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 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.

The Bike Show on 12/05/12

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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

The Bike Show on 11/07/12

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show interviews cargo bike delivery professionals about the nitty gritty of their jobs.
You may remember this past April, when the Bike Show got a few professional drivers into the studio to talk about what it’s like to drive for work in this city. 
 
Today, Wednesday, November 7th, we’re talking to professionals again – this time, professional bike riders. Our listeners can probably picture the bike messengers – the lean, fast couriers with a big bag slung over their backs, zipping around downtown delivering documents.

The Bike Show on 10/03/12

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Beer + Beans + Bikes = Love.

This month we’re joined by Ellee Thalheimer, co-author of Hop in the Saddle a guide to Portland’s craft beer scene by bike and my co-host Steph Routh will bring us a hop-scotch journey to a few of those local brew pubs.  In the second half of the hour, we’ll have Joel Demreis, owner of Courier Coffee Roasters and Charlie Wicker, owner of Trailhead Coffee Roasters to talk about that other drink that goes so very well with bikes, coffee.

The Bike Show on 09/05/12

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Women's cycling: The Reve Tour ladies & the uphill battle for women in the sport.

For September we take an in-depth look at how we're inspiring more women-- and people inn general-- to ride. First, interviews with Heidi Swift and Jennifer Cree, two Reve Tour ladies who rode the each stage Tour de France this year a day before the pros. We'll hear about their experiences as women taking on an insurmountable challenge and inspiring others to take on their own. We'll also take an in-depth look at the state of women's cycling in our country, internationally, and in the bike industry and how those landscapes are changing with Sarai Snyder of Cyclofemme/Girl-Bike-Love.

The Bike Show on 08/01/12

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Wed, 08/01/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Traffic Engineer Magic: The Men Behind the Curtain directing us all.

The Bike Show is on vacation! Hope you enjoy a re-broadcast of one of our most popular shows, "The Mad Men Behind How Our Streets Get Made". Traffic engineers Rob Burchfield and Peter Koonce from the City of Portland and Jim Peters from DKS Associates visit with Tori and Michelle to discuss how our streets are being designed for bikes, motor vehicles, pedestrians and the crazy goal to have us all just get along.

The Bike Show on 07/04/12

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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Disaster strikes! How can we be prepared, and how can bicycles help us manage in a time of crisis?

Disaster strikes! How can we be prepared, and how can bicycles help us manage in a time of crisis? Start July 4th with a bang and join us 11am for a show about disaster relief and bikes. Our guests:

The Bike Show on 06/06/12

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Get your adventure on! Join us to explore the joys of cycletouring.

Wanderlust, Adventures and Two Wheels

This month the bike show hosts Ellee Thalheiner, author of Cycling Sojourner, the first cycle-tour guide to the state of Oregon, as well as Matt Picio, founder of Cycle Wild, a group whose mission is "to connect people with nature via the bicycle" and who organize free cycle trips in the Portland "rideshed." We'll be talking with them about how you can start your own bike adventures this summer, and possibly be getting some reports in from tourists on the road right now!

The Bike Show on 05/02/12

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Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Congressman Earl Blumenauer, a founder of bike actvism and leader of bike-partisanship on the hill.

This month we're joined by one of the founders of cycling advocacy, Congressman Earl Blumenauer. Our coversation will examine his role as an advocate, his history as a Portland City Councilman, his views on the current state of transportation and his agenda for cycling in Oregon's 3rd District, from Northwest Portland to Government Camp. 

The Bike Show on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show is interviewing a taxi driver, a bus driver and a truck driver this week.

 This Wednesday on the KBOO Bike Show we are interviewing professional drivers.

A TriMet bus operator, a US Postal Service truck driver, and a taxi driver are joining us in the studio. We'll ask them what it's like to drive every day for work in a city with so many people walking and biking, and what they've learned over their years of experience. 

Tune in live between 11 am and noon, or find the podcast after the show at http://bikeshow.portlandtransport.com/.

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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.

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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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