Archive for June, 2007
2007 Kona Cinder Cone Mountain Bike. Has Wellgo clip on pedals.
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road bike, white speckled gray with a silver pannier rack, 105 components, soft dent in the top tube
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during a recent bike parade.
Because of a tricky construction project on the Burnside Bridge, Multnomah County officials have decided to close the entire span to cars for three weeks in July.
And according to Mike Pullen from their Public Affairs Office, the bridge will remain open to bicycles and pedestrians only for the duration of the closure.
So mark your calendars for three weeks of car-free bridge-riding! There’s already talk of a party and maybe the Breakfast on the Bridges crew could make an appearance!?
Pullen says the closure
is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 9thwill begin July 16th and it will go through the end of the month August 6th. [Read more…]
Photo: Dave Roth
Local bike builder Tony Pereira is having a dream year.
Last winter he found a great new shop space near SE 24th and Belmont and in March he took home coveted trophies from the North American Handmade Bike Show for his gorgeous,”Roaring 29’er”, fillet-brazed, mountain bike.
[Updated: 10:56am, 6/30]
The Portland Mercury blog reported an incident this morning that happened yesterday afternoon between a TriMet LIFT bus (the smaller ones used for transporting disabled riders) and a bicyclist near the intersection of NE Multnomah Street and NE Grand Avenue (Google Map of location).[Read more…]
I’ve been trying different options for my new commute from North Portland to SE 8th and Main. One of them takes me all the way down N Vancouver until it intersects with Broadway.
That intersection (here it is on Google Maps) can be a daunting place on a bike (see photo below). It gets a high volume of car and bus traffic and there’s a strange, split lane situation that has always befuddled me.
But the other day, I noticed (for the first time) some new lane markings that make it feel a little safer. Here’s a photo:
The serpentine, hilly, and narrow roads that make up most of southwest Portland are a far cry from the idyllic bike boulevards of inner southeast Portland.
But that hasn’t stopped a year-long effort by citizen activists and a group called SWTrails from working to create similar bike-friendly streets in their neighborhoods.
Led by veteran trail advocates and southwest Portland residents Don Baack, Keith Liden, and Sharon Fekety, SWTrails has worked closely with PDOT and area residents to garner feedback and recommendations for a potential network of low-traffic, bike-friendly routes.