Archive for March, 2012

Sage Jamis commuter 1.0 2011

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Year: 2011
Brand: Jamis
Model: commuter 1.0
Serial: HV0604504
Stolen in Portland, OR 97215
Stolen From: Windsor Village apts. SE 48th and stark.
Neighborhood: SE sunnyside
Owner: Stephanie Moore
OwnerEmail: tidi1983@yahoo
Description: Stock commuter bike with stock fenders and rear rack.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

The next frontier for cargo bikes: Disaster response

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The rise of cargo bikes in Portland could be a blessing in disguise when disaster strikes.
(Photos in this story were taken by Ethan Jewett for the new Neighborhood Emergency Team brochure.)

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Brown Specialized Globe Vienna 3 2010

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Year: 2010
Brand: Specialized Globe
Model: Vienna 3
Stolen in Portland, OR 97220
Stolen From: 87th and NE Glisan St.
Neighborhood: Montavilla
Owner: Sara Honsberger
Description: Brown frame, black fenders, grey seat, Disc brakes, has gears.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 1z-26069
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

ODOT seeking two volunteers for Safe Routes Advisory Committee

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

This just in from ODOT… They are looking to fill vacancies on their Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee:

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking people interested in filling two vacancies for the nine-member Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee. The two stakeholder positions available represent bicycle-based advocacy groups and local traffic safety committee or neighborhood association constituencies

The committee provides technical assistance to the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, acts as a review committee for SRTS grants, serves as a communication channel between the SRTS Program and stakeholders and as an advocate for SRTS. Members serve on a volunteer basis. The committee meets at most four times a year, generally in Salem, with the option for members to join the meeting by teleconference or videoconference. The state reimburses members for travel expenses to attend committee meetings.

The ODOT Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide program assisting Oregon communities in identifying and reducing barriers and hazards to children, K-12, when walking or bicycling to or from school. The program may provide federal aid funding to schools K-8 for education and outreach, evaluation, and engineering and enforcement within two miles of the school, based on a statewide competitive application process.

The Safe Routes to School Program welcomes stakeholder participation from across the state — from urban, suburban and rural communities. The application is posted on the website. (See Please submit completed application by mail, postmarked no later than April 16, 2012.

How to ride near a funeral procession (without breaking the law)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

“We frequently encounter these processions on training rides in Portland’s West Hills. Suggestions range from doing nothing (besides merely following the law), to stopping in respect while the procession goes by.”
— Ray Thomas, lawyer

For whatever reason, some of the most popular roads for bicycling on here in the Portland region also tend to be near graveyards. There’s Riverview Cemetery just west of the Sellwood Bridge and Skyline Memorial Gardens up in the West Hills just to name a few.

Ray Thomas, a local lawyer who rides frequently in these areas, recently had a situation where a group he was riding with happened upon a funeral procession. The experience left him wondering how Oregon law handles the presence of bicycles on the road when a funeral procession rolls by. So, as Thomas often does, he did a bit of research and wrote an article about it. He shared the article with me yesterday.[Read more…]

The Oregonian editorial board weighs in on bike sharing

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Bike share ride with Oregon team-1

Bike share is a runaway success
in Washington D.C.

We knew this was coming.

With bike share finally moving forward in Portland, we could count on The Oregonian to do their best undermine it before it even hits the street. Why? Because it’s about bikes, it’s new — and most importantly — because it is something championed by Mayor Sam Adams.

Before sharing some snippets of The O piece, let’s do a reality check: Bike share is becoming like bus service in cities across America. It’s a reliable, affordable, popular, easily-accessible system that opens up bicycling to new audiences in new places. Even before trying a modern system out for myself in Washington D.C. last week, I was generally positive about bike share. After trying it out, I’m convinced. It’s a game-changer and the early wrinkles have been ironed out. Sure, D.C. is not Portland, but we will have a right-sized system and I’m confident the people who put ours together will be the best and brightest in the field.[Read more…]

Alpenrose Velodrome now has smooth straightaways (photos)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Freshly smoothed straights at Alpenrose Velodrome.
(All photos by Brian List/OBRA)

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Job: Senior Bicycle Mechanic (Lakeside Bicycles)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Job Title
Senior Bicycle Mechanic

Lakeside Bicycles

Job Description
SW area bike shop seeking senior level bike mechanic. Must have minimum of 5 years experience working as a bicycle mechanic in a production environment. Experience installing and servicing Campagnolo components is highly desired. Must be able to do 6 to 8 repairs per day and be able to complete tasks in a timely manner. Must be detail oriented and able to remain focused in an environment of frequent interuptions & distractions. Ability to prioritize and multi-task is necessary. Must be able to stand for long periods, able to lift 50lbs and be able to climb a ladder. Position is Part-Time to start with opportunity to go Full-Time based on performance. Qualified applicants should email resume. No Phone Calls.

How to Apply
email letter of interest and resume to

Navy Blue FIT B.F.2 2011

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Year: 2011
Brand: FIT
Model: B.F.2
Color:Navy Blue
Stolen in Gresham, OR 97030
Stolen From: Gresham Oregon, 221st and yamhill
Neighborhood: Gresham
Owner: Rebecca Casey
Reward: $50
Description: It has a red seat and the paint says navy blue but its a special kind of blue .. It also has blue hand grips
Police record with: Gresham
Police reference#: 12-703426
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

yellow Look Roadbike 2000

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Year: 2000
Brand: Look
Model: Roadbike
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: 4922 SE 28th Ave. Fourth floor of apt. building balcony–Wimbledon Square Apt.
Neighborhood: Reed
Owner: Gordon Badgely
Reward: yes
Description: Carbon fiber frame with blue lettering for “Look” Campagnola derailer and brakes
new tires
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: 12-25678
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike