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Sunset Magazine  |  Heather Hansman  |  November 12, 2012
It doesn’t get more Portland than bikes and craft beer—except, perhaps, putting a bird on it—so it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two. MORE >

The Beer Goddess  |  September 2012
Heard on Beer O’Clock: Homebrew Guru; Hop in the Saddle; Beaumont on Beer
Portland food and drinks writer Lucy Burningham stopped by to tell us about her latest project, a book called Hop in the Saddle! It’s guide to Portland breweries and beer bars by bike! She’s also got a” Kickstarter”: project going on it! Listen to Lucy HERE >

The Bicycle Story  |  September 4, 2012
A New Guide to Portland’s Beer and Bikes
A guidebook to navigating Portland, OR’s craft beer world by bicycle seems like a painfully obvious thing. They are, after all, two of the city’s two best known features. Nonetheless, it took until 2012 for that book to be written. Due to be published in November of this year, Hop in the Saddle is a 96-page guide to Portland’s breweries, bottle shops, bars and restaurants and how to get there by bike. It is written and designed by three Portland women, Lucy Burningham, Ellee Thalheimer, and Laura Cary. Burningham is a freelance food and drink writer whose work has been published in the New York TimesSaveurBicycling, the Wall Street Journal, and more. Thalheimer is a bike touring guidebook author who’s written guides to touring Italy, Oregon and elsewhere. The Bicycle Story reviewed her latest guidebookCycling Sojourner, and interviewed Thalheimer earlier this summer. Cary is a graphic designer and did the design work and illustrations for Hop in the SaddleMORE >

DRAFT Magazine  |  Tim Cigelske   |  August 29, 2012
A guidebook for bikes and beer
A new Kickstarter proposal is looking to raise money to publish “Hop in the Saddle,” a tour guide of Portland’s beer scene by bike.“Our guidebook unites two of Portland’s greatest passions: craft beer and bicycles,” reads the Kickstarter description. ”It doesn’t get more Portland than this.” And the trio of women who would design and author the book have already put in the research: Our progress can be measured in beer consumed and miles ridden. We’ve dissected Portland’s food and beer scene through sheer pedal power, and we’re honored to share what we’ve found. This is still a work in progress: a collection of notes, including one ode to hop aromas; photos of taps, bike mechanics and burgers; plus cue sheet mileage numbers and piles of menus. Ultimately, we hope you’re as excited as we are about bringing this project to life. MORE >

Smithsonian’s “Off the Road” Blog  |  Alastair Bland  |  August 24, 2012
Your Unofficial Guide to Portland, Oregon’s Many Brewpubs and Breweries
Learn more from Hop in the Saddle, a new beer-by-bicycle guidebook to Portland’s craft brewing scene. Written jointly by Ellee Thalheimer and Lucy Burningham, the book leads cyclists with a pedal-powered thirst from brewery to brewery, to those big and famous and those small and secret. Skeptics may ask if beer and bicycles have anything at all to do with one another. In Portland, they sure do. In the words of coauthor Burningham: “While the scientific community has yet to conduct a proper inquiry, we’ve conducted our own studies and can attest to one simple fact: beer tastes great after a bike ride. There’s something about how a cool brew hits the endorphin-fueled, post-ride body that creates maximum happiness.” MORE >

Drink Portland  |  Karen Locke  |  August 23, 2012
Kickstarter Alert: Hop in the Saddle Needs Funding Help
The three women behind Hop in the Saddle, a new guide to the Portland bicycling and craft beer scene, have described the pairing adequately: “It doesn’t get more Portland.” From the 15-person brewery-touring BrewCycle to Hopworks BikeBar, the enticing possibilities to combine beer and cycling in this city are only growing.This new textbook for bikers and boozers features five Portland beer routes, five “Bike Nerd Extended Routes,” and includes five cue sheets, as well as overviews of 25 breweries, six bottle shops and 25 bars.” MORE >

Bike Portland  |  Jonathan Maus  |  August 21, 2012
Portlanders launch ‘Hop in the Saddle’; a guide to local beer by bike
A trio of Portlander women have joined forces to launch Hop in the Saddle, a forthcoming (they hope) guide book that will take readers on a bike tour of local craft beer breweries and pubs. The project launched via Kickstarter today and its supporters are hoping to raise $15,000 to make the book a reality. Behind the project are: noted author Ellee Thalheimer, whose Cycling Sojourner guide book came out earlier this year; freelance reporter Lucy Burningham, who has written about beer and bikes in The New York Times,Outside, and other national publications; and Laura Cary, a graphic designer based in Portland. (Check bios of all three of them at MORE >

Kickstarter  |  Cassie Marketos and Nicole He  |   
A Project For Every Category: What You Might’ve Missed!
PUBLISHING: Hop in the Saddle is a DIY guide to Portland’s thriving craft beer scene. MORE >