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…

Sunday Parkways– Mother’s Day 2015 [PHOTOS]

The Journey Begins! See the end for the Food Desert info and photos. Green Lantern and her companion bike the Safety Cone Since I had family time that morning, and live quite far from the Southeast Portland course, we decided to take Car2Go. The advantage to this is that we could haul our bicycles up…

New Member of BTA!

I am excited to be a new member of the Portland Bicycle Transportation Alliance. This is going to be great for learning more about bicycle transportation, meeting new people, and finding excellent new information to share with you all through the blog. #Excited!

Why I Blog About Women and Bicycles

UPDATED: Some people see this blog and ask, Why? Good question! The answer is, because more women should ride bicycles. I’m not sure why or how cycling got to be a male ‘thing’, but I first really noticed the sharp contrast in large group rides such as the Midnight Mystery Ride. It seemed that only a…

A Short Ride on Memory Bike Lane

This is me on my bike a few days ago: This was a fun time, and it got me thinking about how many great times I’ve had riding a bicycle. Looks fun, right? #bikeselfie More photos and stories under the cut: Memory Bike Lane: When I first learned to ride Remember being a little kid…

GUEST POST: If You Can Bike a Mid-West Winter, You Can Bike Anywhere

by Karen Chambers Growing up in the rural Midwest, your life doesn’t really start until you getyour driver’s license and a set of wheels. In the country, your closest friendmight live miles away. By the time you’re graduating high school, many ofyour friends have already gotten DUIs, as going out to any party withdrinking will…

Joy in the New Year!

Greetings fabulous ladies and gentlemen! Yes, it’s been awhile, but I’ve been busy with school all winter. But to quell any doubts, absolutely YES I have been riding all winter long!! In fact, getting around downtown and the Portland State University campus is easiest on bicycle, hands down.  Some Fall and Winter cycling musings for…

A Fabulous Cyclist’s Guide to Weathering Fall

It’s September 18, and this morning I woke up to this: But, I have things to do, like hitting the gym and going to work. I even have lunchtime ride scheduled with a friend who just bought a new bicycle yesterday and is now a fabulous lady cyclist! So that means I’ll be riding anyway….