Invitation to 4/7 Adventure Cycling Gathering in Portland

We’d like to invite you to a very special Adventure Cycling gathering in Portland on Wednesday, April 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Adventure Cycling’s Jim Sayer and Jenn Milyko will be in town to unveil the brand new 2,400 mile Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route and to share the latest news on bicycle travel and adventures in North America (and perhaps beyond!). This will be a grand celebration with our friends at REI, which provided financial support for route research. We are especially excited because the Sierra Cascades route takes the Adventure Cycling Route Network over 40,000 miles – to our knowledge, the largest mapped bicycle-friendly route system in the world!

Join us at REI’s Store in the Pearl District for this important event. Refreshments will be provided and the fun will begin at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:30. For directions, click on — or call (503) 221-1938.

Please RSVP by April 2nd by responding to this email or calling me, Beth Petersen, at 800-755-2453 x 211. We also encourage you to invite cycling colleagues, other friends or family. The event is free and open to the public.

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the event and prepping the gathering location.  Please contact Beth Petersen at or 800-755-2453 ext. 210 if you are interested.

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Happy riding,

Beth Petersen
Adventure Cycling Association
800-755-2453 x 211
Inspiring people to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun and self discovery.


Loaves and Fishes: Meal on Wheels (TWO)

What do I need to participate?

  • A bike capable of pulling a Burley cargo trailer (the trailer hitch attaches to your bike’s rear wheel quick-release)
  • The ability to safely navigate the streets on your bike
  • A helmet
  • If it’s your first time delivering meals for Loaves & Fishes Center via bike or car, you’ll need to fill out a complete registration form on your first day. OHS (Oregon Health Services) requires us to perform a criminal background check to ensure the safety of our seniors.

You may deliver meals using:

  • Your own bicycle and cargo cart
    You will be loaned a safety vest and spare bike lock, if needed.
  • Your own bicycle
    You will be loaned a cargo trailer with hitch attachment, safety vest and spare bike lock, if needed.

Optional Equipment:

  • Safety flag, bike lights, map holder
  • Mobile phone to call the center in case of emergency

When do I deliver?

We’ll work around your schedule. If you can deliver once a week or once or twice a month, we will do our best to accommodate you. If you want to be a substitute rider, let us know and we will contact you when we need your help!

Plan to arrive at your assigned center around 10-10:30 a.m. to get the trailer, coolers and meals.

I want to help, but I’m not sure about riding a bike. How else can I help?

We invite you to consider investing our community by sponsoring one or more bike trailers for the Meals-On-Two-Wheels Program. There are several sponsorship levels from which to choose. Click here for more information.

Also, we’re always in need of volunteers for our daily Meals-On-Wheels routes. Click here to let us know you’re interested in helping!

If you’d like to make a donation to Loaves & Fishes Centers, click here.

For more information on the “Meals On Two Wheels” program, please e-mail


Colin and Ashley Ride Across America

The following two riders make me want to leave earlier than June, despite a job, and raise awareness and funds for something.  What about you?

Collin Roughton and Ashley Mitchell, two Portland Cyclists setting out on January 2nd, 2010 to travel from Florida to San Diego, and back along the coast to Portand, Oregon.

We’re riding because we love to cycle, and we’re riding for Bike Farm, and the Coalition for a Livable Future, two organizations we support, love, and want to see be successful in their work within the Portland Community.

We’re asking that you, and your organization make a monetary donation to these two organizations. We want to raise $1 for every mile we ride. That totals just around 5, 080 miles, and $5,080 dollars total between these important organizations. Help us reach our goal!

A little can go a long way! Your donation of $5, $10, $25, $35, or $50 towards one or both of these organizations will help us reach our goal. Please visit the ‘our organizations’ page below.


DKB around Town


I was zipping down Naito Parkway the other day and what should appear, but a B-Line (sustainable urban delivery) bike serving up Dave’s Killer Bread (DKB).  Way to go guys!


Oregon Manifest -> Oct 02 – Nov 08

Oregon Manifest celebrates the art, craft and community of bicycling. Our mission is to engage a wide audience with cycling lifestyle through innovative, influential events around the bicycle.


Dixie Mountain

Did this ride Memorial Day, 2009 for the first time.

I tried to input it via which put out a nice map, but was miserable to work with as I was using the free version and not the paid version so every point you edit it scrolls off the screen. So far, that leaves me with Google Maps and that became as time consuming as anything else. So far, 30 minutes wasted and no maps. Great tools out there, but is it any wonder they are robustly used.


Find the Gnomes Ride

From the book Rubber To The Road a web site Rubber to the Road is produced by Dave Guettler. Ride information for this website is compiled and written by Jacob Erker. Rides from the print series by Peter Marsh and Otis Rubottom.

I did the Find the Gnomes ride which has a detailed map at

Megan went with me and we did not see one Gnome AND I missed the left hand turn on Skyline after Germantown Rd and so cut the ride short.