Pedalpalooza, from the Casual Cyclist Perspective

  Summer in Portland is inevitably marked by the sound of uncertain chains hitting gears for their first rides of the year. Pedalpalooza is growing along with Portland, with more theme rides, bicycle tours, and on-bike nudity than ever. This is the spirit needed to carry people over the threshold from casual rider to lifestyle…

[Mini REVIEW] PSU Bike Hub

PSU Bike Hub on SW 6th & Harrison After my review last summer of Bike Gallery, it seems as though the staff either read the review or read my mind, or both. And I know this because I’ve been in a couple of times since my original review, and they’ve earned my business back. What…

Women and Bicycles in India Part I

Fabulous young ladies cycling in Bhimavaram Social Enterprise, Bicycles, and India I came here with the PSU MBA program to study Social Enterprise. It has been a diverse and challenging experience, much of it because of the vast differences between what is happening in India and my experiences in the U.S.A. For one, India has…

[New photos added!] Portrait of a Fun Summer :)

Little gem in Ocean Beach, San Diego Wonder Woman, the new bicycle. PSU with Green Lantern Rick in leis at the Robin Williams Ride (Pedalpalooza) WNBR! Another photo from Robin Williams Ride Gem out on the town Posted with Blogsy

What It’s Like to Be Threatened on a Bicycle

Yesterday afternoon, I was riding toward SW Madison Street on 3rd Avenue, when a dark burnt-orange SUV honked at me. Startled, I yelled, “Don’t honk at cyclists!” The older man, gray hair, bearded, slim build, actually pulled over in front of me, opened his door and yelled, “YOU ARE A DUNT! Know what that means?…

Karen Canady: Fabulous Lady Cyclist and Entrepreneur!

Guest Post: Karen Canady is Founder of Bikie Girl Bloomers and a Fabulous Lady Cyclist in Los Angeles. Here’s her story: I love city riding and riding in style/regular clothes. I started Bikie Girl Bloomers out of a combination of my own self-interest and a desire to inspire more women to get on their bikes….

REVIEW: Bike Gallery Downtown

Source: Zagat.com Overall Rating: 3 Stars I would like to preface this by saying, I have given Bike Gallery my business for many years, not just downtown but at their Woodstock and Hollywood branches as well. This review is about the downtown branch on SW 10th & Salmon in Portland and is based on my…

Farewell to Green Lantern

My beloved bicycle, Green Lantern, was stolen last week. Decked out during the Fabulous Lady’s Ride Summer 2014 Hanging out at Leaky Roof Naturally, I was, and am, devastated. There’s something very saddening about having your freedom of transportation stolen from you. With my bicycle, I could pretty quickly go wherever I wanted in the…

Pedalpalooza & Why Bicycle Festivals Are Important for Women

Fabulous Lady’s Ride Success! On the night of  Wednesday, June 24, I led my first ride with our local Portland bicycle festival, Pedalpalooza: The Fabulous Lady’s Ride. See the proposed route here. Highlights: The ride was fairly small, so everyone got to know each other and hang out. This led to some great conversation about bike safety and livable…