Friday’s rain kept some but not nearly all from enjoying another awesome night of Pedalpalooza. The three-month festival of free bike fun has already hosted dozens of rides, hundreds of smiles, and many hours of joy. On Friday night, local bike fun legend Scott Batcheler hosted his Light Brigade – Inner City Shenanigans ride. After meeting at Salmon Street Springs, we rolled in loops through the central city. The route included little-ridden backways, cool lookouts, PBOT’s new Pride Plaza on ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Scott, Memorial Coliseum, Jonathan Maus, Salmon Street Springs, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Shawne Martinez, Scott Batcheler


The Lakers’ 2020 title had a cost. In 2021, they had to pay it

Editor’s note: This is the Friday June 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. There was a streak I was really proud of last season: In every series the Lakers played, I correctly guessed that they would win, and they number of games they’d win in. I had them over Portland in five ; Houston in five ; Denver in five ; Miami in six . By now, many Lakers fans have those series, and those numbers, encoded ...
Tags: Washington Post, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Sports Illustrated, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver



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