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Weekend Open Thread

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Enjoy your weekend!

What are you doing to make the most of what now seem like refreshingly low temps this weekend?
There are too many bike-related events going on this weekend to summarize succinctly -- check out our Weekend Events Roundup for an enticing selection.
Whatever you do, let us know how things go in the thread [...]

My City Bike: A mama's perspective

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Marion Rice and daughter Gleneden onMarion's city bike: an Xtracycle conversionwith a rear child seat and front basket.(Photo © J. Maus)

[This is the first in a series of "My City Bike" interviews with Portlanders who ride bikes intended for urban transportation. The first interview is with our family biking columnist Marion Rice.]

BikePortland: What kind [...]

Blumenauer introduces bill to restore, maintain "orphan highways"

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Earl Blumenauer(Photo © J. Maus)

With bipartisan support, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has introduced a new bill -- the Orphan Highway Restoration Act -- aimed at improving state highways that run through America's main streets.
According to Blumenauer, "orphan highways" are former U.S. numbered highways that over the years have lost traffic volume to [...]

Portland's first residential bike parking shelter raises questions

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A new residential bike parking shelter on SE Washington near Laurelhurst Park.(Photos © J. Maus)

Job of the Week

Friday, July 31st, 2009

It's Friday, that means it's time to highlight another excellent career opportunity recently listed on the BikePortland Job Listings.
Check out more info here:

Consumer Communications Designer, Marketing -- Yakima Products, Inc.

Gold Raleigh Super Course 1977

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Year: 1977Brand: RaleighModel: Super CourseColor:GoldStolen in Portland, WA 97217Stolen:2009-07-28Stolen From: 1021 N. Holman, Portland ORNeighborhood: Northeast PortlandOwner: Scott StephensonOwnerEmail: j_scott_stephenson@hotmail.comReward: $100Description: 1977 gold framed Raleigh Super Course. White lettering with crest falling off on headpost. Cream handle bar tape. Mountain bike clipless pedals.This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Mayor's office asks people to park bikes during Last Thursday

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Mayor's office would rather have folkspark... and then walk during Last Thursday.(Photos © J. Maus)

Shoshanah Oppenheim, the Mayor's staffer who has been working with the Alberta community on the carfree Last Thursday, said they want to clear up as much space for pedestrians as possible for tonight's event.

Silver Specialized Hardrock Sport

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Brand: SpecializedModel: Hardrock SportColor:SilverSize:15" frameSerial: P7DAD5822Stolen in Portland, OR 97209Stolen:2009-07-27Stolen From: Stolen in front of office building. 1400 SW 5th Ave.Neighborhood: DowntownOwner: Nathan BellOwnerEmail: nathan@digitaltrends.comReward: 100Description: It is new and has front shocks and is a 21 speed mountain bike.This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Weekend Event Guide: Ride to sunset, in Spanish, or for Joy of Sects

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Enjoy the crowd (and the bikes) at carfree Last Thursday tonight.(Photos © J. Maus)

Looks like we're out of the 100s, but this weekend is still shaping up to be respectably hot so remember to heed these best practices to beat the heat.
If you're prepared to venture out, you have a great lineup of events [...]

In record heat, a trail angel saves the day

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The hot, eerily empty Springwater Trail yesterday.(Photos by Erin Greeson)

Today, while commuting home midday to finish my work from an air-conditioned office, a great thing happened. Just when I thought I’d prepared smartly for the 100-degree ride — dousing my head in cold water beforehand and chugging water all morning long — my lack of [...]

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