Archive for March, 2012

black GT ZUM 2009

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Year: 2009
Brand: GT
Model: ZUM
Serial: snhua09d24736
Stolen in Portland, OR
Stolen From: stolen from front porch in middle of the night, it was locked to a 2″ metal support, when discovered to be missing lock was also gone.
Neighborhood: north portland, near university of portland/portsmouth area.
OwnerEmail: k8npdx@gmail.com
Reward: possilbly
Description: this is a mountain bike street bike hybrid, flat/matte black in color, hardly ever even rode no obvious identifying details other then bike is fairly uncommon for this area
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

s/xs Novara Fusion 2010

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Year: 2010
Brand: Novara
Model: Fusion
Size:Espresso (army green)
Photo: http://www.rei.com/product/774423/novara-fusion-st-bike
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: 45th & Belmont.
Neighborhood: SE
Owner: Ezra Wollner
OwnerEmail: ecco@eccopacific.com
Reward: Handsome.
Description: Front light is mounted on underside of Wald 139 Metal basket – a custom job and dead giveaway. Factory Fusion lights are mounted on handle bars.
Police record with: PPD
Police reference#: 12-152032
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

People on bikes get “pre-green” at new signal on NE Broadway

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Notice how the bike signal is green while the adjacent lanes are still red.
(Photo by Peter Koonce/PBOT)


First look at new Oregon bike touring guide book, ‘Cycling Sojourner’

Friday, March 30th, 2012

With all the rain we’re having, I’m sure some of you are scheming how to make the most of the sun once it returns. On that note, I want to share an update on an exciting new bike touring guide book that is set for release on May 8th. Cycling Sojourner is the work of Portland travel writer Ellee Thalheimer and it’s poised to usher in a wave of bike touring, just as rural communities throughout Oregon are beginning to recognize its economic potential.

Like we shared back in July, Thalheimer’s book is one of four bike guide books coming out this year covering rides in Portland and throughout the state. While each one of them will help plan bike adventures, Cycling Sojourner is the only one that focuses on self-supported, multi-day rides.


Job of the Week

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Just one job listed this week. Check it out below if you’re looking to turn wrenches and get a foot in the door of the bike industry…


Carsharing company, ‘car2go’ launches in Portland Saturday

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Just six weeks after peer-to-peer carsharing start-up Getaround launched in Portland, another company with yet a different variation on the theme is set to launch this weekend.

Instead of renting a car from one of your neighbors like Getaround or reserving a Zipcar and then finding one parked nearby, car2go (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation) offers a more flexible option. The company refers to it as “A different way to carshare.” They also say it’s particularly appealing to people who bike.


Major new bike shop opening soon in Tigard

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The owners of Salem-based bike shop, Santiam Bicycle, are set to open a new store off SW Hall Blvd in Tigard near the Washington Square Mall (about 10 miles southwest of downtown Portland). The large, high-profile store (it’s in the same shopping center as Target) will not only be a great place to shop for bikes and gear, it could also help spur visibility of bicycling in Washington County.

It’s worth noting that the crew at Santiam were integral to the creation of the Black Rock Mountain Bike Area (about 30 miles west of Salem).

To learn more about the new store, I sent a few questions to Santiam Bicycle President Troy Munsell…


Springwater path damaged by erosion

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Erosion of the Willamette riverbank has caused damage
to the Springwater path just south of downtown.
(Photo: Chad Berkley)

A downed tree on the banks of the east side of the Willamette River about one mile south OMSI on the Springwater Corridor Trail has damaged the popular multi-use path.

Portland Parks & Recreation spokesman Mark Ross says the “trail failure” was caused by a cottonweed tree that fell earlier this month which led to the soil near the path becoming unstable.

“Trail users are asked to slow down in this area, yield to the slowest traffic, and be considerate of other trail users,” says Ross.

The trail and the safety precautions are set to stay in place until the riverbank is stabilized and the trail is repaired. Parks is working with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) to figure out how to redesign the bank to make it more stable. A geotech engineer with BES has determined that the existing path is stable and Parks staff are monitoring the path daily for any signs of further erosion.


Red Masi Gran Criterium 1980

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Year: 1980
Brand: Masi
Model: Gran Criterium
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: SW 5th and Alder
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Jim Hoff
OwnerEmail: hoffjim@earthlink.net
Reward: $100
Description: Red frame/black Surly fork. Mix of Suntour, Campagnolo, Zeus, Dia Compe, Ritchey parts. Brown Soma saddle, obvious fender repair at brake bridge.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 12-26487
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Purple Trek

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Brand: Trek
Size:17 inch
Stolen in PORTLAND, OR 97213
Stolen From: From my back porch near NE 60th and Fremont
Owner: Toe Knee
OwnerEmail: cuddleboyblue@yahoo.com
Description: It is obviously spray painted purple. It is a 21 speed mountain bike with smooth tires. It has yellow hand grips and a pannier rack on the back.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike