KBOO Bike Show: The Science and Physics of Cycling

  Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) 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, […]

KBOO Bike Show: Helmets and Brain Injury

  Listen to the show (mp3, 26.3MB) 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 […]

KBOO Bike Show: Reversing Auto-centrism

  Listen to the show (mp3, 27.3MB) 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!

KBOO Bike Show: 2030 is Almost Here!

  Listen to the show (mp3, 26.7MB) 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 […]

KBOO Bike Show: Theft and Dance

  Listen to the show (mp3, 27.8MB) 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.

KBOO Bike Show: Homeless

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.4MB) 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 […]

KBOO Bike Show: eMTB

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) 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.

KBOO Bike Show: Migration and Balance

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) 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?”

KBOO Bike Show: Bike Aid

 Listen to the show (mp3, 23.2MB) 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.

KBOO Bike Show: Autonomous Vehicles

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.0MB) 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 […]