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  1. The Ride: Scappoose to the Banks-Vernonia Trail via logging roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bike Portland

    Note: Welcome to the first in a series of posts sponsored by 21st Avenue Bicycles . They've stepped up help us share more adventure rides.

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  2. Get ready to climb: Portland's De Ronde/La Doyenne weekend is comingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Bike Portland

    Rumor has it that Portland's toughest weekend of cycling is coming up. "De Ronde" and its sister event "La Doyenne" are two unsanctioned road rides that have captured the imagination of thousands of riders over the years because of the sheer difficulty of even finishing.

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  3. Q&A: NYC's top biking advocate wants you to talk more about deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Bike Portland

    That's the advice from Paul Steely White, executive director of the country's largest local transportation advocacy group. The executive director of New York City-based Transportation Alternatives since 2004, White was a major force behind the city's emergence as a national leader in reimagining streets as pleasant public spaces.

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  4. Q&A: Melissa Wells on everyone's stake in transportation equityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Bike Portland

    In 25 years, half the U.S. workforce will be of Latino, black or Asian descent - so if you ever plan on having a nurse, you'd better start caring about social equity. That's the way Melissa Wells, a program associate at D.C.-based equity nonprofit PolicyLink and co-leader of the national Transportation Equity Caucus, explains every American's stake in racial justice.

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  5. Weekend Event Guide: Gorge gravel, tandems, photo show, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . The weather looks to be great this and we just so happen to have a stellar line-up to choose from this weekend.

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  6. 'Bike Week' is start of something big in outer east PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Bike Portland

    This week is Bike Week in east Portland's Rosewood neighborhood and it's also the launch of the much-needed cycling spark that east Portlanders have been waiting for. As we learned first-hand back in June , once you cross over I-205 on a bike everything changes.

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  7. City lunch panel this week recalls 'Portland before Platinum'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Bike Portland

    Four local women who've been riding the city for quite some time will be sharing stories about Portland's biking history. The panel includes Anndy Wiselogle ; Mia Birk, Portland's first bicycle coordinator and an early principal at pioneering bike-infrastructure firm Alta Planning and Design; Jessica Roberts, an onetime Bicycle Transportation Alliance employee and more recent principal at Alta; and Barb Grover, a onetime Bike Gallery marketer who cofounded cargo-bike specialty shop Splendid Cycles.

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  8. As Clinton Street's bikeway turns 30, locals plan a celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Bike Portland

    Whether you see it as a battleground or a workable compromise or a national model , the Clinton Street bikeway is one thing for sure: beloved. A group of Clinton Street fans are meeting at SE 30th and Division Saturday to plan a party this summer that will celebrate this iconic bike route and everything it's brought to the mix of residential and commercial uses that have made Portland's Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond neighborhoods what they are.

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  9. Guest article: A personal perspective on riding River View, a.k.a. the "cemetery trails"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Bike Portland

    This article was written by Erik Tonkin in response to the City of Portland's decision to ban bicycling in River View Natural Area. This will not be about my own personal narrative of biking, racing, and River View, but that's where I'll start because my life in Portland began on the cemetery trails.

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  10. Kaiser Permanente completes new bike path through North Portland campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Bike Portland

    Workers put finishing touches on the new bike path just south of N Failing Street. It opened yesterday.

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  11. State's anti-speeding photo radar bill flips 'scofflaw' narrativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Bike Portland

    Just another day on SW Barbur Boulevard, one of 10 streets that could be fitted with radar cameras under a proposed state law. When it comes to the rules of the road, there are a few facts of life - or, as sociologists might call them, social norms.

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  12. Open house tonight for 'Outer Powell Safety Project'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Bike Portland

    If you live, work or ride on SE Powell Blvd from 99th to the Portland city limits, an open house tonight is a great chance to help make it better. The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting the event, which will give attendees a closer look at the Outer Powell Safety Project The open house will give the public an opportunity to learn and comment about plans to improve safety on four miles of Southeast Powell Boulevard from 99th Avenue east to the Portland city limits.

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  13. Community Cycling Center vows to continue New Columbia, Cully programs despite grant cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Bike Portland

    The New Columbia Bike Hub opens in 2012, offering basic bike repair tools, assistance and equipment loans in the North Portland development. In 2008, Portland's nonprofit bike shop kicked off an initiative to be known for more than reliable used bikes and Christmastime giveaways.

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  14. Thoughts on lawmakers who "just want to start a conversation"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Bike Portland

    In light of Oregon House Representative John Davis's bill that would mandate what type of clothes people would have to wear while riding a bicycle, I want to re-post some thoughts I published back in January 2011. Back then, we were covering a very similar situation where Oregon legislator Mitch Greenlick wanted to "start a conversation" about bike safety by sponsoring a bill that would have made it illegal to carry a child of six years or younger on the back of a bike or in a trailer .

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  15. Join us for Blazer Bike Night on Wednesday, April 8thRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Bike Portland

    If you missed our last Blazer Bike Night back in November, you have a chance to redeem yourself next month. We're excited to announce our spring Blazer Bike Night on Wednesday, April 8th when our Trail Blazers go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  16. Skyline Tavern set for rebirth as legit bike riders' hang-outRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Bike Portland

    If you've never heard of Skyline Tavern, it's not your fault: The wood-sided "saloon" facade is tucked among trees set back behind a parking lot and the food and vibe has always been a bit sleepy and disappointing. I stopped in a few months ago to escape a cold and rainy night and - while the folks inside were nice - I felt like I walked into someone's living room.

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  17. Multiple people assaulted by 'unstable' man on Eastbank EsplanadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Bike Portland

    A reader has shared a disturbing incident that took place while he was riding his bicycle on the Eastbank Esplanade before sunrise this morning. According to Jeff B., at around 6:15 am he was thrown off his bike while riding southbound on the floating portion of the Esplanade just north of the Burnside Bridge.

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  18. Advocates mount effort to keep transportation hierarchy in city policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Bike Portland

    Created in 2009 for the city's Climate Action Plan , it's maybe the city's single most progressive statement of transportation policy. The City of Portland says its new 20-year comprehensive plan is informed by three city documents that created a prioritized ranking for transportation needs.

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  19. The Monday Roundup: Automatic lifesaving, handlebar cams and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Bike Portland

    Automatic lifesaving: Street-scanning, self-braking technology is already saving lives. So why isn't it required in every car yet? The other drug war: Colorado's governor wants to make someone's fourth drunk-driving offense a felony, but some state officials worry that all that jail time would cost too much .

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  20. NYC's top advocate tops the agenda at Oregon Active Transportation SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Bike Portland

    Paul Steely White , executive director of New York City's Transportation Alternatives , is known in the biking advocacy world as a charmer who has been right in the middle of his city's 15-year turnaround to become of the country's leading cities for transportation innovation. Melissa Wells is an up-and-coming transportation advocate for PolicyLink, a broad-based research institute that studies economic and social equity.

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