2019 Archive

December 07, 2019

Legal Misconceptions

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Tori and April talk with attorney Mark Ginsberg about bike law and common misconceptions.

November 08, 2019


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Tori talks with three premiere bicycle event organizers about how to put quality events together:

October 04, 2019

Companion Animals

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April and Alon talk with former host Sara Stout about how to travel with your companion animal on your bike.

In the second half former host Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell talks about reusable food container business Go Box, a bicycle-based business.

September 06, 2019

1,001 Stories

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April and Alon talk with Devi Lockwood about her round the world bike trip to capture 1,001 stories of water and climate change. In the second half of the show, they chat with bike-based dream deliverer Mathias Svalina.

August 09, 2019


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April and Tori talk with documentary filmmaker Liz Canning about her movie Motherload, exploring the intersection of cargo biking and family biking.

In the second half, they talk with Brandi Horton of the Rails to Trails Conservancy about a cross-U.S. trail!

July 05, 2019

Summer Reads

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Alon talks with Michael Kranish, author of The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero.

In the second half he interviews Evan Friss, author of On Bicycles A 200-Year History of Cycling in New York City.

June 07, 2019

The Science and Physics of Cycling

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We take a nerdy, deep-dive into how bikes actually... well, work! Join us for a fantastic look into the physics and science of bicycles and how it is we manage to stay upright when we're on them. Guests Dr. Joseph Connolly, author of Understanding the Magic of the Bicycle, and Dr.Stephen Cheung, co-editor of Cycling Science: The ultimate nexus of knowledge and performance to de-mystify the magic behind your ride.

May 03, 2019

Helmets and Brain Injury

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Tori and April chat with Dr. Michael Bottlang and Dr. Steven M. Madey of the Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory about how helmets interact with the head injury and the differences between impact, shear and rotational ("spin") forces. Their work has led to the development of Wavecel helmet technology now being marketed by Trek.

April 05, 2019

Reversing Auto-centrism

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April and Alon have wide-ranging conversations with WSDOT Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain and Milwaukie (Oregon) Mayor Mark Gamba. Both include the topic of moving away from the belief that automobiles are the primary way to go anywhere. And both ride ebikes!

March 08, 2019

2030 is Almost Here!

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Alon and Tori talk with Jillian Detweiler and Judge Kemp of The Street Trust along with Marshall Runkel, chief of staff to Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.

The conversation about transportation in Portland includes progress on the Bicycle Plan for 2030, a road diet on 122nd Ave and freeway expansion in the Rose Quarter.

February 08, 2019

Theft and Dance

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Alon and April talk with Bryan Hance of Bike Index and local bike shop owner Molly Cameron about bike theft and recovery. In the second half Agent Honeycomb and Agent Unlikely discuss the Sprockettes bike dance troupe and their empowerment activities.

January 04, 2019


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Tori and Alon talk with Dr. Bill Toepper and Duncan Zvetsky of Portland Street Medicine and Leslie Corless of the Portland People's Outreach Program about dealing with the care needs of Portland's unhoused. In the second half they speak with Ms. IldikóTóth of the Budapest Bike Maffia about their effort to provide food and clothing for the homeless in their city.

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