Archive for October, 2007

Sellwood street will soon be smoother for cyclists

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

These tracks are being removed.
View intersection on Google Street View

Here’s some good news for anyone that rides SE 9th Avenue in Sellwood.

The old trolley tracks on SE 9th between Linn and Marion Streets (see image below) are being removed by PDOT. [Read more…]

Stolen TREK Mountain Bike

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Mountain bike, grey/maroon, grey cateye front light, entry level mtn bike

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Nautilus selling off Pearl Izumi clothing at Vancouver HQ

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Got this email from an employee at Nautilus, Inc. in Vancouver (WA):

The Nautilus Store at Nautilus World Headquarters in Vancouver, WA is selling Pearl Izumi cycling and running apparel at 50% off list price. The address is 16400 SE Nautilus Drive, Vancouver WA 98683. Hours are 10-7PM M-S and 10-5PM Sunday. Sale ends October 31, 2007 (see below for update) or while supplies last.

[Read more…]

Willamette Week weighs in on bike safety

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Detail of Willamette Week cover

Local media outlets continue to be interested in the topic of bike safety.

The latest to chime in is the Willamette Week. In this week’s issue, they devote their cover and nine pages to a story by Corey Pein titled, “Vicious Cycle: Turns out Portland’s not so bike-friendly. Here’s how it could be.”[Read more…]

Order your very own “I brake for people” bumper stickers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Order yours today! Operators are standing by at (503) 823-SAFE (7233)

Remember PDOT’s new “I brake for people” pedestrian safety campaign I posted about a few weeks ago?

Now you too can be the proud owner of the cool bumper sticker shown above.[Read more…]

Cyclist found at fault in fatal Hillsboro collision

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Approximate crash location. Click for Google Map.

KATU has the story of a collision last Friday in Hillsboro that resulted in the death of 47 year-old Hillsboro resident Kerry Alfred Teufel.

Here’s what they reported:[Read more…]

This is what Portland cyclocross is all about

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Videographer Dan Kaufman and
his “Disco Trike”, a rolling
audio-video command center.
Watch his video below.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

Dan Kaufman of CrankMyChain! Cycle TV has posted his video from last weekend’s Cross Crusade Halloween fest.

It’s an awesome video that captures the fun-loving spirit of Portland’s signature cyclocross series, the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade.

Not only does the video capture the zany costumes, racing action, and characters of the Crusade, but (as usual) Dan created and performed an original song to go with it (accompanied by PDOT’s Greg Raisman on harmonica!).

Watch the video via YouTube below, or go to for a higher quality version. [Read more…]

Cyclist gets $100,000 and an apology for sewer grate spill

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Noticed this story on KGW yesterday:

“A Portland cyclist launched to the asphalt will get a $100,000 settlement check from the City of Portland.

The city forgot to change a sewer grate when it created a bike lane in Southwest Portland.

Essentially, it accidentally set a trap and cyclist Gary Dunkley fell right into it.”

[Read more…]

“And We Bike” Safety Campaign (Beaverton)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Can you JOIN US this Wed night for our final Safety campaign of this year?

Learn more about “And We Bike” on our website.

Place: Corner of 5th & Hall Blvd, (next to Beaverton Public Library)

What to bring? if you can, ride you bike, if not, just show as and park your car at library parking.
RSVP? if you can, please rsvp.

Barbara Chapnick
Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition

Stolen Trek unknown

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Blue hybrid style Trek bike, about 10 years old. Grip shifters. Some stickers on frame (just bought used, not sure what they were), clip on handlebars for light, Cat Eye rear light under seat. Foam seat, black seat cover had 2 holes in it.

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