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He was worried about bike share’s impact on his business, now he profits from it

Evan Ross, owner of Cycle Portland bike shop, tours, and rentals on SW 2nd Avenue.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Evan Ross is a serial cycling entrepreneur who understands the local bike scene and how to create a viable business around it. That intuition served him well when the idea of cheap bike rentals available in seconds from a mobile app was first pondered in Portland. “I started my business to get more people riding bikes. Biketown works toward that same goal, so it’s hard for me to be...
Tags: Bike Shops, Bike-sharing system, Business, Front Page, Biketown, Cyce Portland, Evan Ross


Editorial: The tragedy of North Greeley Avenue

The Greeley Freeway. Yesterday’s collision occurred near the rear of that white truck on the left. (Note: Red line is where concrete jersey-barrier protected lane is slated to be built.)(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Yesterday morning around 9:00 am two people died in a collision on North Greeley Avenue. Police say one of the victims, the driver of a sedan, crossed the centerline. That person’s car was hit by another driver and both people in the sedan died as a result of the impact. While no bi...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Editorial, Greeley, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, North Greeley Avenue, BP Headlines, Evan Bell, Greeley Ave, North Greeley Avenue Police, Going St Greeley


Weekend Event Guide: Sandy Ridge, local architecture, burgers in Sellwood, and more

Join the Intro to Sandy Ridge ride and you’ll be flowing down the trails like this in no time.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Weekend Event Guide is made possible by support from readers like you. Please subscribe today. I feel like things are eerily quiet on the calendar this weekend. There are things to do, but my senses tell me this is the calm before the storm of Pedalpalooza which starts next Saturday (June 1st). But as I like to say, “Tis better to take one in hand then two in the bus...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bicicletas, Gresham, Sauvie Island, Irving Park, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Sellwood, NW Trail Alliance, Weekend Event Guide


Ask BikePortland: What’s the best way to carry a dog on my bike?

There are many ways to carry dogs. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) With summer in the air and June just a few days away, it’s officially biking-with-your-dog season in Portland. Mac and Rainbow. But it’s not always as easy as plopping pup in a pannier and pedaling away. Some dogs need to be coaxed, others just need the right place to sit so they feel comfortable. I recently met Mac Bishop, founder of Wool & Prince, a southeast Portland-based company that sells merino wool apparel ...
Tags: Mac, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Burley, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, Ask BikePortland, Portland Mac, Bikes And Dogs, Mac Bishop


World Naked Bike Ride coming to Laurelhurst Park June 29th

Riders mass on SE Water Avenue prior to the 2012 edition of the ride.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The local edition of the World Naked Bike Ride, Portland’s annual clothing-optional gathering that celebrates human-powered transport and the vulnerability of people who do it, will start from Laurelhurst Park. The 16th edition of the ride happens on June 29th at 8:00 pm. Volunteer behind the event have been working hard to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. They’ve also booked the M...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Don, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Laurelhurst, Laurelhurst Park, World Naked Bike Ride, BP Headlines, SE Water Avenue, WNBR, BikePortland Please, WNBR Facebook


Elevated Green Loop path emerges from latest Broadway Corridor plans

Rendering of Green Loop path through Broadway Corridor site. Broadway Bridge in upper right. (ZGF Architects) The flyover lives. New renderings and details for the Green Loop through the Broadway Corridor project site have been made available by architects working on the project. They include our most detailed view yet of how the path will navigate from the Parks Blocks, through the site, and up to the 30-foot high junction at NW Lovejoy and the Broadway Bridge. After a general planning con...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Usps, Portland, Broadway, Johnson, Park Avenue, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, Lovejoy, Broadway Corridor, North Park Blocks, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop


TriMet has begun construction of new carfree Gideon Overcrossing

Latest rendering of the bridge. View is looking south from 14th. Koerner Camera Systems, whose owner opposed the project, is in upper left. TriMet shared an update on their Gideon Overcrossing project at a joint meeting of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees last night. The $10.5 million project officially broke ground on Monday. A TriMet staffer shared images of the nearly-final design. She said they intentionally made it visible from nearby...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ada, Gideon, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Rhine Lafayette, Gideon Overcrossing, Koerner Camera Systems, 14th Koerner Camera Systems


A closer look at the new bus/bike lane on SW Madison

The new treatment — meant to speed up buses and make cycling safer — starts at 4th and lasts two blocks. (Scroll down for full gallery and video) (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) When the Portland Bureau of Transportation revealed their plans for SW Madison last week, there was at first rejoicing. Many of us are desperate for any change to our streets that makes bicycling and transit safer and more efficient. Dedicating a wide lane solely for transit and bike riders on a major downtown corridor i...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Madison, Federal Highway Administration, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Gabe Graff, Hannah Schafer, BP Headlines, Sw Madison, Kathryn Rickson, Portland Building


Cycle Oregon’s ‘Gravel’ goes east into wide open Wasco County

Once home to the Molalla Tribe before white immigrants forced them out, this area east of Dufur is now dotted by large farms and ranches — and perfectly groomed gravel roads. This view is from Roberts Market Road looking northwest toward the Columbia Hills that rise above the Columbia River in Washington.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Dufur City Park was our host. With its second year in the books, it feels like the Gravel event has found a home with Cycle Oregon. After three decades of thei...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Trail Blazers, Oakridge, Columbia River, Deschutes River, Columbia Hills, Cycle Oregon, Gravel, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Wasco County


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


PBOT will install a bus/bike only lane on SW Madison this weekend

Coming soon to SW Madison! The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced the construction of its first Central City in Motion (CCIM) project today: SW Madison – one of the busiest bikeways in Portland — will get a dedicated bus operation and bicycling lane that will be separated from other traffic. The project aims to speed up bus trips, make it safer to ride a bike, and lower the the stress of drivers by giving them clear separation from other road users. Portland City Council passed the ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Madison, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, Portland City Council, Central City, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Rickson, Chloe Eudaly, Better Portland, CCIM


New shop in southeast caters to fixed gear fans

Retrogression’s home page. Portland has a new bike shop whose owners hope to be a part of the local fixed-gear and track riding scene. Retrogression (2315 SE 11th Ave, just north of Division) is owned and operated by Dave Gattinella and Angie Beaulieu. Fixed-gear riders themselves, Gattinella and Beaulieu couldn’t find track-related parts and gear at local bike shops, so they started sourcing their own. Retrogression started as an online-only shop in 2009 and opened a brick-and-mortar location...
Tags: Business, Massachusetts, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, San Diego, New England, Beaulieu, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, Gattinella, Retrogression, Dave Gattinella, Angie Beaulieu


Jobs of the Week: eBike Store, Forum Law Group, Showers Pass, Castelli, Joe Bike, Universal Cycles

Portland’s spring hiring boom continued this past week with several great new listings. Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Full Time Mechanic – The eBike Store, Inc –> Legal Assistant – Forum Law Group LLC –> Customer Care Specialist – Showers Pass –> Warehouse Worker – Castelli US –> Seasonal Mechanic – Joe Bike –> Mechanic/Wheel Builder/Bike Builder – Universal Cycles Advertisement Thanks for reading BikePortland. Please consider a $10/month subscription or a one...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Job Listings, Customer Care, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, Forum Law Group LLC, Joe Bike, Castelli Joe, eBike Store Inc, Castelli US


Weekend Event Guide: Gravel, East County forum, Sunday Parkways, bike security workshop, and more

Time to plan an escape from the city. This scene is from Westfir, a few miles north of the Office Covered Bridge on the North Fork of the Willamette River (I’m here for the Sasquatch Duro Saturday, then headed to Dufur for Cycle Oregon Gravel on Sunday!). (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to our weekly selection of the best things to do on a bike, with a bike, or with bike people. Oh, and happy National Bike to Work Day! All Weekend Filmed by Bike Portland’s very-own bicycle-inspired f...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Sandy, Portland Police Bureau, Willamette River, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, NW Trail Alliance, Weekend Event Guide, Dufur, Westfir


Climate concerns dominate Metro ‘T2020’ task force meeting

“We will be watching,” was the warning from Sunrise PDX activists. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Concerns about climate change were made loud and clear to Metro’s Transportation Funding Task Force at their meeting last night. Metro is leading an effort to raise what some say could be as much as $20 billion for transportation infrastructure around the regional via a bond measure that could go to voters in November. As lines are drawn on maps, lines are being drawn in the sand by electeds and ad...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Pearl Harbor, Griffin, Metro, Task Force, Gamba, ODOT, Andy Shaw, Portland City, Metro Council, Jessica Vega Pederson, Victoria Clark


Portland set to adopt Tryon Creek Cove Trail Master Plan

The plan includes a new bridge over Tryon Creek where it empties into the Willamette.(Image: Tryon Creek Cove Trail Master Plan, Metro) An ordinance in front of Portland City Council this week will hasten implementation of a plan that will improve the biking and walking connection between Tryon Creek State Park and Foothills Park in Lake Oswego and build a new bridge over Tryon Creek adjacent to the Willamette River. Tryon Creek State Park is in the upper left. (Graphic: Metro) The City of...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Lake Oswego, Oak Grove, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus, Tryon Creek, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, BP Headlines, Terwilliger Blvd, Oak Grove Lake Oswego Bridge, Tryon Creek Cove Trail Master Plan, Tryon Creek Cove Trail


Checking in on ‘T2020,’ Metro’s transportation funding measure

Metro’s map of highest scoring investment corridors. We’re now three months since the official launch of Metro’s effort to raise funds for transportation infrastructure via a bond measure that could go to voters in 2020. This is likely to be the most consequential transportation funding decision in our region’s history. With activism heating up and outlines of the measure being drawn, it’s time to put T2020 on your radar. The Basics Task Force co-chairs are county commissioners Jessica Ve...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Columbia, Metro, Task Force, Overton, Washington County, Multnomah County, ODOT, Tualatin Valley, Metro Council, Jessica Vega Pederson, Jonathan Maus


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


Man says he was ‘hunted’ and harassed by a driver while riding alone on rural road

This is the intersection of NW Skyline and Moreland, where Joe Harris called 911 to report what he calls a “bike stalker”. The suspect was waiting for him in the turnout in the upper left when he summited the climb (from the right).(Photo: Joe Harris) Northwest Portland resident Joe Harris says he experienced a nightmare. “He was slow and methodical, he stared me down, he drove alongside… at other times he drove ahead and waited for me, then simply drifted around incessantly tailing me at ...
Tags: Facebook, Harassment, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Subaru, HARRIS, Multnomah County, Moreland, Joe Harris, Subaru Outback, St Johns Bridge, Terwilliger, Northwest Portland, Jonathan Maus


Washington County Sheriffs seek reckless driver who hit and injured bicycle rider

(Video of suspect taken by a witness and released by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding reckless driver who hit an innocent person, gave them the finger, then fled the scene. The victim was on a bicycle and had stopped on the side of the road to check his map. The crash happened Saturday (5/11) around 2:00 pm on NW Hillside Road in unincorporated Washington County, southwest of Banks. Here’s more from the official statement: “Accordin...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Washington County, Sheriff s Office, Hit And Run, Tom Selleck, Jonathan Maus, Washington County Sheriff 's Office, BP Headlines, BikePortland Please, Clapshaw Hill Road, Washington County Sheriffs, NW Hillside Road, NW Clapshaw Hill Road


Photo gallery and recap of the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic

Riders concentrate one one of several roaring descents at the Coast Gravel Epic last Saturday.(Photos: Harry Apelbaum/Apelbaum Studios) Before we jump off into another weekend of great riding, how about some inspiration from the last one? Last weekend I had the great fortune to do the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic. This event was the kickoff of the Oregon Triple Crown, a series organized by Mudslinger Events (a family-run business with decades of experience) of three races/rides throughout our st...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Eugene, Gravel, Jonathan Maus, Waldport, Siuslaw National Forest, BP Headlines, Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, Oregon Gran Fondo, Sasquatch Duro, Waldport Community Center, Alsea River, Gravel 2019 Special Coverage


New piece of 40-Mile Loop path is paved and protected on NE Marine Drive

Sure beats a gravel-strewn bike lane next to fast big-rigs!(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Multnomah County and Metro recently worked together to construct a nice new piece of the 40-Mile Loop on NE Marine Drive in Troutdale. And it’s not the only sign of progress for riding in this area — which happens to be a popular gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Short but sweet. The new path is about a half-mile long. It starts at NW Eastwind Drive and ends at NW Dunbar. The path connec...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Trails, Paths, Metro, Multnomah County, Fairview, Marine Drive, Troutdale, Jonathan Maus, 40 Mile Loop, Sandy River, BP Headlines


Columbia County to develop 40 miles of unpaved roads and trails near St. Helens

Approximate location of future roads/trails. St. Helens and Columbia River are in lower right. Columbia County will get another bicycling boost thanks to Travel Oregon and the City of St. Helens. “We are considered to be part of the Portland region, but we don’t get as much attention as things around Portland. So this is really refreshing and a very good thing for us.”— Karen Kane, Columbia County In the hills just west of St. Helens about 37 miles north of downtown Portland, the county...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, St Helens, Columbia County, Travel Oregon, Columbia River, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathan Maus, Clatskanie, Highway 30, BP Headlines, Casey Garrett, Karen Kane Columbia County


Traffic Division officers star in new PPB ‘Talking Beat’ podcast

Traffic Division Sgt. Ty Engstrom is featured in the new podcast. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Everyone’s podcasting these days… including your local police officers. The Portland Police Bureau launched a new podcast today. The ‘Talking Beat’ aims to provide, “Thoughtful conversations that… will inform and provide you with a small glimpse of the work performed by Portland police officers as well as issues affecting public safety in our city.” Among the first three episodes unveiled today inclu...
Tags: Police, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Police Bureau, Jonathan Maus, Traffic Division, Engstrom, BP Headlines, Ty Engstrom, Sgt Engstrom, Ofc Chris Johnson, Ladd Circle Below, Ofc Johnson


PBOT opts for new signal, crosswalks at notorious Multnomah/Garden Home intersection

Future design of SW Multnomah at Garden Home. View is looking northeast. (Graphic: PBOT) A notoriously high-stress intersection in southwest Portland with a dubious crash history will get a $2.1 million update that will include new traffic signals, crosswalks, bike lanes and medians. As we reported back in December, the Portland Bureau of Transportation had two options on the table at SW Multnomah and Garden Home: a roundabout or traffic signals. The intersection sees 17,000 drivers a day an...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Washington County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Southwest Portland, Wilhelm, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, BP Headlines, Sw Multnomah, Sw Multnomah And Garden Home Project, Multnomah Garden Home, Eric Wilhelm


You have until Thursday to comment on ODOT Director job description

What would you like to see in the leader of ODOT? (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation is in desperate need of new leadership. Thankfully, the Oregon Transportation Commission is moving full steam ahead in their search for a new director. The OTC’s search committee — led by Vice Chair Bob Van Brocklin, a lawyer with Stoel Rives LLP — has published a draft version of the job description and will accept public comment on it until this Thursday, May 9th. Below are ...
Tags: Oregon, Senate, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Stoel Rives LLP, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, Bob Van Brocklin, Stoel Rives Qualifications


Momentum builds as Portland preps bid for UCI Road World Championships

(Graphic: Kevin Hyland) For the past 12 months Portland resident Kevin Hyland has worked 40 hours a week on a big dream: He wants to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Portland in 2026. Big crowds lined streets around the North Park Blocks for the 2011 Twilight Criterium race.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) This major event is a jewel in professional cycling’s “Triple Crown” along with the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. It has been held every year since 1921 (except for a paus...
Tags: Oregon, Nike, Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Racing, United States, Cycling, Portland, The Netherlands, Richmond, UCI, Richmond Virginia, Colorado Springs Colorado, Hyland, Local Organizing Committee


No paint, no problem: Oregon passes bike lane clarification bill

This language will now exist in Oregon law. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) “The rules of the road just got clearer today.” That’s the statement from The Street Trust Executive Director Jillian Detweiler upon hearing House Bill 2682 passed the Senate today by a vote of 20-0 (with 8 absent and 2 excused), clearing its last hurdle before being signed into law by Governor Kate Brown. The bill adds language to Oregon’s definition of a bicycle lane (ORS 801.155) to clarify that a lane still legally ex...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Salem, Kate Brown, House Bill, Ray Thomas, Jonathan Maus, Detweiler, Rob Nosse


New diverters aim to rescue Arbor Lodge residents from cut-through drivers

*New diverters on North Jessup and Willamette (right). Click to enlarge. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) There was a mix of chaos and contentment in the neighborhoods around the bluffs of North Willamette Blvd this morning. Residents seemed thrilled that the City of Portland had finally done something significant to end the scourge of cut-through drivers; while many drivers were befuddled and beside themselves at their newfound inability to use small neighborhood streets as shortcuts on thei...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Dave, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Hazel, Rosa Parks, Jessup, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth, Diverters, Neighborhood Greenways, Arbor Lodge


The Monday Roundup: Law-breaking philosophy, WePark, Baltimore blues, and more

This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by the Community Cycling Center, who invites you to their 25th anniversary Momentum Gathering this Friday May 10th! Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Safely breaking the law: This excellent piece from David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington says that not all traffic laws are equal and pretending it’s safer for bicycle users to follow them is spurious. Car storage is too cheap: WePark is a new initiative ...
Tags: Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Features, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Baltimore, David Alpert, Jason Gay, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Community Cycling Center, Greater Greater Washington, BP Headlines