Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 25th, 2014 at 11:16 am
As many of you have noticed, after nearly a decade of reporting on and working on bike theft here in Portland, we’ve recently been trying to raise the profile of the issue.
On that note, I’m excited to announce the first Portland Bike Theft Summit. It will be held at Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern (1969 NE 42nd) on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00 pm.
We are still working on a proper flyer and detailed agenda; but wanted to get word out as soon as possible in hopes that everyone who wants to come can get the date on their calendar.
So far we have an excellent list of interested parties who will be there — from city bureau staffers (including Portland Police officers) to volunteer activists and everyone in between. To give you an idea of the summit’s focus, the title of the event is “The Problem, The People, The Solutions.” It’ll be a fun and informative event that will focus on education, inspiration, and action.
If you have ideas and/or want to help us put this together, feel free to leave a comment and/or get in touch with me directly.
Stay tuned for full details and other announcements.
UPDATE, 11/26: I’m happy to announce that Bike Index has stepped up as our sponsor for the summit! They are doing awesome work to prevent theft and recover bikes. Meet their staff and learn more about their tools at the event.