The Bike Show

Whether you haven't pushed a pedal since you were a kid or logged thousands of miles in the past year, we present something for every listener.

We take an in-depth look at cycling and transportation as they affect our everyday lives, with live interviews of newsmakers in recreation, transportation, politics, business and finance, equity, public health, economic development, and the very special culture of bike fun that thrives in Portland.

Join us live the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am to noon, or listen anytime at BikeShow.PortlandTransport.com.

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Episode Archive

Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman's rights activist on her memoir Mountain to Mountain

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The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman's rights activist on her memoir Moment to Moment

A special membership drive show with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman's rights activist talking about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan,that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a time. 
In the second half of our show, we'll get with the KBOO membership drive theme of climate change awareness by speaking with an expert on emergency preparedness to find out how your bicycle will likely be your best friend in case of a natural disaster.

Cycling after 50

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Cycling after 50: Mature cyclists talk about how to have fun on 2 wheels.

Cycling is a life-long journey. This month we are happy to have with us Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Wilson who will talk about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty.

The Bike Show on 08/06/14

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

Bike Packing Adventures

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gravel riding adventures and the new disipline of bike packing.

This month, we're chatting about bike packing - the new adventure of dirt and gravel road and path touring by bike. If you ever thought you want to be completely in the middle of nowhere, all on your own, bike packing might be for you. We'll have Donnie Kolb, creator of Velodirt.com and the Oregon Outback bikepacking route joining us, Maria Schur will tell her Oregon Outback story, and Jay Petervary, ultra distance cyclist, will share his experiences from Iditarod, Tour Divide and Arizona Trail races.

The Bike Show on 06/04/14

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

Portland: Still Critical after Critical Mass?

Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Portland: Still Critical after Critical Mass?


This month’s show will focus on some of the actions and strategies employed over the last 40 years that helped earn Portland a bicycle “Platinum City” designation. Offering a historical perspective will be our guests Joe Biel, publisher and creator of the film. Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland , and inimitable long-time bike mechanic and activist Sara Stout.

Bikenomics: A Conversation with Elly Blue

Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Bikenomics: A Conversation with Elly Blue

In her latest book, "Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy," author and publisher Elly Blue talks health, parking, safety, freedom and how cycling's benefits meet your pocketbook. This month, The KBOO Bike Show s lucky to have a complete hour to explore, chat and mythbust.

The Physiology of Biking

Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Physiology of Biking: How the bike works our bodies and how our bodies work the bicycle.

Ever wondered how your body does what it does on the bike?
From how we hold our balance to how the Tour De France riders or Iron men and women make it through impossible challenges, to how to keep a fresh perspective; from how men and women's body needs differ when exercising to how cycling affects life in your bedroom and more. our guests Dr. Stacy Simms, Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, and biomechanical engineer from University of California Davis Judd Van Sickle will break down the mysteries of how we use the bike and what it does for us.

Cmsr. Novick, Director Treat, and BTA's Gerik Kransky

Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Cmsr. Novick, Director Treat, and BTA's Gerik Kransky
After 6 months of leading the Portland Transportation Bureau, Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Bureau Director Leah Treat discuss their priorities and the challenges that face Portland's transportation system.

For the second half of our show, we will be joined by Gerik Kransky, Advocacy Director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Kransky will give an update of the BTA's work and talk about a range of topics.

The Bike Show on 01/01/14

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Program: 
The Bike Show
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Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond.

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What makes a great cycling city?

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 09/30/2009

Authors Mia Birk and Jeff Mapes discuss the components of cycling cities.

Bicycle-based vendors

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 09/01/2009

Bicycle-based vendors are making their mark on Portland's street culture and business landscape. Elly and Sara host a discussion with local two- and three-wheeled shopkeepers. Can you fit an entire convenience store onto a bike? What does it feel like to pedal a coffee shop over the Hawthorne Bridge? How is the city permit office handling these new kinds of mobile businesses?

Mountain Biking

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Tue, 08/04/2009

This August the Bike Show gets down and dirty exploring why mountain biking could make or break Portland's cycling future and what some folks are trying to do about it. From Forest Park trail usage to the Gateway Green, the fight for more trails is heating up this summer.

Bicycle Justice

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 06/30/2009

Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer Bob Mionske, author of Cycling and the Law and social worker Meghan Sinnott. Mionske discusses the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott talks about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.

Sunday Parkways 2009

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 06/02/2009

Sara and Beth talk with Linda Ginenthal of PDOT and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder about Sunday Parkways, three events this summer that will transform over 7 miles of neighborhood streets into temporary parks, so we can enjoy walking, bicycling, roller blading and dancing in the street - without having to watch out for cars!

New Cyclists

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 05/05/2009

New to Cycling?  

Getting started: Learn to leave your car or the bus behind and start riding your bike more. Knowing how to ride a bike isn't the same as knowing how to commute on city streets. We talk with newly minted cyclists.

 

 

Columbia River Crossing

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 03/31/2009

Metro Councilor Robert Liberty, Activist Jim Howell and BTA Advocate Michelle Poyourow discuss opposition to, and alternatives for, the 12-lane Columbia River Crossing project.

BKS-2009-03-04

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 03/03/2009

Oregon is an amazing place to ride a bike not just because of the work of local and state governments.

Ordinary citizens like you and me have worked tirelessly over the years in their own unique ways to improve the cycling landscape.

We learn more about these bike heroes and the upcoming Alice B. Toeclips awards ceremony that will honor their good work. When faced with adversity, why did they keep fighting? Where does the spirit come from? Why do they love bikes?

Idaho Stop Sign Law

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 02/03/2009

An in-depth look at the Idaho stop sign law which effectively turns stop signs into yield signs for cyclists.  Can this law work in Oregon?  Is it long past due or a potentially dangerous change?  Are all vehicles created equal? Join the KBOO Bike Show to join the discussion and hear what the experts have to say about the future of how we not only go, but stop in Oregon.

Open House

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Tue, 01/06/2009

Wow! What a banner year for cycling! The KBOO Bike Show celebrates LIVE on the air with our New Year's Open House. Blind Pilot, a Portland-based rock band that tours by bike, performs live in the studios. We invite people on the air to share their favorite moments of 2008 and hopes for 2009.

Playlists

The Bike Show playlist for 12/04/2013

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The Bike Show
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12/04/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Mark Rosen & The BusinessIntroducing the BusinessRecord Collection
Tsegue-Maryam GuebrouTenkou! Why Feel Sorry?Ethiopiques Vol 21: Ethiopia Song/Piano Solo
FlipSpecialized Nutcracker SuiteSpecialized Nutcracker Suitewww.specialized.com

Comments

Biking with Kids

In 2007, I was privileged to bicycle 4500 miles with 11-yr-old Tala, her two-yr-old twin sisters, and their mother. We rode from Corvallis, OR, to Washington, DC, by way of San Bernadino, New Orleans, and St. Louis for peace and sustainability. It was wonderful fun.

Prior to that I raised my own daughter with a kid stoker kit on a Burley tandem. Biking with kids is ideal.

Granny Gets it!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090618/od_nm/us_bicycle_thief_1

Go, Granny!!!

Human Electric Hybrid Bikes

I'm a bike commuter and I ride an Optibike, an electric assist bicycle. My bike is only one of two in Oregon but it is only one of many types being used here in Portland . In fact, Portland has its own Ebike industry and the number of E bikes stores is expanding, including Bike Gallery. I think this technology will expand the bike community and should be addressed by the KBOO Bike Show. Take a look at the Optibike web site and if you'd like to see one, contact me.

April show

Hey Guys, what happened to the April Bike show? It hasn't shown up in itunes yet.

 

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