- Bikers’ Breakfast: 6:30am-8:30am at the Cummins Triangle (N. Going, Basin and Port Center Way) to mark the completion of a huge improvement to the Going to the River Trail; Coffee and pastries for attendees.
- Portland Parks & Recreation’s Grand Opening of the Waud Bluff Trail: 11am at the foot of the Trail off north end of N. Basin Avenue.
- Dedication of the plaque in honor of the late Captain Head: 4pm on N. Channel Avenue; Tea and pastries to follow at MacCarthy Park parking lot.
- Drawing for a bike from Revolver Bikes ($450 value): 5pm at Daimler Trucks NA, Bike Station, 4747 N. Channel, E Wing.
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It’s official. The Waud Bluff Trail is ready for wheels, feet, families, workers squirrels…you name it. Ask Lenny Anderson, Executive Director of the Swan Island Business Association, founder of the Swan Island TMA and charter board member of npGreenway, “Why a Waud Bluff Trail?” and this is what you’ll get:
“Over 3,000 people work within five minutes of the lower trail head on Swan Island…Western Star Truck Plant, the UPS hub, US Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. Access to those jobs just got a lot better via transit (TriMet 44), on foot for those you live nearby and by bike.
I am sure when I lug my 50lb rig up the stairs for the first time I’ll bellyache like a lot of you, but I’m confident that the men and women who are Continue reading
Dedication of “The Captain’s Walk”: Join us to dedicate the new Channel Avenue sidewalk to the Shipyards in honor of Captain R. Head, Master of the Olendorff, who was killed while walking along N. Channel Avenue; 11am-1pm, McCarthy Park parking lot between N Ballast & Commerce. *Look for tent and banners. Light snacks and refreshments. Followed by…
Celebration and Grand Opening of “River to Lagoon Trail” (Led bike/walk tours): Take an easy stroll or bike ride to the Lagoon, once the main channel of the Willamette River; 11am-1pm.
Industry & Art: Celebrating the worker: Just down “The Captain’s Walk” at Vigor Industrial Shipyard; Noon to 6pm, 5555 N. Channel Avenue. Free with $5 suggested donation.
Look outside! It’s no longer dismal out! In fact, this past week has been downright glorious biking weather (can the air possibly get any fresher?!), so how about brushing up on some BIKE TIPS (How-to Videos & Bike Resources) and reading on about how National Bike Month got started in the first place?
With weeks left in National Bike to Work Month this May, let us backtrack a bit to provide you the appropriate historical context:
THE HISTORY OF BIKE MONTH
For fifty-five years, National Bike Month has been the perfect time for new or returning riders to get back on the saddle and ride their bike to work. Originally the Cycle Trade Association called the month American Bike Month but in 1956 it evolved to Bike Month. Along with the name change, Bike Month became more about promoting cycling and safe bicycling, not just selling bicycles.
BIKING HISTORY DATES
1880 League of American Wheelman founded
1888 First pneumatic tires
1890 Good Roads Movement
Bussing it after hours? Biking in the driving rain? We wintertime commuters in the northern latitudes can finally herald the passing of the shortest day of the year (December 21st) and the calendar’s slow inch toward daylight. But we’re not there yet. This is the Pacific Northwest after all. We fear there could be more rain…and more darkness.
But don’t despair! We gathered a number of helpful tips to cheer up your commute. Check out the following links to ensure your trip is not only safe but comfortable. And remember, leave that car behind and you’ll head into the New Year healthier, richer, and, well, more relaxed!