If you live in Portland and have always wanted to use a bicycle frame as a canvas, now’s your chance. Dustin Klein is leading a course at the Klum House on “Bike Embellishment.” For $45 he’ll teach you how to customize a frame and showcase his process. If you’re interested, sign up at Klum House.
Fatter tires equal less urban catastrophes.
Nike announced today their new BIKETOWN bike share project for Portland, boasting a $10 million dollar commitment over the next five years for one of America’s most friendly cycling cities. Now, that may seem like a lot of money for a company who no longer makes cycling apparel, but when you look at the bigger picture of Nike’s budget for a year’s worth of marketing, this article proves that $10 mill is just a drop in the hat.
Personally, I’m into this project. The bikes look well designed, Portland’s a great incubator for cycling infrastructure experiments (of which always prove to be well worth the investment) and with Beaverton, Oregon- Nike’s home base, just miles outside the city, it’s a great way for the company to give back to their community. These bikes will get more bodies riding in the great city of Portland and they don’t look like complete turds. Hey, aesthetics do go a long way!
See more at Nike.
The Portland International Raceway marked the end of the 2015 Cross Crusade in Oregon. Many, many thanks to River City Bicycles for carrying us along for each of these races!
Another weekend, another Cross Crusades in the Portland area… Seriously, this one looks so amazing.
Oh man, Oregon knows how to throw a ‘cross race!
Maybe there’s a reason ‘cross is so big in Portland…
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Photo by Dylan VanWeelden
Portland knows how to do two things: party and throw races, but when they mix the two as it often goes, it becomes quite the spectacle. Dylan VanWeelden was there, capturing all the ruckus and it’s not to be missed. Head over to Dylan’s Flickr to see more!
River City Bicycles from Portland takes another look at the recent Cross Crusade in Cascade Locks. I don’t know about you, but I love these videos!