Bicycle news, culture and advocacy in Portland, Oregon. Broadcast monthly on KBOO FM 90.7
The Golden Quadrilateral
In the first half Alon interviews former Olympic Cyclist Leszek Sibilsky, who helped originate World Cycle Day at UN. Later Alon talks with Meera Velankar, the first Indian woman to cycle the Golden Quadrilateral (a 5,846 kilometer network connecting India's major cities).
Guests are William Hsu, one of the event's coordinators and member of the city of Portland's Bicycle Advisory Committee and Ashley Hollingshead of The Working Theatre Collective, producers of Bike Play, an annual Pedalpalooza event. For more information about Pedalpalooza https://www.pedalpalooza.org or https://www.shift2bikes.org
Tour de Lunsar Part 2, DRT, eBike Incentives
In the first half of the show Nedra Deadwyler speaks with Karim Kamar, of Sierra Leone, head of the Tour de Lunsar race and celebration and country manager for The Village Bicycle Project. In the second half of the show we present talks by Mike Cobb about the Disaster Relief Trials and Cameron Bennett about E-bike incentives.
Tour de Lunsar Part 1
Alon and Nedra talk with folks involved with the Tour de Lunsar, a bicycle race and celebration in Sierra Leone, including journalist Tom Owen and al Hagi Marouf Safi, Secretary General of the tour.
Portland Activists Part 2
Alon speaks with André Lightsey-Walker, Policy Transformation Manager of The Street Trust and temporary legislative aid during the recent short session. In the second half, Alon talks to Catie Gould of the Sightline Institute. Catie is also a member of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee and a leader of Bike Loud PDX.
community radio at its average
I am glad to have a local program that covers bicycling in its many forms and functions. The hosts are intelligent and well-versed in their culture, and the guests are often the big names that we are interested in hearing from. This is a community radio project, and so the ethic that guides it shapes the nature of the program and its conversations; there are times when I would love to hear the hosts speak more about their own opinions or moderate a good-natured debate, but generally this program gives one point of view and tends to avoid controversy. I'd love to hear a "fixie" representative and a "racing cyclist" go head to head on methods and assumptions about bicycling...
Too political for me...
When I downloaded this podcast, I was hopeful and looking forward to hearing cycling news but they tend to share more about politics than I care to listen to. If I wanted to hear about that, I would download a political podcast. The interaction between the hosts is awkward at times and doesn't flow... feels forced. Ive enjoyed some of the guests and feel it's a nice podcast for someone wanting to stay aware of things going on in the Portland area but had to unsubscribe.
A great cycling podcast.
Great little podcast! It deals mostly with advocacy in the Portland area. It is very inspiring to hear all the great things that the folks in Portland are doing to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transportation. I love it. Keep up the great work!