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Portland, Ore. Businesses Blazing New Trails for this Bike Friendly Town

Category: Biking

September 22, 2011 –  Already a bike-friendly town, Portland, OR is blazing new trails to help its residents embrace the biking lifestyle.  As  outlined in a recent New York Times article, “Developers Cater  to Two-Wheeled Traffic in Portland, Ore.” it is the city’s businesses that are now trying to cash in on biking’s popularity here.  About 7% of Portland’s commuters travel by bike, significantly higher than the rest of the U.S. (1%).

Take for example some of the new businesses that are totally  oriented towards bikers, most of which are located on incredibly busy commuter bike routes like North Williams Avenue:
– Eco Flats is a new rental apartment building with bike racks in the lobby, and bike friendly doors and entrances.  But it has no parking for cars

– The Hopwoods BikeBar is on the ground floor of Eco Flats. The new brewpub has bike locks and takeout food that fits bicycle water bottle holders. It’s located on a popular bike route.

– In the same North Williams district there is the Friendly  Bike Guest House, which features indoor parking for its guests’ bicycles. (more…)

Posted by admin on September 22nd, 2011

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Is a Bike Trip in Your Future?

Category: Biking

Our sister website,,  just ran an interesting article about bike trips as a way to see new parts of the world. You should check it out because it references some of the major tour companies, how to prepare, what the trips are like, pros and cons.  How  About A Bike Trip

Posted by admin on August 18th, 2011

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Great Biking Towns

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What kind of biking do you like to do?
One person’s definition of a great biking town might be focussed on biking trails. Someone else might be thinking more of  an urban environment, where bike lanes that make commuting about town easier.  And then other folks might be dreaming of place where mountain biking is available, either within the city limits or just outside.  These are the major types of biking towns we will consider in this article:


Posted by admin on November 20th, 2010

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