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Our space, our place: Dispatch from a BIPOC ‘Frogger’ ride

Frogger friends.(Photo courtesy Mateen Richey) This story is by northeast Portland resident Mateen Richey, a new contributor who you might recall from our profile of him back in January. “At this ride, we were all people of color.” This is a dispatch in the month of Black History (the shortest month of the year). I was recently invited to a “Frogger” ride for BIPOC (black indigenous people of color). A “Frogger” ride is a ride that hops from road to wet dirt, singletrack to gravel roads, ...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Justin, Silas, Cory, Justin Williams, St Johns, Rahsaan, Rides/Events, Rahsaan Bahati, Mateen Richey, Pier Park Once


‘Courier Challenge’ brings messengers together to test package delivery skills

Event organizer Jeff Morris (maroon shirt) goes over the ground rules prior to start.(Photos: Ramon Antonio/Still Pour) Event flyer created by Portland artist Hannah Bakken. Despite a pandemic that has put a crimp on the local bike calendar, fun group bike rides and events are still happening. And one part of Portland’s two-wheeled scene that has gotten even stronger in the past year is that of professional bike couriers who’ve satiated demand for direct-to-home delivery of food and othe...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jeff Morris, Rides/Events, Ramon Antonio, Cascadian Courier Collective, Ponce Christie, Alleycat, Hannah Bakken


This year’s Winter Light Festival is a made-for-biking event

This year’s Winter Light Festival is spread citywide, making it perfect to see by bike. (Photo: Tom Howe) The Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) was first held in February 2016 with the idea that artistic light displays could provide relief from winter doldrums that settle in after the holiday season is over. The festival was founded by the Willamette Light Brigade, a nonprofit responsible for much of the festive lighting on Portland’s bridges. The Winter Light Festival has grown by ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Multnomah County, Sullivan, Milwaukie, Rides/Events, Cathedral Park, Burnside Street, North Northeast, Tom Howe, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Hayden Island, Pdxwlf, Portland Winter Light Festival


No Peacock Lane. No Bike the Lights. Check out Starkwood instead!

(Houses with holiday lights in the Starkwood neighborhood. Photos by Tom Howe) With both Peacock Lane and Bike the Lights cancelled this year, Tom Howe from Puddlecycle shares his route and tips for a new destination full of bright lights and holiday cheer. You’re on the right track when you see this sign. A neighborhood along Southeast 111th Street known as Starkwood is a great alternative to Peacock Lane for a holiday bike ride. Nearly all of the houses on several cul-de-sacs off...
Tags: Holidays, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Gladstone, Washington Street, Ridgewood, Rides/Events, Madi Carlson, Puddlecycle, Tom Howe, Peacock Lane, Park Ride, Floyd Light Middle School, Starkwood, Stark Street Island


No ‘Bike the Lights’ night at Winter Wonderland this year due to virus fears

Not this year.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Social distancing from the comfort of your car.” That’s how the folks behind the annual Winter Wonderland event at Portland International Raceway are marketing this year’s event. Since 2009 organizers have set aside one night of the five-week event where bicycle riders could enjoy the lights and festive vibes without the toxic emissions, noise, or threat of collisions posed by car drivers. But this year they’ve decided to cancel it. “Due to CO...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Winter Wonderland, Portland, Portland Police Bureau, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Portland International Raceway, Bike The Lights Winter Wonderland


First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote. (Photo: Kiel Johnson) This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling. Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Johnson, Election 2020, Kiel, Irving Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Kiel Johnson, Lulu Johnson, Irving Park Expect


Weekend Event Guide: Redlining ride, film benefit, Push for Peace, and more

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The weekend is almost here and it’s going to be a wild one. The fun starts tonight with an educational ride you don’t want to miss. If you’ve been wondering where this usually-weekly post has gone, it’s been sporadic of late with the absence of events due to virus fears. But folks are slowly gaining comfort and confidence (which is good or bad, depending on your perspective) and listings are starting to trickle back onto our calendar. If you go out, please be p...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North Portland, Waterfront Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Weekend Event Guide, Rachel Cameron, Lents Neighborhood Livability Association, Laurelhurst Park SE, PDX Black Youth Movement, Oregon Hospitality Foundation


Weekend Event Guide: Redlining ride, I-205 path clean-up, Push for Peace, and more

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The weekend is almost here and it’s going to be a wild one. The fun starts tonight with an educational ride you don’t want to miss. If you’ve been wondering where this usually-weekly post has gone, it’s been sporadic of late with the absence of events due to virus fears. But folks are slowly gaining comfort and confidence (which is good or bad, depending on your perspective) and listings are starting to trickle back onto our calendar. If you go out, please be p...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North Portland, Waterfront Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Weekend Event Guide, Rachel Cameron, Wattles Boys Girls Club SE De Trash Portland, Lents Neighborhood Livability Association, Laurelhurst Park SE, PDX Black Youth Movement, Oregon Hospitality Foundation


41st annual Seattle-to-Portland ride will be a ‘virtual challenge’ this year

The finish line, usually at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, will be wherever you want it to be this year. (Photo: Cascade Bicycle Club) One of the largest and most well-known group bike rides in the Pacific Northwest won’t let Covid-19 get in the way of its 41st year. Cascade Bicycle Club announced today that the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride will be a “virtual challenge” this year. 2020 will be only the second year the ride has been cancelled, with the other time being the erupt...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, St Helens, Lloyd, Cascade, STP, Cascade Bicycle Club, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Holladay Park, Seattle To Portland Ride


The Crown Zellerbach Trail is better than ever, especially for families

The Crown Z is the crown jewel of Columbia County’s outdoor offerings. (Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) If you haven’t been out to the Crown Zellerbach Trail in a while, it’s time to go back. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s time to listen up. Very nice new map is placed at many locations on the trail and has clear mileage markers and an elevation chart. The Crown Z (what Columbia County would prefer you to call it) underwent a major facelift late last year and with...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Pacific Northwest, County, Everett, Columbia County, Nehalem River, Pisgah, Vernonia, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, The Ride, Highway 30, Scappoose


Transit feedback session planned for Metro’s transportation bond measure

Climate change activism group Sunrise PDX is hosting an info session tomorrow (6/17) on Metro’s Get Moving 2020 transportation funding bond measure. It’s been easy to forget with the pandemic and protests dominating the news since March, but Metro still hopes to put this measure on the ballot in November. If all goes according to plan it will raise $3.1 billion for infrastructure projects, including $975 million for the new SW Corridor MAX light rail line. “Now more than ever the intersecti...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bishop, Metro, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, BikePortland Calendar, Getting There Together Coalition, Metro 2020 Transportation Funding Measure, Sunrise Pdx, SW Corridor MAX, Micah Bishop


Last night we all rode together thanks to Black Girls Do Bike

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) After months of quarantine and weeks of heavy-hearted news and protests, Nichole Watson and Keyonda McQuarters just wanted to let loose and go on a bike ride. So they posted it on Facebook and told their friends to join. They expected a few dozen people. What they got was closer to 2,000. “Sometimes you need to take the lane and you need to demand that people see you and make space for you and that’s what today is about.”— Nichole Watson “I’m ...
Tags: Facebook, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Watson, Martin Luther King, King, Black, Wayne, Nicole, Jefferson, Elijah, Kona, Irving Park


Four rides to support Black lives

A family at last night’s march in northeast.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) If you’ve been to one of the protests in Portland you’ve seen that the number of people on bikes is growing each night. Now community leaders have planned several bike rides that will amplify and/or spin-off the protests. After being all but shut down due to the pandemic, rides and events are once again being posted to the BikePortland Calendar. In particular there are five on the horizon (so far) I want to make...
Tags: Texas, Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, FREMONT, Justice Center, Portland Police Bureau, Rose City, Irving Park, Etheridge, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events


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...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Black, Old Town, Cason, Cully, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Zenner, Portland s Black, Theotis Cason, Carlton Farms Cedar River Farms


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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Today: Live interview with author and mobility justice advocate Adonia Lugo

A Reed College graduate who has gone on to be a leading voice on the intersection of racism and transportation reform advocacy will join Portland-based Microcosm Publishing for a live event on YouTube later today (5/28). Adonia Lugo earned a degree from Reed in 2005 then went on to earn a Masters Degree and PhD in anthropology from UC Irvine. She spent two years as manager of the equity initiative at the League of American Bicyclists. Her book, Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistan...
Tags: Books, Minneapolis, Youtube, Race, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Reed, UC Irvine, Lugo, Reed College, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Adonia Lugo


Portland duo creates ‘Bike Tag’ website to spread popular game

A few recent “tags” uploaded to BikeTag.org. A fun game that encourages people to get out and ride bikes might help cure your cooped-up coronavirus blues. And two Portlanders are leading the charge to introduce it to more players. Bike Tag is a simple game where one person (who’s “it”) posts an image of their bike at a mystery location. Then another player must find the location, bike there, and take a picture of their own bike in the same spot. The player then rides to a new location, takes a...
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Cycle Oregon cancels all 2020 events, furloughs staff amid virus concerns

“We’re facing challenges unlike any we’ve ever felt before.”— Steve Schulz, Cycle Oregon executive director Photo: Cycle Oregon riders near Farewell Bend State Park in 2015. (J. Maus/BikePortland) If you were holding out hope that Cycle Oregon would somehow be the savior of your 2020 riding season, I have some bad news. Today the nonprofit announced that all four of their events have been shelved, “Due to ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.” “We did not come to this ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Board, Schulz, Weekender, Cycle Oregon, Jonathan Maus, Steve Schulz, Rides/Events, Wasco County, Tygh Valley, Chad Davis, Paycheck Protection Program PPP


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...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Sunday Parkways, Chloe Eudaly, Bollywood Dreams Entertainment, Facebook The Sunday Parkways


The Ride: A three-county route offers escape to historic farms and quiet backroads

A barn along NW Helvetia Road 22 miles west of Portland.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Sponsored by Western Bikeworks There’s a huge benefit to Portland’s urban growth boundary that never makes its way into planning debates: It allows people to bike from city streets to rural backroads in relatively short order. I live in north Portland (about three miles from City Hall downtown) and I can pedal south, north, east or west and be among 100-year-old “Century Farms” or wild places and natur...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Columbia, City Hall, Washington County, Columbia County, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, The Ride, Otto Miller Road, Otto Miller, Multnomah Washington, Portland Newberry Skyline, Dorland Moreland


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...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Meghan Sinnott, Sinnott, Beth Krynick, Meghan Sinnott Pedalpalooza


Tonight at midnight: Choose your own adventure and keep MMR alive

Midnight streets are special streets. The Midnight Mystery Ride is one of many Portland bike culture traditions that is being forced to reconcile with social distancing requirements during the Covid-19 outbreak. “MMR” is usually a big gathering at a dive bar that is led by a rotating leader each week that goes to a mystery location where friends and bike lovers of all stripes hang out around a fire all night, sharing stories and each others’ company. The ride has happened every second Friday...
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Tonight: Choose your own adventure to keep Midnight Mystery Ride alive

Midnight streets are special streets. The Midnight Mystery Ride is one of many Portland bike culture traditions that is being forced to reconcile with social distancing requirements during the Covid-19 outbreak. “MMR” is usually a big gathering at a dive bar that is led by a rotating leader each week that goes to a mystery location where friends and bike lovers of all stripes hang out around a fire all night, sharing stories and each others’ company. The ride has happened every second Friday...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, MMR, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Midnight Mystery Ride


Undaunted by pandemic, Filmed by Bike will host virtual film fest

“When shit goes down, bikes rise up.” That’s the rally cry from Ayleen Crotty, one of Portland’s most dedicated and prolific purveyors of bike culture. Crotty’s Filmed by Bike started as a local event but has grown significantly in the past 18 years and now includes tour stops nationwide and an impressive list of submissions from around the world. Originally scheduled for May 15-17th at the Hollywood Theater, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Crotty to postpone the event until September. Bu...
Tags: Youtube, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ben Weaver, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Crotty, Hollywood Theater, Filmed By Bike, Ayleen Crotty, Manny Marquez


Bike event promoters hit by cancellations, try to stay optimistic

Riders blast off the starting line of 2018 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) “I’m postponing three events with 900 participants in the next 4 weeks. That’s $25,000 in entries.”— Mike Ripley, Mudslinger Events Most people who organize and promote bicycle rides and races don’t do it for the money. They do it because — like many of us — they love being a part of that magical thing that happens when people get together and ride bikes. So yesterday’s announcement that...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Mike, Childs, Portland Century, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Porter Childs, Mike Ripley, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Outbreak, Mudslinger Events, Andi Ripley


Portland’s bid to host 2026 Road Cycling World Championships seeks city council approval

Let’s do this! When I sat down with Kevin Hyland in May 2019 to learn about his efforts to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Portland, he was a self-described “one man army.” Now he’s managing a Local Organizing Committee of over 40 people and their effort to win the 2026 bid is going full steam ahead. You may have noticed your social media channels filled with the shiny new Portland Cycling Worlds logo and graphics this morning. That’s because venerable local company Chris King Precis...
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Weekend Event Guide: Trail day at Rocky Point, Hawthorne workshop, Womxn’s Ride, and more

Where will your bike take you this weekend? (This photo is from Floras Lake, just north of Cape Blanco on the Oregon Coast.) (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to the weekend. Check out our selected events and rides below. And if you know of a company that wants to sponsor the BikePortland Calendar and this weekly event guide, please let me know. Have fun out there! Saturday, March 7th Rocky Point Big Dig Day – 9:00 am at Rocky Point Trails (Scappoose) This is it folks: NW Trail All...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, NW Trail Alliance, Hawthorne Blvd, Weekend Event Guide, Vancouver Lake Park, Cape Blanco, Bradley Angle House, Peninsula Park Rose Garden


Oregon Active Transportation Summit set for March 17-19

The Oregon Active Transportation Summit moves to a new venue this year. The Street Trust’s annual gathering of planning professionals, agency staffersm thinkers and activists takes place at the Oregon Convention Center. The three-day event will have an explicit focus on climate action and transportation justice and will be headlined by Emma Marris, an environmental writer based in Klamath Falls. As always, OATS will feature workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions aimed at sharpening your...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, New York Times, Klamath Falls, ODOT, Sprit, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Marris, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Tamika Butler, The Street Trust, Emma Marris, Toole Design Group


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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Oregon now has a ‘VIP’ all-inclusive gravel training camp

What’s the latest sign that gravel riding has taken over the cycling world? How about a new, five-day event organizers describe as, “An immersive VIP gravel training experience” where the price of admission can cost up to $2,100. The new Bend Unpaved event (May 7-11) is headlined by Bend-based professional cyclist Carl Decker. He’s inviting up to 15 people to join him and his friends Matt Lieto and Barry Wicks for an all-inclusive training camp where they share their vast knowledge and favori...
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