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Published: May 25, 2012 by admin Filed under: News
Happy Walk+Bike to School Month! To celebrate, we joined the innaugural "Llewellyn Kidical Mass" with families from our neighborhood elementary school. Our principal, who is an avid cyclist, even joined our merry bike brigade, which meandered through the neighborhood streets, celebrating the fact that Kids are Traffic Too!

Coast Hills Classic

Published: May 11, 2012 by admin Filed under: News Sports
We're warming up for another exciting cycling season and just returned from covering the Coast Hills Classic last weekend -- our first mountain bike event of 2012!

The city of Newport brought mountain biking back to the coast this year with an awesome course featuring gorgeous ocean views, open meadows, sick downhill, gnarly single track, killer climbs, and a muddy course. Stay tuned to CrankMyChain for our forthcoming video capturing all the action, scenery and sunshine! Thanks to presenting sponsor Bike Newport for throwing down an awesome party Saturday night and showing us their amazing coastal hospitality.

Congratulations to winners Ross Brody of Lake Oswego and Sue Butler of Portland! Way to represent at the coast!!

Tonight, Tomorrow: Occupy your Bike!

Published: Nov 11, 2011 by admin Filed under: Wordpress News
I went General Assembly last night to hear what was going to happen now that Occupy Portland has been given it’s eviction notice and to announce today’s 11.11.11 Occupy your Bicycle and Ride to the General Assembly (followed by War Memorial ride).
Occupy Portland General Assembly 11.10.11

There were 500 very activated people.  It was very clear that tactical retreat, which would be my inclination, is not going to happen.

The general consensus is that there needs to be a party and potluck Saturday night and camp needs to be cleaned and cleared of much of the stuff (tents and other belongings) in advance.  Occupiers want as many supporters as possible to protect and hold the camp in a non-violent fashion.

Action committees were formed.  I joined with the folks who wanted to see bicyclists and pedestrians gather and circle the park.  It was decided that we call the action Swarm after a similar action from Copenhagen DenmarkSee videos below.

Protect the occupation!  Swarm this Saturday Night Nov 12, on foot or on bicycle.
Swarm The Occupation

11pm at Salmon St Fountain (SW Naito and Salmon in waterfront park) we meet to circle and rally around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.  Also feel free to arrive in affinity groups on the hour at the site all night/morning long.  Bring good spirits, costumes, music, street theater!

Also bring rain gear (yellow/fluorescent), warm clothing, coffee, and a festive attitude.  Don't bring drugs, alcohol or violence. Be prepared to stay up late or be called back later since we won't know when the Swarm will be needed most.  Text PDXOccupy to 23559 to receive critical updates.

Tonight’s ride should be a good warm up for tomorrow’s.

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