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Weekend Event Guide: Defend the climate, don durags, grab your dog, and more!

Have a dog? Love dogs? If so, Corvidae Bike Club’s Pupperpalooza is the ride for you.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Hi everybody! The weekend is almost here. And with Pedalpalooza going strong, it’s time to plan your cycling strategy. Here’s our delicious menu of rides, chosen from our calendar. Friday, July 23rd Katy Perry & Taylor Swift Ride – 7:00 pm at Irving Park (NE) “Let’s get together for a super fun Pedalpalooza-esque ride starting at Irving Park near the playground and ending at a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Clark County, Irving Park, Rides/Events, East Portland, Pedalpalooza, Weekend Event Guide, Clark County Washington, Katy Perry Taylor, Peninsula Park, Corvidae Bicycle Club, Vancouver Bicycle Club, Maritza Arango


‘Enough is enough’: Pedalpalooza riders will join youth climate activists at ODOT protest

(Source: Sunrise PDX) “Enough is enough!” Portlander Hami Ramani is pissed. He’s tired of what he sees as a lack of bold action against climate change from the Oregon Department of Transportation and their bosses. To do something about it Ramani has just launched a new ride that will happen this Wednesday (tomorrow, 7/21) to show support for Sunrise Movement PDX and their ongoing protest at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland. As you might recall from our story on this protest last month, yo...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Metro, Kate Brown, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Colonel Summers Park, Sunrise Pdx


Join a Pedalpalooza ride with Oregon’s Poet Laureate

A lot of people think Pedalpalooza, the three month bike fun fest happening now through the end of August, is all about rolling parties and riding naked. It’s not. Next week, Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani will participate in what’s being billed as “a unique and interactive” ride. The Spoke’n Words Ride (see what they did there?) on July 22nd is organized by Oregon Humanities, a nonprofit that, “connects people and communities through conversation, storytelling, and participatory program...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, New Orleans, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Anis, Anis Mojgani, Oregon Humanities, Pedalpalooza 2021, Oregon Park, Northeast Oregon Street


Weekend Event Guide: Pop idols, champagne, mimosas, a Beverly Cleary Memorial and more!

A photo from Jonathan’s recent trip to Miami. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Hi everybody! As usual at this stage of summer, Pedalpalooza hosts lots of rides in this week’s guide. Moreover, we also give some space to other rides dedicated to a good cause and to Oregon’s beloved writer Beverly Cleary. Also don’t forget to check the rest of events posted on our calendar. Friday, July 16th It’s Britney Ride – 6:00 pm at Salmon St Fountain (SW) “Let’s pre-party, ride, and dance to pop princess B...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Miami, Britney Spears, Jackson, Prince, Jonathan, Britney, Rides/Events, Cartlandia, Beverly Cleary, Weekend Event Guide, Laurelhurst Park


Pedalpalooza ride retraces route of first train to St. Johns

Train History Ride participants stand on the former route on N Commercial Avenue and Cook. Inset: The St. Johns Motor Line train.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The St. Johns Motor Line route. Nerdy educational rides are the unsung heroes of Pedalpalooza, Portland’s three-month festival of free bike rides that’s going on now through the end of August. They don’t get nearly as much attention as the massively crowded (and fun!) party rides; but those who seek them out are often rewarded wit...
Tags: Navy, Sport, History, Walgreens, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Manhattan, Russell, St Johns, Greeley, McMenamin, Lombard, TriMet, Johns Bridge, Jonathan Maus


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride photo gallery and recap

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s nothing like a massive bike ride to make Portland feel like, well, Portland again. After a Covid-induced hiatus last year Pedalpalooza got off to a spectacular start last night as hundreds (thousands?) of people joined the Kickoff Ride. As we rolled through the streets of inner southeast neighborhoods and gathered at Colonel Summers and Laurelhurst parks there was a refrain I heard several times: Portland is back! Or in the words of one of...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Cory, Central Eastside Industrial District, Ankeny, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Laurelhurst, Water Avenue, OMSI, Colonel Summers Park, Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride, Pedalpalooza 2021


Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride rolls tonight! Here’s what you need to know

The Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride rolled up Belmont on June 9th, 2016.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Early this morning atop Mt. Tabor, an eager group of Portlanders enjoyed morning snacks and drinks at the Sunrise Coffee ride. It was the first of hundreds of rides and events that will take place over the next three months as part of Pedalpalooza, Portland’s 100% free festival of bike fun. The big launch happens tonight on the traditional Kickoff Ride. Thousands are expected to show up to...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Belmont, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Lily Karabaic, Laurelhurst Park, Colonel Summers Park, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride, Pedalpalooza Portland, Pedalpalooza 2021, Sunrise Coffee


The Thursday Night Ride survived Covid and is ready for summer

Ride leader TJ (right) and 7-year-old Zander at the front of the crowd Thursday night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s Thursday Night Ride celebrated its sixth birthday in April. This plucky, weekly social ride leaves every Thursday from Salmon Street Springs at around 7:30. It has survived wildfires and a coronavirus and looks to be as healthy as ever. When I joined last week, the CDC’s new mask guidelines had just been announced and there was a bit of extra buzz in the air. ...
Tags: Facebook, Cdc, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Tnr, David Peterson, TJ, Don, Bertha, ASL, Jonathan Maus, Zander, Rides/Events, TRN


Bridge Pedal will roll again this August

Riders on the Fremont Bridge during Bridge Pedal 2010.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Organizers of the Providence Bridge Pedal announced today that the ride will take place this year. After a pause last summer due to the pandemic, the iconic, all-ages bicycle ride will happen on August 8th. “It is time to celebrate. Hop on your bike or lace up our walking shoes and join in the event that for 25 years has been ‘perfectly Portland’,” read a statement. “This is the one opportunity each yea...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, FREMONT, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Bridge Pedal, Fremont Bridge, COVID, Providence Bridge Pedal


Join the Cycle Oregon ‘Challenge’ and ride like it’s 1988

A great excuse to hit the open road and support Cycle Oregon.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) In 1988 Guns N’ Roses and George Michael were chart-toppers, puffy sleeve dresses were all the rage, an IBM PC with a whopping 30 MB hard drive would set you back $1,249, and you could buy a new house for a mere $90,000. 1988 Cycle Oregon logo. It was also the inaugural year for a scrappy little ride called Cycle Oregon that would evolve into an influential nonprofit and one of the best bike ...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, Ibm, George Michael, Cycle Oregon, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Ride With Gps, Brookings Oregon, Community of Giving COG


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...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Pellegrini, Mike, Irving Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Yuna, Beverly Cleary, Pedalpalooza 2021, Yuna Cheong, Beverly Cleary Memorial Ride Early


No carfree open streets for Sunday Parkways again this year

A scene from a 2019 Sunday Parkways — something we’ll have to wait at least one more year to experience together. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Despite relaxed federal Covid guidelines for outdoor activities, the Portland Bureau of Transportation says it’s still too risky to have a full-blown open streets event, so Sunday Parkways 2021 will look similar to last year. Today the bureau announced several initiatives that aim to capture the activity and fun of this beloved event without c...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Sunday Parkways, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


Try these five great bike rides, curated by the City of Portland

PBOT’s Four Parks of East Portland Ride includes a short stretch on this section of the I-84 path.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Whether you’re just setting out and need help finding the best streets and paths to ride on, or if you’re a wily veteran who needs motivation to visit new parts of town — having a quality route vetted by a knowledgeable person is worth its weight in gold. That’s why we’re so excited that the venerable Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a list of r...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Powell, Greeley, Maplewood, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Mercado, Willamette River, Hillsdale, North Greeley, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, East Portland


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...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Katya, Ashley, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Friends on Bikes, Corvidae Bicycle Club, bikepoc PNW, Ashley Padron


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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Opposition to ODOT I-5 freeway project gains steam at Tubman School rally

(Click for captions. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “We can literally see the smog in the air during recess… This freeway is constantly on our minds, and it is in our lungs, and it is a direct threat to the heart of the Tubman community.”— Malina Yuen, 9th grader and Tubman graduate Portland’s freeway fight spread its wings as it traded the confines of social media and online meeting testimony for a well-attended rally on Friday evening. Dozens of speakers and organizers j...
Tags: Oregon, US, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, NCA, Brown, Kate Brown, Oregon House, Yuen, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Aaron Brown


Analysis: Cycling World Championship event would lead to $80 million in direct spending

A scene from 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.(Photo: Geoff Alexander/ Flickr Creative Commons) “It’s safe to assume that overall impact will be somewhere north of $120 million.”— Kevin Hyland, PDX Cycling Worlds, Inc. A push to make Portland the host of the 2026 UCI Road Cycling World Championships received some good news last month when an independent analysis showed it could pump $80 million into the regional economy. That was one of the top findings just rel...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, UCI, Richmond Virginia, Dan Ryan, Hyland, Portland City, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Kevin Hyland, Jo Ann Hardesty, UCI Road World Championships in Portland


‘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...
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Metro, county team up to host regional forum on transportation safety

Bike lane on SE Foster Road.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s a lot going on in the Portland transportation safety scene these days. As we grapple with crash trends headed in the wrong direction we are coming to grips with how our policies and projects have a disproportionate impact on people of color and low-income earners. In the past few months we’ve reported on reports from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and local nonprofit Oregon Walks that have hammered home an un...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Portland Multnomah County, Multnomah County Reach, Regional Transportation Safety Forum


Stop Asian Hate Solidarity Ride planned for Saturday April 3rd

Art by @jjbccm Just announced for next Saturday: The Stop Asian Hate Solidarity Ride, supported by the fledgling group, BikePOCPNW. Below is the description they’ve shared on Instagram: The murders in Atlanta have disturbingly shown a light on anti-Asian sentiments, xenophobia, misogyny, & fetisization of Asian women. We need to tear this hate down. Shred the “model minority myth” & ride alongside the Asian community as we create intentional space in solidarity. Who can attend: This ride is...
Tags: Instagram, Atlanta, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, BikePortland Calendar, Laurelhurst Park


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...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Kate Brown, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Pedalpalooza, Multnomah Clackamas


Oregon Active Transportation Summit is back after virus hiatus

Graphic: The Street Trust Stymied by Covid in 2020, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is back and looks to be stronger than ever. OATS, as it’s known among the local advocacy crowd, has been held annually since 2011. It’s a must-do gathering of bicycling, walking, transit, and every other kind of non-driving mobility expert, activist, or influencer. You should be there if you want to get your foot in any doors or want to notch-up your professional networks and knowledge. OATS is organiz...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Portland, Advocacy, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Ronnie Harris, Ronnie Matthew Harris Harris