KBOO Bike Show Podcast
Summary: Bicycle news, culture and advocacy in Portland, Oregon. Broadcast monthly on KBOO FM 90.7 with hosts Ayleen Crotty and Sara Stout
April and Alon talk with former host Sara Stout about how to travel with your companion animal on your bike. In the second half former host Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell talks about reusable food container business Go Box, a bicycle-based business.
April and Alon talk with Devi Lockwood about her round the world bike trip to capture 1,001 stories of water and climate change. In the second half of the show, they chat with bike-based dream deliverer Mathias Svalina.
April and Tori talk with documentary filmmaker Liz Canning about her movie Motherload, exploring the intersection of cargo biking and family biking. In the second half, they talk with Brandi Horton of the Rails to Trails Conservancy about a cross-U.S. trail!
Alon talks with Michael Kranish, author of The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero. In the second half he interviews Evan Friss, author of On Bicycles A 200-Year History of Cycling in New York City.
We take a nerdy, deep-dive into how bikes actually... well, work! Join us for a fantastic look into the physics and science of bicycles and how it is we manage to stay upright when we're on them. Guests Dr. Joseph Connolly, author of Understanding the Magic of the Bicycle, and Dr.Stephen Cheung, co-editor of Cycling Science: The ultimate nexus of knowledge and performance to de-mystify the magic behind your ride.
Tori and April chat with Dr. Michael Bottlang and Dr. Steven M. Madey of the Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory about how helmets interact with the head injury and the differences between impact, shear and rotational ("spin") forces. Their work has led to the development of Wavecel helmet technology now being marketed by Trek.
April and Alon have wide-ranging conversations with WSDOT Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain and Milwaukie (Oregon) Mayor Mark Gamba. Both include the topic of moving away from the belief that automobiles are the primary way to go anywhere. And both ride ebikes!
Alon and Tori talk with Jillian Detweiler and Judge Kemp of The Street Trust along with Marshall Runkel, chief of staff to Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly. The conversation about transportation in Portland includes progress on the Bicycle Plan for 2030, a road diet on 122nd Ave and freeway expansion in the Rose Quarter.
Alon and April talk with Bryan Hance of Bike Index and local bike shop owner Molly Cameron about bike theft and recovery. In the second half Agent Honeycomb and Agent Unlikely discuss the Sprockettes bike dance troupe and their empowerment activities.
Tori and Alon talk with Dr. Bill Toepper and Duncan Zvetsky of Portland Street Medicine and Leslie Corless of the Portland People's Outreach Program about dealing with the care needs of Portland's unhoused. In the second half they speak with Ms. IldikóTóth of the Budapest Bike Maffia about their effort to provide food and clothing for the homeless in their city.
Tori and April discuss the controversy around trail access for electric mountain bikes with Michelle Healy of Bend Parks and Recreation and Adam Craig of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance.
Alon and April speak with Sara Dykman about her 10,000 mile bike trip following the migration of Monarch butterflies. In the second half, Max Glaskin discusses his book, Cycling Science: How Rider and Machine Work Together. He addresses the question: "exactly why does a bicycle stay upright?"
Alon and Tori speak with Matt Pierce of World Bicycle Relief about their programs that combine philanthropic distributions with social enterprise sales. In the second half they talk with Daniil Abbruzzese, a Portland youth who with friends created Bikes Period to distribute bicycles in Nicaragua.
April and Tori talk with Dr. Tyler Folsom about his work on autonomous bicycles and the Elcano Project. They also speak with Ken McLeod from the League of American Cyclists about the legal and safety impacts of autonomous vehicles. In the second half they interview Ann Hall, author of Muscle on Wheels, the story of women racers of high wheel bicycles in the nineteenth century.
Alon and Tori talk with Dr. Adonia Lugo about her book Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance and the topic of social equity in bicycle advocacy, with a focus on Southern California. In the second half they talk with photographer Carolin Kewer about her "Los Angeles Bike Rebels" exhibit of photography.