All we need is a little appearance from Mr. Bicycling himself, Lance Armstrong, and the media puts out lots of bicycling articles. Though that makes it sound different—when the Oregonian, Tribune and Willamette Week have given us a quite a bit of bike love since I've become obsessed with all this (eg, this spring).
Portland's a great place to bike, and a great place to be part of the bicycling community, though there could be improvements. Sure. Sure, it could be better. But compared to most of the country, it's heaven.
Here's three stories that ran on Sunday, September 25.
- "It's all about THE BIKE: A curious spokehead searches out why our Rose City is the most bike-friendly big city in the U.S." Jeff Mapes, the Oregonian, Sunday, September 25, 2005.
- "Biketopia timeline, the Oregonian", Sunday, September 25, 2005
- "Armstrong, Merckx Lead a Ride for Charity", Terrence Petty, Associated Press, Sunday, September 25, 2005.