Archive for November, 2005

BTA seeks “bike heroes”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

The BTA‘s Alice B. Toeclips Awards are like the Oscars for the Oregon bike scene, and they just put out the call for nominees. Here’s the info: “It’s time once again for all good cyclists to heed the call and help us build up to the big bang – by nominating your biking heroes for Read More »

BikeCraft update and a call for help

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

[updated*] Just one week until the BikeCraft Faire! Here’s an update followed by a plea for help in spreading the word… In addition to an impressive list of very talented and bikey artists and crafters there are a few surprises that you won’t want to miss:

Stolen: Fisher MTB

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

My Gary Fisher hardtail (front suspension only) was taken last week from the federal building at Oak and First downtown on Tuesday night, November 22nd). Whoever took it cut through a pretty knarly bike chain, so they must have really wanted my bike. It has climbing horns, all XTR components, cages, and is black with Read More »

New “Voices” section launched

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

I sometimes get emails from readers that have something to “get off their chest” but it doesn’t quite fit as a post or as a comment to an existing post. I also know that many of you are intelligent and creative and have helpful and engaging thoughts about riding a bike in Portland that you Read More »

Hall of Fame MTB at Weir’s Cyclery

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

[Bob in 1975] The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has recognized Portland resident Bob Crispin’s 1975 “Tankagnolo” as the “first mountain bike with a disc brake.” The bike is now on display at Portland’s first bike shop, 80 year-old Weir’s Cyclery in St. Johns.

New stickers ordered

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Just ordered new stickers (below). They’ll be available for sale at the BikeCraft Faire. I went through my first batch so quickly that I’ve decided I can’t give them away for free any more (sorry). I’ll still give some away around town, but officially they’ll be 3-for-a-buck from now on. Hope you like ’em! Check Read More »

Time to speak up for bikes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

There are two urgent issues that need input from Portland cyclists. First, please submit your comments on the River Plan Concept draft before they are due December 1st. The River Plan includes the Willamette Greenway Trail and city planners need to hear that you want this new trail that will connect Cathedral Park to the Read More »

Class to benefit Village Bicycle Project

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Here’s a chance to make a difference, spread pedal power, and fix your busted up bike all at the same time… A special women’s bike maintenance class is being held at NoPo Bikeworks to benefit the Village Bicycle Project. The VBP supplies bikes, maintenance classes, and repair tools to thousands of Africans. Here’s the info:

Bike art documentary in the works

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Joe Biel (founder of Microcosm Publishing) is working on a short documentary about Portland bike art for From Portland with Bike Love II. It will focus primarily on the infamous bike lane stencil characters but will touch on other bike art in Portland as well. Joe will also explore why this town is so full Read More »

My first bike move

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

After hearing about them for months I finally got a chance to partake in a bike move. Me and 20 or so others helped a friend move her stuff about a mile across town. The day started with nice chit chat over pastries (donated by Grand Central Bakery!) and coffee . We then loaded our Read More »