Archive for April, 2011

White Fuji Newest 1.0 2009

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Year: 2009
Brand: Fuji
Model: Newest 1.0
Size:50 cm
Photo: http://bikereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/fuji-newest-1-0-2010-road-bike.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: In front of Red Robin on the corner of Multnomah and Grand St.
Neighborhood: North East Loyde District
Owner: Jonathan harris
OwnerEmail: nqazn@hotmail.com
Reward: 100 $
Description: Clip in pedals with planet bike fenders (the skinny kind)
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Coming soon to Portland: A 14-person ‘party bike’

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Get ready Portland!

From tall-bikes to cargo-trikes, Portland is full of interesting, pedal-powered vehicles. Now you can add a party bike (or “cycle pub” as they’re sometimes known) to that list.

55-year old Northeast Portland resident John Boblett says he’ll start taking reservations for his “Pedalounge” 14-person-powered bike in the next few weeks. Boblett, a former bartender and FedEx truck driver will captain the contraption (and I must say, those are perfect qualifications), which he purchased in Amsterdam.


New research explores cost of bikes/transit integration (Updated)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
bikes on max-2
(Photos © J. Maus)

A new report funded by the US Department of Transportation and conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute, Bicycling Access and Egress to Transit: Informing the Possibilities (PDF), takes an in-depth look at a topic that is very relevant for the Portland region: How to integrate bikes and transit. The study sought to answer the question, “What are the most cost effective strategies likely to generate the largest number of cyclists accessing transit?”

TriMet has grappled with accommodating the increase in users who combine bikes with their trips on MAX light rail for years now. Lately, as MAX ridership has increased and space for bikes on trains has become scarce, TriMet’s focus seems to have shifted toward the park and ride model. They have altered signage near the bike hooks and they have invested in bike and ride facilities at transit centers (some of which are being singled-out for a lack of use).


Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show will be in Bend this year

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Flyer for 2011 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show


Bike Law 101: Biking under the influence

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Although it’s generally understood that it’s not cool to drink and drive, many people don’t think of cycling while in an altered state as being dangerous. But, before you over-indulge, here are some sobering statistics to consider…

According to NHTSA, (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) 28% of all cyclists killed in 2009 had a measurable blood alcohol level. 24% of these had a BAC of .08% or higher. A bicyclist’s risk of a crash begins to increase significantly at 0.05% BAC and climbs rapidly after about 0.08%. In other words, when you’re a pint or two down the odds for a bicycle crash go up…sometimes way up. One study showed BAC over 0.10% increased injury risk tenfold.

(Illustration by Dan Pegoda for BikePortland.org)


Three excellent events this Friday night

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Framebuilding legend Bob Parlee
will be in Portland Friday night.
(Photo: Parlee Bicycles)

I’m always trying to tell people that you can’t measure a city’s bike-friendliness by bike lanes and politics alone. Here in Portland, what makes our city a special place for bike lovers is the depth and breadth of culture that surrounds bicycling.

Case in point are these three events — all of which are happening this Friday night…

In-Studio with Bob Parlee at Portland Bicycle Studio, 5:00-8:00pm
Portland Bicycle Studio has become an authorized Parlee Bicycles dealer and they’re hosting a party Friday night with founder Bob Parlee as the special guest. Parlee will give a talk on carbon fiber and bicycle construction, and there will be a Q & A session. Drinks and treats will be served and attendees can get special introductory pricing on a custom Parlee of their own. Learn more here and RSVP via Facebook.


Video explains ‘Common Sense Alternative’ to CRC project

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Still from video showing proposed new
bridge to Hayden Island.
— Watch it below —

Citizen activist Spencer Boomhower (the man behind the widely acclaimed Idaho Stop Law animation, among others) has released a new video that highlights a different approach to improving mobility between Oregon and Washington.

Boomhower’s latest compares and contrasts the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project — which is favored by state DOTs, governors, and Mayors on both sides of the river — with what is known as the Common Sense Alternative (CSA).


Silver Giant Boulder 2010

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Giant
Model: Boulder
Size:men’s large
Photo: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.canadianlisted.com/nlarge/boulder-se-bike-2010_4759192.jpg&imgrefurl=http://toronto.canadianlisted.com/bicycles/boulder-se-bike-2010_404705.html&usg=__NZv5o93gEKzoAVFBd8JCUgSilR0=&h=454&w=700&sz=229&hl=en&start=15&zoom=1&tbnid=CVgp859deeDHFM:&tbnh=156&tbnw=227&ei=mqK3TamOJq7XiALqh_Qn&prev=/search%3Fq%3D2010%2BGiant%2BBoulder%2Bbike%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D667%26tbm%3Disch0%2C632&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=891&vpy=215&dur=5836&hovh=181&hovw=279&tx=137&ty=113&page=2&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:15&biw=1366&bih=667
Stolen in Portland, OR 97203
Stolen From: N Yale and N Hodge
Neighborhood: University of Portland
Owner: Lara Busch
OwnerEmail: fullfotofrenzy@gmail.com
Reward: Yes
Description: All original Nutrisoda promotional men’s mountain bike, a completely silver Giant Boulder. The white Nutrisoda logo is on the back of the frame, facing forward. All original parts except rear tire was replaced, so only front tire has the checker pattern.
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Silver Giant Sedonia St 2007

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Year: 2007
Brand: Giant
Model: Sedonia St
Size:20 inch
Serial: C16TN276
Photo: http://bikereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/giant-sedona-st-2010-city-bike.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Unlocked garage on NE 23rd between Klickitat & Siskiyou.
Neighborhood: Irvington/Alameda
Owner: Roger Sharp
OwnerEmail: sharp.roger@gmail.com
Reward: 50
Description: sharp.roger@gmail.com
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-33864
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

City will return to East Portland for Holgate bike lane meeting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
SE Holgate bike lanes meeting-10
Residents voiced angry opposition to the
project last summer.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Making good on a promise, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will return to the Lents/Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood on May 11th to discuss the buffered bike lanes on SE Holgate Avenue.

The road was re-striped in August 2009 to include bicycle-only lanes with a buffered section to create separation from motor vehicle traffic. After a local TV station ran a sensational “Bike path to nowhere” story, some residents began to push back on the idea.