Archive for June, 2011

Red Trek 2500

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Brand: Trek
Model: 2500
Stolen in Portland, OR 97213
Stolen From: Bike was used last night to ride home from OMSI at midnight. Parked (but not locked up because I let my Father ride it home) in the side yard behind a privacy fence. I was up in the room next to where it is parked until 3am; Household up at 7am – we all left for breakfast from 10-11am and now it is gone. This is my commuter bike.
Neighborhood: ON the Cully Rose Park border.
Owner: Justin Elardo
Description: Rack on back is broken. Drive train is pretty worn. Bracket on front for a kid’s bo-bike; bracket on back for tagalong; fork shocks permanently stuck on bouncy.
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Blue/Black Felt F4 frame 2009

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Year: 2009
Brand: Felt
Model: F4 frame
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: SE Portland home (basement)
Neighborhood: buckman
Owner: Greg Hedges
Description: blue handlebar tape
aero bars
carbon fiber bottle cage
cateye computer
white selle italia saddle
michelin pro 3 tires
Police record with: portland police
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

JetBlue latest to offer ‘Bikes Fly Free’ promotion

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

“The cycling community is anything but stationary, and in honor of their much-loved sport we are proud to waive all bike fees for traveling fans this July.”
— Sam Kline, JetBlue

JetBlue announced today that bike fees — usually $50 — will be waived on all flights during the month of July.

A company statement says the promotion is in celebration of the Tour de France, which begins Saturday. In addition to zero baggage fees for bikes, JetBlue will also show live coverage of the Tour on all of their seatback televisions (which they’ve done for several years now).

“The cycling community is anything but stationary,” said JetBlue rep Sam Kline, “and in honor of their much-loved sport we are proud to waive all bike fees for traveling fans this July.”[Read more…]

Portlander dreams of free, mobile rock shows by bike

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
East Portland Sunday Parkways-46

Jacobo Salazar on vocals during
East Portland Sunday Parkways
in July 2010.
(Photos © J. Maus)

“A bunch of bike punks want to play outside instead of indoors” — That’s the simple plea from East Portland resident Brian Smith. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise $1,200 to help fund his “Tall Tour” live music project.

In a nutshell, the Tall Tour is a bike-based rock show that rolls the streets of Portland on tall bikes pulling amps, mics, cords and instruments in trailers and plays gigs at parties, rides, festivals — or whenever the mood strikes.
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Titanium silver Litespeed Tuscany 2000

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Year: 2000
Brand: Litespeed
Model: Tuscany
Color:Titanium silver
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: Hoyt Commons Condo Garage, locked up
Neighborhood: Pearl Disctrict
Owner: Tim Smigel
Description: Titanium Litespeed with black carbon fiber Time forks and a black Italia seat. There is also a Garmen computer set up on the bike, but I had taken off my computer.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T11004030
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Event: Beaverton, Banks and Beyond Bicycle Tour (8/27/11)

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Event: Beaverton, Banks and Beyond Bicycle Tour
When: Saturday, August 27, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Papa’s Pizza Parlor located at 15700 NW Blueridge Dr., Beaverton OR 97006

This is a beautiful fundraising bicycle tour starting from Papa’s Pizza Parlor (near Terpenning Recreation Complex) to Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton, with an option to explore Vernonia and return. This scenic, moderately challenging 86-mile and 64-mile bike tour explores beautiful farmlands as you wind through the country roads of North Plains and work your way toward the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Banks, which is rider-friendly to both road and mountain bikes. A 32-mile option is included as you arrive at the first of two rest stops (16 miles), where you will receive snacks and refreshments in North Plains and at the St. Francis Assisi School nestled against vast fields of farmland in Roy, Oregon.

Register here.

Watch our video about the ride on YouTube.

Sandy sidewalk collision raises issues

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Location of collision.

A man was hit by someone riding a bike while walking on the sidewalk near NE 31st and Sandy Blvd over the weekend. The incident was covered on the KGW evening news last night.

KGW’s story focuses on 68-year old John Blunk, the retiree who was struck by the bike and who spent the night in the Intensive Care Unit with a head injury as a result. Blunk is upset because the police didn’t respond to the incident, he has a hospital bill to pay, and he has no idea who the bike rider is (he’s asking the person to come forward).

Watch the KGW coverage in the video below:[Read more…]

Brown SE Bikes Workhorse 2011

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Year: 2011
Brand: SE Bikes
Model: Workhorse
Serial: ICDE09D01490
Stolen in Portland, OR 97205
Stolen From: stolen outside the Columbia Sportswear Store on Taylor Street – across from Fox Tower Parking
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Pam Mahon
Description: Brown Single Speed with retro blu lettering “bike gallery” rack on back & fenders
Police record with: PDX PD
Police reference#: 11-153428
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Black w/ white trim Electra Hawaii

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Brand: Electra
Model: Hawaii
Color:Black w/ white trim
Size:26″ wheels
Stolen in PORTLAND, OR 97209
Stolen From: NW 3rd & Couch, just outside the Dixie Tavern.
Neighborhood: Old Town
Owner: Ryan Scott
Reward: Eternal gratitude and maybe like $40. I’m poor.
Description: See photo

3-speed Shimano, single gear

Seat missing right spring

At time of theft, had following accessories:
Reelight brand magnet lights, front and rear
Silver front-mounted basket
Bell with an empty compass mount
Whitewall tires w/ knobby tread

Note that the attached photo is a stock photo. The actual bike is used and much more weathered but looks essentially the same.
Police record with: Portland Police Bureau
Police reference#: 11-53092
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Hear the latest BikePortland/94.7FM radio spots

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It’s been a while since I mentioned the partnership between BikePortland and the local arm of Entercom Communications Corporation. In case you forgot, or are new to the site, back in March 2010 we joined forces to spread the word about bicycling on 94.7 FM, Entercom’s Portland-based alternative music station.

Our spring campaign logo.

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