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Cyclists Have Mixed Views On An Oregon Bike Tax

OPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.

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Music Inspired By The Forest | Cycling In The Forest | Playing Music In The Forest

OPB | April 3, 2017 noon | Portland

Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest. 

Recreation | NW Life | Economy

Oregon Scenic Bikeways Contribute $12.4 Million In Economic Activity

OPB | July 2, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Cyclists who rode Oregon Scenic Bikeways spent approximately $12.4 million dollars in 2014, according to Travel Oregon.

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Electric Bikes Grow In Popularity

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Electric bikes are growing in popularity in the United States, and researchers at PSU are trying to find out why.

local | Arts

'Cyclepedia' Exhibit Opens At Portland Art Museum

OPB | June 13, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Bike collector Michael Embacher shares part of his collection of 210 unique, quirky and beautiful bicycles in an exhibit currently on display at the Portland Art Museum.


Museum Bares All For Cycle Exhibition

OPB | June 7, 2013 5:06 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Art Museum scheduled a special event Saturday for the annual Pedalpalooza festival.

Environment | Sustainability | Ecotrope

Portland City Club Report Recommends Taxing Bike Sales

Ecotrope | May 29, 2013 1:06 p.m.

A new Portland City Club report on bicycle transportation recommends a 4 percent tax on bicycle sales to pay for bike safety programs and automatic bicycle counters.

Transportation | Environment | Ecotrope

In Eugene, You Can Go Green To The Grave On A Tricycle Hearse

Ecotrope | May 17, 2013 8:07 a.m.

Sunset Hills Funeral Home of Eugene offers natural burials with bamboo coffins and a bike ride to the grave for $3,500.

Environment | Sustainability | Ecotrope

Tacos And More Coffee, Delivered By Bike

Ecotrope | March 29, 2013 11 a.m.

I have added two new entries to the list of food delivered by bike. If you missed it, check out the full list.

Transportation | Ecotrope

10 Kinds Of Food You Can Get Delivered By Bike

Ecotrope | Feb. 15, 2013 4:51 a.m.

I've been keeping a mental list of the growing number of things you can get delivered by bike: Office supplies, mattresses, Christmas trees (though I hear that company has called it quits) … I even got my bike fixed by a bike repair man who came to my house via bike.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Turning Scrap Bikes Into Christmas Presents

Ecotrope | Dec. 17, 2012 3:28 a.m.

A program in McMinnville that rescues and restores used bikes from scrap piles will be delivering 20 bicycles to children in shelters this Christmas.

Transportation | Ecotrope

Why Cyclists Are Breaking Up With Environmentalism

Ecotrope | March 7, 2012 4:16 a.m.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to take a French radio producer on a tour of Portland’s “environmental obsession.”

Transportation | Ecotrope

In Portland: Can Freight Bikes Replace Trucks?

Ecotrope | Feb. 28, 2012 6:31 a.m.

Portland’s B-Line delivery service is pedaling past bicycle couriers into a world where bikes can actually replace urban truck and van deliveries.

Transportation | Ecotrope

Which reality sucks more: Biking or driving?

Ecotrope | Oct. 13, 2011 5:22 a.m.

OPB's Rebecca Galloway clued me into a hot topic in the cycling world yesterday. I see BikePortland picked up on it too.

Transportation | Ecotrope

My ride to work this morning

Ecotrope | Sept. 1, 2011 1:24 a.m.
Transportation | Ecotrope

Two views on Portland's new bike-sharing plan

Ecotrope | Aug. 17, 2011 7:56 a.m.

BikePortland provided live updates on the Portland City Council's 4-1 vote to launch a bike-sharing program today. The proposal which had support from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance but also a number of dissenters, including the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition and Upstream Public Health, who thought the $2 million in federal funds could be better spent on sidewalks or road improvements in ...

Transportation | Ecotrope

In Portland: Happy Velomobile Day

Ecotrope | July 28, 2011 4:36 a.m.
Transportation | Ecotrope

California commuter race: Bikes beat airplane!

Ecotrope | July 18, 2011 4:13 a.m.

This weekend, a team of cyclists beat two fliers on a JetBlue airplane in a 40-mile race from Burbank, Calif., to Long Beach by an hour and 18 minutes. Apparently, the race was a jab at JetBlue for offering $4 flights between the two cities during "carmageddon" i.e. the closure of a major connecting highway for a bridge demolition. Cyclist ...

Water | Transportation | Land | Ecotrope

Word from our cyclist: "I knew it all along..."

Ecotrope | June 30, 2011 3:59 a.m.

After a couple beers at Amnesia last night, I asked Casey Negreiff to write about his winning bike ride across town. I was a little surprised to find a snarky, tongue-in-cheek diatribe in my inbox this morning.