The Bike Show

Whether you haven't pushed a pedal since you were a kid or logged thousands of miles in the past year, we present something for every listener.

We take an in-depth look at cycling and transportation as they affect our everyday lives, with live interviews of newsmakers in recreation, transportation, politics, business and finance, equity, public health, economic development, and the very special culture of bike fun that thrives in Portland.

Join us live the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am to noon, or listen anytime at BikeShow.PortlandTransport.com.

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Episode Archive

The Bike Show on 09/04/13

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Sunday Parkways

Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride. Who attends Sunday Parkways, what is its purpose in Portland, and what is its future?

The Bike Show on 07/03/13

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Traveling in Oregon

This month, The KBOO Bike Show is joined by Kristin Dahl of Travel Oregon, Alex Phillips of Oregon Parks & Recreation, and a few others to talk about the state of cycling around Oregon. hat are Scenic Bikeways, and why should Oregonians care about bike tourism in Oregon?

The Bike Show on 06/05/13

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Visit w/ Dishwasher Pete and City Clubs Report on Cycling in PDX

This month, we're excited to share with you a special episode featuring the one and only Dishwasher Pete to share his experiences as an American cyclist living in Amsterdam in his new book: In the City of Bikes. We'll also touch base with Craig Beebe, a member of the research committee that put out the new City Club of Portland Report on Bicycle Transportation here in Portland (a city that aspires to Amsterdam's cycling prowess).

The Bike Show on 05/01/13

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Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

The Bike Show on 04/03/13

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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Sandy Ridge Trail System and the magic elves that made it.

What was five years ago an underused chunk of Bureu of Land Management, the Sandy Ridge Mountainbike Trail System has become one of the priemier mountain biking destinations in the Pacific Northwest. This month we take a look at how a simple idea met a gaping recrational need that has become one of the most sustainable and heavily used trail systems in Oregon.

The Bike Show on 03/06/13

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In this guest episode, Marc Levitt interviews Prof. Zach Furness about the history of Critical Mass.

This month on the KBOO Bike Show we are looking back in time, broadcasting a national show that covered a topic of local interest.  

Do you remember when Critical Mass was big in Portland? When instead of frothing over "bike lanes vs potholes" the newspapers, radio and TV stations obsessed over the Friday-evening ritual?

In many cities, including Portland, Citical Mass no longer takes place, perhaps because bicycling has become more mainstream, and real improvements to cities have made bicycling more normal, comfortable and safe. Has it been replaced by the World Naked Bike Ride? By Sunday Parkways? But in other cities, such as San Francisco, Citical Mass lives on, despite prioritization of bicycling improvements by city governments.

The Bike Show on 02/06/13

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This episode, we're looking at the dirty underbelly of cycling: bike theft.

This episode, we're looking at the dirty underbelly of cycling: bike theft.

We'll be joined by Sgt Michael Frome from the Portland Police Bureau and Ian Stude, PSU's transportation options manager and bike parking expert. He says bikes were only recently surpassed as the University's most-stolen personal item. By laptops.

Later, Nick Watkin, General Manager of Kryptonite locks, and Daryl Slater, Kryptonite's Marketing Manager, will join us by phone from Boston to talk about the market trends they observe, what it reveals about bike theft, and how they educate customers (and retailers) about bike security.

The Bike Show on 01/02/13

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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

The Bike Show on 12/05/12

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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

The Bike Show on 12/05/12

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Wood and Wool: The high tech world of retro materials.

The Bike Show get's high-tech retro with a flashback to materials of the past that are making a splash now. In this episode we talk about wood and wool as the re-imagined, super hot, high tech materials of the future with Adam George, creator and fabricator of Bound Bikes (a bmboo bicycle and trailer maker), Chris DiStephano, the Communications Director for Rapha Performance Roadwear North America and Emily McKissock, Account Manager for Icbreaker Merino. Later in the show we get a re-cap from the world of BikeCraft-- Portland's annual hand-made bicycle accessory wonderland.

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What makes a great cycling city?

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Wed, 09/30/2009

Authors Mia Birk and Jeff Mapes discuss the components of cycling cities.

Bicycle-based vendors

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Tue, 09/01/2009

Bicycle-based vendors are making their mark on Portland's street culture and business landscape. Elly and Sara host a discussion with local two- and three-wheeled shopkeepers. Can you fit an entire convenience store onto a bike? What does it feel like to pedal a coffee shop over the Hawthorne Bridge? How is the city permit office handling these new kinds of mobile businesses?

Mountain Biking

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Tue, 08/04/2009

This August the Bike Show gets down and dirty exploring why mountain biking could make or break Portland's cycling future and what some folks are trying to do about it. From Forest Park trail usage to the Gateway Green, the fight for more trails is heating up this summer.

Bicycle Justice

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Tue, 06/30/2009

Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer Bob Mionske, author of Cycling and the Law and social worker Meghan Sinnott. Mionske discusses the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott talks about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.

Sunday Parkways 2009

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Tue, 06/02/2009

Sara and Beth talk with Linda Ginenthal of PDOT and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder about Sunday Parkways, three events this summer that will transform over 7 miles of neighborhood streets into temporary parks, so we can enjoy walking, bicycling, roller blading and dancing in the street - without having to watch out for cars!

New Cyclists

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Tue, 05/05/2009

New to Cycling?  

Getting started: Learn to leave your car or the bus behind and start riding your bike more. Knowing how to ride a bike isn't the same as knowing how to commute on city streets. We talk with newly minted cyclists.

 

 

Columbia River Crossing

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Tue, 03/31/2009

Metro Councilor Robert Liberty, Activist Jim Howell and BTA Advocate Michelle Poyourow discuss opposition to, and alternatives for, the 12-lane Columbia River Crossing project.

BKS-2009-03-04

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Tue, 03/03/2009

Oregon is an amazing place to ride a bike not just because of the work of local and state governments.

Ordinary citizens like you and me have worked tirelessly over the years in their own unique ways to improve the cycling landscape.

We learn more about these bike heroes and the upcoming Alice B. Toeclips awards ceremony that will honor their good work. When faced with adversity, why did they keep fighting? Where does the spirit come from? Why do they love bikes?

Idaho Stop Sign Law

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Tue, 02/03/2009

An in-depth look at the Idaho stop sign law which effectively turns stop signs into yield signs for cyclists.  Can this law work in Oregon?  Is it long past due or a potentially dangerous change?  Are all vehicles created equal? Join the KBOO Bike Show to join the discussion and hear what the experts have to say about the future of how we not only go, but stop in Oregon.

Open House

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Tue, 01/06/2009

Wow! What a banner year for cycling! The KBOO Bike Show celebrates LIVE on the air with our New Year's Open House. Blind Pilot, a Portland-based rock band that tours by bike, performs live in the studios. We invite people on the air to share their favorite moments of 2008 and hopes for 2009.

Playlists

The Bike Show playlist for 12/04/2013

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Mark Rosen & The BusinessIntroducing the BusinessRecord Collection
Tsegue-Maryam GuebrouTenkou! Why Feel Sorry?Ethiopiques Vol 21: Ethiopia Song/Piano Solo
FlipSpecialized Nutcracker SuiteSpecialized Nutcracker Suitewww.specialized.com

Comments

Biking with Kids

In 2007, I was privileged to bicycle 4500 miles with 11-yr-old Tala, her two-yr-old twin sisters, and their mother. We rode from Corvallis, OR, to Washington, DC, by way of San Bernadino, New Orleans, and St. Louis for peace and sustainability. It was wonderful fun.

Prior to that I raised my own daughter with a kid stoker kit on a Burley tandem. Biking with kids is ideal.

Granny Gets it!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090618/od_nm/us_bicycle_thief_1

Go, Granny!!!

Human Electric Hybrid Bikes

I'm a bike commuter and I ride an Optibike, an electric assist bicycle. My bike is only one of two in Oregon but it is only one of many types being used here in Portland . In fact, Portland has its own Ebike industry and the number of E bikes stores is expanding, including Bike Gallery. I think this technology will expand the bike community and should be addressed by the KBOO Bike Show. Take a look at the Optibike web site and if you'd like to see one, contact me.

April show

Hey Guys, what happened to the April Bike show? It hasn't shown up in itunes yet.

 

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