Archive for February, 2011

white Felt Sector Junior 08

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Year: 08
Brand: Felt
Model: Sector Junior
Size:kids junior
Stolen in Portland, OR 97206
Stolen From: Creative Science School
1243 SE 92nd Ave. near Stark St.
Neighborhood: Lents
Owner: brian gillard
Reward: $200
Description: Felt Sector junior, white, low profile slick tires on black rims, Redline rear wheel mounting hardware, black front forks w/Veloce Cyclery stickers, reflective stickers on back of seat and wheel mounts, fist design on seatpad, red pedals, freewheel w/handbrake.
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: 11151064
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

PBOT Director testifies in support of 20 mph speed limit bill

Monday, February 28th, 2011

“There is something magic about 20 mph… We can substantially reduce the likelihood of fatalities in our streets by having this important piece of legislation in place.”
— Tom Miller, PBOT Director

House Bill 3150 (PDF), which would give municipalities across Oregon the authority to reduce speeds on some residential streets to 20 mph, was the subject of a public hearing last Friday. The bill is a companion* to Senate Bill 344 and the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation has made it one of their top legislative priorities for the 2011 session.

[*HB 3150 differs slightly from SB 344 in that it not only addresses the speed limit issue, but it also seeks to official define the term “neighborhood greenways” in Oregon law.]
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Job: Graphic Designer (Velotech, Inc) – FILLED

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Company/Organization: Velotech, Inc.
This position has been filled. Thanks for your interest.

Job Description: Combine your passion for cycling with your passion for graphic design.

Velotech, Inc. is looking for an eager, talented graphic designer to join our growing team.

The basic requirements are:
Graphic design using tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

Basic web page creation (HTML/CSS).

Experience with cycling, sports marketing, and/or other sporting activities, either professionally or personally.

This job will begin as a free-lance position but is expected to turn into a full-time position in the coming weeks for the right person.

How to Apply:
Send resume, examples of your work and salary requirements to philb(at)velotech(dot)com

Event: Binary Burn Out (3/10/11)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Event Name: Binary Burn Out – 4up computrainer races
Event Date: Thursday March 10th, 7-10pm
Event location: Upper Echelon Fitness, 1420 NW 17th
Event Description: Presented by Backyard Blam. Ten dollar race entry in a winner take all competition. Bring your own bike. Prizes for fastest team.

Event: Tweed Ride – Vice (4/2/11)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Event Name: Tweed Ride – Vice (A surely ignoble and iniquitous ride)
Event Date: Saturday April 2nd, 4:00pm (see also March 5th, 2011)
Event start location: The Wharf, NW Front Ave and 18th Street.
Event Description: from the excellent event promo poster:
“We shall fashionably spin at leisure through our Rose City, noting the several sides of culture. Therefore, bring out your coats and caps, your leather gloves and monacles, and bring your baskets full of food as we pedal together without labor, strain or hurry in what is sure to be one another’s beautiful company.”

Cyclocross star Tim Johnson will join ride to D.C. for Bike Summit

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Bikes Belong announced today that cyclocross pro Tim Johnson will take a week long bike tour with a small group of riders from Boston to Washington D.C. in order to raise awareness for bike funding. The destination is the National Bike Summit. It’s great to see someone from the racing world get behind advocacy like this. Check out the press release below…

Cyclocross superstar Tim Johnson rides to D.C. in support of Bikes Belong

On March 4, six-time national champion and cyclocross superstar Tim Johnson will throw his leg over his bike for a hard training week. But this time he’s not riding to improve his cycling; he’s riding to improve bicycling for everybody else.

Tim Johnson will ride to raise funds and awareness for the Bikes Belong Foundation as he pedals nearly 500 miles from Boston to Washington D.C., the site of the 2011 National Bike Summit. The Foundation is Bikes Belong’s 501c3 nonprofit arm, leading important projects like the campaign and the Bicycling Design Best Practices Project. The Foundation is also the host organization to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

While half-dozen riders will do the entire trek along with Johnson, bicyclists in every region will join in to escort this legendary rider in and out of the metropolitan areas. They will ride every day, hitting Providence, Hartford, New York City, Trenton, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore before they close out the event with a triumphant ride into Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 8. Each one of the “long haulers” has been challenged to raise $1,000 for Bikes Belong. But the other riders are already busy raising funds and awareness for this unique event. To date, more than $12,000 has been raised.

“We want to engage governors, mayors, bloggers, reporters, schools, and other cyclists along the way,” said Johnson, who is already building support from the bike industry for this mission. “Three of the biggest threats to our country are obesity, climate change, and our shrinking energy supplies. Bikes are part of the solution to all three of those problems.”

“Bike riders have raised millions, if not billions, to fight everything from cancer to diabetes to hunger,” said Richard Fries, a long time rider and advocate. “But cyclists need to realize that their own government funding for bike facilities is in REAL danger of being eliminated. We want to raise funds and awareness to continue the development of bicycling facilities in America.”

The Itinerary
Friday, March 4: Boston-Providence-Hartford, 130 miles
Saturday, March 5: Hartford-Bethel-New York, 90 miles
Sunday, March 6: New York-Trenton-Philadelphia, 100 miles
Monday, March 7: Philadelphia-Wilmington-Baltimore, 110 miles
Tuesday, March 8: Baltimore-Washington, 40 miles

For more information visit the event’s Facebook page or log on to

About The National Bike Summit
The 11th Annual National Bike Summit will be held March 8-10, 2011 in Washington D.C. Organized by the League of American Bicyclists with the support of the Bikes Belong Coalition, the Summit draws together the leaders of the bike industry and the nation’s biggest bicycling advocates. After seminars and panel discussions on improving bicycling in America, attendees take to Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers in all 50 states to support legislation written to improve bicycling facilities and practices. The first Summit drew just 100 advocates who pushed for the passage of transportation legislation that funded hundreds of bicycling projects nationwide. By 2010, that number had grown close to 1,000 attendees.

At present, this event is receiving support from the Bikes Belong Foundation, Pedro’s USA, Firefly Bicycles, Red Bull,,, Rapha, the Marriott Corporation, SRAM, Cannondale, Thule Light and Motion, Harpoon Brewery, and others.

Klingon stars in latest BTA bike light vid

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has just released their latest video in an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about bike light usage… and it’s the best one yet in my opinion. It features Master of Light Mark Allyn and Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons in all of his Klingon glory.

Tell Us About Your Bike Lights! from BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE on Vimeo.

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‘Virtuous’ Portland Tweed Ride this Saturday: See the new poster

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The long-awaited return of the Tweed Ride is upon us. This Saturday (March 5th) will be the first of this year’s two ride offeringst. After the smashing triumph of last year’s debut ride, organizers have decided to offer both a ‘Virtue’ and a ‘Vice’ themed ride. More details and the brand new poster (created by local graphic designer Gabriel Amadeus) below…[Read more…]

The Monday Roundup

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Here’s the bike news from around the world that caught our eye last week:

– Utah is one step closer to becoming the second state in the nation, after Idaho, to allow people on bicycles to treat stop signs as yield signs.

– In Porto Alegre, Brazil on Friday night, someone accelerated a car through the length of a 130 person Critical Mass ride. Full coverage and videos of this horrible incident can be found on The Urban Country. As many as fifty people were injured, two seriously. The car was found abandoned and a suspect has come forward.

– If you chose to watch that last video, we recommend you immediately follow up by watching this one, a musical ode by Kenyan teenagers about how much they love bicycling. If you need more, move on to this one, demonstrating a bicycle-mounted robot that creates public art. [Read more…]

Two Portland builders take home top awards from NAHBS – Updated

Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Nate and Matt at NAHBS Awards

Matt Cardinal and Nate Meschke of Signal Cycles.

Mark DiNucci took home Best of Show.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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