Category: Bicycling

We road users have a sweet deal

If Oregon legislators propose an increase in the gas tax this year, as part of a package to keep up with the need for highway maintenance and construction, they won’t get any complaints from me. An accounting from OReGO showed me that I’m getting a really good… Continue reading




Tax on gun sales helps keep it open

The afternoon of Christmas Eve found me and my bike at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area. Even though I didn’t see any wildlife other than birds, having this 1,788-acre tract within easy reach is one of the benefits of living in the Albany area.




Autumn visit: Return to E.E. Wilson

If you’re looking for a little solitude close to home, the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany is the place to go. And if you take your bike instead of driving, you don’t have to worry about the $10 parking permit the state wants… Continue reading




Wider shoulders: Maybe next year

Another bike-related update: We’ll have to wait at least another year before Benton County restores the wide shoulders that disappeared from a section of Independence Highway last year. And yes, it does matter to everybody on the road.




Let’s hear it for bike racks

While the weather is nice, getting around town on a bicycle is easy and fun. And all the places where people on bikes usually go might want to consider whether there’s a handy place for riders to park their wheels.




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