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!
Listener & donor Jeremy Kitchen drops into the studio to talk about how he got into amateur radio and how it connects to bicycling in his experience! Coordination of supported bicycling, response to emergency situations, and meeting people from all over the globe are just a few uses of this versatile communication strategy.
Maria Schur & David Barstow Robinson both rode their bicycles from Portland to the other corner of the state, and up to the top of the two highest peaks in that state. They were among several other racers that completed the unsupported Steens Mazama 1000 tour through incredibly steep hills, barren wildlands, and comforting tiny towns in rural Oregon. We talk about both of their approaches to the challenge and how each of them found a way through to victory. Find Maria’s write-up of the trip here.
Also: Brock and Aaron do some driving, separately.
David Robinson helped a bunch of people enjoy a Saturday by making them ride in circles (i.e. The Ladd’s 500) and also had a hell of a time riding his bike through the woods (the Venersborg 200). Such adventures bear repeating for our benefit!
Also: Brock took a practice hike. Aaron drove through the original and better Broadway. They both went to a school bus rodeo!
Renee works to make sure there is transit access to popular outdoors destinations in the Columbia River Gorge by helping to manage outreach and marketing for the West End Transit (WET) Bus in Washington State’s Skamania County! Get to the trailhead without a car with the help of Friends of the Columbia Gorge!