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City of Portland orders removal of ‘America’s bike capital’ mural from downtown wall

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Pedal Bike Tours owner Todd Roll and two tourists with the mural his company created in 2012. The lettering is due to be taken down Thursday due to a city code enforcement decision.
(Photo by M.Andersen/BikePortland)

A city whose sign code is intended to prevent advertising eyesores and a local shop owner who’s developed “mixed feelings” about his project have settled on the removal, this Thursday, of one of downtown Portland’s newest icons.

That’s when workers are scheduled to remove the two-year-old, 45-foot-tall declaration that the city is “America’s bicycle capital.” Pedal Bike Tours, the local rental and tour company that painted the mural in 2012 based on one of their T-shirt designs, hired them after conceding a compromise in a long negotiation with the city’s code enforcement office.

“Photograph it while you can,” Pedal Bike Tours owner Todd Roll said in an interview Tuesday. “It’s out of here.”

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Job: Tour Guide/Mechanic (Pedal Bike Tours)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Job Title: Tour Guide/Mechanic
Company/Organization: Pedal Bike Tours
Job Description: Love Oregon, history, people, local culture and showing off your town? (by bike of course!) Know how to fix bikes? Come work for Trip Advisor’s #1 tour company in Oregon!

Skills
Sociable/personable/friendly- Can bond with and entertain visitors from different places, backgrounds and attitudes over a 3-8 hour tour.
A broad knowledge of Portland/Oregon/NW history and culture, local restaurants, sights, shops.

Job Duties
Bike Tours – Safely and knowledgeably lead one or more of our tours consisting of 1-10 guests including Historic Downtown, Columbia Gorge, breweries, Wine Country, The Oregon Coast and culinary tour.

The winning candidate will also possess knowledge on:
Food- Portland’s restaurant scene and food shed
Beer- styles, history, local scene, brewing process
Wine- Varietals, winemaking process, Willamette Valley winemaking and history
Flora, Fauna and Geology of the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast

How to Apply:
If interested, please send your resume to info[at]pedalbiketours[dot]com or come in person to our shop at 133 SW Second Avenue

Opening party for new bike shop, tour company on N. Williams

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Just got this notice from the guys at Metropolis Cycles and Pedal Bike Tours (we did a little profile of them when they opened last month):

On Friday, December 12, come help us celebrate the opening of our shop at 2249 N Williams with prizes, food, drinks and lots of bike talk.

Grab a donut on your ride to work at our mobile donut dispenser (a cardboard table loaded with pink boxes) at N Flint and N Page from 7:30-9:00 AM.
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