Category Archives: Advocacy

E398 – Velo-teering with Armando, Aqua, & Joan



We are joined by return guests Armando, Aqua, and Joan to chat about volunteering for bicycling events and what they’ve been up to this winter.

Also thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations (this episode Aaron does his best Springsteen tribute for them), and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Feb 1-3: Portland Winter Light Festival
Feb 3: Caddyshack! Ride
Feb 11: Worst Day of the Year Ride*
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
April 8:  Pedal Pursuit
April 14: Ladd’s 500    Team Sprocket Podcast will interview you!!
April 29: Monster Cookie Metric Century from Listener Hersch
May 19: DC Bike Ride
June 23: Petal Pedal*
August 19: Portland Century*
Sept 2: Tour de Lab*
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From the Washington Post via Tim Mooney: For public transit agencies losing riders, microtransit might be an answer

Mail
From William C in MI “Say nice things about Detroit! [again]”: There is a strong grass roots effort with serious momentum to add cycling to local conversation. In addition to the inclusion of MOGO, bike lanes, Slow Roll and a receptive culture, Detroit has added a velodrome to the landscape.

Bert F. found Aaron’s doppelganger:

From Ranger Tom: he is entertained!

Our mailing address:
The sprocket podcast/Stream PDX
C/o Open Signal
2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Portland, OR 97212
USA

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Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E395 – Aaron & Guthrie Ring In The New Year



“Catchin’ up” with Aaron & Guthrie: it’s the new year, and we take some time to reflect on the past year’s experiences, along with what the new one may hold.  Also, Aaron goes through his bag and finally prepares to mail stickers and patches to our donors!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride

Jan 28: Ovarian Psycos @ Hollywood Theater (and elsewhere!)
Feb 3: Caddyshack! ride
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
One-minute news from twitter: a fine upstanding #yegbike citizen (Edmonton, Canada) gives a 10 minute safety lesson to an errant motorist

Mail
From Sam who is cycling the world:

“I have a three part blog series coming out about my experience, the first of which is available here if you wanted to read more. https://pedalingtheglobe.com/trip-diary-bicycle-touring-the-annapurna-circuit-part-i/

“I also just finished putting together a short video of my experience which I’m hoping shows what its like to cycle at altitude on The Annapurna Circuit (video).”

Anna comments on E394 with Joan : “i just woke up the cohost because i was listening in bed and laughing at the coffee/whole30 commentary. such good banter.”

FROM THE RANGER OF TOM! on “Woo Woo Lights”

From William in MI: Where’s the new show? Don’t disrespect Detroit!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart (who’s a time traveler), Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E394 – Joan By Bike



Joan Petit is a librarian, engaged citizen, adoptive mother AND a bicyclist.  We chat with her about the downsides of gentrification and freeway expansion (a bad idea), and then move on tn bike lighting and its rigorous standards in Germany.  We obviously need to have her back for another episode.

Also, Guthrie & Aaron discuss the new year, and they tell the story of how Anna became a stolen bicycle retrieving superhero!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month Corvidae Bike Club Ride
Feb 3 (from Maria Schur): Caddyshack! A 25mi. “socially paced jaunt around local golf courses”
Feb 24: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby Gainsville, FL
Sept. 22: Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell, MA

UPCOMING Filmed By Bike TOUR DATES:
Boise, ID – February 8, 2018
Aarhus, Demark – March 3, 2018
SXSW, Austin, TX – TBD around March 9-12, 2018
Copenhagen – March 10, 2018
Albany, NY – July 22, 2018
Seattle, WA – TBD
Vancouver, WA – TBD
Arcata, CA – November, 2018
Bendigo, Australia – October, 2018

Headlines
From bikeportland.org
Colville-Andersen: “Portland is completely overrated as a bike city”

From outsideonline.com
The Real-Life Superhero Who Beats the Cops to Bike Thieves

Mail
Via Josh G. apropos E392: “How about Minneapolis?”
SOUTHSIDE BATTLETRAIN

Omar Raul Pineda says: “Felíz navidad, amigos! Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia!”

Eric Wiesz says: “Happy New Years, Sprocketeers!”

Ethan Georgi asked to use Eric Iverson’s song as a ringtone; Eric responds “YES”

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Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, Jimmy Diesel, dudeluna


E393 – Dr. Peter Furth



Dr. Peter Furth is a smart guy who thinks about how people get around, and a friend of our former guest Peter Koonce who sent us his way.  He spoke with Brock at his office a few days before Christmas in his office on the Northeastern University campus; the conversation ranged from traffic logistics to bicycling stress, and it was great to hear the passion in Peter’s voice when he talks about how things could be.

Learn more about Peter & his work here: http://www.northeastern.edu/peter.furth/

We’ll be back soon with more in-studio episodes.  Have a great new year!


E392 – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race



Happy Holidays, all you Sprocket Podcast devotees! Or, as these socks suggest, happy Challah Days if that is appropriate to your observance.


Brock went to Boston as is his custom for the Christmas season, and while there he spoke with Michael & Bianca of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, an amazing feat of engineering and teamwork that sees groups compete with homemade human-powered machines through obstacles such as a river and a mud pit.  Listen to our interview conducted in the back office of a seasonal skating rink!

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race happens every third Saturday in September EVERY YEAR, so get your team together and your machine engineered!

Other Kinetic Sculpture Races in the world (from Wikipedia):
Humboldt County, CA: Kinetic Universe, Memorial Day & all year round
Baltimore, MD: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/, May 2018
Port Townsend, WA: https://www.ptkineticrace.org/, October 2018
Corvallis, OR: http://www.davincidays.org/, TBA 2018
Ventura, CA: http://www.kineticrace.com/, TBA 2018
Klamath Falls, OR: http://www.klamathkinetic.org/, TBA 2018
Philadelphia, PA: http://kensingtonkineticarts.org/, TBA 2018
Cour D’Alene, ID: https://www.gizmo-cda.org/, TBA 2018?

See you back after the new year with another studio episode.  Happy New Year to you & yours!


E388 – Madeline talks YIMBYism



Madeline Kovacs is the program director of Portland for Everyone  a coalition of community organizations, individuals, and local businesses that support those land use policies that will help provide abundant, diverse & affordable housing options in all of Portland’s neighborhoods.

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Nov 23: Dead Streets Ride
Nov 28: Winter Wonderland Bike the Lights Ride
Dec 1: Pedalshift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (with Sprocket Podcast!!!)
Dec 2: Bike Parade 3 coloring book launch party
Dec 9: BBQ & Booch Ride
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From theguardian.com via @dudeluna ‘s twitter feed
The big bike helmet debate: ‘You don’t make it safe by forcing cyclists to dress for urban warfare’

From metronews.ca via our many #yegbike friends
‘The sole reason why I am still cycling’: Newbie winter bikers praise downtown bike grid

From mobilitylab.org
Portland’s parking-policy successes will get a go now in California

Mail
None, this time around!  Send us some?

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E386 – Giving Cranks with Tom McTighe



Tom McTighe has been coordinating Cranksgiving, the yearly charity-driven alleycat race, for a few years here in Portland, Oregon, and this year he brings another event with his team of amazing volunteers for a tight, short course to keep the generous out of the rain when possible.  It’s coming this Saturday!  Find one in your area (if you’re not in PDX) by checking cranksgiving.org!  It happens all over.

Also Thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Going on until Nov 19: 7th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge
Nov 16: Brock’s band Lumberjack at the White Eagle
Nov 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedalshift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (with Sprocket Podcast!!!)
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
PBOT Just published a new crash map

From the oregonian
$1.7 billion transportation bond measure won’t make 2018 ballot

From the oregonian
Tim Boyle: Portland leaders must address safety issues downtown

From bikeportland.org
Tamika Butler, racism, and the segregation of public space

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E385 – Alex Knows Scenic Bikeways



Alex Phillips works with Oregon State Parks on the Scenic Bikeways program to create beautiful rides in scenic corridors, and she drops by to explain how the system works.  We’re lucky to have these opportunities in our state, and we were happy to have her in to chat about them!

Our friends at The Path Less Pedaled also did an interview with Alex back in 2011!

Also Thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers for generously providing our libations, and our generous Patreon donors for underwriting our operating costs!

Calendar
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also 2nd of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Going on until Nov 19: 7th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge
Nov 1-9: Nine Days of Pie!
Nov 16: Brock’s band Lumberjack at the White Eagle
Nov 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedalshift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (with Sprocket Podcast!!!)
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From seattle bike blog:
SDOT begins installing locally-made side guards on city trucks

From theHill.com via Josh G.
“I request an extensive analysis of this conceptual analysis on the Sprocket”
Perry links fossil fuel development to preventing sexual assault

Mail
From Alan in WI: “I replayed several times to make sure I heard them correctly and it pissed me off. I think someone in the bicycle industry should make a retort to their comment.”

Two Reviews on Facebook!

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E383 – BAE BAE PDX!



 

Bike Angels Exist, Burn All Evidence!

BAE BAE is a mostly-female bike club in Portland, OR. We speak to Holly & Laurel about fun, on-time departures and rain, amongst other things. They describe their group this way:
“We are building the bike scene we want to be part of – one that is fun, challenging, and exciting while also being safe and supportive. We tolerate exactly zero sexist bullshit. We are not about speed or competition or snobbery; we are just a bunch of badass people who love bikes and are all about empowering each other, especially with regard to getting butts on bikes.”

Calendar
URGENT CALL TO ACTION!
The Sprocket Podcast has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the running to be added to  the 1st Annual Portland Podcast Festival lineup on December 2nd! We’re asking listeners to vote for us to be in the Festival, cast your vote at http://www.pdxpodfestival.com/vote
Voting will last until October 27th at 12:00 pm. The top two vote-getters will make it into the festival.

IT’S BIKETOBER!
Wheel Options during October for commuters in WA
Oct 13-Nov 19: 7th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL
Oct 27: The Beer Mongers Halloween Party Costumes,Music, Prizes
Oct 28: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH GRANT PETERSEN. At Rivelo bike shop
Nov 18: Cranksgiving! With special guest Emcees!
Dec 1: Pedal Shift turns 100!
Dec 2: Portland Podcast Festival (maybe with Sprocket Podcast?!?)
Dec. 15-17 BikeCraft 2017

Headlines
From OPB Think Out Loud
On The Road: From St. Johns To Gresham On The Bus

From huffington post via Anna
Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel Bag

From OR State Park’s website
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1, 2017.

Mail
Aaron Green is Running for Superfan No.2

PBJ Matt on Passing:
I actually thought this was the article you were going to reference at the outset of the topic
“If you’re riding somewhere so crowded that you’ve got to warn other trail users and all you’ve got time for is “On your left!”, then you’re riding too fast. Slow down and use your grown-up words.”

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
Twitter & instagram: @SprocketPodcast
Donate: Patreon (ongoing) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro


E370 – Ladies of Bike Loud!



Emily & Jessica are involved in Bike Loud!  The organization coordinates the concerns of their members & those of their surrounding community with direct actions that make needs evident – like blocking a lane of traffic with hay bales to emphasise the need for fewer lanes on a busy street where people have been hurt or killed.  What’s the best response to adversity?  Absurdity.  Check in with them to get involved, or how you can spark your own activism & advocacy in your own area.

Also: Aaron takes Anna on her first bike camping trip, and Brock rides in a friend’s car to the beach.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Sept. 5 & the weekend prior: The Beer Mongers’ anniversary!
Sept. 9: Tilikum Everesting
Sept 16: Tour deTroit ride “a great way to see the city at 18 miles an hour or less.”
Sept. 30: Bike Your Park Day
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL

Headlines
From the Portland Mercury, by Racist Sandwich’s Zahir Mohammed
How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

From oregonlive.com
Portland declares 9-mile, $4.5 million 20s Bikeway largely complete

From streetsblog.org
DOT Won’t Protect the 2nd Ave Bike Lane, So Volunteers Formed a Human Chain to Keep Cars Out

Mail
Call To Action from Chris Smith:
“The Central City Plan is going to City Council with a hearing on 9/7. Included in the plan is a $450M freeway expansion at Rose Quarter. I’m helping organize a coalition of folks to oppose this. The letter below will get sent to City Council on Wednesday, signed by 12-15 advocacy groups.”
Testify against PDX freeway expansion!

Some helpful mechanical advice on brake adjustments from Don B

More Detroit stuff from Bill C

From Ben in HI:
“Tomorrow is my day off and I am planning on only using the public bike system to get around. There will be a full report from your new field reporter in Hawaii.”

Fine Print
Produced at STREAM PDX thanks to Open Signal
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
graphic design: Marcus Norman
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Todd Parker, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Kathy at Cycling Walking Eating Talking, Nathan Poulton, Chris Rawson, Rory in Michigan, Michael Flournoy, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Mr. T, Harry Hugel, Ed Whitman, E.J. Finneran, Paul Culbertson, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Derek Waggoner, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Dennis O’Brien, Todd Groesbeck