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September issue is also online

PPP’s promotional and delivery relationship with Bicycle Paper continues with another 610 issues delivered by bicycle to 41 Portland bike shops and bike friendly businesses. Don’t have your hard copy yet? Visit your favorite bike shop or coffee shop and grab yours while supplies last. The following summary is a nice introduction to this issue from the editorial staff!  I’ve added links to the articles.

September Issue of Bicycle Paper Now Available
By Darren Dencklau
This month’s issue begins with a look at Portland’s Cross Crusade series, written by Katie Hawkins. The author gives readers some insight into the popularity of the Northwest cyclocross scene and how it has changed, and grown, since its humble beginnings.

Second up we have an article titled Yoga for Cyclists. Julie Westlin-Naigus shares her insights on how important it is for cyclists to properly stretch and how yoga can improve performance, help keep focus while on the bike, and reduce injuries.

Please read on…

Gary Medley penned a piece on clothing selection for fall riding. He takes a look at several products that can make your ride more pleasurable during the changing of the seasons.
Hawkins also wrote two other outstanding articles for the issue. Riding for Remission, Collecting for a Cure looks at cyclists with multiple sclerosis and how it affects their lives, both on and off the bike. The feature gives valuable insight from the eyes of Sharon Dodge, who suffers from MS yet manages to ride her bike with her family (even her husband, who is stationed in Afghanistan) during the Bike MS Ride. It is truly inspirational. Bikes vs. Cars: Traffic Riding Safety, gives the lowdown on the rules and proper etiquette of urban riding. It is meant to inform, educate, and hopefully ease tension between cyclists and motorists. With more people using bikes than ever, there is a lot of misleading information and misconceptions regarding the rules of the road. If you commute, please read it.

Product reviews this month include Ergon’s PC2 platform pedals and O2 Rainwear’s Nokomis line of rain gear.

Finally, for our opinion pieces, Joe Kurmaskie shares his take on why he loves cycling so much – you’ll be surprised what he shares. Maynard Hershon tells his story of trying to ride the RAGBRAI, and how Amtrak halted him in his own tracks.

Grab an issue from your neighborhood bike shop, which was kindly delivered by the folks of Portland Pedal Power, or visit us online at