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What are Portland Bike Riders Grateful For?
Episode 3522nd November 2021 • BikePortland Podcast • Pedaltown Media Inc
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For this short and sweet episode, host Jonathan Maus (founder and editor of BikePortland) tried something new: On-the-bike interviews with random riders. He grabbed his recorder and a mic, hopped on his trusty Tern HSD e-bike and rode up alongside complete strangers to ask one basic question: What about biking in Portland are you grateful for?  Almost every person stopped and smiled and was happy to chat. He talked to people of all ages and riding styles.

"I've gotten pretty cynical from my work over the years," Jonathan said about this episode, "so it was great to get out from my activist and online Twitter bubbles to hear from folks in real life. Maybe it was just because both days I did the interviews the sun was out and it was absolutely wonderful biking weather - but there was no negativity to be heard. And there was lots of gratitude. It reminded me about the vital role bicycling plays in so many people's lives."

All the interviews were recorded while biking on either N Willamette Blvd, NE Ainsworth, on the Eastbank Esplanade, or in Waterfront Park.

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