But this is balanced with other health risks associated with biking. According to the CDC, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles, although only 1 percent of all trips taken in the US are by bicycle. But then around 32,000 people die in car crashes each year in the US, compared to only about 900 in bike crashes in 2013.I’m admittedly not an avid biker and like to drive. A brand-new Miata that I’m testing called my name from the parking lot at the event, for example. But Biketown will surely appeal to many in Portland, if they don’t mind biking in the rain most of the year, that is.

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