2014 Archive

December 04, 2014


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This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70's, we speak with Laurence Malone-- a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing-- about the sport's humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the lone American on the starting line overseas in the early years.

We're also be joined by current pro Ryan Trebon of the Cannondale Cyclocross World Team and recently retired and 2013 Cyclocross World Masters Champion Sue Butler about how the sport of 'cross has (or hasn't) grown in the ensuing years.

November 10, 2014

Activism for our Streets

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This month we go back to our roots-- grass roots that is. Portland's flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich of Better Block PDX. These passionate and motivated average-citizens are shaping the way your city streets look with an energy and enthusiasm not seen since we ripped out a highway and replaced it with a park.

October 03, 2014

Activism and Awareness

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Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman's rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a time.

In the second half, the topic shifts to the role of bikes in disaster preparedness.

September 03, 2014

Biking Past 50

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Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member of the touring club and for the past twenty years has joined them on many rides in the Pacific NW, as well as riding solo, and sometimes with his daughter, in Ireland Cuba, Puerto Rico, Greece, the Czech Republic, France and New Zealand. Vietnam veteran, author and peace activist S. Brian Willson has journeyed over 70,000 miles using a handcycle, including during his book tour along the West Coast. (http://www.brianwillson.com/)

August 07, 2014

PBOT Leadership

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Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

July 03, 2014


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Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

June 05, 2014


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Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing:

May 08, 2014


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Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe's documentary "Aftermass" about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

April 04, 2014

Elly Blue

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Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book "Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy" (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women's bicycle movement and a wide range of other topics.

March 07, 2014

Our Bodies Our Bikes

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Tori is joined by Dr. Stacy Simms, Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, and biomechanical engineer from University of California Davis Judd Van Sickle to talk about what goes on in our bodies when we ride.

February 06, 2014


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Steph talks with Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Advocacy Directory Gerik Kransky about City and State budgets for active transportation. And Commissioner Novick gets schooled on "Vision Zero".

January 02, 2014

Best of 2013

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Tori collates some of the best conversations of 2013, including the audience favorite: "ethicist" Randy Cohen.

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