Archive for May, 2013

Blue Schwinn Tourist

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Brand: Schwinn
Model: Tourist
Stolen in Portland, OR 97205
Stolen From: Locked up outside 730 SW 16th ST, Portland Or 97205
Owner: Bethany Fern
Reward: Broke single mom. I am pretty awesome at baked goods and home made bread though!
Description: Bike does not include child or child seat, but it has a rack in back, front and back fenders, and a big bar from the handle bars to the seat for my child’s bike seat.
Police record with: Filed with Portland PD
Police reference#: T13004693.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

red Schwinn Voyager 2012

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Year: 2012
Brand: Schwinn
Model: Voyager
Serial: SSNIDC11J02744
Stolen in 97201, OR
Stolen From: Ladd Tower SW Park and Jefferson
Neighborhood: Downtown Portland
Owner: Jesse Rader
OwnerEmail: jprader(replace with at sign)
Description: New Red Schwinn, commuter bike.
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: 13-4385
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Man severely injured after bike/pickup crash on Interstate Avenue

Friday, May 31st, 2013
Curtis Crothers

Daimler Trucks engineer Curtis
Crothers, who suffered extensive
injuries from a crash on
Interstate Avenue Wednesday.

An engineer biking home from his job on Swan Island was severely injured by colliding with a pickup truck after its driver allegedly made an illegal 135-degree turn onto Greeley Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Curtis Crothers, 53, was in good condition at Legacy Emanuel hospital Friday after suffering eight broken ribs, a broken scapula, a punctured lung, internal bleeding, a dislocated shoulder and 24 hours in intensive care.

Crothers is a regular bike commuter to Daimler Trucks North America, which employs 3,000 workers in the North Portland industrial park. The bike commuting route to Swan Island has been subject to controversy; many of the area’s hundreds of bike commuters avoid the area where Crothers was hit by illegally using the Ash Grove Cement Road, a private path owned by Union Pacific Railroad.

Crothers, however, had stopped using the Cement Road after concluding it was itself unsafe due to train tracks that curve across it and after a run-in with railroad security.

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Titanium Moots Vamoots CR 2011

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Year: 2011
Brand: Moots
Model: Vamoots CR
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Downtown PDX, SW Morrison, between SW 10th and 11th, from bike rack on north side of street.
Neighborhood: Downtown portland
Owner: Marc Visnick
Reward: Yes
Description: Moots Vamoots CR 55cm frame, Moots stem & Alpha Q Moots carbon fork (black). DT Swiss wheelset. Shimano Dura Ace brakes / drivetrain. Look carbon bars wrapped in brown Brooks leather. Brooks Swallow Ti saddle. Portland Design Works full metal fenders. (note that linked-to photo below shows SRAM gruppo and no fenders, this was swapped for Dura Ace gruppo shortly after photo taken, and fenders added a couple of months ago)
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 13-153435
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Purple Klein Performance (I think) 1991

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Year: 1991
Brand: Klein
Model: Performance (I think)
Size:55-60cm range
Stolen in Portland, OR 97215
Stolen From: This bike was stolen from my backyard at 44th and SE Madison (one block north of Hawthorne). My room mate’s light blue Trek Earl single speed was also stolen. We’re pretty sure it was a homeless man who we caught in our backyard the day before. He is late 20s/early 30s with brown shaggy beard/hair.
Neighborhood: Sunnyside (44th and Hawthorne)
Owner: Jordan Folks
Reward: 200
Description: Custom built purple Klein road bike (circa 1991) with purple/black "splash" handle bar tape (handle bar tape looks tie-dyed). Black and blue tires. Time cleat pedals. Left hand brake casing is broken. Original Shimano 800 series gears/brakes(except pads)/etc. This bike means the world to me.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 1343730
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

‘Cycling without age’ in Copenhagen

Friday, May 31st, 2013
Cycling Without Age ride with Ole -2

Ole Kassow, the founder of ‘Cycling without age,’ helps 95 year-old Else Hansen into a rickshaw.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Can you imagine spending your entire life cycling the streets of a beautiful city every day alongside your friends and neighbors; then when you reach old age you become too weak to ride, move into a care home and never see those streets again? Ole Kassow can. Ole is a 46 year-old resident of the Østerbro district of Copenhagen. He’s a citizen activist in his spare time and he owns a successful business consulting firm called Purpose Makers that helps companies find meaning in their work and instill a sense of purpose in their employees. He volunteered at a home for the elderly when he was a student. He would spend his days helping them eat and lifting them out of bed.

Now he makes time each week to take elderly people out of their rooms and back onto the cycle tracks through his “Cycling without age” program. I joined Ole for a ride this morning and it was a fitting way to end my time in Copenhagen.[Read more…]

Three City Club ideas that aren’t about bike taxes

Friday, May 31st, 2013
Cully Boulevard cycle track

A City Club committee found that separated cycle tracks connecting neighborhoods,
like this one on NE Cully Boulevard, should be the city’s priority for bike
infrastructure even if it means eliminating painted bike lanes on other streets.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

At its regular Friday Forum today at noon, the Portland City Club will hear from a panel of bike experts and vote on the big report about biking in Portland released Wednesday.

If you’ve only heard one thing about the report, it’s probably that it was the latest venue for a group of bike supporters to endorse a dedicated tax on retail bike sales.

But that was far from the only idea in the 83-page report. For example, here are three more interesting conclusions about how to improve biking in Portland from the report, which was a year in the making:

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Jobs of the Week

Friday, May 31st, 2013

If you’re looking for a bike-related job in the Portland area, you are in luck. Five great opportunities were posted to our Job Listings this past week. Check them out via the links below…

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Job: Retail Lead and Bike Shop Mechanic – The Lumberyard Bike Park

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Job Title
Retail Lead and Bike Shop Mechanic

The Lumberyard Bike Park

Job Description
The Lumberyard bike park is looking for a year round lead person to run our retail space and primary bike shop mechanic with prior bike shop experience. The candidate should have a deep love for bicycles with a focus on dirt jumpers, mountain bikes and BMX bikes. The Lumberyard is open every day from 9 am until 10 pm with the exception of Christmas day so a flexible schedule is a must.

Order and maintain stock levels for the retail area.
Track sales to determine what is and is not selling and order accordingly.
Responsibility for SBS, QBP, and other distributor ordering to fulfill non sponsor supplied merchandise.
Professionally greet and assist customers and guests.
Create and maintain service records for our fleet of rental and demo bikes.
Perform scheduled maintenance on demo and rental fleet.
Order and track parts to keep the fleet up and running.
Performs minor adjustments to guest’s bikes as necessary.
Create and maintain service logs for outside repairs.
Perform necessary service and repairs to customer’s bikes.

Enthusiastic, energetic, team-oriented individual that can interact with our guests and be the face of the Lumberyard brand.
Professional appearance
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Excellent written and oral communication
Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy

High school diploma required
2 years experience in a retail bike shop environment preferred
Shimano S-tec brake and drivetrain modules a must.

Work is performed in our Portland, Oregon facility. The position requires extensive computer use and the ability to quickly switch between bike shop tasks and customer service.

Pay is dependent on experience. We also offer a commission program for qualified candidates.

The Lumberyard Bike Park is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
To apply for this position please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Craig at You may also drop off your resume and cover letter during business hours at 2700 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220

Job: Bike Tour Guide – LifeCycle Adventures

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Job Title
Bike Tour Guide

LifeCycle Adventures

Job Description
Established bike tour company is seeking Bike Tour Guides to support its self-guided bike trips in Oregon. The role will be suited to cyclists with guiding or strong customer service experience residing in the Portland area.

LifeCycle Adventures is a Portland-based bike tour company with ten years of experience running self-guided bike trips in California, Oregon and Hawaii. We are currently looking for guides for our self-guided trips in Oregon. Our Oregon self-guided trips can be anything from 3 to 8 days and are operated in the Willamette Valley and the Hood River/Columbia River area.

The work has three main components:

1. Meeting guests in Portland, transferring them to the start of their ride, giving them a ride briefing and setting them up with their bikes.

2. Moving luggage between accommodations as guests ride the same route. We’re available for support for guests as requested.

3. Meeting guests at the end of their trips and transferring them back into Portland.

All of our self-guided trips operate out of our facility in SE Portland and guides return to Portland each night – i.e. there is no requirement for overnight stays.

This is not a full time role, but rather it is as and when-needed based on sold trips. As such, the guides must have the flexibility to be able to support a part-time and unpredictable workload focused on the summer months.

Successful candidates will have the following characteristics:

– Excellent hosting skills with a high standard of professionalism & customer service.
– Well organized with sharp attention to detail.
– Prior bike guiding or related experience.
– Knowledge of local history, culture, and geography.
– Enthusiastic cyclist & capable bike mechanic.
– Capable of lifting bikes and luggage.
– Clean driving record, Oregon driving license and clean background check.
– Current First Aid/CPR Certificate.
– Reasonable availability to lead trips during peak seasons.

For more information, please send a resume to Tony Blakey:

How to Apply
Please send a resume to Tony Blakey: