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Weekend Guide and Open Thread

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

The Olde Zoobomb Pyle is getting a new home(Photo © J. Maus)

Friday, May 29th
Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party Construction and Clean Up Day
What more glorious way to spend a weekend than volunteering for a good cause?
The Pedalpalooza kickoff dance party (followed, per Portland tradition, by the world's largest World Naked Bike Ride) is on June [...]

$960 million transportation bill passes Senate: Next stop, the Governor

Friday, May 29th, 2009

"The transportation package passed today is the most environmentally progressive in Oregon’s history."-- From a statement by the Oregon Senate Democrats

The Oregon State Senate has voted in favor of House Bill 2001 by a margin of 24-6. The bill, which backers say will create 4,600 jobs a year, did not include any changes from [...]

Blumenauer, Bike Caucus members urge bike/ped funding in new transportation bill

Friday, May 29th, 2009

As the work intensifies on Capitol Hill to re-write America's next surface transportation bill, the lobbying is heating up to make sure it includes more money for biking and walking.
As the prime pusher of pedaling in Congress, Rep. Earl Blumenauer will play an important role in making sure those who are writing the bill understand [...]

The latest in bike delivery technology

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Jennifer Dederich of Portland Pedal Power, a co-operative delivery and promotional services company.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portlanders relish a warm, carfree Last Thursday on Alberta

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Nearby residents Gregg Lavender and Nikki Kress steal a kiss in the middle of Alberta Street last night.- Slideshow below -(Photos © J. Maus)

Last night, warm weather and the onset of summer brought throngs of Portlanders out to enjoy their neighborhood and the riches of their City at the first carfree Last Thursday on Alberta. [...]

Volunteer for the Cirque du Cycling Criterium

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Over 120 volunteers are needed to make the Cirque du Cycling Criterium a success. Meet in front of the Laughing Planet Cafe (between Failing and Beech St on Mississippi Ave.) at the designated time for your volunteer position.
All volunteers get a free t-shirt, food and drink and a fun-filled day of bike activities.
REGISTER ONLINE to [...]

Volunteers needed for Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party, World Naked Bike Ride

Friday, May 29th, 2009

From volunteer coordinator Lily Karabaic:
This year the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Party/World Naked Bike Ride is predicted to be bigger than ever, and I need nearly 100 volunteers to make this event successful.
I'm still short about 20 positions, and the volunteer labor is vital to making the party run smoothly, safely, and allowing us to keep doing [...]

Job of the Week

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Want to be part of the team at an iconic local bike shop? Or how about a chance to volunteer for two great upcoming events?
Check out more info on our latest job listing and volunteer opportunities in the links below:

Sales Associate -- Bike Gallery
Volunteer -- Cirque du Cycling Criterium
Volunteer -- Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party [...]

First look at the new Zoobomb 'Pyle'

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The official unveiling happens tomorrow, but I just came across the first photo of the new Zoobomb Pyle as it stands right now, fully installed, at the corner of 13th and W. Burnside.
Behold...

Artists Brian Borrello (L) and Vanessa Renwick (R) stand beside their work -- Portland's latest public art monument. (Photo: Kristin Calhoun/Regional Arts and [...]

BTA action alert: More money for bikes and one less highway in HB 2001

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The BTA is making a last ditch effort to fix HB 2001.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) has sent out an action alert they hope will bring some much-needed change to the Governor's transportation package that passed the House yesterday.
House Bill 2001, which includes an $840 million list of earmarked highway projects, will be voted on [...]

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