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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


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


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


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


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


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


ODOT ‘envisions’ zero traffic deaths, but their safety plan needs your help to get there

As long as ODOT thinks roads like this (SW Barbur Blvd) are OK, we will never reach that vision (taken from ODOT Transportation Safety Action Plan).(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The 502 people who died while using Oregon roads in 2018 was a 15-year high. So far this year, fatal traffic crashes are up over 24% from 2020 levels. Oregon has a lot of work to do if we want to reach our goal of zero deaths or life-changing injuries by 2035. The roadmap to get us there is the Transportation S...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, DMV, Department of Motor Vehicles, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Travis Brouwer, Odot Traffic Safety Division, Traffic Safety Action Plan, Transportation Safety Office, Amy Joyce, Highway Safety Section, Joyce Has


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


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


The Monday Roundup: Love and hate cycling, no more ‘peak hour’, helmet vid, and more

Good morning! Welcome to Monday. Here are the most noteworthy items BikePortland readers and editors came across in the past seven days… A Bilenky for Boris: The bike President Biden gifted to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was built in Philadelphia — and the handlebar came from the Ahearne Cycles shop in north Portland! How green? A handy chart of carbon emissions by mode of travel (gleaned from existing research and news articles) puts bikes — even e-bikes — in two of the top four spots. ...
Tags: UK, America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Psa, Philadelphia, Boris Johnson, Edinburgh, Biden, Ny Times, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Bilenky


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


Here’s what Hawthorne will look like after PBOT’s ‘Pave and Paint’

Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping. Anyone who hoped the City of Portland would reconsider plans to re-stripe Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard with a bike lane might want to call them before the end of business hours today. That’s because crews are set to start paving and painting on Monday. Advertisement The Portland Bureau of Transportation send out a statement Friday that the highly contentious Hawthorne Pave and Paint project is all set to begin. They also shared a ne...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne Pave And Paint


Opinion: Post-pandemic traffic is weighing on me

North Rosa Parks Way near Albina this morning.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There was a Pedalpalooza ride this week called World Without Cars that started at 4:00 am with one goal in mind: to ride Portland streets when there are very few cars on them. Other Portland traditions to ride on New Year’s Day and during the Super Bowl are done for the same, low-traffic-loving reason. As mask requirements have loosened and vaccinations have surged, it feels like more Portlanders than ever...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Editorial, City Hall, Piedmont, Don, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Pedalpalooza, North Rosa Parks Way, Rose Lane, Albina


Weekend Event Guide: Underground Rave, Get Lost, Light Brigade, Amazing History Race, and more

At Sunday’s Get Lost ride, dice will be rolled to determine the route. Where it goes, nobody knows.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Hi everyone! Pedalpalooza is really hitting its stride and there’s a lot on tap for this weekend (and no, the rain will not stop the fun). By the way, I highly recommend following @PedalpaloozaPDX on Instagram. They are doing an amazing job sharing all the smiling faces and fun crowds that are showing up to all the rides. Here are our ride selections for th...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Cesar Chavez, Clark County, Sparky, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Salmon Street Springs, Weekend Event Guide, Lone Fir Cemetery, Sewallcrest Park, Skidmore Bluffs


Jobs of the Week: Cyclepath, Bike Clark County, Castelli Sportful USA

Looking for a new place to spread you cycling wings? We’ve got six great job opportunities that just went up this week. Learn more about each one via the links below… – Retail Sales and Front-End Operations – Cyclepath PDX – Sales Associate – Bike Clark County – Warehouse Worker – Castelli Sportful USA – Staff Accountant – Castelli Sportful USA – Customer Service Representative – Castelli Sportful USA – Apparel Technical Designer/Product Developer – Castelli Sportful USA Advertisement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, Clark County Castelli Sportful USA, Retail Sales and Front End Operations, Castelli Sportful USA Staff Accountant, Castelli Sportful USA Customer Service, Castelli Sportful USA Advertisement


“We have to fight!” Youth anti-freeway activists protest outside ODOT headquarters

Aurelia Nelson-Reske leads a chant during a rally at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland Wednesday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A growing contingent of young climate activists have brought their dissatisfaction with the Oregon Department of Transportation right to the agency’s doorstep. “We’re striking because we are in the middle of a climate crisis, freeway expansion is only going to make that worse and we need ODOT to wake up and see that.”— Adah Crandall, Sunrise Movement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, Chris Smith, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Tubman, Jonathan Maus, Norberg, Crandall, Don Hamilton, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


Cycle Oregon rallies in return with back-to-back weekend events

Along the Deschutes in Maupin and Mt. Hood views from the foothills. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The open roads are calling and Cycle Oregon has answered. The Portland-based nonprofit known for its fully-supported, week-long “Classic” ride first held in 1988, was forced to cancel its slate of events in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year they hosted a virtual challenge. But today, Cycle Oregon announced they’re ready to ride together again: They’ll host two weekend even...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Deschutes, Cycle Oregon, Maupin, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Tygh Valley, Wasco County Fairgrounds, Tygh Valley Each Tygh Valley, Gravel Forward, Deschutes Rivers


More traffic cameras, more money: A big day for safer streets in Portland

A man tries to cross 82nd Avenue at Alberta, the intersection where two people were killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Wednesday was a very consequential day for traffic safety in Portland. “I have moved from hating cameras, to really understanding how, in relationship with other safety improvements, they could help keep people in our communities safe.”— Jo Ann Hardesty, city commissioner At their morning session Portland City Council finally authorized the Port...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, City Council, Council, Alberta, Rivera, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Oregon Senate, Dickman, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


Willamette River ferry service takes big step forward

Bikes on board in a rendering of a Frog Ferry vessel. “We are all ready for a new and better Portland.”— Susan Bladholm, Frog Ferry At a press conference on Tuesday, the nonprofit Friends of Frog Ferry detailed plans for a pilot project that will launch next summer. Once the vessel hits the water, about 70 people at a time will be able to ride from Cathedral Park to RiverPlace in 25 minutes — about half the time the 9.5 mile distance would take to travel by bicycle and just a few minut...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, St Johns, ODOT, Sam Adams, Willamette River, Jonathan Maus, Cathedral Park, Frog Ferry, Susan Bladholm, Friends of Frog Ferry, Ted Wheeler Adams


Tell PBOT where new Biketown stations should go

Map from survey shows existing Biketown stations. The City of Portland has released a that gives everyone a chance to create a fantasy Biketown system. As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is eyeing a major expansion of the Biketown service area. Now they want your help to find where holes exist in the current system. The survey includes a map where you can click a location and request a new station. Because PBOT has typically favored widening the coverage area ove...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Richard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Richard R, Bike-sharing system, Overlook Park, Kaiser Health


How to make the most of your carfree Healthy Block this summer

What will you do on your Healthy Block this summer? (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program. During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets. Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders to open up streets to support active and...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, East Coast, Wellfleet, Tim Gill, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, National Association of City Transportation, Flanders Crossing, Open Streets, Sam Balto, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Pickleball, Healthy Blocks


PBOT’s ‘Streets 2035’ initiative is under the radar, but could have vast implications

Lots of uses competing for space. Not all of them can win.(Source: PBOT/Streets 2035) The City of Portland’s Streets 2035 initiative might be the most consequential planning process you’ve never heard of. Reduce situations that require individual interpretation and inter-bureau negotiation.— From a Streets 2035 presentation Based on the simple premise that our population is growing but our streets are not, Streets 2035 is the Portland Bureau of Transportation effort to establish a deci...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Vision Zero, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bureau of Planning Sustainability, Streets 2035, Matt Berkow


Delays push back opening of Blumenauer Bridge over I-84

View of the Blumenauer Bridge span from NE 7th Ave looking south across Sullivan’s Gulch/I-84.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so much attention on the Flanders Crossing Bridge that opened last week, lots of folks have wondered what’s up with the other carfree bridge currently under construction: The Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge that will someday connect the central eastside to the Lloyd via 7th Avenue. When we last checked in on it seven months ago it ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, Lloyd, Sullivan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Gulch, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Flanders Crossing Bridge, Flanders Crossing, Blumenauer Bridge


The Monday Roundup: E-bikes for kids, greenway stimulus, Portland’s unbuilt freeways, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days. Transgender awareness boost: Pro bike racer Ian Boswell won a big gravel race Saturday and used the attention to raise awareness about discriminatory laws and other perils faced by transgender people. Bike riders are like everyone else: People who ride bikes have different riding styles and they choose different types of vehicles and sometimes they disagree with each ot...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Dc, De Blasio, Greenway, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Streetsblog, Ian Boswell


The Flanders Crossing Bridge is open for business

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland opened the Flanders Crossing Bridge today; and with the snip of a ribbon, one of those “lines on a map” that advocates stare at with hopeful longing actually became a real, tangible thing. “Flanders really creates the backbone for active transportation in this neighborhood.”— Reza Farhoodi, Pearl District Neighborhood Association The $9.5 million bridge is 24-feet wide and stretches 200 feet across I-405. It’s the only seismically-resilien...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Adams, Lloyd, Sullivan, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Sam Adams, 7th Avenue, Patricia Gardner, Jonathan Maus


The Flanders Bridge is open for business

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland opened the Flanders Crossing Bridge today; and with the snip of a ribbon, one of those “lines on a map” that advocates stare at with hopeful longing actually became a real, tangible thing. “Flanders really creates the backbone for active transportation in this neighborhood.”— Reza Farhoodi, Pearl District Neighborhood Association The $9.5 million bridge is 24-feet wide and stretches 200 feet across I-405. It’s the only seismically-resilient br...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Adams, Lloyd, Sullivan, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Sam Adams, 7th Avenue, Patricia Gardner, Jonathan Maus


Weekend Event Guide: Unity Ride, Phish, Hands Free Olympics and more

Portland cycling advocate Hami Ramani and friends on the Kickoff Ride.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It is with extreme satisfaction that I present to you the 249th edition of the Weekend Event Guide. Usually posted each week, we’ve only done six of these since Covid shut everything down in March 2020. With vaccinations on on the rise and Pedalpalooza going strong, I have a feeling there will be plenty of events to share on a weekly basis from here on out. Check out our selection of ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Vancouver, Clinton, Phish, Marine Drive, Tigard, Gran Fondo, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Lacamas Lake, Jamison Square, PSU Farmers Market