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Stolen: red Fisher MTB recovered

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

[Posted by reader "Rybart"] My 2006 21″ red Gary Fisher X-Caliber hardtail mountain bike was stolen from an office downtown on 12/28. I hadn’t even owned it five months!! The serial # is WL3317996 and can be found underneath the bottom bracket. You get a $100 finder’s fee and tonnes of good karma if you Read More »

Trek Portland arrives

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Yesterday I got a call from one of my intrepid correspondents (thanks Dat!) that the downtown Bike Gallery has just received shipment of the very first Trek Portlands. Today I went down to investigate and sure enough, they’ve got two of them (a 52 and 54 cm) already in stock and they expect more to Read More »

Report: Hooglede-Gits World Cup and 10K Fun Run

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Be very careful what you wish for. I prayed for a good old slogger, but somebody upstairs took me a little too literally. After Loenhout’s 1 in 1,000 high-speed ‘crosses (easily the fastest I’ve done), the pendulum swung way back to make Hooglede the 1 in 1,000 slow-speed ‘cross (easily the slowest I’ve done). Consider Read More »

Memorable moments of 2005

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Here’s my list of news and events I remember most from 2005: We broke the 10,000 barrier in average number of bike trips across the four main Willamette River bridges. Too many cyclists lost their lives or suffered serious injuries on Portland streets. At one point at the Multnomah County Bike Fair someone counted 500 Read More »

CCC announces bike safety grants

Friday, December 30th, 2005

The Community Cycling Center has funding through the Oregon Dept. of Transportation for grants up to $5,000 for “innovative and creative” bike safety programs that “incorporate a strong educational element.” Applications are due Feb 23. For more information or to receive your application packet, contact Jen Robinson with your name, name of your agency/ organization, Read More »

Tribune recaps fallen cyclists

Friday, December 30th, 2005

In today’s Portland Tribune, Jacob Quinn Sanders profiles the four cyclists who were killed on the streets of Portland in 2005. …even in bike-mad Portland, it can be easy to forget those riders once had names, faces, friends and families. Aside from the memorial rides organized in their honor, there is little public accounting of Read More »

Polo players need bikes

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

I’m a huge fan of bike polo. I played once this summer and it took about a week for my grin to wear off. Now I get word from Dabby that they’re running low on polo bikes. The problem is that they’re very hard on equipment and the bikes they use are modified specifically for Read More »

Bike Bulletin January 2006

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Brought to you bike Shift to Bikes. ANNOUNCEMENTS Filmed by Bike IV, a festival of bike-themed movies in April 2006, is calling for entries of bike-related film shorts of 8 minutes or less. Deadline for entries is March 15, 2006. Proceeds from Filmed by Bike IV will fund the Shift Multnomah County Bike Fair, a Read More »

Shift Bike Bulletin

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Just a heads up that from now on I’ll be posting the Shift Bike Bulletin. The Bike Bulletin is the bi-monthly comprehensive listing of local bike events put together by Shift to Bikes. Besides wanting to keep you informed, I’m posting the Bulletin because in it’s current form (on an email listserv and a web Read More »

Report: Loenhout GVA (C1) ‘Cross Criterium

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

We just got back from the Loenhout GVA, and all our guys in the elite race finished it up. The course was spectacularly short and fast due to the cold (-1C = 30F) and dry conditions today. ‘Twas a 5min. lap, and we did 12 of ‘em, averaging I think over 20mph. There was a Read More »

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