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 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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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.

The Bike Show on 10/06/10

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Rob Sadowsky joins us to talk about the future of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance

For the fall pledge drive the KBOO Bike Show welcomes Rob Sadowsky, the new Executive Director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). After years of upheaval from shifting administration and focus for the BTA causing what's been described by some as stagnation and aimless drifting, we'll be discussing Rob's vision of the future of Oregon's largest and most powerful bicycle advocacy group. Hosted by Tori Bortman and Lindsay Carone.

The Bike Show on 07/07/10

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Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Bike Tourring and Tourism/What's happening with your sewer money/Rapha Giro cd giveaway!

This July we'll be exploring traveling by and with your bike in the first half of our show. Guests include Daniel Sharp, cycling photographer who shot last year's the Giro de Italia, Ellee Thaheimer, author of the Lonely Planet Cycling Guide to Italy, Evan Ross of Portland Bike Tours and Alex Phillips, Bicycle Recreation Coordinator for the State of Oregon. We'll also be GIVING AWAY 5 fabulous cd's of the Rapha Giro Album-- music chosen by Italy's top pro cyclists and photo book by Daniel Sharp included!

The Bike Show on 05/05/10

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Wed, 05/05/2010 - 9:00am
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Bicycling and Personal Health

We all know that riding a bike is good for your health. But what exactly are the health benefits of bicycling? If you ride a bike, what can you do to take care of your body? Are there stretches you can do and food you can eat that will help you ride faster and feel better? How do aspects of urban riding—like car exhaust and road rage—affect your health? Hosts Lindsay and Elly will be in the studio with a variety of health care practitioners to address these issues and answer your questions.

The Bike Show on 04/07/10

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Wed, 04/07/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Looking North: Do bikes really need the North Portland Greenway?

As spring and warmer weather sets in the Bike Show will examine the plans for the new North Portland Greenway bike and pedestrian path. We'll discuss where it hopes to be built and who it will serve in the Portland community.

Are there already enough ways to get to St. Johns?  Could a bike path interfere with our struggling economy? We'll hear from both sides of the path and let you weigh in Wednesday, April 7th at 11am.

The Bike Show on 01/06/10

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Wed, 01/06/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
On January 6th, come in from the cold and help us celebrate when the KBOO Bike Show opens our doors and our broadcast to you, the listeners. We wouldn't be here without you, so ride on down to the studio as our special guests to ring in the new cycling year and hear your voices, live on the air. We want to hear your bike-centric predictions and hopes for this upcoming year while we're entertained by the lovely sounds of local band, No They Do, bringing us futuristic robot lullabies. This is your chance to join us for some cookies and conversation at the KBOO studios at 20 SE 8th Avenue. 11am- noon, Wednesday, January 6th. The future is in you, so let's hear it!

The Bike Show on 12/02/09

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Wed, 12/02/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Taking stock of the State of Bicycling in Portland and a closer look at the 2030 Bicycle Plan

As the year comes to a close and many changes are upon us from new Morrison Bridge access for cyclists to a new executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), we take a closer look at the State of Bicycling in Portland. 

We'll be joined by Roger Geller, City Bicycle Coordinator in the Office of the Director and creator of the Bicycle Master Plan.  The 2030 Bicycle Plan is the crystal ball to the future of cycling and the city's goals. We'll talk with him about where we are now and where the city hopes to be by 2030.

Also joining us will be a representative from the BTA to bring us their own version of where they see Portland now and what they hope to see in the new plan.

The Bike Show on 09/30/09

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Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

 The October Bike Show comes a little early this month to bring you two great Portland authors and advocates that have explored the world of cycling in our cities and returned with views both surprising and
visionary. Jeff Mapes, author of "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities," and Mia Birk, author of "Joyride: One woman's journey to empower people and transform communities," join us
to talk about how bicycles have shaped our past and will influence our days-- and landscapes-- to come.

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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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