Ride With GPSis a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code. Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should. Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too! We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter. Enjoy!
David Kurushima is the Retail Manager for the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that aims to broaden access to bicycles for everyone, working to remove barriers that might keep someone off their ideal bicycle. To that end, how do they design the bike shop experience for the best results? David tells us about what he considers in this effort as he guides their staff and shop layout!
PJ is a bike fun favorite of ours. We chat about how to build an amazing sound system for your bike (that thumps). We also discuss how to actively work for improvement in the city you live in, including after a traffic fatality, and gain the attention needed to spur your local officials towards action.
Sean Stroup is working on the Gateway Green project in Portland, Oregon, a planned trail riding park that will leverage a large unused property on the east side of town to allow for the first real recreational off-road bicycling within city limits! What will it take to make it a reality?
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Alexis Gabriel joins us to talk about walking, its benefits as a transportation mode, and why people might not think so right away. We chat about fun walks, good food & friends, and more!
Link: The Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board
What kind of dudes? Eric Iverson regales us with tales of a 24 hour bicycle relay in Minneapolis, and Ross Putnam illustrates how great a trip to pick up fresh hops for Base Camp Brewing by cargo bike can be! Trust us, these guys are super cool.
Superfan Aqua drops in to see how the show is made! We chat aboutAaron’s charity ride to breweries for a clean water project, Brock’s old band’s reunion show, a dustup on twitter over a misconception, and what to do about our feet now that the rainy season is on its way back.
Soren Impey & Dan Gebhart are involved with Bike Loud PDX and drop in to explain why streets don’t have to be dangerous to work, and what their organization is doing to catch the attention of Oregon’s legislators. They’re riding from Portland to Salem to make their voices heard!
Also: Aaron washes a hat, and Brock stops carrying everything plus the kitchen sink.