Archive for July, 2007

Stolen Raleigh SC200

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

26 inch tires, black fenders, single chain ring in front, seven gear rear cluster, three speed internal rear hub, upright handlebars.

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Stolen Trek 610

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

1984 Vintage Trek 610; Rare Shimano 600 componentry, matched set from handlebars to cranks to calipers. White handlebars; black racing tires

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Stolen Raleigh nottingham

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

vintage raleigh. orange handlebars taped. Impeach Bush sticker. original decals.

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BikeCraft III set for November

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I know it’s early but I’m excited to share the news that thanks to the hard work of BikePortland volunteer Lanette Noble, we’ve confirmed a venue and date for the third annual BikeCraft Faire!

Amy DeRosso’s ceramics
are always a best seller.

This year’s event will be on November 15 at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby).

For the uninitiated, BikeCraft is the bike-lover’s bazaar that features local vendors selling handmade, bike-themed arts, crafts, films, textiles, jewelry, and more.

It’s simply the best place to take care of holiday shopping for all the bike lovers on your list (or just score some great stuff for yourself).


Cops, clowns, and crowds at Last Thursday

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
Alberta Last Thursday - July 07
Crowds gathered one last time at the
Alberta St. Clown House on NE 25th Ave.
(File photo)

This month’s Last Thursday on Alberta was notable for several reasons: the clowns, the cops, and the crowds.

First and foremost, it was the last month in a long run of action at the Alberta Street Clown House (they’re moving soon). By the time I left (just before sunset), the yard was already filling up and judging from these naked bike jousting photos on Dingo’s blog, it looks like they had a fitting send-off.


OR District Crit Championships

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


Presented By: Half-Fast Velo and Cyclepath

Course Description: The venerable downtown Gresham course featuring a six corner ‘L’ with wide fast turns and smooth pavement. Wide finishing straight.

Important Notes: Criterium rules in effect. Standard Bicycle racing rules apply. Approved helmets required at all times (including riding to and from registration, during warm-up, cool down, in your jeans, shorts, slippers) while at the venue. Failure to comply could result in disqualification. Course is closed for warm-up until all traffic controls are in place and clearance has been given by the chief judge and/or race director. This is an OBRA Championship B.A.R. points race. Director reserves the right to split or combine groups. A minimum of 10 entrants per category required. Each age group/category specifically identified below will receive medals. Medals and State Champion jersey eligibility to annual OBRA members only.

Categories/Age Groups Start Time Race Length Race Fee
Tandem (minimum of 5) 9:00AM 30 min. + 1 lap $25
Juniors 10-12, 13-14 9:35AM 15 min. + 1 lap $10
Juniors 15-16, 17-18 9:55AM 30 min. + 1 lap $10
Senior Men Cat 4/5 10:30AM 30 min. + 1 lap $20
Senior Men Cat 3 11:10AM 40 min. + 1 lap $20
Women Cat 4/Masters 40+,50+ 12:00PM 20 min. + 1 lap $20
Masters Men 50+ 12:25PM 30 min. + 1 lap $20
Masters Men 40-49 1:00PM 30 min. + 1 lap $20
Masters Men 30-39 1:35PM 40 min. + 1 lap $20
Senior Women, Mst Wmn 30-39 2:20PM 30 min. + 1 lap $20
Senior Men 3:00PM 60 min + 1 lap $20

Registration: Race day registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and closes 15 minutes before your event starts. This race is sanctioned by OBRA and all racers must be OBRA members. Annual ($20) or day ($5) OBRA licenses available at the race.

Fees: Juniors $10. All other OBRA racers $20 ($10 for second event). This includes OBRA equipment and insurance surcharges. Opportunities exist to exchange entry fees for volunteer time. Contact race director(s) to discuss. Email Kevin Thompson (503-481-7662) with any additional questions.

Directions: Take Wood Village Exit off of I-84. Take Hogan to Powell Valley, about 3 miles. Right on Powell Valley. Right on Linden. Course on 2nd Street.

SK Northwest will appeal yet again

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

After it seemed like the final nail had been put in the coffin on SK Northwest’s development proposal, they have announced yet another appeal.

A quick look back at my coverage shows that this would be their fifth appeal since June 2006.


More on ciclovias from Bogota’s former Parks Commissioner

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
Gil Penalosa

My recent post on the efforts of PDOT to create a ciclovia-type event (which they would call “Sunday Parkways”) somehow made its way to Gil Penalosa.

Penalosa (I previously wrote about his brother Enrique) is the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports and Recreation for the city of Bogota, Colombia. During his tenure in the late 1990s, he led a two-year transformation of their ciclovia program from eight miles and 140,000 riders each Sunday to 70 miles and 1.5 million riders!


Bike-friendly cafe coming to North Portland

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
Coming soon to NoPo:
a bike-friendly cafe!

North Portlanders are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Little Red Bike Cafe at 4823 N. Lombard Street.

I came across the upcoming eatery via the blog of cafe owners Ali and Evan Jepson-Dohrmann. They wrote about Joel Domreis of Courier Coffee and my handy Google News alert sent the post to my inbox.


Stolen Gary Fisher Capitola

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Maroonish-red and silver in color. Had front and back lights when stolen. In really good condition…had only been used a few times. Black kryptonite u lock also stolen. Bought from River City Bikes in June of 2006. Also has front bell, water bottle and water bottle holder.

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