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Raising the profile of Portland’s bike theft problem

Posted on October 17th, 2014 at 1:35 pm.

Putting bike theft on their radar.(Photo: City of Portland) If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Portland has a serious theft problem when it comes to bicycles and bike parts. For all of you that feel hopeless about it, I wanted to chime in and say I think there are some signs that the Read More »

Bike Theft Chronicles: DRT winning Bike Friday stolen, possibly seen in Portland

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 1:26 pm.

Stolen in Eugene on Friday and it might be in Portland now.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Willie Hatfield, the winner of Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials event has just informed us that the bike he used — a custom Bike Friday — was stolen in Eugene this past Friday.

Bike Theft Chronicles: ‘Scumbag’ stealing lights in broad daylight

Posted on October 15th, 2014 at 11:37 am.

via reader email and Reddit:

Bike Theft Chronicles: ‘They snapped the sign off the pole’

Posted on October 9th, 2014 at 9:40 am.

“Second bike this year. Portland, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.”

Bike Theft Chronicles: Stolen from TriMet bus rack

Posted on October 8th, 2014 at 1:06 pm.

From RM on 9/24/14: “About two weeks ago my husband’s bike was stolen off the front of a TriMet bus. It was not taken by another rider. It was taken by a random person on the street who ran up to the bus, grabbed his bike and rode off. The driver alerted our friend, who Read More »

Bike Theft Chronicles: “I can only conclude it’s all stolen”

Posted on October 6th, 2014 at 11:36 am.

[Note: In case you missed the announcement, we are now posting reader emails, comments, and other communiques we come across regarding bike theft. We are hearing so much about this crisis, we can't follow-up with a story on everything, so we figure the next best thing is just to try and highlight as many of Read More »

Comment of the Week: How to fight bike theft

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 at 3:21 pm.

Bryan Hance might know more about bike theft than anybody in the country.

Bike Theft Chronicles: “I just feel so defeated and vulnerable”

Posted on October 1st, 2014 at 2:33 pm.

“I’ve had it up to here with the stolen bike parts in Portland… This is just another notch in the belt of biker discrimination and injustice.”— Reader email, 9/24/14 As we reported back in July, bike theft in Portland is out of control. The problem shows no sign of going away and in fact, if Read More »

Even a 6-year-old can feel Portland’s massive bike theft problem

Posted on July 29th, 2014 at 12:38 pm.

Sometimes it takes a 6-year-old to help us see things clearly.

If only every stolen bike story ended this well

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 4:20 pm.

To offer hope to those who have had bike stolen recently, we present this stolen bike story with a happy ending.

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