Archive for November, 2011

Black/Green Scott Spark Junior 2010

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Scott
Model: Spark Junior
Size:24 inch
Serial: 797-374-0017
Photo: http://images.thebikelist.co.uk/imagecache/file/width/900/images/models/Scott/2010/spark-jr-24/Main.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Sabin Elementary School, 4013 NE 18th Ave, Portland, OR, 97212
Neighborhood: Sabin
Owner: Stefanie Fisher
OwnerEmail: fishersteffi@gmail.com
Reward: 100
Description: Kid’s mountain bike in perfect condition. Frame is black with green lettering.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-103-281
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

BikeCraft not just for Portland makers anymore

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
This weekend!
(Photo: Adams Carroll)

When I first held BikeCraft on that snowy evening way back in December 2005, besides an excuse to bring people together and hang out with friends, my main goal was prove the following point: “Look at all this amazing bike stuff that’s made by hand right here in Portland!”

In subsequent years I stayed mostly true to that, only allowing Portland-based vendors to participate (although last year we welcomed several from out-of-town). In the six years that have followed, I think we’ve proved the point quite well.

This year, my friends Aaron and Amos (who have taken the reins of the BikeCraft event) have lined up an impressive list of vendors from out of town. Here’s a closer look at them…


Reader proposes solution for tricky Hayden Island bike crossing

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
This tricky intersection on Hayden Island
has one reader dreaming of solutions…
See his below.

If you’ve ever biked across the I-5 Bridge from Portland to Vancouver, you are aware of the annoyingly serpentine route you’re expected to take once the dedicated bike path ends and you’re forced to cross N. Tomahawk Island Drive (map).

Reader Dave B. (whose day job is “Transportation Design Engineer” for a private firm) is a regular I-5 bridge bike rider. Earlier this month, while biking across the crosswalk at N. Tomahawk, he got yelled at by a man driving a large SUV. “I get halfway across and have to brake to a halt as the driver of a suburban decides not to stop for me,” shared Dave via email, “Then he brakes to a halt and proceeds to berate me for not getting off my bike and walking across the crosswalk.”


Brown Brooks Women’s Saddle

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Brand: Brooks
Model: Women’s Saddle
Stolen in Portland, OR 97203
Stolen From: Holladay Park between NE Pacific and NE Oregon St.
Neighborhood: Lloyd District
Owner: Cara Railsback
OwnerEmail: cara.b.railsback@gmail.com
Description: Bike seat with bike repair kit (including tools and tire tube) and brand new leather women’s Brooks saddle
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-156825
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

black Trek 6000 1997

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Year: 1997
Brand: Trek
Model: 6000
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: My garage 1833 N. Webster street.
Neighborhood: Overlook
Owner: Peter Noordijk
OwnerEmail: noordijk@pdx.edu
Description: Black trek 6000. Topeak baby seat on back. Trailer hitch on rear axle. front suspension with jimmy-rigged rack. V-brakes. COntinental rear tire
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T11008798
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office seek tips on I-205 bike path homicide

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
KGW screen grab showing Crippen.

A 50 year old woman was found dead on the I-205 multi-use path in Clackamas County at 1:00 am on Friday morning (11/25) and law enforcement officials are now searching for clues in what they believe to be a homicide.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Dana Crippen — who they say “was previously to be known to be homeless and living in the Eugene area” — was found on a the path where it goes under SE Johnson Creek Blvd, just west of I-205. Here’s more from the sheriff’s office:


Portland “Bicyclist with a capital B” leads Vancouver Bike Club

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Maria Schur
(Self portrait)

In many ways, Portland resident Maria Schur epitomizes the die-hard Portland bike lover. She averages 120 miles a week in the saddle, commutes by bike to her job at BikeTiresDirect, spent two years as a bike messenger in San Francisco, participated in the first ever Critical Mass ride in 1992, operates a bike-centric blog and has a grandfather who traded his car for a bike in 1942.

What makes the 45-year old Schur stand out from her Rose City peers is her position as president of the 500-member Vancouver Bike Club (VBC), Clark County’s oldest and most active cycling organization.


Black GT Aggressor 1997

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Year: 1997
Brand: GT
Model: Aggressor
Stolen in Port;amd, OR 97236
Stolen From: SE 168th and Division
Neighborhood: SE 168th and Division
Owner: Lela Gallentine
OwnerEmail: lol_toggle@yahoo.com
Reward: 100.00
Description: It is a 21-speed I purchased it in Japan, so it has a Japanese registration sticker on the center post and Japanese-style fenders. I also upgraded the seat to a large comfortable one. The tires are very worn and starting to crack.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-102928
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Good Sport Promotion launches new ‘VIP’ program

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Good Sport Promotion, the local company behind the Worst Day of the Year Ride, the Cirque du Cycling, Portland Century, and many others, has a new ‘VIP’ program.

Good Sport’s Ayleen Crotty says it’s just another way to get folks motivated to get out and ride. “We have a lot of dedicated participants who ride our events all year long. We want to reward them for being so dedicated to cycling and riding bikes to support great causes,” she said via email today.

The main part of the VIP program is, of course, perks and discounts.


flat black/silver Giant FCR 2 2008

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Year: 2008
Brand: Giant
Model: FCR 2
Color:flat black/silver
Serial: gx8ad674
Stolen in Portland, OR 97206
Stolen From: City View Apartments on SW 10th and Gibbs.
Neighborhood: SW hills – downtown
Owner: Derek Brown
OwnerEmail: bderek@pdx.edu
Reward: Karma
Description: black sreet giant bicycle with silver lettering. when it was stolen it had neon green tape near the rear, and a neon red ‘Kentucky’ sticker across the frame. The rear wheel is new and has large white lettering just inside the tire.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-102879
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike