Archive for January, 2010

electric blue diamondback sport 2007

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Year: 2007
Brand: diamondback
Model: sport
Color:electric blue
Serial: ??? lost
Stolen in 97201, OR safeway NW
Stolen From: safeway NW portland in the pearl…10 minutes inside and it was gone
Neighborhood: NW pearl
Owner: toby coghill
OwnerEmail: skiboarder78@hotmail.com
Reward: 50
Description: bright blue beefy frame, lights front/back, with fenders front/back disc brakes, has a stephen ashbrook sticker on the frame round white sticker
Police record with: 10-007086
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

pink Schwinn Mirada 1995

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Year: 1995
Brand: Schwinn
Model: Mirada
Stolen in Portland, OR 97211
Stolen From: Stolen from 6939 NE Grand Ave, the
Neighborhood: Woodlawn
Owner: Shane Lenartz
OwnerEmail: the.antirazor@gmail.com
Description: This is a used Schwinn mountain bike with fat road tires, a black milk crate on the back, a pink bell that says "I heart my bike" and a golf ball on the kickstand. It also has a sticker from the Community Cycling Center.
Police reference#: 10-008794
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Bronze/Brown Specialized Tricross Expert 2007

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Year: 2007
Brand: Specialized
Model: Tricross Expert
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: Out of our garage….SE 13th & SE Tolman.
Neighborhood: Sellwood – Westmoreland
Owner: Ron Carley
OwnerEmail: ron@clfuture.org
Reward: $100
Description: The bike was stolen on Saturday, January 30th between 5 pm and 6:30 pm. I don’t have a photo of the bike but here is a link to the Specialized site with the factory photo and equipment specs: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22303

My bike also has black fenders and a black rack but is otherwise stock. I can be reached 24/7 at 503-502-9948. $100 reward for information leading to recovery. Thanks!
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: 10-008609
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Black/Brown Specialized Crosstrail Comp 2008

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Year: 2008
Brand: Specialized
Model: Crosstrail Comp
Serial: WUD80538855D
Photo: http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/0cf/56c/820/33492/product_page/specialized-crosstrail-comp-2009-hybrid-bike.jpg
Stolen in Beaverton, OR 97006
Stolen From: Arbor Creek Apartements
Neighborhood: TV Highway and SW 170th Ave
Owner: Jeremiah Freeman
OwnerEmail: jeremiahafreeman@hotmail.com
Description: 21 Speed Hybrid. 700cc Bontrager Rhythm Elites with grey cyclocross tire. Black luggage rack, black metals fenders, spedometer, small pink horn.
Police record with: 10-715
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

A smashing time at the Tweed Ride

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Tweed Ride Portland, circa 2010.
Photo Gallery (110 images) / Slideshow Below
(Photos © J. Maus)


Blk/orange Orbea Opal 06

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Year: 06
Brand: Orbea
Model: Opal
Size:60 cm
Stolen in Sw Portland, OR 97225
Stolen From: The bike was located in a garage on sw Terri court in sw Portland. Located right behind the alpenrose velodrome. Closest cross street is oleson and scholls ferry.
Neighborhood: Sw portland behind the alpenrose velodrome
Owner: Bryan Voytilla
OwnerEmail: Voytillab@gmail.com
Description: Last Wednesday night (1/27/10) my orbea was stole from my garage located on sw Terri court in Portland. It was not a complete bike and I was in the process of building it up for this next road season. Here is what was stolen.
-2006 carbon obra opal (black/orange) w/ factory fork. This is the bike before they made the orca.
-very new SRAM rival road shifters
-new rear derailler SRAM rival.
-very new SRAM rival cranks
-Thompson seat post black annodized aluminum (straight)
-specialized road toupe saddle (size 135)
-Thompson road stem.
– It had drop bars that were aero profile where the stem connects.
– computer mount for a powertap computer.
( all of these were installed) the bike did not have brake cables, Wheels, and bartape.
The frame was a size 60cm.
Please keep your eyes open for this bike. I have the sn and will post that later.
If you have any information please contact me
Police record with: City of Portland / Randy Stowe
Police reference#: 10-008616
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Metro’s Bike There! map set for update

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Cover of 2007 edition.

Metro’s excellent Bike There! map is set for its first major update since 2007.

Metro’s project manager and cartographer for the update, Matthew Hampton, checked in with us last week to share more about what’s in store. Hampton created the last two versions of the map and says he and his team have input all the public feedback they’ve received since its last printing in 2007.

In addition to reflecting public feedback, Hampton says the 2010 version will have greater regional coverage (out to riding areas in Hagg Lake and Dodge Park), an “improved array of detailed subarea maps that show parks and local bike paths,” and many other improvements.

The updated map will also show things in the bike network like cycle tracks and buffered bike lanes. It will also list the many new bike shops that have sprung up in the last three years.


PBOT looks to General Fund for Sunday Parkways

Friday, January 29th, 2010

“We believe that because Sunday Parkways is a program that provides and enhances neighborhood livability, economic vitality, and neighborhood connectivity, it is an excellent candidate for General Fund support.”
— Cheryl Kuck, PBOT

As part of its 2010-2011 budget, The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is requesting $642,000 from the General Fund. Of that money, they are seeking $217,000 for ongoing funding of their Sunday Parkways events.

That request is significant because it shows that PBOT feels Sunday Parkways — which is expanding this year to five events — is about more than just transportation.


Why do I want the City to Build It?

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Build It Rally
  • City Hall
    February 4th

With the Portland Bicycle Plan up for adoption next week, our leaders in City Hall need to hear loud and clear that we want them to dig deep into their pockets and their politics to just Build It!

The Build It campaign is going strong. The BTA reports the Facebook page could hit 1,000 fans and businesses are lining up in support. There’s also a Build It ride and work party this Sunday.

All wonkiness aside, there are two simple reasons I want Portland to Build It…


Friday Cartoon: E-bikes!

Friday, January 29th, 2010