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 09/07/11

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Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Washington County: How to Make Cycling Work in the Suburbs and Beyond

On the September episode we'll be joined in the studio by the movers, shakers and hard workers that are figuring out new and improved ways to bring cycling to the suburbs and rural areas that surround them. While cities are built for short trips, the suburbs present new obstacles and challenges for designers and planners to make facilities available to the average Nike/soccer mom, Intel/BBQ dad, and safe for the whole family. Join us while we explore the creative ways these folks are finding solutions, or call in with your own stories and suggestions!

 

Photo by KTesh of Bike/Ped Facilities on SW Farmington Rd. (unencorporated Washington County, OR) - Riding With Jonathan Maus 2/17/11

The Bike Show on 08/03/11

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Cycling Through the Ages

This Wednesday at 11:00 am on the Bike Show we will be talking about "Cycling at All Ages." Our guests include Abby, age 7; Magpie, age 9; Lake, the parent of a 12-year-old; and Laura and John, who are both in their 70s. See why cycling can be fun no matter what age you are!

The Bike Show on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show guests share their health transformations from cycling.

For the July Show we welcome guests John Gorham, Wake Gregg and Chris Smith, all who've experienced health transformations through cycling. All three suffer from serious health issues that cycling treats or manages-- even with busy life/work schedules that make exercising a challenge. We'll discuss how they make the small daily changes that make big differences in their overall well being and hear their advice on how anyone can get on the road to better health with a bicycle.

The Bike Show on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Behind the scenes: what bike racing really looks like!

This Wednesday's Bike Show will go behind the scenes with bike racing. Guests Rick Potestio, Tony Kic and Sue Butler will talk about getting muddy building race courses, where to ride around Portland if you want to ride fast, and how to get the peloton to stop with you when you need to pee.

The Bike Show on 05/04/11

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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The bike show hosts two cycling authors to discuss how bikes have changed the world for the better.

This month we're joined by two authors to give differing views on how cycling has shaped the American landscape.

Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) will bring her perspectives on how cycling shaped the landscape for women and how it continues to change.

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, editor of Cycling — Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force will talk about the essays chosen for his book and reveal why cycling effects us all — even if you don't ride a bike.

The Bike Show on 04/06/11

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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show Looks at how cycling is developing across the nation.

Watch out, Portland! (Or more accurately, watch this). Bike coordinators and advocates from across North America discuss how their cities are taking the lead on cycling-- including bike sharing programs, off road trail developments and much more. Portland may be a forerunner in cycling, but these cities are inspiring and quickly on the way to becoming bike meccas themselves. Guest Randy Neufield, National advocate with the SRAM Cycling Fund, will give our listeners a broad perspective on where and how cycling is affecting transportation nationwide.

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The Bike Show on 03/02/11

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Wed, 03/02/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show tackles how to get teens cycling and visits with young adults who inspire riding.

This month the KBOO Bike Show explores the less-traveled path of teen cycling. Often, when kids hit middle and high-school they tend to shy away from cycling-- and towards the right of passage of the driver's license. We'll be welcoming three organizations and their members that are reaching out to teen cyclists-- particularly low-income and minority-- to get them hooked into the wonder and sport of cycling. The Bike Show welcomes back the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association's High School Cyclocross Program, the newly formed Major Taylor Educational Program (both of Portland) and ElGroupo (of Tucson). We'll discuss their different programs and hear directly from the participants what they think might get more young adults on bikes.

The Bike Show on 01/05/11

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Trafic engineers explain how our streets and their design end up working-- or not-- for cyclists.

This month on the Bike Show we're exploring how our streets and their design end up working (or not) for cyclists. Our guests include traffic engineers Rob Birchfield and Peter Koonce from the City of Portland and Jim Peters of DKS Associates Transportation Solutions to talk about where bikes fit into how our roads are shaped, their work on projects like the Broadway/Weidler couplet, and how they're working to shape how our roads, lights, and signals will look in the future.

The Bike Show on 12/01/10

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Wed, 12/01/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Bicycle Transportation's 2011 State hit list/Small bike Busnesses surviving the economy

Join us on the Bike Show as we delve into the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's 2011 Legislative hot button issues in the first half hour and talk with Shawn Small of Ruckus Components and Dave Stoops of Black Star Bags about strategies and successes in keeping afloat during the recession in the second half of the show. Michelle Poyourow is our special co-host.

The Bike Show on 11/03/10

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Wed, 11/03/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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How higher education is shaping cycling's future and the new Tri-Met Bike and Ride.

This Wednesday Jessica Robert's is our special co-host taking a look at how higher education is shaping the future of cycling. Portland State Universtity Transportation Options Manager Ian Stude and Lynn Weigand of Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) join us. Later in the show we'll take a peek at the new Tri-Met Bike and Ride program with Colin Maher, director of the program.

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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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