Archive for March, 2010

Portland Triathlon named world’s greenest

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
(Photo: Portland Triathlon)

The Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon has been named the “Greenest Race in the World” by Triathlete Magazine.

The accolade appears in the March issue. Race owner and organizer Jeff Henderson sent us over a clipping from the magazine. Here’s an excerpt:


Speaking up for bikes at a bike boulevard open house

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Transportation Safety Summit-21
Speak up.
(Photo © J. Maus)

As a follow-up to my post about the importance of showing up to your local bike boulevard open house, I thought I’d share the perspective of Brighton West. Brighton is a reader who attended the open house last night for the SE 101st Avenue project where he encountered “a number of vocal bicycling opponents.”


black Trek Hybrid 1994

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Year: 1994
Brand: Trek
Model: Hybrid
Serial: gq4s2688
Stolen in portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: garage in alley behind 1700 se. ladd ave
Neighborhood: Ladd’s Addition/off 12th & Hawthorne
OwnerEmail: g47q@aol.com
Reward: Yes/$100.00
Description: green dinosaur on handlebars,new distintive kev-lar/no flat tires,down mirror.
Police record with: Temporary case # T10001779
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Portland bike parking by the numbers

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
New on-street parking in North Portland-5 Parking at Director Park-4 new bike corral - SE 28th and Pine-9 new bike corral - SE 28th and Pine-4 new bike corrals on N. Williams-7 New bike parking on Glisan at 28th-3 New staple racks on transit mall-3 on-street parking at SW 3rd-Pine-16.jpg Hawthorne Blvd. Bike Oasis! New bike racks at City Hall-2.jpg cool bike rack bike rack - Portland OR


candy blue Specialized Enduro fsr 2002

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Year: 2002
Brand: Specialized
Model: Enduro fsr
Color:candy blue
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: NW 10th and MarshalLovejoy Station Apartments
Neighborhood: Pearl
Owner: charles edward barbosa
OwnerEmail: barbosac@pdx.edu
Reward: good karma, coffee, unemployed
Description: it is a stock Enduro FSR

torn seat

Police record with: Ofc. Patrick Johnson
Police reference#: 10-20688
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Cheers and jeers for new Morrison Bridge bikeway

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Morrison Bridge pathway opening -1-2
Multnomah County Commissioner/Chair
Jeff Cogen.
(Photos © J. Maus)

After more than 12 years of planning and advocacy a new non-motorized pathway opened on the Morrison Bridge today. The 15-foot wide, $1.9 million facility on the south side of the bridge is expected to become a popular route for bike traffic and take pressure off the overcrowded and nearby Hawthorne Bridge.

At the dedication ceremony today, soon-to-be Chair of Multnomah County (they own and manage the bridge), Jeff Cogen, said the 7,000 bike trips per day on the Hawthorne Bridge “Shows how much Portlanders love bicycles,” and that it also shows, “we need to increase that access, because frankly, it’s too crowded over there.”


Silver Airborne Zeppelin 200?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Year: 200?
Brand: Airborne
Model: Zeppelin
Stolen in Portland, OR 97227
Stolen From: Michigan and Beech
Neighborhood: Mississippi
Owner: Clint Combes
OwnerEmail: clintcombes@gmail.com
Description: carbon fiber forks, Black grip tape, random order coffee house sticker(ostrich) on the front
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Q & A with Eben Weiss, a.k.a. the Bike Snob

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Eben “Bike Snob” Weiss in the Wall Street Journal.

It was big news on the bikey interwebs yesterday when the man behind the most popular bike blog in the world BikesnobNYC revealed his identity. Eben Weiss is the Bike Snob and his coming out day was a pretty big deal.

In addition to his uber-popular blog, Weiss is a regular contributor to Bicycling Magazine and now he’s got a new book to promote (hence the big reveal). He’ll be in Portland this June to promote it (details below) so I thought it’d be fun to ask him a few questions. Read the Q & A below for his feelings on bike advocacy, the Portland bike scene, and how he is (or isn’t) selling out bike culture to make a buck.


Neal Fegan’s amazing new ‘sculptural velocipede’

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Art Bike Parade at Cirque du Cycling-10
Neal Fegan, builder of
sculptural velocipedes.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Custom bike artist and fabricator Neal Fegan of St. Johns-based Montana Transit Authority has done it again.

Back in 2008 we shared his amazing and functional, sculptural art bikes, last summer he wowed onlookers with his interpretation of a pedicab, and now he’s got a new creation.

I’m not sure how to describe it, but I’ll try. The rider, standing upright, pedals with a traditional drivetrain that powers the front wheel. Two skateboard wheels trail behind the cranks and the rider steers by leaning into the turn.

Check it out in these photos and watch a video of it in action below:


A lane just for bikes means more breathing room at 12th and Sandy

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
New bike lane on NE 12th at Sandy-1
New bike lane on NE 12th at Sandy.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Last week I shared how the East Burnside/Couch couplet project would impact bikeways. One of the biggest changes I warned you about was a new lane configuration on NE 12th at Sandy. PBOT crews installed the new treatment over the weekend and I ventured over to check it out yesterday.