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Scout (wittco posted on August 2nd, 2013 )


You may have realized through cross-pollination of social networks that I am involved in a scout group. The scout group is the 55th Cascadia scouts, and is part of the Baden-Powell Service Association. Lord Baden-Powell is the grandfather of all scouting world-wide, and BPSA is a return to traditional, outdoor scouting that Baden-Powell started at the turn of the 20th century. Bonus–BPSA is co-ed and inclusive.

Scouts on Sunday Parkways

Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org, snapped the top photo of me and my cargo bike on our outing last weekend. Forty-three of us, parents and scouts, rode the North Sunday Parkways, a 9.5 mile ride. This ride, in conjunction with various meetings, will create steps toward a Special Proficiency “Cyclist” Badge for our scouts. To earn and keep this badge, a scout must have a working bike as well as knowledge in maintenance and traffic safety.

Scouts on Sunday Parkways

So why did I bring a cargo bike on this outing? To carry ice, water, and popsicles for our scouts. Several of our scout leaders have cargo bikes, and that makes sense … Be Prepared!

Scouts on Sunday Parkways

Paris Pen Pals (wittco posted on February 6th, 2013 )

Paris Cargo Bikes

The post from our pals across the ocean has arrived! And they did an homage to our photo. Nice job, guys. Awesome!

Head on over to Paris Cargo Bikes and read their full post. Don’t forget to book mark their web site because great things are happening in Paris…Paris Cargo Bikes.


If you have not favorited, liked, or are following Paris Cargo Bikes Meeting, I recommend you do so. They have a great deal of awesome going on. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo.

Here is our post to Paris Cargo Bikes.

The SE PDX Food Project (wittco posted on January 25th, 2013 )


The Southeast Portland Food Project
Food Donation Pick Up
Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Southeast Portland Food Project (TSPFP) collects donated food the second Saturday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, December). There is a donation pick up next month. Let’s collect and transport this food by bike.

TransportLand are not the organizers, but we will be there. For more information, contact The Southeast Portland Food Project.

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A little background on our promotion of this volunteer event:

In our work with The Oregon Food Bank (OFB), the idea of volunteers on cargo bikes has come up many times as a solution to (a) a volunteer need within the OFB system, (b) a desire to move beyond reliance on automobiles for transport, and (c) a need for new volunteers, especially younger adults.

Our plan with The Oregon Food Bank is still in creation. Dean Albany, the OFB man behind our partnership, connected us with The Southeast Portland Food Project as a way to actualize volunteer cargo bike delivery of donated food. TSPFP strives to build a stronger community while providing necessary food to hungry neighbors. Awesome.

One of the goals of TransportLand is to be a conduit for eager volunteers with cargo carrying bikes, and organizations with cargo carrying needs. Join us and create another line of connection in the Portland community web.

Bring your bike, and bring a friend.


Both photos from The Southeast Portland Food Project website.