Archive for December, 2007

Stolen Bianchi Veloce

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

It was really stupid of me to have a cable lock on burnside but it’s a learning experience. The handlebars are black with no tape, there it has a black seat that has electical tape on it, and front brakes.

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Vanilla tricycle chosen for ‘West Coast Design’ museum exhibit

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

The Vanilla tricycle on display at
the 2006 Made in Portland
Bike Show.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

An upcoming exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design will feature a custom tricycle designed by Portland-based bike builder Sacha White.

According to an article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, the exhibit, “New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects,” will feature 60 items from 40 West Coast artists.

The article says the exhibit, “will shine a deserved spotlight on West Coast designers who might otherwise be ignored in an international setting where the name brand is king.”[Read more…]

Stolen Specialized 2006 Sirrus

Friday, December 28th, 2007

New condition Silver 2006 Sirrus Specialized bike with used grey panniers, new pump, black rack on the back, odometer/speedometer, and lights on the front and back. I’m very sad with out it….

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In Long Beach, an oasis for bikes

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
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The Bikestation in downtown Long Beach.
(Photos © Jonathan Maus)

In downtown Long Beach, those who ‘go by bike’ don’t exactly get the red-carpet treatment.

The streets are wide, the cars go fast, and there are few bike-friendly routes. The safest place to ride is on the sidewalk, but that’s illegal. [Read more…]

Stolen Cannondale Road Bike

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

basket pedals
black tape
lights on it, front and back

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Guest article: How to get your bike smarts on the Opinion Page

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Jessica Roberts
(Photo ©
Jonathan Maus)

This article was written by Jessica Roberts. Jessica is the former metro area advocate for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and she is now a planner for Alta Planning and Design.

Jessica previously wrote about the City of Portland’s bike parking fund.

In the article below, she offers insights on how to write effective letters-to-the-editor, and more importantly, how get them published.

[Read more…]

New Year’s Day Ride

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This New Years Day, roll out of bed late and join us at noon for the 50-year-old New Years Day Ride! We’ll start at the Battleship Oregon Memorial in Waterfront Park and will cruise on an easy, family friendly route around the river and through SE Portland, before returning to McCall’s Restaurant (currently closed to the public) for hot cocoa, snacks and cookies by the fireplace. Then there will be a slow-bike race, a track-stand competition, and other games.

The ride is a benefit for the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund, which will support bicycle safety projects over the coming years.

PLEASE RSVP either by emailing Michelle or by making an optional donation to the Fund online

Start: 12:00 pm, Battleship Oregon Memorial, SW Oak and Waterfront Park, Portland
End: 1:00 pm, McCall’s Restaurant, SW Main and Waterfront Park, Portland
Cost: Optional donation
Kids? Yes! Bring ‘em!

POTLUCK: This is also a potluck. If you have a tasty snack you’d like to share, please email Michelle – michelle (at) bta4bikes (dot) org) and let her know! Cupcakes and ants-on-a-log are already spoken for…

Shiftmas Pub Crawl & Solstice Ride

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Annual Shiftmas/City of Blinding Lights/See and be Obscene/Xmas ships/house Pub Crawl & Solstice Ride

Stop 1: The World Famous Kenton Club – “Heaven in No Po” 2025 N Kilpatrick
Contact: Carye Bye – bikebat(at)gmail(dot)com

Support from home

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

My dear mom. She’s supported all my crazy endeavors through the years. When I wanted to be in the NBA she bought me high-priced sneakers and sent me to basketball camps. When I wanted to be a pro bike racer she showed up to races all over the state, cheering me on through thick and thin.

And now, even though I’m all grown up, the tradition continues. Check out this license plate frame she had made…[Read more…]

Stolen Specialized XR Comp

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This is a Specialized commuter style bike. It’s absolutely huge and hard to miss. It has a River City Bicycles marker on it and disc brakes… the serial number is .

Sorry, no pic, but this is a distinctive ride.

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