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Spring updates from Cycle Portland!

Our spring sunshine has made for some great riding days. Whether you are in town visiting or commuting to work, Cycle Portland has everything you need!

 Discover Portland

We’d like to introduce Travis, our new marketing intern.  He studies outdoor recreation tourism at Mt. Hood Community College and is a New England transplant. Travis will be with us for the next few months learning all about bikes, tourism and small businesses. He also works for Travel Oregon at the Portland Airport staffing the welcome center, and has been a great addition to the team. Come on in and say hi!

 travis at cycle portland

We’re hiring! Cycle Portland is currently looking for Seasonal staff to help with our bike repair shop and with leading tours! That’s right – get paid to work on bikes and ride in the sunshine. We’re looking for experienced people, so if you have guiding experience, or have worked previously as a mechanic in a shop environment, then please drop off a resume.

Looking for a great ride idea close to Portland?  Check out the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Oregon’s first rail-to-trail is also part of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.  This trip is easily accessible by the Max.  Take the Blue Line to Hillsboro.  Stop by the shop for a free map.

Did you know that the last Friday of every month there are free pastries and coffee for commuters on the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges?  Stop by either of these bridges on your way to work from 7-9. for Breakfast on the Bridges. The next one is this Friday, April 25.

May is National Bike Month and May 16 is National Bike to Work Day. Stay tuned for tons of great bike events happening in Portland next month.

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Join us! Oregon Scenic Bikeways Party

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Cycle Portland recieves Travel Oregon Forever Award

http://industry.traveloregon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TOF_Black_Transparent.pngCycle Portland is now recognized in the Travel Oregon Forever network after participating in the Travel Oregon Sustainable Business Challenge! We are excited to participate and recognize the value in providing Green Tourism opportunities for visitors from all over the country and the world.

About the Sustainable Business Challenge - Based on the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Business Challenge is a voluntary reporting program that quantifies and qualifies the commitment of tourism and hospitality organizations to running sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. All tourism-related organizations are eligible to participate. Participants receive special recognition and marketing exposure through Travel Oregon’s advertising network. Learn more at www.TravelOregonForever.com.

Check out www.TravelOregon.com, Oregon’s official website for visitor information for a list of participating businesses if you are planning a trip to Portland or Greater Oregon this season.

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Bike the Gorge? Travel Oregon wants your feedback

As you may be aware there are exciting new bicycle projects underway in the Columbia River Gorge, and more on the drawing boards.  In 2013 almost two miles of paved trail was opened in the I-84 corridor completing the connection between Troutdale and Cascade Locks, and providing a much safer and more comfortable route for cyclists and pedestrians

More projects are in the works, including a new trail segment between Wyeth (Exit 51 on I-84) and Starvation Creek State Park (Exit 56 on I-84).  Future projects will include completion of the trail between Viento State Park and Hood River, allowing complete passage through the Gorge without ever having to ride or walk on the I-84 shoulder.  This last segment will include a tunnel, parking and other amenities and will have similar appeal to the Hatfield Trail east of Hood River.  These trails and improvements also provide more parking and access for Gorge area mountain biking trails.

Travel Oregon and the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway are supporting research to analyze the benefits of these bicycle enhancements.

If you have ridden a bike somewhere in the Columbia River Gorge during 2013

please help us by going to the link below and completing the questionnaire.

Take the Survey

The information you provide is not available from any other source and will be a vital part of the research project.  Your responses will be used for research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Text in this post was provided by Travel Oregon, of which Cycle Portland is a strong supporter.

Thank You!

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Registration Open for Valentine’s Dinner Ride

Registration open for next weeks Supper Club – Valentine’s Eve edition. Check out the Event, and get your tickets, limited spaces available!

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