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  1. Ride Along with Kimberlee Chambers: Gresham to inner southeast PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Bike Portland

    Kimberlee is one of three winners of our Ride Along Contest held last March. From neighborhood highways to neighborhood greenways, from bike paths that double as both wildlife corridors and homes to families with nowhere else to go, Kimberlee Chambers' 12-mile work commute offers a stunning diversity of riding experiences.

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  2. Industry Ticker: Timbuk2 set to open retail store in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bike Portland

    San Francisco-based Timbuk2 , a bag brand with deep ties into the bicycle industry, will open a retail store in Portland next month. This is the company's eighth flagship store in North America .

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  3. Friends remember Austin Crenshaw; memorial service tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bike Portland

    "Austin Crenshaw, adventurer, animal lover, cyclist, and all around amazing gentleman died during a bike ride in the Columbia River Gorge at the age of 37. He was doing an activity he loved and surrounded by people who loved him." Austin Crenshaw wasn't a Portland native, but his presence and way of living inspired a lot of deep friendships - many of them forged on long bike rides and on the race course.

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  4. Weekend Event Guide: Parties galore, nakedness, MTB racing, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bike Portland

    This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . Their support makes BikePortland possible.

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  5. Old Town businesses and residents endorse buffered bike lane on 3rd AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Bike Portland

    Nine months after a three-day event that tested a single southbound lane of auto traffic on a few blocks of NW and SW 3rd Avenue, a group of stakeholders on the street has endorsed a middle ground: two lanes. "It builds on a future expanded plaza for locals and visitors at Ankeny Alley that will become a regional destination."

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  6. Pedalpalooza to the fullest: Seven weekday rides to check out while you canRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Bike Portland

    It's that time of the summer: the solstice has slipped past, the afternoons are getting seriously hot, and that "do I really want to go to a bike ride tonight" feeling is giving way to the realization that Pedalpalooza comes but once a year. As Portland's inimitable bike festival heads into its third and final week, we thought we'd help you suck the marrow out of June 2015 by highlighting a few of the most interesting weekday rides.

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  7. Advocate: Portland Council set to consider Climate Action PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Bike Portland

    Proposed plan contains revisions from public comment period, outlines next steps for achieving Portland and Multnomah County's carbon reduction goals. WHO: Portland City Council, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability WHAT: On behalf of all City of Portland bureaus, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will present the proposed draft of the 2015 Climate Action Plan for adoption by Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 24. The plan updates Portland's roadmap for the community to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of a 40 percent reduction by 2030.

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  8. Three bike thinkers on their way to PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Bike Portland

    One fringe benefit of living in a town where so many people love cycling is that we are fortunate to be a common stop for authors, thinkers, innovators, and other cycling luminaries. If you have something important or interesting to say about cycling, the thinking goes, there's a very good chance you'll find a receptive audience in Portland.

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  9. Advocate: Outer Powell Safety Project 6/23Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Bike Portland

    The public is invited to attend the Outer Powell Boulevard Transportation Safety Project's Decision Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the David Douglas High School Library, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave., Portland. The meeting will include updates on community outreach, schedule, design elements and project footprint.

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  10. Speeding is common on most neighborhood greenways in Portland, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Bike Portland

    A city map of 85th-percentile auto speeds on neighborhood greenways, which have a speed limit of 20 mph and are intended to be safe for people of all ages to bike, run, walk and play. Speeding is routine on more than half of Portland's celebrated neighborhood greenway system, according to an unreleased city study.

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  11. Big upgrade to commercial stretch of Barbur looks likelier as Metro rejects OHSU tunnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Bike Portland

    Long-term plans are falling into place for a federally-subsidized biking and walking upgrade to one of Southwest Portland's most important main streets. Staff at the regional agency Metro announced last week that they weren't going to recommend a $900 million light-rail tunnel beneath OHSU, instead sending the proposed Southwest Corridor high-capacity transit line on the surface of SW Naito and Barbur as it passes through Southwest Portland toward Tualatin and Tigard.

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  12. Portland bike counts up in eastside grid, down in east and southwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Bike Portland

    Green dots are locations where the 2013-2014 average bike count was more than 10 bikes higher than the 2011-2012 bike count. Red dots are locations with a drop in 10 or more bikes.

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  13. Weekend Event Guide: Mechanics battle, memorial ride, space wars, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Bike Portland

    This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . Their support makes BikePortland possible.

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  14. City's $8 million for 122nd Avenue will aid crossings and trigger new frequent bus lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Bike Portland

    East Portland's most important north-south street is about to get much easier to cross on bike or foot, and also its own frequent-service bus line. TriMet is preparing to improve its No.

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  15. Route advisory: Leif Erikson closure means major detours through FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Bike Portland

    Sorry for not warning you sooner but a portion of Leif Erikson, the main road for bicycling in Forest Park, is closed through the end of this week. The closure is due to a City of Portland project to replace several culverts between mileposts 8.0 and 9.0. Since the road is completely closed, bicycle riders must detour around it.

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  16. Weekend Event Guide: Diablo, grillin', a century, the hour record and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Bike Portland

    You'll be smiling too when you discover the beautiful Clackamas County roads featured on Saturday's Pioneer Century. The sun will be out with a vengeance for this first bike weekend of Pedalpalooza* and I hope you are able to take advantage of it.

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  17. Crosswalk enforcement action uncovers rampant law-breaking on SE PowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Bike Portland

    Illegal and dangerous behaviors are rampant on the streets of Portland. Most of us who use the streets are keenly aware of this, but every time the Bureau of Transportation does a crosswalk enforcement action we see the problem even more clearly.

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  18. Your guide to summer bike camps for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Bike Portland

    Whether it's doing Sunday Parkways or just riding to the store or a friend's house, biking is a huge part of summer for many Portland families. So are summer camps.

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  19. The Monday Roundup: A bike-boom time capsule, the Blazers' latest bike fanatic and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 1 | Bike Portland

    Portland Bike Lobby founder Sam Oakland received a Bud Clark Award for lifetime achievement from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in 2001. Time capsule: What did it feel like to run a bike shop in the middle of Oregon's 1971 bike boom? "They've taken all the fun out of the business," complained Portland retailer Pat Patterson in this newspaper article from that spring .

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  20. ODOT says new signals with left turn arrows coming to SE Powell next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Bike Portland

    As hundreds of people take to the streets in an expression of frustration about unsafe biking conditions in Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation has just announced plans to install new left turn arrows at SE Powell and 26th Avenue - an intersection where two people have sustained serious injuries in collisions this month. This announcement comes as a surprise and is very likely a response to the collision that happened at the intersection today and the resulting public pressure that has come from it.

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