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Join Us at the Vanilla Workshop Build-Off Tonight!

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Join Us at the Vanilla Workshop Build-Off Tonight!

I’m in Portland for this, so if you are too, swing by!

A one-night bike show and party featuring 6 unique Speedvagen builds that will determine Speedvagen’s next Ready Made model. Join us for tours of The Vanilla Workshop, drinks, food, and to vote on your favorite build. See all the details at the Vanilla Workshop’s Facebook!

Builds from:
@TheVanillaWorkshop, @GoldenSaddleCyclery, @PrettyDamnedFast, @TheAthletic, and @Mcfetridge

Presented by:
@chriskingbuzz , @whiteind, @paulcomponent, @philwoodandco, @Simworksusa, @SunandAir, and @thevanillaworkshop

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Gravel Dancing

This Saturday, June 9th, Dustin Klein is leading a group ride from the Chrome Portland location, finishing back at the Chrome Hub for a premier of the “It’s Getting There” short film and free refreshments.

Roll out at 11:00 am
Finish approximately 2:30pm
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27657125

Chrome Portland Hub
425 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 719-4693

Annalisa’s Breadwinner Lolo Has a Lotta Portland Love

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Annalisa’s Breadwinner Lolo Has a Lotta Portland Love

Bicycles are often the by-product of their environment, their peer group, and their community. Sure, that might be extending a lot of credit to an inanimate object, but over the years, it’s easy to see that people often kit out their bikes based on these conditions. For people like Annalisa, from Endurance PDX and the We Got to Hang Out podcast, her road bike is a by-product of her community in Portland.

Next door to Endurance PDX is a little company called Breadwinner Cycles. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Tony and Ira, along with a very talented team, build beautiful bikes, designed to be ridden hard on various terrain. The Lolo is their classic, rim brake road bike with room for chubby road tires and a beautiful paint job. Annalisa built her bike up with Chris King parts, another Portland, Oregon-based company and wheels built by none other than Sugar Wheel Works, you guessed it, yet another company that calls Portland home.

While Annalisa was in town doing bike fits at Golden Saddle Cyclery and interviewing Jen Whalen for their latest podcast, I took this Red 22 eTap-equipped roadie to the photo wall for some up close and personal photos.

Thanks to Annalisa for being such a positive and supportive voice in the cycling industry. I can’t wait to come hang with y’all later this summer.

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Rubber to the Road: The Gateway Green

Here’s the newest video project from River City Bicycles, dubbed “Rubber to the Road,” where the shop looks at the riding surrounding the Portland area. First up (on this site anyway) is the new Gateway Green trail network:

“Gateway Green is an enormous undertaking that’s been in the works for almost twelve years now, and this Saturday, June 24th, it’s officially opening to the public. The amount of work that went into making this a reality- both physically and politically is impressive, to say the least, but saying the finished product reflects it is an understatement. Special thanks to the Northwest Trail Alliance, Portland Parks and Recreation, and all the volunteers who put countless hours into this project to make it a reality. Gateway Green is the Portland area’s first, extensive, 25-acre mountain bike-specific park which lies just on the other side of I-205 from Rocky Butte and just a few blocks away from the Gateway Transit Center. It’s incredibly accessible by either the 205 bike path, or the Blue, Green and Red MAX lines, and is only seven miles away from River City. For more information on the park, be sure to visit www.gatewaygreenpdx.org, and we hope to see you out there soon!”

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Gateway Green

Thanks to River City Bicycles for pulling this together!

“Gateway Green is an enormous undertaking that’s been in the works for almost twelve years now, and this Saturday, June 24th, it’s officially opening to the public. The amount of work that went into making this a reality- both physically and politically is impressive to say the least, but saying the finished product reflects it is an understatement. Special thanks to the Northwest Trail Alliance, Portland Parks and Recreation, and all the volunteers who put countless hours into this project to make it a reality. Gateway Green is the Portland area’s first, extensive, 25-acre mountain bike-specific park which lies just on the other side of I-205 from Rocky Butte and just a few blocks away from the Gateway Transit Center. It’s incredibly accessible by either the 205 bike path, or the Blue, Green and Red MAX lines, and is only seven miles away from River City. For more information on the park, be sure to visit www.gatewaygreenpdx.org, and we hope to see you out there soon!”

Yo! Portland: the Fat Tour is Coming to Town on Thursday!

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Yo! Portland: the Fat Tour is Coming to Town on Thursday!

This week at Velo Cult!

Portland FAT FANS, Come hang with Chris Chance and the Fat Chance Team on June 8th; we’d love to see you. Stop by for a beer, meet Chris, check out some of our new bikes including the Chris Cross and Yo Eddy 2.2, and celebrate all things FAT! Hosted by our friends at Velo Cult (and their awesome collection of vintage Fats)

Event: Fat Chance Bicycle PDX Tour With Chris Chance
When: Thursday, June 8th, 6-8pm
Where: Velo Cult Bike Shop & Bar – 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland.
Why: Drink beers, check out awesome bikes, celebrate all things Fat!
Who: Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Chris Chance and his newly released fleet of bicycles
Cover: Free!

Broken and Coastal: Volume 02 Available Now

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Broken and Coastal: Volume 02 Available Now

Portland’s Broken and Coastal magazine is now available for free web reads, downloads and print. In this edition, “Kyle Emery-Peck documents BMXers that ride Mountain Bikes; Kelli Samuelson shows us why running an elite-level women’s cycling team is Worth the Sweat; Marius Nilsen takes us on a Norwegian adventure, climbing over 10,000 meters in two days.”

Head over to Broken & Coastal for more!