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More ingenuity spotted around town

Friday, June 30th, 2006

[The flip-flop fender.]

A couple more ingenius bike modifications I'd like to share.
This first one I saw parked in the bike rack at Providence Medical Center the other day. It's a fender made out of duct tape and a flip-flop sandal.
There are tons of interesting fender modifications in this town, but I've never [...]

Group helps kids with disabilities learn to ride

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Today in Southeast Portland there will be a special graduation ceremony.
For the last four days a group called Lose the Training Wheels has been holding a camp to teach 35 physically challenged kids how to ride a bike.
Kris Schamp of the Bike Gallery was there as a sponsor and a volunteer and sent in [...]

Permit granted for new Forest Park trail

Friday, June 30th, 2006

[PUMP's Roger Louton]

With a major assist from The Friends of Forest Park, mountain bikers are set to begin the process of planning and building a brand new piece of trail in Forest Park.
According to PUMP board member Roger Louton, the new trail will be an addition to the existing Firelane 5 fire access road. [...]

Stolen: Giant Sedona

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

[Submitted by Dennis]
My Giant Sedona DX 2001 - Pewter- 21 Speed bike was stolen from a parking garage on 1701 SW Columbia on June 22 2006. It is a mens medium in pewter/silver and the left gear shifter is not working (needs to be replaced). I have the receipt and serial number. [...]

More details on future of Mountain Cycle

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

[Mountain Cycle's new owners.]

Following up on my post from Tuesday, I just got off the phone with Kinesis USA President Michael Chen. He called to give me more details about last week's sale of Mountain Cycle.
Mountain Cycle has been sold to a Taiwanese company called Ideation Industrial. They're a huge bicycle manufacturer [...]

Trail plan adopted by City Council

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

[Commissioners listen to presentation.]

Yesterday the Parks Department presented their Regional Recreational Trails Strategy to the Portland City Council. In attendance was a who's who list of Portland's trail advocates including; Scott Bricker from the BTA, Gail Snyder from Friends of Forest Park, Bob Akers, Barbara Walker and Walter Valenta from the 40-mile Loop Land [...]

Update on City Hall bike show and art exhibition

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

[By Tiago Denczuk.]

The Made in Portland: Bicycle Show and Art Exhibition is really shaping up (download event flyer).
In addition to nine Portland-based independent bike builders, I just confirmed that Chris King Precision Components will attend. Chris King (based in Northwest Portland) makes the world's best hubs and headsets (they were used by a guy [...]

Resolution makes bicycles official target industry

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

In an ongoing push to legitimize and foster Portland's nascent bicycle industry, Commissioner Sam Adams is backing a resolution that is expected to be adopted as official City policy at the next City Council meeting on July 5th.
The resolution was prepared by City of Portland Office of Transportation employee Linda Ginenthal, mastermind behind the [...]

Stolen: Silver Scattante

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

[Submitted by thechief247]
Silver Scattante 60cm My 3 month old beauty was stolen on Thursday, June 22nd from the MAX blue line headed towards Hillsboro. I have the receipt with the serial # for verification. Please let me know if you have seen it! Thanks.

The Recyclery re-locates near popular pub

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Thanks to a tipster, I just found out that The Recyclery, a used bike shop formerly located at SE 46th and Hawthorne, is moving to SE 9th and Madison. This new location is much larger and is right across the street from The Lucky Lab Brewpub.

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