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.

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Episode Archive

The Bike Show on 07/03/13

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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.

The Bike Show on 11/07/12

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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.

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The Holiday Show

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Tue, 12/02/2008

Welcome to our holiday show! It's better to give than receive so with that in mind we'll be interviewing the Community Cycling Center about the Holiday Bike Drive, taking a sneak peak with Elly Blue at the upcoming BikeCraft, and talking with our very first guest host, Janis McDonald, about how to pick out a great bike or cycling stocking stuffer for your favorite cyclist.

 

Post-Election Analysis

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Tue, 11/04/2008

Post election woes and victories. Guest Karl Rohde from the BTA discusses current pro-bicycle legislation, what passed, what didn't pass and what's coming down the bike lane.

The Bike Economy

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Tue, 09/30/2008

Portland's bike economy is surging. Tori and Carl talk about the bike industry in our region with guests Jennifer Nolfi (Portland Development Commission), Jessica Roberts (Alta Planning), and Matt Cardinal from Signal Cycles.
 

Car Free Challenge and Cyclocross

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Tue, 09/02/2008

Hosts Tori and Ayleen interview Karol Collymore, a participant in the Low-Car Diet program, a program that encourages people to reduce their dependence on the personal car. They will also talk about the opening of Cyclocross season with Kris Schamp.
 

War on Wheels?

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Tue, 08/05/2008

Is there a war on wheels? Is there any difference between a "crash" and an "accident?" The August KBOO Bike Show will address recent media coverage of bike-related issues in Portland. Guests Amy Ruiz, Portland Mercury News Editor, and Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org join hosts Ayleen Crotty and Carl Larson to analyze recent incidents, the resulting media coverage, and its influence on public perceptions. Portland's streets are famously friendly to bicyclists. Can the same be said about Portland's news sources?
 

Women for Bikes

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Tue, 12/04/2007

Hosts Ayleen and Tori spoke with guests Alison Hill-Braves from the Community Cycling Center, Janis McDonald from the City of Portland, Transportation Options and Barb Grover from the Bike Gallery about a variety of issues related to women who ride bikes.

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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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