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Fundraiser will benefit Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund

Friday, March 28th, 2008
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(Photos © J. Maus)

The Portland State University Cycling Team and the Bike Gallery have partnered up on an event to raise money for bike safety education in honor of a fallen friend, Brett Jarolimek.

Organizers announced today that the event will be held on May 1st at the downtown Bike Gallery (1001 SW 10th Ave) and will feature a raffle, a silent auction, and gourmet food, wine and beer.

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Non-profit finds a new home; will expand bike shop

Friday, March 28th, 2008
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This damaged wall caused
headaches for the CCC.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Back in December, a truck accidentally rammed into the wall of the Community Cycling Center’s offices in Northeast Portland. The impact of that collision caused thousands of dollars in damage and forced the non-profit to scramble for space.

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Pinot Pedal will raise funds for new bike bridge in the Pearl

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Organizers of the second annual Pinot Pedal will donate registration proceeds and a percentage of sales from a Pearl District wine retailer to help raise funds for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 405.

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BTA brings ‘Commute Challenge’ to schools

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Walk and Bike to School Day
Lots of bikes at Sunnyside Environmental
School in Southeast Portland.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance hopes that friendly competition is what will get more Portland schoolkids walking and biking to school.

They’ve just opened registration for the first-ever Walk + Bike to School Challenge. The event, modeled after their highly successful Bike Commute Challenge which is focused on Oregon businesses, will challenge kids across the Portland metro area to walk and bike to school more often.

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New temporary bike racks get their first real test

Friday, March 28th, 2008

At yesterday’s press event to “celebrate” Portland’s new bike boxes, Jeff Castro gave his new BikeRacker product its first real test.

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Help the urbanMamas with family-friendly bike tips

Friday, March 28th, 2008
(Photo: urbanMamas.com)

The popular local parenting blog, urbanMamas, is looking for tips on family-friendly bike set-ups.

They’ve published an email from one of their readers who writes:

“We have a 2 year old and a 7 year old and are wanting to get the family bike setup on a budget. We were thinking of looking on Craigslist or at a used bike shop but we don’t really know what to look for.”

I know a lot of BikePortland readers tote around little ones, so head on over to urbanMamas and share some of your tips.

A snowy ride into the office

Friday, March 28th, 2008
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Tony Tapay enjoying the snow.
(Photos © J. Maus)

This morning was (I think) the year’s first snow-filled morning commute! It didn’t stick for too long and it wasn’t as major as last year, but it was still fun.

I headed to work into a flurry of white flakes and a few minutes into my ride I ran into my old friend (and fellow Piedmont resident), Tony Tapay. It was nice to have a bit of company, not to mention a willing model for a few photos…

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The City plans for streetcar: What’s at stake for bikes?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Buses, cars, big-rigs, trucks, light rail, bikes, pedestrians — Portland’s roads are in high demand, and it’s about to get even more crowded.

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City announces Streetcar System Plan workshops

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Make sure PDOT hears from cyclists as they plan the future of the streetcar network!

Below is the information about the upcoming workshops. See the Streetcar System Plan website for more details.

    Southeast District Workshop
    Thursday, April 3
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Cleveland High School Library
    3400 SE 26th Ave.

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Tourism conference attendees will learn about bike-friendly communities

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

In yet another sign that bicycling is gaining traction with Oregon’s tourism industry, the upcoming Governor’s Conference on Tourism will feature a workshop on bike friendly communities.

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