Bike Issue 2016

Surprise! You Just Got a Bike

Meet Your New Bike!

The E-Bike Is the Perfect City Bike

The Life-Changing Magic of Bike Maintenance

Demanding More from the City

YOU Can Learn to Ride a Bike Right Now!

NOW THAT you've got a bike, you'll want a helmet.

No, it's not a requirement to wear a bike helmet in Oregon if you're 16 or older. And, yes, people sometimes debate whether or not helmets really make people safer. But let’s assume for our purposes that a piece of armor for your head might help if that head strikes something hard.

In that case, you want the sleekest armor out there, and the Mercury’s here for you. We recruited four of our favorite artists to work up custom Nutcase helmets, and we’re giving them all away! Up for grabs is original artwork by Boss Dog, Nick Patton, Matt Stanger, and Martin Ontiveros.

Register to win one (or all four). Winners will be chosen at random on Tuesday, July 26.

Get on your bikes and ride!

Boss Dog
Matt Stanger
Martin Ontiveros
Nick Patton

The 4th annual Portland Sketch Comedy Festival
Sketch comedy troupes from all over N. America descend on The Siren Theater for 3 glorious nights.