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‘Hill killerz’ trend has managed to make climbing hills fun

Maria Schur is adding something new to climbing: smiles.(Photo: Madi Carlson) “Historically, I’ve hated hills. But what are you going to do? Ride around every single hill?”— Maria Schur When it comes to bicycling, Portlander Maria Schur has morphed from hill hater to hill lover. And now, her personal journey has led her to spread that love to others. Maria is Portland’s hill-climbing ambassador. A sloped street sommelier whose infectious love of riding bikes and building community has...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Google Maps, Maria, Flint, Don, Harney, Forest Grove, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Madi Carlson


Armed Man Fatally Shot by Police at Forest Park Restaurant

Authorities are investigating the  death of a man who was shot by police  in Forest Park after he arrived at a restaurant  waving a gun and saying, “Please don't make me do this now.”.
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At vigil, Jean Gerich remembered as active ‘free spirit’ who ‘lived with great courage’

(Photos from last night’s vigil by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Friends, family, and many people who never knew Jean Gerich gathered to remember her Tuesday night. The 77-year-old Gerich was killed Monday in the intentional vehicular assault in southeast Portland that left at least nine other people injured. “When something like this happens, it diminishes the entire community.”— member of Jean Gerich’s family A few dozen people turned out amid rain and light snow. They held candle...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Kristen, Jean, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon City, Lloyd Center, Buckman, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Holladay Park, Se Stark, Gerich


Bicycling for recreation contributed $1.5 billion to Oregon economy in 2019

Riders enjoy roads in the Clatsop Forest near Vernonia in 2019.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Cover of report. An in-depth analysis of spending in Oregon found that cycling is one of the most economically valuable forms of outdoor recreation in the state. The Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study released last week by Travel Oregon (in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation, Oregon Fish and Wildlife and Earth Economics) f...
Tags: Oregon, Economics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Tourism, Portland, Willamette Valley, Travel Oregon, Forest Park, Vernonia, Jonathan Maus, TravelOregon, Economic Impact Of Cycling, Clatsop Forest, Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study


Portland should lower more speed limits, legal expert says

A recently lowered speed limit sign on North Fessenden in the St. Johns neighborhood.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) In January 2018, armed with the fact that about half of all fatal collisions in Portland involve speeding drivers, Portland City Council passed an ordinance to, “Reduce speed limit to 20 miles per hour on residential streets to support safe travel”. It established that a designated speed (set by a local road road authority) could be set five miles per hour lower than the ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Speed, Cycling, Portland, Cornell, Portland State University, St Johns, Kocher, Fairmount, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Forest Park, Speed Limits, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


Guest opinion: It’s time to manage bicycle use in Forest Park

“If safety and conflict concerns can be managed and mitigated among pedestrian visitors, why can’t they be managed and mitigated among all visitors?” Where there’s a will, there’s a way.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) By Daniel Greenstadt, who previously wrote an article for us about the Off-road Cycling Master Plan. In early August, the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau decided to implement several one-way travel plans for a number of trails within Forest Park. Pointing to co...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Forest Park, Portland Parks Foundation, Jonathan Maus, Off-road Cycling, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland Parks Recreation Bureau, Daniel Greenstadt, Forest Park Trail


Bad air and the return of bicycling

Hopefully the trend holds and we’re in the green soon. (Source: IQAir.com) It’s been at least a week since smoky air showed up as an unwanted guest in Portland. Streets are dead and most people are in a more severe lockdown mode than when Covid-19 first hit. That’s certainly true for people who love and need to ride bicycles, many of whom continued to ride alone or indoors throughout the pandemic. But now even that’s not happening because the air is just too hazardous — indoors or out. As ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Epa, Washington County, Weyerhaeuser, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Park, Stimson Lumber, Portland Streets, Jonathan Maus, Stimson, Parks Bureau


Dan Ryan wins seat on Portland City Council

Dan Ryan Dan Ryan earned a seat on Portland City Council by nabbing 51% of ballots cast in the race against Loretta Smith for position 2. Ryan has a lead of about 4,500 votes with just 3,474 uncounted ballots remaining. Ryan will fill Nick Fish’s seat when he moves into City Hall next month. Ryan is a former Portland Public School board member, graduate of Roosevelt High School in St. Johns, member of many local advisory boards, and former executive director of education nonprofit All Hands Rai...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, City Hall, Election 2020, Dan, Ryan, Multnomah County, University of Oregon, St Johns, Dan Ryan, ODOT, Roosevelt High School, Portland City Council


Lube up and ride on: Tips from a bike lube geek

The author at a Thursday Night Ride in 2016.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Hi! My name is Maria Schur and I work as the national sales representative for HGNR, which is the Portland-based, U.S. distributor of Dumonde Tech bicycle lubrication products. If you’ve heard of me around town as Bicycle Kitty, recall my Forest Park commute back in 2012, or read my articles here on BikePortland, you know I’m not new to being a bike geek. My journey through the bike industry has included roles like mana...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Tips, Maria, Products, Jonathan, Forest Park, BikePortland, Maria Schur, Dumonde Tech, Dumonde, Maria Schur Dumonde Tech


Reeling Parks bureau needs to hear more about off-road cycling

Portland has the space, resources, and volunteers to create a network of “pump tracks” like this one in Ventura Park that was built in 2012. All that’s missing is political will. The Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau had severe budget problems long before a viral pandemic dominated the news. Last year rising personnel costs and flat program revenues forced the agency into bruising cuts to staff levels and operations. One year later and COVID-19 has squandered any chance to right the ship. ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Parks, Armstrong, Dan Ryan, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Forest Park, Portland Parks Foundation, Jonathan Maus, Off Road Cycling Master Plan, Northwest Trail Alliance, Off-road Cycling, Portland Parks


Swan Island’s riverfront is a fun place to explore, just be careful getting there

Great views of Northwest Portland and Forest Park from the beach on Swan Island.(Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so many people hopping on bikes these days, there’s a growing demand for fun and safe places to ride them. This is the first of a series of mini-guides that will introduce (or re-introduce) you to some of Portland’s best cycling destinations. Swan Island. Sounds dreamy doesn’t it? Almost tropical. This little patch of land just two miles (as a crow flies) from the tre...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, Daimler, Charles Lindbergh, Concord, McDonald, Lloyd, Washington County, St Johns, Cully, Lindbergh, Willamette River


The Muny Announces Plans to Open 2020 on July 20

With careful and ongoing consideration, The Muny announced today a revised schedule to offer musical theatre in Forest Park this summer. Pushing opening night to late July, The Muny hopes to present five of the seven productions originally announced in the 2020 season, with the other two productions being postponed until the 2021 season. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Forest Park, BWW News Desk


Forums Friday: Please cover your faces. Please

A bit of fog on my lenses during a ride in Forest Park early this morning. Welcome to the first edition of Forums Friday, a new thing we’re doing to highlight notable posts from the BikePortland Forums (you should grab a log-in and join us!). We know. It’s a bummer. Wearing a mask while riding a bike isn’t great — especially when it’s above 50-degrees. They cause glasses to fog up, they make you breathe your own warm breathe, they fill with sweat and snot, they make it impossible to eat and dri...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ny Times, Amanda, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Coronavirus 2020, Forums Friday, Amanda SE Portland Read


Springwater Corridor closed between Portland and Sellwood

Closures just erected. Photos by @ClareB_PDX and @antoniatamer via Twitter. A popular, three-mile section of the Springwater Corridor path is closed this morning. It’s unclear which agency is responsible or how long the closure will last. Photos tweeted by BikePortland readers this morning show a Portland Parks truck and what looks to be a park ranger along with “STREET CLOSED” signage at the main entrances on SE 4th and Ivon Street and at SE Spokane Street in Sellwood (at Sellwood Bridge). T...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Closures, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood, Portland Parks And Recreation, Portland Parks, Spokane Street, SE Milwaukie, Springwater Trail, Ivon Street


Springwater Corridor closed between Portland and Sellwood – UPDATED

Closures just erected. Photos by @ClareB_PDX and @antoniatamer via Twitter. A popular, three-mile section of the Springwater Corridor path is closed this morning. It’s unclear which agency is responsible or how long the closure will last. Photos tweeted by BikePortland readers this morning show a Portland Parks truck and what looks to be a park ranger along with “STREET CLOSED” signage at the main entrances on SE 4th and Ivon Street and at SE Spokane Street in Sellwood (at Sellwood Bridge). T...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Closures, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood, Portland Parks And Recreation, Portland Parks, Spokane Street, SE Milwaukie, Springwater Trail, Ivon Street


With virus in the air, Portlanders packed onto streets and paths this weekend

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) I’m trying to justify an important article I just read in The Oregonian with what I saw on a ride through Portland Sunday. And I can’t do it. NE Sacramento in the Alameda neighborhood adjacent to Rose City Golf Course. The article sounds an alarm that the ubiquitous “6 feet” social distancing recommendation might not be nearly enough — especially when outdoors. It also has specific information about how the virus can spread among people bicycli...
Tags: Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State University, Rosa Parks, Alameda, Rose City, Corsi, Forest Park, Steel Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Mt Tabor Park, Willamette Boulevard


Amid sea of closures, Forest Park remains open for business

It’s nearly impossible to ride the Newton Road trail right now without coming into close contact with other people.(Note: Photo taken last year.)(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) If you think it’s hard to comply with social distancing guidelines on narrow sidewalks and bike lanes in Portland, you should try doing it on singletrack trails in Forest Park. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Portland from keeping the much-loved urban park open. While trails in the Columbia River Gorge and elsewhere ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ross, Metro, Kate Brown, Myers, Germantown, FPC, Columbia River Gorge, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, Portland Mercury


Discovering new off-road options at Rocky Point

An hour ride from my backyard.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Earlier this month I shared two stories on the progress out at Rocky Point Trail system in southern Scappoose. On Saturday I finally got out there myself. With roots as a mountain biker, I’ve been watching developments at Rocky Point with great interest. Like many of you, I almost gave up mountain biking altogether when I moved to Portland in 2004. I was spoiled living in Santa Barbara, California with amazing singletrack just a ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Eugene, Weyerhaeuser, Santa Barbara California, Clark County, Eugene Oregon, Rocky Point Road, Rocky Point, Forest Park, Rocky Point Trail, Portland Design Works, Jonathan Maus, Northwest Trail Alliance


Q&A Interview With Strange Music’s Very Own Joey Cool

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? I remember my first concert ever pretty clearly actually. I was like 6-7 years old at the time. My parents took me to see MC Hammer haha. I remember the Kansas City Chiefs players beating on the drum on stage! It was at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City. I remember seeing Hammer & all 87 of his dancers & shit on stage, hahaha. Phenomenal. I think that’s when I knew I wanted to entertain. That was big.   Who’re some artists that inspire you? I d...
Tags: Chicago, James Brown, Jazz, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Bill Johnson, Forest Park, Q&A Interviews, Joe Cool, Jimmy Tony, Kemper Arena, Joey Cool, Frank Sinatra James Brown, Swank Sinatra, Record Bar Riot Room, Strangeland


Rapha will relocate North American HQ from Portland to Bentonville, Arkansas

(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Another piece of Portland’s vaunted local cycling industry is soon to be gone: High-end cycling apparel and lifestyle brand Rapha Racing LLC is moving its North American operations from Portland to Bentonville Arkansas. According to North America Marketing Director Jake Rosenbloum, the move will be finalized by March 1st. “Portland has been an incredible home for the Rapha brand over the last 10-plus years,” he said in an email today. “Throughout our time here, th...
Tags: Business, London, US, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Arkansas, Portland, North America, Disneyland, Wal Mart, Rapha, Mtb, Northwest Arkansas, BENTONVILLE, Bentonville Arkansas


Fun, eco-friendly things to do in Portland

Portland has boomed in the past 20 years, attracting musicians, writers, graphic designers and other creative people. Many entrepreneurial folks have started unusual businesses and events, which often surprise and delight visitors. If you’ve always wanted to visit a vegan strip club or watch an adult soapbox derby race, Portland is for you. The city of about 650,000 residents has a well-deserved reputation for rain. If you like a dry vacation, summer is your best bet. Spring is the most beautif...
Tags: Design, Portland, Willamette, Catholic, Brussels, New Mexico, Bob, Alberta, Columbia, Northwest, Pearl, Virgin Mary, Portland PORTLAND, TriMet, Willamette River, Milwaukie Oregon


Bracknell council must pay £92k to clear dirty pond after 'admin error'

Fish had to be removed from Savernake Pond in Forest Park [Author: [email protected] (Ollie Sirrell)]
Tags: Forest Park, Reading & Berkshire News, Ollie Sirrell, Savernake Pond


Rest in peace, Commissioner Fish

Commissioner Fish at the opening of the Ventura Park Pump Track in July 2012. He was beaming at the sight of so many kids riding in the park.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) As I’m sure many of you have already heard, Portland lost a political star and community leader on January 2nd when City Commissioner Nick Fish died. I was away on vacation when I heard about it. And even though I was aware of his fight with cancer, the news was still a shock. I’ve covered Fish since 2008 when he ran for...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Council, NICK, Portland City Council, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Nick Fish, BikePortland Nick, Nick Fish May


Weekend Event Guide: Sausage Fest, NOISE, Critical Mass food delivery and more

Forest Park is carpeted with big crunchy leaves right now. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) It might be Halloween, but there is nothing scary about this weather. Unless you fear a bit of cold in the morning, now is a great time to enjoy a picture-perfect fall in and around Portland. As luck would have it, our weekend selections offer up an array of options, including two different ways to enjoy the 85th annual Verboort Sausage Festival. Have fun out there, and don’t forget an extra layer (or...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ladd, Forest Park, Vernonia, Jonathan Maus, Weekend Event Guide, McMenamins Grand Lodge Forest Grove, Rainier High School Rainier, Join Portland Bicycling Club, Khaliyah Williams Rodriguez


The Best Dog-Friendly Attractions in Portland, Oregon

With a green focus and an animal loving attitude, a superb collection of pet-friendly hotels and many fantastic pooch-welcoming bars and restaurants Portland is one of the most dog friendly cities in the USA. Check out our top dog-friendly attractions… 1 Sellwood Riverfront Park With a 1.5 acre off-leash area which extends to the river this is a great place to bring your dog especially if yours loves to run and play with other dogs. You’ll need to put your dog back on the leash to use the ...
Tags: Travel, US, Portland, Portland Oregon, North America, City Guides, Farmers Market, US Forest Service, Columbia River, Gaston, Forest Grove, Forest Park, USA Check, Portland International Raceway, Hotel Monaco, Naito Parkway


Weekend Event Guide: Yamhill Fondo, Forest Park romp, Kidical Mass, and more

OMTM will head to Bacona Road Sunday.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) No more fakeouts: Spring has arrived. Yes we will have more showers here and there; but temps are set for high 60s/low 70s for at least the next week, so it’s time to ride bikes! We’ve got a great line-up of suggestions this week. It’s our first gravel double-header of the year with amazing rides Saturday and Sunday. There’s a Spanish-only bike repair clinic, a BMX movie premiere, and more. Have fun out there… Friday,...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Bicicletas, Mtb, Multnomah County, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Rogue Ales, Weekend Event Guide, OMTM, Arbor Lodge Park, Bacona Road, Yamhill Fondo Forest Park, Cully Anando


Weekend Event Guide: Yamhill Fondo, Dark Larch, Kidical Mass, and more

Sunday’s “Dark Larch” ride will introduce you to magical places.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) No more fakeouts: Spring has arrived. Yes we will have more showers here and there; but temps are set for high 60s/low 70s for at least the next week, so it’s time to ride bikes! We’ve got a great line-up of suggestions this week. It’s our first gravel double-header of the year with amazing rides Saturday and Sunday. There’s a Spanish-only bike repair clinic, a BMX movie premiere, and more. Have...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Bicicletas, Mtb, Multnomah County, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Rogue Ales, Weekend Event Guide, OMTM, Arbor Lodge Park, Cully Anando, Yamhill Everyone, Jimmy Levan


The 4 Best US Cities for an Outdoor Adventure

If you are looking for a destination that will get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping, you will be spoilt for options in the US. Offering various landscapes and tough terrains to tackle, outdoor enthusiasts can find some of the biggest and best challenges in different states across the country. If you want to enjoy an adrenaline fix in 2019, check out the following four best US cities for an outdoor adventure. Los Angeles, California There is more to Los Angeles than celebrity homes...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, US, America, Los Angeles, United States, Adventure Travel, Los Angeles County, Aurora, Los Angeles California, Ballard, Griffith Park, Best US Cities, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Baldy, Forest Park


Best places to travel in June

Though it seems like spring just got here, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to take a summer trip. Because the kids are finally out of school and every co-worker has just about had it by the time June rolls around, it’s one of the most popular months to travel, which means the usual suspects like New York City or Italy will be overrun with crowds. In order to avoid spending your entire vacation on line or in traffic, your best bet is to book a June holiday to an unexpected p...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, London, Australia, France, New York City, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, America, San Francisco, Mit, Park, Canada, Grenada, South Dakota


Oregon’s gravel riding season starts this weekend

The Dalles will host the inaugural event of the 2019 season with the Gorge Gravel Grinder on Sunday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) 2019 is going to be a big year for gravel. And it starts in The Dalles this weekend. Sponsored by: These companies make our gravel coverage possible. Oregon Triple Crown Co-Motion Cycles Rolf Prima Wheels Ride With GPS With promoters stepping up to meet demands of riders who increasingly want to leave cars and pavement behind, our calendar has fille...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Columbia, Burns, Lovejoy, Prineville, Dalles, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OMTM, BP Headlines