2012 Archive

December 05, 2012

High-tech Retro

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The Bike Show gets 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 bamboo bicycle and trailer maker), Chris DiStefano, 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.

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November 09, 2012

KBOO Bike Show - Riding as Profession

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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. But these days, a much wider range of goods is being delivered by bike, in Portland and in other US cities.

We're interviewing a few of the people involved in bicycle delivery here in Portland:

  • Mike Cobb is a cargo bike mechanic and former cargo delivery biker

  • Michael Hannah owns The Mattress Lot, where on sunny days they have been known to deliver a mattress or two by bike

  • Jenn Dederich works for Portland Pedal Power, a bicycle concierge service for downtown offices

  • Jed Lazar is the founder and owner of SoupCycle, which delivers organic soup by bicycle to homes and offices

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October 05, 2012

Beer and Coffee

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Beer + Beans + Bikes = Love. Tori is joined by Ellee Thalheimer, co-author of Hop in the Saddle a guide to Portland's craft beer scene by bike and co-host Steph Routh brings a hop-scotch journey to a few of those local brew pubs. In the second half of the hour, Joel Demreis, owner of Courier Coffee Roasters and Charlie Wicker, owner of Trailhead Coffee Roasters talk about that other drink that goes so very well with bikes, coffee.

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September 05, 2012

Reve Tour Ladies

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The Reve Tour ladies who rode each stage Tour de France this year a day before the pros. We hear about their experiences as women taking on an insurmountable challenge. We also take an in-depth look at the state of women's cycling as a sport with Sarai Snyder of Cyclofemme/Girl-Bike-Love and ´╗┐´╗┐Kristy Scrymgeour, Team Owner for the professional women's cycling team, Specialized-Lululemon.

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July 31, 2012

KBOO Bike Show on Vacation...

Tomorrow KBOO will rebroadcast this episode...

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July 04, 2012


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Disaster strikes! How can we be prepared, and how can bicycles help us manage in a time of crisis? Our guests are Carmen Merlo, Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Ethan Jewett, Organizer of this year's inaugural Disaster Relief Trials.

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June 06, 2012

Cycle Touring

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This month the bike show hosts Ellee Thalheimer, author of Cycling Sojourner, the first cycle-tour guide to the state of Oregon, as well as Matt Picio, co-founder of Cycle Wild, a group that's 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!

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May 02, 2012

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

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Earl discusses cycling and transportation policy and funding, both locally and nationally with Tori and Steph.

Timo Forsberg from the Portland Bureau of Transportation talks about events for May's "PDX Bike Month".

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April 04, 2012

Professional Drivers

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Interviewing professional drivers, including Ralph Kerbs from TriMet; Jackson Cafazzo who drives a taxi for Radio Cab; and Zach Wiley who drives a truck for the US Postal Service.

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March 21, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Howie Ruben, Loren Charles Brown, Shonda Colleen Kelley and Robert James Carron

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The Bike Show's coverage of the 2012 Mayoral race continues with a special edition featuring candidates Howie Ruben, Loren Charles Brown, Shonda Colleen Kelley and Robert James Carron.

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March 07, 2012

Immigrants and Refugees

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We talk with staff from El Programa Hispano, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and Portland's Safe Routes to School program about walking and biking to school for our neighbors, particularly immigrants and refugees.

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March 07, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Max Brumm and Sam Belisle

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The Bike Show's coverage of the 2012 Mayoral race continues with a special edition featuring candidates Max Brumm and Sam Belisle.

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February 09, 2012

Active Transportation Mayoral Debate

We are privileged to have the opportunity to host an audio recording (MP3, 36.6MB) of Monday's debate. Enjoy!

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February 01, 2012

Funding, Summit

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Steph and Tori talk with Gerik Kransky (of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) and Chris Rall (of Transportation for America) about funding challenges at the Federal and local levels and Tara Corbin from Cycle Oregon discusses the upcoming Oregon Active Transportation Summit (April 16th and 17th in Salem).

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January 04, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Eileen Brady, CRC

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Michelle, Tori and Steph talk with Mayoral Candidate Eileen Brady. Economist Joe Cortright discusses the Columbia River Crossing.

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