E561 – BikePOC



 

BikePOC PNW

This week we catch up with the folks @BikePOCPNW, Will Cortez, Sukho Viboolsittiseri, and Silas Sanderson about their experiences in the Portland and PNW cycling community.

HEADLINES

No headlines this week.

EVENTS

No events this week.

MAIL

No mail this week – send us something fun to read perhaps? If you let us know your address Guthrie will send you a handwritten letter with a special drawing.  

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E560 – Avoiding Polar Bears with Polly Bledsoe



 

Polly Bledsoe

Polly In Alaska Wilderness with bike Polly Bikepack Stealth Camp Polly Near Denali Polly Near North Pale

This week we catch up with Polly Bledsoe, bikepacker, polar bear dodger, and pdx ride extraordinaire!

Keep up with the rides in Portland at pdxunityride

What’s a microaggression? (link)
Off The Chain Anchorage
Momoko Saunders

HEADLINES
All Bodies on Bikes

“Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky are on a mission – a mission to change the idea that people in larger bodies can’t ride bikes. The duo aims to make cycling more inclusive, beyond just inviting people of all sizes to ride bikes, but by changing the entire idea of what it means to be a cyclist — not just on screens, but on trails and in people’s minds.” This is a new short film from Shimano. 

EVENTS

Biking for Big People Webinar, April 13 & April 22, 5:30pm PT, led by Marley and Kailey, covers issues of concern to bigger folks on bikes, including gear like types of bikes that work for larger bodies, seat choice, and clothing, and has practical tips for shopping at bike shops, shifting, gears, building endurance, bike fit, pain while riding, and much more. 

Would also be great for folks who lead bike clubs and groups, to think about making your events inclusive to a range of folks. 

MAIL

No mail this week – send us something fun to read perhaps? If you let us know your address Guthrie will send you a handwritten letter with a special drawing.  

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E559 – Tool Time with Guthrie and Aaron



Bike tools and sprocket podcast sticker

Tools! Outside house tools, inside house tools – everything inbetween.
In this episode we cover our approaches to home and on the road mechanicking, as well as wisdom and advice hard won over the years. Whether novice, apprehensive, or a complete expert we think this episode will have a lot for everyone!

HEADLINES

No headlines this week

MAIL

 

No mail this week – send us something fun to read perhaps? If you let us know your address Guthrie will send you a handwritten letter with a special drawing.  

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E558 – Adah and Malina Talk Climate Justice and The Importance Of Working Together



Adah and Malina

We take a moment to chat with Adah and Malina, former Harriet Tubman students, and youth leaders and activists at Grant HS about the ODOT Freeway widening, and life in general.

LEARN MORE

No More Freeways PDX

Oregon DOT Freeway Expansion Project

HEADLINES

Air quality soars in school streets that banished cars

From the Times of London, a report on new research that showed that “closing roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has cut toxic nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent” after pollution sensors were installed at 18 primary schools in London, and then streets were closed right around the school at half. (Then we hit the paywall.) 

What Happened to Pickup Trucks?

“As U.S. drivers buy more full-size and heavy-duty pickups, these vehicles have transformed from no-frills workhorses into angry giants. And pedestrians are paying the price.” By pedestrian safety expert Angie Schmitt, in Bloomberg City Lab. A great overview of the change in truck design. Also mentions the concept of petro-masculinity, which I talked about a few months ago. 

From frontiergroup.com

Less traffic, more death: A bizarre 2020 should make us rethink our transportation priorities

Thanks to new data from the Federal Highway Administration, we now know just how many cars vanished from the roads. Americans drove 13.2 percent fewer miles in 2020 than the year before. On average, Americans drove less last year than in any year since 1989…

Even as the number of miles traveled on American roads fell in 2020, the number of traffic deaths rose by 8% – to more than 42,000, with an estimated 4.8 million injuries requiring attention from a medical professional. The estimated cost of all those deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes: $474 billion.

MAIL

No mail this week – send us something fun to read perhaps? If you let us know your address Guthrie will send you a handwritten letter with a special drawing.  

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E557 – Peter Flax



Peter Flax

We take a moment to chat with Peter Flax,

Peter Flax is a journalist and lifelong cyclist. As the editor in chief of Bicycling magazine, he got to cover the Tour de France and ride more than 500 different bikes. He has ridden with Eddy Merckx, Greg Lemond, Miguel Indurain—and has maintained a complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong. He has ridden cross-country and raced bikes for year with great passion and little success. Six years ago, Flax moved to Los Angeles, where his bike life has become centered around transit riding, and that experience has shifted the focus of much of his writing to advocacy. If pressed to express his mission statement, Flax says that anyone riding a bike is doing it right.

 

HEADLINES
From bikepacking.com via our friend Josh G.

ADIDAS LAUNCHES NEW VELOSAMBA CYCLING SHOES

Adidas just unveiled a surprising new take on one of their classic sneaker models. The new Adidas Velosamba takes the iconic Samba design and makes it clipless compatible for style and comfort on and off the bike.

From Willamette Week

Blumenauer Wants Tax Credit for E-Bikes

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) has introduced a bill to give up to $1,500 in tax credits to anyone buying an electric bicycle.

The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment, or E-BIKE, Act would cover 30% of the cost of e-bikes with a sticker price up to $8,000.

Via Instagram:

Bikeliferex: He and his friends ride their bikes around Philly, on the streets

LETS GET KIDS ON BIKES

MAIL
From Dan Kaufman

Dan produced and released the song he played with us on an episode a few months ago… 

Ride On, Stride On debuted on March 5 exclusively on bandcamp. The song is meant to inspire perseverance during life’s hardships and is a counterpoint to The Hurricane Song that they released last June.

From Dr. Something

Howdy pals! It’s been a while since I released new tunes, but I’m excited to announce that my new EP is finished and will be dropping tomorrow (beloved Bandcamp Friday)! It’s a 5 song dork pop / chamber pop EP I recorded in my bedroom this past month. Hope you like it!

 

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E556 – Old Endings and New Beginnings (or, Brock Pulls His Own Plug)



Brock, Adele, Aaron, and (unknown) - The early days

We take a moment to mark the transition of Brock out of his role of co-co-co-co-co-host, making time for the young ones and living the good life. In retrospect, it’s been an amazing 10 years and we look forward to his occasional appearance from The Attic(TM) studio as he sees fit.

HEADLINES

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E555 – Book Bike Trikes with Ryan Hashagen



We take a moment to catch up a year in 10 minutes, and then talk about the next 10 years to come. Join us as we learn about #boatmonth2020, proper hitchhiking etiquette, and how magic can happen when you put trikes, builders, and great ideas together. (Book Bikes anyone?)

HEADLINES

Bay Area Begins to Roll Out E-Bike Incentives Under Clean Cars 4 All
From Streetsblog CAL: “Clean Cars For All is a California program that offers incentives to low-income people to surrender their older, polluting vehicles by helping them buy a clean electric vehicle. Transit passes were added as a “mobility option,” as well, and so were e-bikes and bike-share memberships. … The e-bike grants are for $7,500 and can be put towards one or more e-bikes plus necessary bike accessories, with any remainder used for transit passes in the Bay Area’s pilot program. Participants have to qualify by both income (at or below 400 percent of the current Federal Poverty Level) and residence (they must live within a zip code that has been defined as a Disadvantaged Community).”

Culver City Council approves 1.3 miles of bus and bike lanes
Via Urbanize Los Angeles: “The mobility lanes – which will be available for use by cyclists, scooter riders, emergency vehicles, and buses – will repurpose existing right-of-way along Washington and Culver Boulevards, linking Downtown Culver City with Culver City Station and the Arts District.” Found via BikePortland, who asks if we should starting calling these lanes “mobility lanes.” 

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E554 – Guthrie’s Adventures in 2020



Cohost Guthrie Straw took a very responsible, very intense and very isolated bicycle tour across Oregon last summer in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  How do you stay separated from others, avoid stores, and carry all your food while riding across the state?  We talk about this.  And a LOT about food.

See Guthrie’s photos here. (click link for more)

 

Packraft on the Deschutes River with Bike

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. 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!

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E553 – Crashes & Blackberries with Kimber Peterson



Our friend Kimber joins Joan and Armando to chat about biking in Germany, recovering from bike wrecks, and bringing life to gardens and death to invasive plants!

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. 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!

EVENTS

Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.


E552 – Sam Balto, PhysEd Teacher and Active Transportation Advocate



Sam Balto is a physical education teacher and an advocate for active transportation.  Especially now that kids are attending school from home, how do we encourage them to get into their 60 minutes of physical activity per day?  He also shares his story of putting a picture of Tom Brady on a crosswalk and setting up “traffic gardens.”

More about Sam:
#trafficgardenproject
#redcupproject
@CoachBalto on Twitter
BikePortland story on Red Cup Project
Video of Roseway Heights Traffic Garden Project

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. 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!

HEADLINES
From Multnomah County: Help Decide the Future of the Burnside Bridge

From NPR: Pandemic Drastically Cut Emissions From Cars. The Lone Exception? SUVs

EVENTS
Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

The 11th Annual Storytelling Event from the Street Trust, Love in Motion!
This year we are going virtual. Mark your calendars for Thursday Feb 4 @ 5:30pm

MAIL
From J Leko! Which we have learned is pronounced LEE co. He and Mayra (MY ra) said, “On the Tenth Anniversary podcast, you wanted suggestions/itineraries for a credit card tour. Here’s one Mayra and I plus two friends had planned for last October (which was cancelled for obvious reasons…) for the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). 

Background: GAP trail runs from Pittsburg, PA to Cumberland, MD where it joins up with the C&O Canal Towpath ending in Washington, D.C. The majority of the GAP are old railroad trails, so there are almost NO CARS to contend with! :-)”

Fine Print
Produced at home thanks to:
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), Venmo (one time) or Square Cash (one-time)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Shadowfoot, Wayne Norman, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien,Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Chris Smith, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew in Colorado, Drew the Welder, Anna, Andre Johnson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Kampcite, Aaron Green, Mac Nurse David, Nathan Poulton, Rory in Michigan, Jeremy Kitchen, David Belais, Tim Coleman, Harry Hugel, E.J. Finneran, Brad Hipwell, Thomas Skadow, Keith Hutchison, Ranger Tom, Joyce Wilson, Ryan Tam, Jason Aufdenberg, Microcosm Publishing, David Moore, Todd Groesbeck, Chris Barron, Sean Baird, Simon, Gregory Braithwaite, Ryan Mauro, dudeluna, Matthew Rooks, Marshall, Lillian Karabaic, Paula Funatake, Spartan Dale, Bike Initiative Keweenaw, Sarah G, Adam D, Go Dig A Hole, Beth Hamon, Greg Murphy, Mayra M, Oso, Isaac M, David C, @Five.Oh.Three, Byron Paterson, Kurstin Graham, Erinne G, Rachel Moline, and Jimmy Diesel.