Check out this video of a young Steve Jobs comparing computers to our brains as bicycles are to locomotion.
Tune in tonight at 7PM as Pedal chats with the hosts of Cycology Today
Cycology Today is a bicycle safety and informational program taped live on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the TVCTV studios in
Beaverton Oregon. From upcoming rides and cycling rules, you can find out more about cycling in and around Portland by watching this
program. Plus find out about events, gear and helmet fitting.
Those wishing to watch the program as it airs, here is the broadcast info:
Available in the Portland Metro area from 7 pm to 8 pm, pacific time on Comcast ch 11. Frontier Fios/cable on ch. 22. You can also
check the local listings at www.TVCTV.org
One of the things we love about being the go to for bike tours in and around Portland is being asked all kinds of questions about not only biking but restaurants, bars, hotels, places to go and things to do while here in Oregon.
Today while reserving a road bike for a group from Florida I was asked where would be a good place to set up “camp” (a reasonably priced B&B) for a week where you could go out in a different direction and ride a variety of terrain.
As a dyed in the wool proud Oregonian, naturally I wanted to send these guys to the most beautiful town with the best lodging, restaurants, roads, views and riding possible. Under pressure, here are the places I told him. What do you think of my choices and what others would you suggest? If you nominate YOUR home town, make sure to tell me why based on the criteria above!
Last year Holly the dog and I volunteered to be bike mounted volunteers to help patrol in front of the parade and ask people to keep behind the line.
Holly took her job very seriously by allowing herself to be petted by tons of young parade watchers. She was so tired by the end of the day she had to lay down in our cargo bike!
Check out the article in bikeportland.org today.
Anyone who’s interested in being a volunteer can contact Lt. John Brooks at (503) 823-4829 or john[dot]brooks[at]portlandoregon[dot]gov.
New Bike Tour: Oregon Coast Adventure
State’s Top Tour Company Offers New Way to Explore Oregon’s Stunning Coast… On Two Wheels
Portland, ORE (4/21/11) – Pedal Bike Tours, Oregon’s #1 Tour Company on Tripadvisor, has announced a new sightseeing tour for daytrippers – Oregon Coast Adventure.
The easy to intermediate bike ride coasts along 10 miles of the stunning 3 Capes Loop, includes van stops at iconic coast sites like Cape Meares Lighthouse and the Tillamook Cheese Factory, as well as exploring rugged coastlines and a tunnel to a secret beach.
“We feel that the most beautiful areas of Oregon are best experienced by bicycle,” said Todd Roll, owner and biker-in-chief at Pedal Bike Tours.
Tours run daily from Pedal Bike Tours’ downtown location. The Pedal van transports guests over the lush forested coast range to Cape Meares, before enjoying an exhilarating and moderate 10-mile bike ride.
Highlights of this 8-hour adventure include touring the coastal towns of Tillamook, Oceanside and Netarts with time to explore, walk the beach and enjoy views of miles of beach and ocean at every turn. The tour includes stops for lunch and sightseeing, and brings guests back to the shop… hopefully with sandy feet, or a souvenir from one of the small towns along the path.
Prices include a bike, helmet and guided tour and costs $89.
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: starting at Pedal Bike Tours, 133 SW 2nd Avenue (hotel pickup available)
For more information on Pedal Bike Tours, including rates and tour information, visit www.pedalbiketours.com, or call 503 243.BIKE (2453).
Contact Info: Todd Roll
Pedal Bike Tours
133 SW 2nd Avenue #101
Portland, OR 97204
Well, we heart Seattle big time too, but we do live here for a reason, or the 10 Seattle Weekly mentions in their blog (check out who’s #10…), or the 1000 more we could go on and on about…
Let’s just all agree you should come to Portland and experience the great views, green, restaurants, biking and general lifestyle that we all enjoy every day. We promise, you won’t be disappointed. We’ll even give you some tips on 10 reasons Portland should be jealous of Seattle, like the Space Needle, Gasworks Park, The Roanoke Tavern…
What do you think are biggest reasons Seattle should be jealous of Portland, or the other way around?
We never thought we’d hit number #1 in Portland, let alone in Oregon, but tripadvisor has just ranked Pedal the #1 tour company in Oregon , and just in time for Spring! Thank you to all who’ve joined us as we indulge our passion for biking in Portland and thank you guides for sharing your enthusiasm and expertise with everyone who asks!
Here are a few of the comments from tripadvisor:
“Perfect way to see the city”
“Great way to see the Gorge and Portland”
“Had a great time and will go again the next time we visit Portland”
“A great way to see the city, learn some trivia, and taste a few beers”
“The Only Way to See the City”
“Great for Department / Office Group Activity”
“A Great Way to See the City the Way Portlanders Do”
A few tantalizing excerpts-
“This is Sir Francis Bacon,” said Jamie Dunn, the owner of the Gilt Club, the restaurant in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood where the scene was filmed in September. “The pork head mortadella came right out of this skull.”
“I love this show because this is how real born Portlanders look at all of you that moved here since 1998,” one person wrote in a comments forum on The Oregonian Web site.
Did you move here since 1998? What do you think of Portlandia?
Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/us/24portlandia.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
We’ll have snacks and drinks as we hear about how they make their magic and rock out to Holiday jams and Pedal Kettle will be on hand with scrumptious pedal powered kettle corn!
Who: Pedal Bike Tours and Portland Saturday Market
Artists: VELO GIOIELLI-Brian Echerer- www.velogioielli.etsy.com
REBICYCLIST-Julien Jaborska- www.rebicyclist.com
LUNAR LANDER- Nathan Verhoeven- www.nathanverhoeven.com
ANOVA PRINTS- Marcus Adams
Pedal Kettle- http://pedalkettle.blogspot.com/
What: A holiday “meet and greet” with artists who incorporate bicycle into their art. Whether they recycle bicycle parts and make jewelry or simply use images of bike in their art these artist are wonderful examples of Oregon’s love of these pedal driven vehicle not only as a form of transportation but, as a life style.
Where: Pedal Bike Tours @ 133 SW 2nd Ave Portland, OR 97204 – Phone- 503-877-2453
When: Thursday Dec 9 from 5-7 PM