E458 – The Unipiper Keeps It Weird

It’s been about 5 years since we checked in with Brian Kidd, better known in Portland and on the internet as The Unipiper!  He’s just launched a nonprofit organization, Weird Portland United to foster and support the kind of homegrown weird stuff that Portland, Oregon has long been known for.  Listen in to our chat with this local legend and get inspired to celebrate the unique in your own life! Visit weirdportlandunited.org

As always, thanks to our drink sponsor The Beer Mongers & our generous Patreon donors.


Every 2nd and 4th Monday 10:30am from now through March at Clever Cycles: Storytime with Kidical Mass
2nd Thursday of every month Joyful Rider’s Club in Minneapolis
2nd Friday of Every Month Boston Bike Party
Also, 2nd friday of Every Month Indianapolis Bike Party
Also, Also, 2nd Friday of Every Month East Bay Bike Party
Last friday of every month: Baltimore Bike Party
Every 2nd Sunday of every month in PDX: Corvidae Bike Club Ride

Also March 18: National Transit Drivers’ Day
March 28: From doctor something, another debut of a transit center song! Thursday 9pm at Kellys Olympian
April 2 Bikes of Wrath @ Regal Fox Tower Stadium 6:30PM
April 13th in Portland Ladds 500
May 15th: The Santa Cruz CA Ride of Silence (in memory of friends and loved ones killed by cars while riding bikes. Meets at Abbot Square for a 6:30PM Departure, Greg encourages listeners to seek out Ride of Silence events in your town.
May 17-19th Filmed by Bike in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
May 26: P-town Throwdown 2019: Daddies board shop

Ithica, NY – March 28
Victor, ID – May 17
Champaign-Urbana, IL – May 29
Crested Butte, CO – June 27
Dallas, TX – June 29
Detroit, MI – July 12
Missoula, MT – Sept 15
Bendigo, Australia – October 4
Akron, OH – November 3

Miles of Portraits
🌵 Apr 04 Paradise Valley, AZ
🏜 Apr 09 Tucson, AZ
☀️ May 04 Santa Fe, NM
🌅 May 11 Albuquerque, NM


Get Supple with Pathless Pedaled – patches & stickers in!

Biketown implements fee for improperly locked cycles

Because we missed it: New bus route from NE to NW started March 3rd

From Wayne Norman in California: Miles of Portraits

From Nation (@yar2084 on twitter): “You guys need more “Aaron and Guthrie shoot the shit” episodes! :)”

From Eamonn K.: “Just listening to your episode on Steel skatepark while driving back from Sandy when I passed (I think) Brock on Halsey. Portland is a small world.”

From Andy K.: “Finally got around to seeing “This Girl is Badass.” One of the worst movies ever made, an hour too long, and not even the funny parts came remotely close to redeeming it. If it were made later I’d call it a really bad ripoff of “Premium Rush.””

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And to all listeners and supporters for tuning in

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