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I'm off to Washington

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Hard to believe that less than 8 hours from now I'll be on a plane to Washington DC for the National Bike Summit. I'm all packed (I think) and right now I'm printing up a copy of the BTA's Blueprint for Better Biking to read on the plane.

"Bicycle Oregon" to focus on tourism

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Officials from Travel Oregon, Cycle Oregon and other bike groups are behind a movement to establish Oregon as a major destination for two-wheeled tourism. Working behind the scenes for about 2 years now, they have announced a day-long "Bicycle Oregon Summit" in Eugene this March April.
The goal of the summit - which will feature [...]

Update: Pedalpalooza planning in full swing!

Monday, February 27th, 2006

[From the '05 Kickoff Parade]

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls of all ages...the world's largest festival of bike fun is set to commence June 8-24th. That's right folks, planning for Pedalpalooza 2006 has officially begun.
What's Pedalpalooza? It's two weeks of creative, fun, bike craziness that has happened every year since [...]

Stolen: Redline Conquest

Monday, February 27th, 2006

[Posted by "Kim"]
Please Keep a Look Out For My 54cm Redline Conquest Tour!
Hello all, my six month old Redline Conquest Tour that I loved so dearly was stolen from PSU on Thursday the 23rd of February. It is a red 54cm roadbike, serial number S(or 5?)3IK00219. Any tips towards it's [...]

City wants feedback on new signs

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

[Nice signs, but do they work?]

Have you seen these signs popping up around town? They're officially known as bikeway network signs and according to City of Portland bicycle coordinator Roger Geller, there are finally enough of them installed that you should be able to rely on them to find your way. But [...]

Bike thief wants job, gets arrested instead

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I can't get enough of stolen bike recovery stories. This one, involving a bike recently listed here, is one of the best I've ever heard.
On Monday a reader named "jeffcycles" got his beloved Eddy Merckx stolen from the PSU campus. He quickly spread the word and told everyone he knew to keep an [...]

Free "Village Bicycle Tour" happens Sunday

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Two local non-profits are teaming up to spread the word about their programs with a free bike tour through Southeast Portland. The Portland Peace and Justice Center and City Repair will host the Village Bicycle Tour this Sunday.
The 2.5 hour ride will be a guided tour of City Repair's community-building projects around [...]

Stolen: Jamis Dakar

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

[Posted by "Eric"]
My black Jamis Dakar Sport was stolen in NW Portland sometime between 2/22 and 2/24.
It's a 15" fully suspended bike with disk brakes and clipless pedals.
It does not have a front wheel...I kept that in my apartment.
Any info would be awesome!
Thanks,
Eric
503-679-0601
ericmerg69@aol.com

My ride with Doug Ollerenshaw

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Yesterday I met up with pro bike racer, Doug Ollerenshaw. Doug is a Portland native and races for Health Net/Maxxis, one of the top teams in the U.S.
Long time BikePortland.org readers might remember hearing about him last April when I reported on his epic victory at the Sea Otter Classic race down [...]

City looking to hire bike delivery people

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

The City of Portland Office of Transportation is looking to fill three temporary bike delivery positions. Here are the details:

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