E529 – Chris Smith: 6th Appearance, 2nd Round for Elections

Chris Smith is still our choice for the Oregon tri-county regional government election for Metro Councilor this fall (we spoke with him last on episode 505), and he rejoins us to explain his platform particulars at this stage of the process.  He talks about the primary election results from earlier in the year, compares to an opponent in the race, talks a little about the transportation measure that will be on the ballot, and lets us know how we can help! Find more: chrisformetro.com

Follow this link to make a donation to Chris’ campaign if you’re able – money talks, and if you want to see thoughtful, equitable change in a major city, your gift will make his voice heard.

Also: after the show, cohost Guthrie Straw gives some updates from his self-supported bicycle tour across the state.

Thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.

And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going! 

-Swift Summit Cancelled
-April 10, 2021 LADDS 500 – that’s right, the Ladds 500 is also wisely cancelled for this year but that gives you time to work on your team costumes for next year.

-Sept. 10-13: 18th Annual Filmed by Bike: A series of interactive YouTube Livestream events featuring the world’s best bike movies – an all-new collection for 2020!

From the Willamette Week: Racial Justice Group Albina Vision Trust Withdraws Its Support for I-5 Rose Quarter Expansion

From Outsideonline.com via Peanut Butter Jar Matt: Cycling Along the Underground Railroad

From How Stuff Works via listener J.Leko: Do Bikes Slow Down Car Traffic? Actually, No

There’s a New Podcast in town! Matthew from Episode 362 has a very informative podcast called Wheel Nice. This is a smart and compassionate cycling podcast, look no further. In this first episode, Matthew takes on the subject of death while cycling with both the sensitivity it deserves and enough humor to keep you smiling and engaged. Heads up, I wouldn’t consider it SFW.

A pitch from J. Leko: “What if show listeners recorded themselves reading the credits into something like the Voice Memos app on their phones, then send them into you?”

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