Does Portland have a “bike phantom” super hero?

Have no fear, bike hero is here!

Is there someone in a mask, riding around Portland offering help to bikers in need? According to a message on the Shift email list last night, there just might be:

“Hey, does anyone know who this “bike phantom” character is? I was riding on NE 33rd last night and got a flat, and this good Samaritan wearing a mask stopped to help. I didn’t even get to ask, he just knew. I asked for his name and he just smiled. My friend said he was almost mugged while riding home and a similar character came to his aid. sounded like the same guy because he described the same all black bicycle.”

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Another person replied with more information about the “black biker”:

“I heard about this person from a couple who said they were escorted by the “black biker” on the esplanade after being hassled by drunks that were hooting at the woman while walking down the East Bank. It rang a bell because they mentioned the mask – and said at first it was startling.”

Has anyone else out there seen this masked avenger of two-wheeled courtesy?

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Shane
13 years ago

Eugene SRTS has a Bike Phantom… though he doesn’t make it up to Portland much =).

Facebook- Roosevelt Phan Tom

KWW
KWW
13 years ago
Adam
Adam
13 years ago

Maybe Batman is catching the drift of things and ditching the motorized vehicle for a bike.

Paul Tay
13 years ago

Yawn. Tulsa has had a bike super hero for YEARS. He’s still going strong with an upcoming movie, several run-ins with rogue cops, and a crazy stalker impersonating Santa.

Bernie
Bernie
13 years ago
Grimm
Grimm
13 years ago

Maybe batman cant afford gas for the jet fueled batmobile anymore.

Caroline
Caroline
13 years ago

This story makes me cackle with pure delight. I hope it’s true.

Bike Phantom
Bike Phantom
13 years ago

We are all the bike phantom
and the bike phantom is us

travis
13 years ago

ya, one day my frame snapped in half downtown and this guy in a kato mask wheelied up and welded it back together with a small torch he had in his belt and then just pedaled off into the unknown before i could say thank you…

EMY
EMY
13 years ago

What? a kato mask and he welded your bike back together? Wow! is he single?