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Rebuilding Center will move deconstructed house by bike

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Debbie's Bike Move
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The north Portland non-profit Rebuilding Center is planning a bike move this weekend. The Rebuilding Center deconstructs old homes around the Portland area and then resells the old wood, fixtures and other architectural elements at a retail warehouse in the Mississippi district.

BikePortland reader and neighborhood activist Ted Buehler is helping the organization facilitate the bike move. He says the plan is to move a giant pile of 2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s, siding, windows, doors, floors and bricks from a deconstructed home in the Overlook neighborhood and carry it all by bike about 1.2 miles to the Rebuilding Center warehouse at N. Mississippi and Fremont. (more...)

Portland bike move breaks record, gets national attention

Friday, February 1st, 2013
The record-setting bike movers.
(Photo by Jo Routh)

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A visitor's view of a Portland bike move

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
At a bike move from Southeast
to North Portland.
-Watch video below-
(Photo: Russ Roca)

Like many bike-loving visitors of Portland, Russ Roca and his partner Laura Crawford are finding that it doesn't take long to become wrapped up in our local bike scene.

From Long Beach, California, Roca and Crawford chose Portland as the first stop in their Path Less Pedaled project. Roca, a bike-based professional photographer and multimedia journalist, and Crawford, an artist, sold nearly everything they owned and have set out on a global bike journey to meet and tell the stories of people who "live their lives in unique ways".
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Weekend Open Thread: Riding in the Rain Edition

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Bike Move for Ernie
I'll be helping a friend with a
rainy bike move today.
(Photo J. Maus)

What are your plans for this rainy weekend?

I'm planning on some quality time at home, catching up on laundry and other projects.

But this morning I'm going to venture out in the rain with my trailer and panniers for a bike move. Emily Wilson, veteran bike movee (hers was the first official Move By Bike event in Portland, and she's never looked back). You might think that moving someone's earthly belongings by bike in the rain wouldn't be a whole lot of fun -- but wow, would you ever be wrong. (more...)

Bike move spirit conquers rain, cold, and heavy loads

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
Bike Move for Ernie
[Overloaded? No such thing!]

What do I love most about Portland's bike community? That's impossible to answer, but very high on the list would have to be bike moves.

Last night, amid dark and drizzly skies, a cheery group of people showed up to help Ernie Wisner move from his place near SE Belmont and 34th to his new digs in North Portland.

We packed, strapped, and tarped our loads and the journey was made without incident. There were all manner of trailers and bikes including an XtraCycle, a Bikes at Work trailer (that carried a bed and a dresser), and even a "bakfiets" (Dutch cargo bike) I've got on loan from Dean at Clever Cycles.
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Moving? Why not use bikes?

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

May sound like a crazy idea to some people...but not to the bikey folks here in Portland. There have been several "bike moves" in the past few weeks and I'm more and more impressed each time I see one. I really wanted to check the latest one but I couldn't make it...luckily for you (and for me) someone was cool enough to snap these great photos. Yes, those are matresses, box-springs, tables, chairs, you name it...this person moved their entire lot of personal affects...and didn't even consider for one second using a gas-powered vehicle. Inspirational!

Now that's the way to do it...friends, bikes, progress. oh, and the sunshine was a bonus. So next time you see a group of bikes carrying a bunch of stuff, don't call the cops to report a burglary...just slow down and give them a wave, a honk or a helping hand.

Here's a link to pictures of another bike move last May.

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