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by Joe Keenan on April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Bad Bike and it's sidekick instead of a cargo bike?  photo  from autoevolution.com

Bad Bike and it's sidekick instead of a cargo bike? photo from autoevolution.com

Here are a few bite sized stories:

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from the Burnside Bridge

from the Burnside Bridge | Photo © collinsrocksmedia.com

If you are looking for a change of cycling scenery but don’t want to travel to far, the Portland Metropolitan area has many routes and bike friendly public transportation. In the past several days I have enjoyed a cycle downtown on the water front near Burnside and two rides to the northwest of Portland in Washington County. [click to continue…]

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Mirror Pond, Bend, OR

Mirror Pond in Bend, OR | Photo © collinsrocksmedia.com

Riding bikes doesn’t have to be complicated. I find it really easy to get in a pattern of wanting to one-up myself, improve, conquer, even when it comes to something as simple as riding a bike. As I become more proficient as a bike commuter (changing tires on the side of the road, check; using gears, check; remembering to wear a helmet, check) I find myself wanting to challenge and build skills: take the harder route, not down shift up the hill, maybe even breaking into mountain biking. However, what of just enjoying the same old predictable ride? [click to continue…]

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News bites

by Joe Keenan on April 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Spring refurbishments underway

04.01.2014

It is that time of year again cycling comrades! Though the icy flakes crusting the pavement would suggest otherwise, its time to roll out your trusty two wheeled steed and start your fare weather bicycling. No more excuses, spring will be here tomorrow; NOAA says so. Due to a recent housing move 7 miles from […]

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News bites

04.01.2014

Here are a few bite sized stories: Gorgena Terry (founder of Terry Bikes) to be keynote speaker at Women Business Owners Network conference. In Taipei has the bicycle sharing program caused a shut down of local bike shops? Used bicycles contribute $2.4 Billion to U.S. economy. Win a Brompton in free online contest. Slide show […]

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April Kidical Mass ride

03.29.2014

April showers or warm spring breezes? Who knows what we will get — let’s brave the elements and meet with big and small bikes, helmets, Yubas, kiddos in carriers or buggies in Drake park. Spin North on the Deschutes, following the river trail, and meet back for an evening meal at 6:30 at the “Lot.” […]

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Girl power: 8 Spring moves for top mountain bike performance

03.27.2014

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the Girl Bike Love website. Spring is in the air. Time to dust off those mountain bikes and prepare for a shred-happy summer. But first let’s make sure your body is strong and ready to slay single-track like the warrior princess that you are. As the trails dry […]

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Would you like to try a randonneur event?

03.27.2014

Ranndoneuring: A word and type of cycling that may be as foreign to Bend cyclists as the word itself. I have been a randonneur (randonneuse for females) since 2003 and having moved to Central Oregon, I miss the challenge. There are no randonneur events here; yet. In its simplest form a randonneur goes on a […]

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Could one way be a more fun way?

03.27.2014

Editor’s Note: I was part of the Directional Trail Committee that weighed the pros and cons of a directional trail loop in Phil’s Trail Complex. The Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) recently announced a one-way trail loop in the Phils Trail Complex. Those who forwarded the concept knew directionalizing a trail would be controversial, despite […]

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