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Apr
2

Portland Oregon bicycle news, events, culture, and opinion.

Joe Bike

By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 1st, 2020 at 4:52 pm

A machine operator at Chris King Precision Components, one of Portland’s many small bike businesses.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A three-part series written by Rebecca Small and Shawn Small

Uncertainty is hardly a new sensation for small business owners. Throw in a pandemic, a statewide lockdown, and implosion of the national economy and our local entrepreneurs find themselves facing previously unknown levels of apprehension and sleepless nights. Lately it may seem like there are a million possible wrong choices.

Every one of the nearly 100 different bike-related business in Portland, from the biggest bike shop in town to a self-employed bike fitter, falls into the category of a “small business” – by definition, a company with fewer than 500 people. Most are much smaller: 9 out of 10 businesses in Oregon have fewer than 20 employees. Despite their size, they employ 55% of the state’s workers. They are critical economic engines of our community.[Read more…]

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By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 1st, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Biketown station on North Williams Ave.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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By Sam Balto (Contributor) on March 31st, 2020 at 2:30 pm

A family leaves for a ride in Sellwood.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The coronavirus has changed our lives forever. From here on out, we will think of life before coronavirus, and after. While these are very scary times, we are seeing some positive things appear. With calmer streets and less people driving, there’s been a surge of children and families riding bikes together.

If you’re one of them, it might be a good time to do a practice run to school (if you don’t bike there already).

As a Physical Education teacher at a K-8 school in north Portland I see daily the impacts physical activity — or lack thereof — has on my students’ well-being. In PE class we work to give children the skills they need to be a physically literate person. We are building students’ competence and confidence so they can live a healthy life.

I tell my students that doctors have studied why being physically active is important for children. The closer children are to the 60 minutes of physical activity recommended by the Center for Disease Control, I tell them, the better health outcomes they’ll see. Children who are more active do better in school, get in less trouble, have better relationships with friends, get sick less and live longer lives.
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By Becky Jo (Columnist) on March 31st, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Adult and child’s bike on grass

Spring bike rides with Miata and the mini-me’s bike yet to be named (photos by Becky Jo)

When I started this car-free adventure at the beginning of winter, I thought for sure my bike was

Apr
1

Car Show and Events Calendar

Locations
in Red
indicate events that I will be attending

*= Recurring
Cruise Nights also on Cruise
Nights
page.


Most
Flyers are in Adobe PDF format – Get Acrobat Reader Free Here
——
V
= Vendor Space Available




 

 


Coronavirus
(COVID-19) in California
– Info


 

 


30

Paramount*
Cancelled – Deli Relics Car Show
– Gus’s 8320 Alondra Blvd. – 4PM – 7:30PM – Flyer


30

Westlake
Village*
Cancelled – Park ‘n Chill –
30721 Russell Ranch Rd. – 8PM – Flyer


31

Granada
Hills*
Cancelled – Tuesday Cruz-In
– Chatsworth & Lindley St. – 6PM – Flyer


31

Westminster*

Cancelled – Classics at Carl’s – 13425
Beach Blvd. – 4PM – 8PM – Flyer


 

 



 


 


 


 


1

Los
Angeles*
Cancelled – Mid City Car Meet
– 5746 W. Adams St. – 7PM – 9PM – Flyer


1

Los
Angeles*
Cancelled – Odd Squad Car Club
Coffee Cruise – 9829 Venice Blvd. – 7PM – 11PM – Flyer


1

Placentia*
Cancelled – Big Wednesdays Car Show
– 2001 E. Orangethorpe Ave. – 5PM – 7:30PM – Flyer


1

Simi
Valley*
Cancelled
– Weekly Cruise Night – See Flyer for Location – Changes Each Week –
Flyer


1

Ventura*
Cancelled – VC3 Cruise Night
– 1780 S. Victoria Ave. – 7PM – Flyer


3-5

Del
Mar

Postponed to Oct 2-4 – 20th
Del Mar Nationals – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. – Info
V


3

Buena
Park*
Cancelled
Classic Car Fridays – Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose
St. – 4PM – 8PM

– Flyer


3

Burbank*
Cancelled
– Bob’s Big Boy 4211 W. Riverside Drive – 3PM – 10PM – Info


3

Burbank*
Cancelled
– Valley Cruise Night @ Fosters Freeze 201 S. Glenoaks Blvd. – 7PM – 9PM
– Flyer


3

Costa
Mesa

Cancelled – First Friday Road
Show – OC Marketplace 88 Fair Dr. – 5PM – 7:30PM – Flyer


3

Escondido*
Cancelled – Cruisin’ Grand – Grand
Ave. Downtown – 5PM – 9PM –
Info


3

Garden
Grove*
Cancelled – Friday Night Car
Show – 12891 Historic Main Street – 5PM – 8PM – Flyer


3

Northridge*
Cancelled
– Bob’s Big Boy – 8876 Corbin Ave.