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Pedalpalooza updates: New poster art, ride highlights

2020 Pedalpalooza poster artist Yuna Cheong and one version of her work. We are now less than one month from the start of an extra-long Pedalpalooza. And after what we’ve all been through this past year, we can all use a calendar-full of fun social rides to buoy our spirits. Before sharing a few rides that have already been listed, a highlight of this year’s poster is due. The official event poster is one of the best things about Pedalpalooza and this year’s edition (below) continues that...
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Gender and race-inclusive groups and rides are blooming in Portland

Last week we celebrated the announcement of Pedalpalooza and the return of fun, group rides. While Pedalpalooza is a beloved tradition by many Portlanders, the people who lead and take part in most of the rides don’t reflect all of Portland. That is, they’re mostly white, cis-gendered folks. The lack of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the local “bike fun” scene is something Portland has grappled with for years. Now it feels like we’ve reached a tipping point with new groups and ri...
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Pedalpalooza is on! Organizers announce three-month festival to start in June

Riders at the 2018 Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s favorite free fun festival of bike rides and events will make a big return in 2021. Organizers of Pedalpalooza announced Thursday this year’s fest will last three months — from June through August. The longer timeframe will help make up for lost time when the fest shut down in 2020 due to the pandemic. Late last month organizers wondered if Portlanders would feel comfortable meeting up for in-perso...
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Need help as a new(ish) rider? Here are some resources

With confidence, comes smiles. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Let’s say you just started biking during the pandemic or are thinking about biking and just haven’t done it yet. Or perhaps you’ve gotten strong on the indoor bike and haven’t ventured out into city traffic. Or maybe you’ve biked for a while and are just still not super confident? If you need help getting over the hump to that next level of confidence, I’ve got a few ideas that might help. Here they are, in no particular ord...
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Need help as a new(ish) rider? Read this!

With confidence, comes smiles. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Let’s say you just started biking during the pandemic or are thinking about biking and just haven’t done it yet. Or perhaps you’ve gotten strong on the indoor bike and haven’t ventured out into city traffic. Or maybe you’ve biked for a while and are just still not super confident? If you need help getting over the hump to that next level of confidence, I’ve got a few ideas that might help. Here they are, in no particular ord...
Tags: Facebook, Resources, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Sarah, Riding Tips, Parks Rec, Sarah Gilbert, Hillsboro, Gracie, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Start Pedalpalooza, The City of Lake Oswego


Pedalpalooza organizers ponder fate of 2021 events

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride from June 2018.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) 2020 Pedalpalooza poster. Spring is bursting throughout Portland after a few sunny, warm(er) days, and so are thoughts about riding bikes together in the months ahead. After ride calendars went dark last summer with no organizers wanting to plan anything due to public health fears related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lights are starting to flicker once again. Yesterday the organizers of Portland’s premiere bike...
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Remembering Dan Gebhart, who found community via cycling in Portland

Dan Gebhart and his Sunday Parkways volunteer shirt at Peninsula Park. Dan died in a cycling accident on September 22nd. (Photo courtesy Cathy Bickerton) Like many people who arrive in Portland alone and without a network of friends or family, Dan Gebhart found his “kindred spirits” via our vibrant and welcoming cycling community. “He found within the bike community here in Portland his calling, promoting safer streets.” — Cathy Bickerton, Dan’s mom That’s one reason his death while bic...
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New Central Eastside mural of bike riders goes deeper than you think

A bike rider rolls past a new mural by Cloe Ashton on Water Avenue. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At first glance, the just-finished mural in a prominent location in the Central Eastside evokes the carefree spirit of Portland’s fun cycling culture. But the artist who created it hopes viewers take away something deeper. Portland-based illustrator Cloe Ashton (who you might recall created art for a BikePortland story last year) completed the project on Tuesday with support from Portlan...
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Census counting effort partners with Pedalpalooza to spread the word

Image from contest sign-up form created by Esteban Ponce, Hacienda CDC. Is there anything people on bikes can’t do? “By participating in this contest you will help us reach hard-to-count communities in the metro Portland area.”— Esteban Ponce, Hacienda CDC The latest example of the power of these wonderful machines and the people who ride them comes in the form of a partnership between Pedalpalooza and Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC). Hacienda is a nonprofit that suppor...
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Vanport, Williams Avenue, and racist planning: The history of where we ride matters

These signs on Williams Avenue can lead to discovery and a deeper understanding of the neighborhood.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) We bike lovers talk a lot about what we ride and how we ride, but we don’t talk enough about where we ride. And I don’t mean comparing “epic” routes in the wilderness. I’m talking about the history of the places we pedal through. If you ride in Portland there are a few things you should know. If you’ve been here a while, you’ve likely heard some of what I...
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Support a Black-owned business for Pedalpalooza’s Food by Bike day

Today is the first day of the pandemic-era Pedalpalooza, an experiment in “separate but together” bike fun. According to the official calendar, the theme of the day is Food by Bike. The theme can be interpreted all types of ways: coffee outside, a picnic, grabbing take-out by bike, discovering a new food cart, dressing up like a hot dog, or whatever else you can dream up. It also seems like a great way to play Pedalpalooza today would be to do so while also supporting Portland’s Black-owne...
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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...
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Thoughts on racism, public space, and transportation activism

(From Seeing & Believing Bike Equity, Adonia Lugo/League of American Bicyclists 2014) It feels awkward to publish content about bicycling and streets when so many people are hurting and struggling under the weight of current events — especially when those events seem (at first glance) to have nothing to do with transportation. But look beyond the surface of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the woman who called 911 on Christian Cooper in Central Park this week and it becomes cl...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, America, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri, Donald Trump, Central Park, Miguel Ramos, Amy Cooper, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza


Portland Naked Bike Ride 2020

COVID-19 has led to the cancelation or postponement of most of the world’s major events, but one event is still happening right on schedule: the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon. Although cities like St. Louis, London, and San Francisco canceled the event, Portland, Oregon, is insisting that it still takes place on June 27. But it’ll look a little different this year. Usually, naked bikers gather at a set time and location. This year, however, participants are being encouraged to st...
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First two Sunday Parkways events will be all-digital

In very unsurprising news, the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced yesterday that the May and June editions of Sunday Parkways will not take place. At least not in their usual, party-in-the-streets format. “We cannot gather on our streets right now, but we’re not giving up on this tradition!” Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said in a statement. The plan is to experiment with an all-digital event that, “maintains the community connection and active spirit that defines Sunday Parkways.” Fro...
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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...
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Reader letter: Let’s make our rides safe and fun for everyone

Sole Fiumefreddo.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) This letter comes from Sole Fiumefreddo, a leader of Corvidae Bicycle Club, whose name is derived from the family of birds that includes ravens, magpies, and crows. Dear Portland Bicycle Scene, My name is Sole Fiumefreddo of Corvidae Bicycle Club, and I must ask you a favor. I have been biking and commuting around Portland for more than 10 years. However, I didn’t find the community until 2015. When I did find you all, I completely immersed myse...
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Weekend Event Guide: Pedalpalooza begins, a swap meet, adaptive bike clinic, and more

Mood.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The time has come for Portlanders of all ages, shapes, and colors to ride together in the streets in the name of pure, unadulterated fun. That’s right, Pedalpalooza is here. Starting Saturday and lasting through the entire month of June, there are hundreds of free rides to choose from. They’ll help you learn more about our city, about yourself, and about the people you share it with. But this is Portland, and when it comes to biking, there are always options....
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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...
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Pedalpalooza, Portland’s biggest bike festival, is just one month away

One month until you can spread our wings and fly into Pedalpalooza! (Photo: Eric Thornburg/No.Lens.Cap) It’s still a month away, but it’s so big you need at least that much time to get ready. Yes, of course I’m talking about Pedalpalooza. Official poster by Catherine “Cat” Odell Pedalpalooza starts June 1st and lasts the entire month. It will be the 17th time Portlanders have paid homage to free bike fun in a way that seems to get bigger and better every year. This time around I want every...
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Bike shop news roundup: New shop, new owners, and more break-ins

The North Tabor neighborhood has a new bike shop! (Photo: Mount Tabor Cyclery on Instagram) They say the only constant is change; and that’s certainly true for Portland bike shops. In 2018 we saw several high-profile closures with 21st Avenue Bicycles, Velo Cult and closing their doors. But the news wasn’t all bad: A new shop opened on Mt. Hood and Golden Pliers, that opened in June on North Skidmore at Interstate, has quickly become a favorite of many. We’re sure to see more evolution in the...
Tags: Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Martin, Gladys, Tommy, Burnside, Playa, Tom Martin, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Tom Daly, Alberta Street


BikeCraft vendor spotlights: BlaqPaks, Bicycle Kitty, Filmed by Bike

Time for another batch of BikeCraft vendor spotlights. We want to share the excitement of the upcoming event by giving you a taste of what to expect. Thanks to Elly Blue for writing these up and sharing all the images… Maria Schur — Bicycle Kitty Maria Schur — a maker, leader, and adventurer — is a true bicycling renaissance woman.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A portable pillow designed for riders by a rider. Maria Schur of Bicycle Kitty brings together the best of several bicycl...
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Family Biking: What’s your favorite rain gear? (I asked my kids too)

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) What is your favorite rain gear? What prevents a wet and shiny nose? Is it something on your bike like fenders? Or is it waterproof cycling clothes? Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. We don’t need special gear to bike for transportation, but for a lot of us a couple key things make things a lot more pleasant, especially if we want to bike in all conditions. I type this with my damp basket-dog burri...
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Weekend Event Guide: Bridge Pedal, Velo Cult bike sale, Street Trust bike raffle party, and more

Bridge Pedalers taking over I-405 back in 2010. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! The weekend is almost here. And thankfully, the weather gods have planned a reprieve from the heat. The annual Bridge Pedal happens on Sunday. The event has lost a bit of its epicness as organizers continue to wrangle with a new approach by the City of Portland to limit the scope of large-scale events in the public right-of-way. The full ro...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, FREMONT, Cannondale, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Swan Island, Western Bikeworks, Weekend Event Guide, Alpenrose Velodrome, Elaine Bothe, Bike Fun Library


Welcome to (Bike) Portland: A new ride series for newcomers

Between 2010 and 2017 an average of 171 people moved to Portland each week. That’s over 62,000 new residents hitting the streets of what’s arguably the most bike-friendly big city in America. As such, it’s likely a good percentage are ready start biking more. And we want to make sure they all feel at home when they do. Are you new to town? Do you know someone who just moved to here and wants to learn all the ins-and-outs of two-wheeled life in Portland? If so, hopefully Pedalpalooza and/or t...
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Weekend Event Guide: COBRA photos, Show & Tell, Pedalpalooza, Mt. Hood, e-bikes, and more

Find a friend and/or a fountain and enjoy the weekend.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! With all the depressing absurdity in the news, you could probably use a good bike ride right about now. Good thing the weekend is right around the corner. And even though we’re coming to the end of Pedalpalooza there’s no shortage of fun to be had. The aforementioned month-long festival of free bike fun ends with a bang with rides that will illumin...
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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...
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Adventures in Activism: In search of bike-friendly bus stops

Rides are always better when they come with commemorative spoke cards.(Photo by Dan Gebhart. All other photos by Catie Gould) With the Enhanced Transit Corridors (ETC) plan freshly adopted by City Council, the second (of three) Central City in Motion online open houses in the books, and TriMet seeking input on their Division Transit Project — now is a good time to talk about what makes good bus station design. Earlier this month as part of Pedalpalooza, the Portland Bus Lane Project and BikeLou...
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Weekend Event Guide: Backroad adventures, Springwater alternates, Pedalpalooza picks, and more

Discover the Crown-Zellerbach Trail and much more on Saturday’s Columbia Century Challenge. Boy have we got a weekend in store for you! The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! From epic challenges to unrivaled hijinx, there are many great things to choose from. And remember, this is just a sampling. The BikePortland Calendar and Shift’s Official Pedalpalooza Calendar have even more. What do you have planned? I’ll be headed east to the small town of Burns in east...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Columbia, Columbia County, Hawthorne, Brooklyn Park, Cully, Heritage Park, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Pedalpalooza, Scappoose


Finding a family-friendly Pedalpalooza

We had a great group for the Kidical Mass ride to Cargo Bike Roll Call on Sunday.(Photos: Madi Carlson) I’m incredibly excited to be experiencing my first June as a Portlander, which means my first Pedalpalooza! Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. Organized by the all-volunteer Shift, Pedalpalooza is a month-long festival filled with hundreds of bike events, organized by anyone who wants to lead a ride. There’s hopefully something for every...
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