Oregon Cycling News, Tales and Perspectives

In a state so chock-full of cycling opportunities, it takes more than an events calendar to stay on top of everything that’s happening on two wheels. We’ve compiled information on upcoming events, travel stories related to cycling, relevant blog posts and more, to keep you up to date on the Oregon cycling scene.

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  1. The World’s Best Bike Movies, at Filmed By Bike

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Immerse yourself in the creative world of cycling at the 14th Annual Filmed by Bike, a film festival featuring the world’s best bike movies May 6-8 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The festival will host a diverse array of movies, a…

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  2. Cycling Pioneer: Path Less Pedaled

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Laura Crawford and Russ Roca built their dream job on wheels and it took off. It’s a job that thrills them and that benefits others. They call it the Path Less Pedaled. In 2009, Roca and Crawford set off to explore the world on their bikes.…

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  3. Bike the Bridges! Providence Bridge Pedal

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Portland is a city of bridges and one of the best ways to capture the essence of this unique placeis to ride thosebridges. Every year, the Providence Bridge Pedal allows you to wind your way across six, eight, even 10 bridges, in lanes…

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  4. Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Want to takea ride in Portland? Oregon’s largest metro areais well-known for being one of the most bike-friendlycitiesin the nation. One reason it holds this designationis the presence ofneighborhood greenways designated bike…

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  5. Gary Paasch, Oregon Cycling Pioneer

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    If Gary builds it, they will come. Hood River’s Gary Paasch is a self-starter of an unconventional sort. At age 15, he and his friend and mentor Jake Felt the owner of Dig Bikes, a new shop opening in The Dalles began building mountain…

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  6. Oakridge: The Little Mountain Biking Town that Could

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Biking is still the big thing for the tiny former logging town of Oakridge. With its enthusiastic community support, seemingly endless mountain biking trailheads in and just outside the town, 350 miles of single-track, and a tremendously popular…

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  7. Introducing the Bike Friendly Business Program

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Have you ever been out on a long ride and wanted to stop at a business to fill up your water bottle, but you weren’t sure if they’d frown upon the idea of you taking free water? Or, have you been to a hotel with your bike and couldn…

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  8. Kiddie Cross 2013: Fall Down, Get Dirty, Eat Mud

    • Author:
      Kohleun Adamson
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    The dirt, the tears, the speed and mud, the air thick with anticipation and riders enjoying the freedom that comes only with the recent loss of training wheels. That’s right, training wheels. Part of the family of Crusade Cross events, Kiddie…

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  9. Hop in the Saddle: Bikes and Beer

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Everyone knows Oregonians love bikes. Most know we also love beer. But what many people may not realize is how effortlessly the two blend together here. Enter Hop in the Saddle:A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bikefrom writers…

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  10. Portland: Biking on the Off-Beat

    • Author:
      Jim Moore
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    What happens when you create an entire culture centered on cycling? Creativity, imagination and energy take over, and the result is a cornucopia of events and happenings that celebrate all the possibilities of life on a bike. In Oregon you’ll…

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  11. Floating Petals and Whirring Pedals

    • Author:
      Ayleen Crotty
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    In a very special region of Oregon, at a very special time of year, seemingly endless fields of flowers flaunt the vibrant colors of summer. The Willamette Valley is famous for its excellent wineries and abundant fresh produce. Tucked within this…

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  12. Ride with Bike Clubs

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    There’s a lot to be said for taking to the open roads alone just you and your favorite bike. But if solo riding is the only kind of riding you do, you’re missing out on something pretty amazing. We live in a state where riding is valued…

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  13. Winter Road Riding

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    In some areas, bikes and their riders part ways at the start of each winter season. Lonely bikes huddle in dark garages, waiting for that first 70-degree day when their humans will wipe the cobwebs off their handlebars, pump air into their tires and…

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  14. Winter Cycling Events

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    In most parts of the country, the temperature drops, rain starts to fall and people garage their bikes in favor of heated cars. But not so in the Pacific Northwest at least for a tough minority. Winter-season cyclocross is well underway in…

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  15. Halloween Cyclocross Festival

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture
    • Location:
      Bend in Central Oregon

    Halloween has a way of bringing out the crazy in people. And as a cycling aficionado, what better way is there to celebrate your own breed of crazy than at a Halloween cyclocross festival? From October 26 to 28, Bend will host the Halloween…

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  16. Oregon Fall Foliage Rides

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Nearly half of Oregon is covered in forests. And while most of these forests are made up of evergreens, you can almost always find a deciduous tree (or several!) peeking through between the pines. Come fall, it’s a beautiful sight entire…

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  17. A Closer Look at the Old West Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Visiting Eastern Oregon by bike is like traveling back to a simpler, slower time. Ten small towns, 174 miles of wide-open road, and a whole lot of wild blue yonder are both the journey and the destination for those lucky enough to tour the Old West…

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  18. Cyclocross: A Muddy Good Time

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Maybe it’s the quirky fusion of bikes, crowds, costumes and cold beer that has cyclocross gaining popularity by leaps and bounds. Or maybe it’s the leaps and bounds themselves heady cuts through deep mud, hard rain, cold air and…

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  19. USA Cycling National Championships in Bend

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    More than one thousand cyclists and many more excited spectators are gearing up for the USA Cycling National Championships in Bend this week. About 60 titles will be up for grabs at the Masters Road National Championships from September 5 to 9, and…

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  20. Mountain Biking in Oregon

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    We’re lucky here in Oregon to have an amazingly diverse topography, with several mountain ranges that make for some excellent summer trail riding. Ask Oregon riders about their favorite trails, and you’re likely to get a lot of different…

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  21. 2012 Subaru Outside Games (Bend)

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture
    • Location:
      Bend in Central Oregon

    Central Oregon outdoor fanatics, unite! The Subaru Outside Games, taking place June 10 to June 17, are all about helping adrenaline junkies join forces in Bend, one of Oregon’s best cities for outdoor sports and recreation. This independent…

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  22. Oregon Human Power Challenge

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture
    • Location:
      Portland in Greater Portland

    Can a bike be faster than a speeding bullet? Maybe not, but it can dress up like one and give it its best shot. Cyclists – or, more specifically, operators of human-powered vehicles – will gather this Memorial Day weekend at the Portland…

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  23. Portland’s Sunday Parkways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    What would happen if you chose a six-mile route through a neighborhood and closed those streets to all motorized traffic on a fine Sunday afternoon? You’d get all manner of people out riding, walking, skating, who knows what to mingle and…

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  24. Pedal-Powered Talk Show – Live!

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture
    • Location:
      Portland in Greater Portland

    Just one more example of what a unique bike culture Oregon supports: in Portland, a guy named Boaz Frankel has created the world’s first pedal-powered talk show. That’s right – the show is done on a bike – a specially…

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  25. Two New Scenic Bikeways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture
    • Location:
      Bend, Cottage Grove in Central Oregon, Willamette Valley

    In January 2012, the number of official Oregon Scenic Bikeways expanded to eight, with the addition of the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway starting in Bend and the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway, starting in Cottage Grove.

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