Archive for September, 2011

Flat black SE Draft 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Year: 2011
Brand: SE
Model: Draft
Color:Flat black
Stolen in Portland, OR 97060
Stolen From: PSU…in the morning.
Neighborhood: PSU
Owner: Sarah Cancellieri
OwnerEmail: trekxc@gmail.com
Description: Bike has red grips and a red seat.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Red/white Diamondback Apex 2003

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Year: 2003
Brand: Diamondback
Model: Apex
Photo: http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2002&Brand=Diamondback&Model=Apex&Type=bike
Stolen in Portland, OR 97239
Stolen From: Inside parking garage of John ross bldg. First level.
Neighborhood: South waterfront
Owner: Ryan Fedie
OwnerEmail: Rtfedie@gmail.com
Description: Had wiring for bike computer. No bar ends. Custom made rubber chain guard. Cracks in cable casings were wrapped with electrical tape.
Police record with: Portland pd
Police reference#: 11-155419
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Event: Springwater Cleanup with Willamette Riverkeeper (10/8)

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Event: Springwater Cleanup with Willamette Riverkeeper
Date: 8 October 2011
Time: 8:30am-12
Details: Meet at the Boathouse on Water Street to ride and pick up trash along the Springwater Corridor. As part of the larger Great Willamette River Cleanup, we’ll join the boaters for the after party and celebrate a clean river and riverbank.

See the website for more information.

Entering second week, sense of urgency hangs over Bosworth search

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The latest news in the search for Mark Bosworth is that his suspected medical condition is likely worsening with each passing hour.

That sense of urgency has led to pleas from his wife Julie Bosworth for the public’s help in stepping up search efforts. As I write this, friends, family and volunteers are calling hospital emergency rooms across the country in hopes that he might have turned up.


Armored truck repeatedly parks in Greeley Ave bike lane, poses safety hazard

Friday, September 30th, 2011
This truck has made a habit of blocking
the bike lane on N Greeley.
(Photos © Brett McLane)

A large armored truck has been making a habit of parking in the bike lane on the southbound side of N. Greeley Avenue and a citizen activist has taken it upon himself to make it stop.

On September 2nd, North Portland resident Brett McLane notified the City of Portland’s Traffic Safety and Livability hotline that he had witnessed an Oregon Armored company truck parked in the Greeley bike lane on several occasions.

Greeley in this section is downhill. McLane feels the truck poses a safety hazard because it “creates a potentially deadly situation” as people on bikes are forced to merge into the adjacent lane where the posted speed limit is 45 mph. In addition, McLane notes that the truck is in clear violation of Oregon law.


Friday Opinion: The Dutch and us

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Just another day in the Netherlands.
(Screen grab)

The Dutch Cycling Embassy launched this week. Their mission?

“To facilitate cycling worldwide as the most modern, efficient and sustainable means of transportation by sharing our expertise and technology as the world’s number one cycling country.”

They’ve also released Cycling for Everyone, a 7-plus minute video that gives an excellent overview of cycling in the Netherlands from a historical and a planning context (watch it below).


Purple GIANT ??

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Year: ??
Brand: GIANT
Size:3ft tall?
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: Garden Park Apts 30th and Steele
Neighborhood: Reed-Eastmoreland
Owner: Axcelle Bell
OwnerEmail: bellax@reed.edu
Description: Purple Giant, with handle bars that have an upward bar ends, On its right handle bar there is a clip for a light, on its frame there is a zip-tied (and broken) lock holder and a (Blue and White) Coal Free Oregon Sticker (that only says Oregon from the side).
Police record with: Portland Police B
Police reference#: case # 11-85213
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

PBOT adds new striping to NE Wheeler Ave

Friday, September 30th, 2011
New striping on NE Wheeler -3-2
New striping gives bike traffic a
buffer from cars on NE Wheeler
behind the Rose Quarter.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun implementation of a project to make bicycling near the Rose Quarter more comfortable.

NE Wheeler Ave between Winning Way and the Rose Quarter Transit Center now has wider bike lanes in the northbound direction and a new buffered bike lane and sharrows for bike traffic headed southbound.

The project is one of three “Lloyd District Bikeway Development” projects the City embarked on in December 2010. This particular project was targeted for changes because there is a gaps in the bikeways between N. Vancouver Avenue (at Broadway) and the Rose Quarter Transit Center.


‘Cross primer: Get ready to race!

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Cross Crusade Hillsboro 2007-1.jpg
Do what Tori says and
you’ll be smiling too.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Earlier this week, Tori shared some background on cyclocross. Now she’s got some key pointers for your first foray into racing. This weekend offers two great opportunities to get out there. So get out there (but read Tori’s primer first)! — JM

Pre-Race Prep

Practice makes perfect
Whether this is your first season racing or you’d like to freshen up your cyclocross skills, it’s a good idea to do some practice. Most of the clinics in the Portland area have wrapped up (the season gets underway this weekend); but you can grab some friends and head to a local park to do a clinic of your own.


Weekend Event Guide

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Cross Crusade 2010 #2 - Rainier-49
Two great opportunities to get
your little one some off-road biking
action this weekend.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Welcome to the weekend (well, not yet, I’ve still got some new stories to share)!

I’ve put together another scintillating selection of cycling events for your perusal and planning purposes. Check them out below and let me know if I’ve overlooked anything.

All Weekend

60th Annual Greek Festival
This is one of Portland’s most beloved ethnic festivals. I wouldn’t usually post something like this, but organizers contacted me to make sure folks knew that this year they’ll have tons of bike parking set up just for the event (thanks to BikeRacker of course). Roll over for a great time and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot. Details here.