Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 29th, 2010 at 12:54 pm
(Photos: Johnnie Olivan/Rejuiced Bikes)
A local bike builder who received a $15,000 grant back in March to build a fleet of 'bike cars' has had the first working prototype stolen from his front yard in North Portland last night/this morning.
Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes has spent months working on his custom, three-wheeled bike that has a ramp in the rear for wheelchair access. Olivan gave test-rides on the bike at the City of Portland's Adaptive Bike Clinic held back in May. The bike is made for three people: Two that pedal on each side and one person in a wheelchair that rolls up a ramp in the rear and powers the bike with a hand-crank.