Archive for December, 2011

Job: Shipping and Logistics Manager (Velotech, Inc.)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Job Title
Shipping and Logistics Manager

Velotech, Inc.

Job Description
Velotech, Inc (home of BikeTiresDirect and Western Bikeworks) is one Portland’s fastest growing companies. We are seeking a Shipping and Logistics manager to oversee shipping and inventory management operations in our main warehouse located near PDX. This individual will manage a team of approximately ten individuals in a fast-paced dynamic environment. In addition to day-to-day management of shipping and inventory control operations, this individual will work with the management team to improve the efficiency and accuracy of operations using IT technology, warehouse organization, and resource allocation.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and paid vacation. This is a salaried position.

Candidate requirements:
– Shipping and/or warehouse management experience
– Personnel management experience including hiring and firing
– Comfortable with computers and learning new software
– Experience with UPS Worldship and Warehouse Management Systems desired
– Ability to work in a team environment, sharing responsibility
– Comfortable communicating with customers and employees via email, phone, or in person
– Detailed bicycle product knowledge strongly desired
– Be comfortable working on your feet for extended periods and working on ladders
– Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
– Warehouse environment is cool in winters and warm in summers.

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to dan[at]

Yellow/White (various colors) Fondriest X Status 2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Year: 2011
Brand: Fondriest
Model: X Status
Color:Yellow/White (various colors)
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: Laurelhurst Whole Food’s bike rack right in front of Whole Foods about 15 feet from the front entrance.
Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
Owner: David Christofili
Description: 2001 Fondriest X Status (Yellow/white)
steal frame (with oval toptube)and scrape/rust on toptube with touch up paint that I applied.
Campagnolo crankset
Campagnolo front/rear derailleur
Ritchey stem
Ritchey front carbon fork
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels
Look pedals
black handlebar tape
Campagnolo shifters (index shifting)
Specialized Toupe saddle (black with duct tape on front of saddle)
rear seat bag with multi tool inside
Two water bottle cages

Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: TII009402
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Beaverton’s cycle track looks great, but doesn’t connect the dots – Updated

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

An SUV speeds by a
cycle track in Beaverton
(Photos: Will Vanlue)

After I shared photos of a psuedo-cycle track in Tigard, and when I visited an actual two-way cycle track in Eugene, some of you contacted me to share your experiences with a cycle track in Beaverton, about two miles south of Tualatin Valley Highway.

I went to check it out for myself and it was nice to have dedicated space for me and my bike. Unfortunately the cycle track is more of a proof-of-concept than it is a valuable piece of a transportation network.

At barely two tenths of a mile long the track is best suited for local traffic and doesn’t do much to connect other bicycle-friendly routes.

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black carbon Land Shark Pro Carbon 2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Year: 2011
Brand: Land Shark
Model: Pro Carbon
Color:black carbon
Stolen in Portland, OR 97210
Stolen From: Bike was stolen along with my car from NW 6th and Flanders st. in Portland OR 97210
Neighborhood: China Town
Owner: Meadow Lacy
Reward: $500
Description: Custom Carbon Fiber road bike: satin finish clear coat so carbon is exposed, blue “landshark” on downtube and seat tube, gold rings on right fork, left chain stay, down tube and seat tube.

Group: black Ultegra group set, sram cranks, keo carbon pedals, dura ace wheelset, Carbon FSA K-wing handbars, carbon seat tube.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11112455
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Red/Black/White Wilier Izoard XP Ult. 2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Year: 2011
Brand: Wilier
Model: Izoard XP Ult.
Serial: 8032478013918
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: 27th Ave NE and NE Fremont
Neighborhood: Fremont/Alameda
Owner: Daniel Cook
Reward: 100
Description: New condition, white water bottle cage
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11112573
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

2011 OHSU Bike Program Report: People bike to improve health, save time – Updated

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

OHSU introduced its popular
free bike valet program in 2011
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) released its Bike Program Report for 2011, including results from their member survey and an update on their online trip log.

As John Landolfe, OHSU’s Transportation Coordinator, says at the beginning of the report, “2011 was a banner year for biking at Oregon Health & Science University.”

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Reader Story: Passerby helps calm aggressive honker

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Reader MeiLin Miranda recently had a traffic interaction I thought was worth sharing. It’s a story about a display of road rage being defused by a passerby on foot that came to the verbal aid of MeiLin and her daughter while they were biking in Southeast Portland…

“My 14-year-old daughter and I had made a last holiday shopping expedition to the Hawthorne District and were cruising west down Madison on our bikes. I think it was at 37th when this happened — it’s a really narrow street that should have parking removed from one if not both sides of the road, but alas.
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Job: Front End Manager (The Vanilla Workshop)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Job Title
Front End Manager

The Vanilla Workshop – Web site

Job Description
The Vanilla Workshop houses three brands: Vanilla Bicycle Co., which specializes in one of a kind custom bicycles; Speedvagen, our limited production race bike brand; and Coat Paint Shop, painting and powder coating for Vanilla and Speedvagen as well as other independent framebuilders.

-We are hiring for a Front End Manager position-

The person we hire for this position will be responsible for both creative and administrative tasks, including:

-Coordinating schedules for multiple arms of the business
-Advanced graphic design
-Writing and publishing
-Friendly customer service, both remote and in person
-Inventorying and ordering.

We’re looking for someone that likes challenges, is good-natured and is also comfortable being assertive; someone who knows when a project has not yet reached its full potential and someone who, despite having finely tuned skills, isn’t above chipping in to help with the dirty work.

This job will pay a professional wage. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off and profit sharing.

The deadline for application is January 16th, after which we will respond to qualified applicants with a questionnaire as the first stage of the interview process.

How to Apply
If you are highly qualified in the areas outlined above please send a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter describing your professional experience and your background with bicycles to:

Sacha [at]

A sneak peek at a new section of the Fanno Creek Trail

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A new section of the Fanno Creek Trail
starts on SW 105th Ave in Beaverton
(Photos: Will Vanlue)

A missing section of the Fanno Creek Trail, nearly a decade in the making, is nearing completion.

The new section of trail will connect from where the Fanno Creek Trail now ends at Denny Road to where it picks back up near SW Allen Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road.

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white Specialized Myka FSR Comp

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Brand: Specialized
Model: Myka FSR Comp
Size:26″ wheel
Serial: WSBC601027215
Stolen in Portland, OR
Neighborhood: NW Portland near Forest Park, Lief Erickson entrance
Owner: stephanie birdsall
Reward: Yes
Description: White w/ Blue accents, SPD pedals
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike