Archive for November, 2010

Turquoise Trek 2000

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Brand: Trek
Model: 2000
Stolen in Portland, OR
Stolen From: 21st and SE woodward street, Portland.
Neighborhood: Clinton
Owner: Pooja Bhaskar
OwnerEmail: pooja.p.bhaskar@gmail.com
Description: Turquoise with hot pink and yellow tape on handlebars and seat. Drop handle bars. Seat falling apart (foam and some black fabric). One sticker for Microcosm Publishing, one sticker for In Other Words bookstore on frame. Red scarf with a feather tied to frame.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Ghost bike, recovered by TriMet operator, now returned

Friday, November 26th, 2010
The ghost bike at SE Cesar Chavez Blvd and Salmon St (photo taken a few hours ago).
(Photo © J. Maus)


red alverado

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Brand: alverado
Size:aproximately 54
Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31892562@N00/5210054456/
Stolen in Portland, WA 97202
Stolen From: back yard between woodard and taggart on 16th ave SE. 2 blocks south of SE 16th and Clinton
Owner: michael mackinnon
OwnerEmail: mackinnonmike@gmail.com
Reward: 200
Description: sugino crank
Shimano 105 front break with yellow cable
Eastman handlebars (black grips with yellow stars)
Power Grip foot straps
*Doesn’t have stickers as shown in the photo*
Police record with: portland
Police reference#: T10008050
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Anti-tax group, Americans for Prosperity, protests Sellwood Bridge funding plan – Updated

Friday, November 26th, 2010
Sellwood Bridge Tour with Richard M.-3
The Sellwood Bridge.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Members of the Oregon chapter of Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax and limited government interest group founded by David Koch and Koch Industries, showed up in force on Thursday when the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners shared their plan to raise funds to help pay for the Sellwood Bridge. In order to raise $22 million of the estimated $300 million to replace the ailing bridge, Clackamas County wants to pass a new ordinance that would create a $5 per year vehicle registration fee.


The tree and bike connection grows in Portland

Friday, November 26th, 2010
A ‘Rider of Yule’ sets off on a delivery.
(Photo: Trees By Bike)

Like coffee, beer, food, and fashion, you can now add trees to the list of things with a strong connection to bicycling in Portland. This holiday season, a local non-profit that plants trees and a budding business that delivers them will both put the power of bicycles to work.

Trees By Bike is a local company that delivers “pedal-powered holiday cheer”. Powered by a collective of bike riders, the service allows you to order a tree online and then have it delivered to your door. The service was started last year by Portlander Max Kirchoff and he now has four other “Riders of Yule” working with him. Each rider donates 10% of the sale to a charity of their choice. New this year, Trees By Bike is also offering delivery of Hanukkah candles (until December 1st) for just $5 per box.


Job of the Week

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Our featured job opening this week is with Bike Gallery. The family owned, multi-store operation is seeking a retail store manager who will bring their skill and experience to this key position. Click the link for full details and be sure to tell them you read about it here. Good luck!


Lazer Blue Mongoose Mountain Bike 2007

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Year: 2007
Brand: Mongoose
Model: Mountain Bike
Color:Lazer Blue
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Matt Dishman Community Center
Neighborhood: North East
Owner: Timothy Caputo
OwnerEmail: timothy.w.caputo@gmail.com
Reward: Yes
Description: Basic Mongoose Mountain Bike purchased from Fred Meyers.
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: T10008022
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

E-bike retailer Kalkhoff to celebrate one year anniversary

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Our friends at the Kalkhoff USA retail store in Northwest Portland will celebrate a successful first year in business this Friday. The announcement is below (RSVP is requested, see below for details):

1 Year Anniversary Party at the Kalkhoff Showroom!

Please come help us celebrate our showroom’s 1 Year Anniversary on Friday, November 26th from 4:00-8:00 at our Pearl District showroom. Koi Fusion will provide some delicious eats and we will have German beer on tap. Since it’s our birthday there will be birthday cupcakes, too!

Thinking about buying a Kalkhoff for yourself or someone special on your holiday shopping list? In addition to our current $500 off promotion on select models, there will be some HOT anniversary specials on the biggest shopping day of the year! Plus you’ll also have a chance to win some cool door prizes. Feel free to invite a friend or two! Please RSVP by responding to this message or by phone 503-220-2300.

Friday, November 26th from 4:00-8:00 at the Kalkhoff Showroom.

Hillsboro gets ODOT grant to improve Rock Creek Trail

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
This image shows the existing gap in the Rock Creek Trail (green) where it intersects with Evergreen Parkway.


Do all-ages helmet laws work? An update from Vancouver, WA

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

What happens in places that have a mandatory, all-ages helmet law on the books? Do injury rates decline? Does bike ridership go down? That’s the conventional wisdom; but is it true? Nearly three years after passing such an ordinance, the effect of Vancouver’s helmet law is difficult to ascertain. Our Vancouver correspondent Marcus Griffith took a closer look and found some surprising results.