About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Jonathan Maus is the publisher and editor-in-chief of BikePortland.org.

You can reach him via email at jonathan [at] bikeportland [dot] org. If you have an urgent matter, please use our 24HR Tipline - (503) 706-8804.


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Cyclocross Crusade in Cascade Locks (Photo Gallery)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Run toward the light.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/ DC Media Haus)

Riding bikes in the Columbia River Gorge during fall is something to savor. Doing it with hundreds of other people as part of a Cyclocross Crusade presented by River City Bicycles event is downright extraordinary.

The venue for race #3 in the Crusade series took place on the EasyClimb trails on the banks of the Columbia River and Government Cove in the wonderful little town of Cascade Locks. In past years this has been the wettest weekend of the series, with puddles of standing water which pose a challenge during your race, then serve as a bath and bike wash after it.

But this year the sky was dry and so was the course. To make up for the lack of slippery mud, organizers made sure there was plenty of soft sand to keep things interesting.

Our cyclocross season photographer Drew Coleman was there to capture all the action. Here’s what he saw:

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The next stop for the Crusade Series is Portland International Raceway (just north of Kenton). Come out and get into the ‘cross spirit!

– All photos by Drew Coleman. See more of his work here.

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South Tabor residents push for fixes that would ‘Solve Woodward’

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Conditions on the SE Woodward Street neighborhood greenway between 60th and 62nd.
(Photo: South Tabor N’hood Association)

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The Monday Roundup: Bike lane ROI, SUV insanity, emissions map, and more

Monday, October 14th, 2019

This week’s roundup is sponsored by Portland-based personal injury law firm Forum Law Group.
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Job: General Accounting Clerk – Foundation Fitness/Stages Cycling

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Job Title

General Accounting Clerk

Company / Organization

Foundation Fitness/Stages Cycling

Job Description

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for providing accounting support to Accounting Controller and other managers. Issues and receives daily invoices and documents on the general ledger system, ensures files are complete and maintained as needed, handles accounts payable duties, and assists accounting personnel.
Performs accounts payable functions to include:
• Matches system Purchase Orders with invoices as they are received.
• Charges expenses to accounts and departments by analyzing invoices and expense reports, recording the entries.
• Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal ID numbers, scheduling and preparing checks, resolving purchase order, contract, invoice or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos and issuing stop payments as necessary.
• Maintains vendor records in accounting system.
• Maintain vendor relationships.
Performs accounts receivable functions to include:
• Prepare invoices for customers for Foundation Fitness and its subsidiaries.
• Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, customer service department and customers.
• Post customer payments by recording cash, checks and credit card transactions using appropriate systems to manage information.
• Maintains customer records in accounting database.
• Maintain weekly aging report and provide information and updates to internal clients.
Performs other accounting functions to include:
• Reports sales taxes using third party administrator and reconciles sales taxes payable.
• Reconciles corporate credit card usage.
• Reconcile employee expense reports using third party application, verifying general ledger accounts and auditing for receipts in accordance with the corporate travel and expense reimbursement policy.
• Maintains historical records and files according to standard IRS guidelines for records retention.
• Assists with monthly closing activities regarding accounts payable reconciliation.
• Assists with related special projects and provides ad hoc reports as required by management.
• Assists with monthly closing activities regarding accounts receivable reconciliation.
• Assists with related special projects and provides ad hoc reports as required by management.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Analyzing Information, Data Entry Skills, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Thoroughness, General Math Skills, Reporting Skills, QuickBooks Knowledge, Sophisticated Time Management, Multi-Tasking and Organizational Skills, Verbal and Written Communication Skills
PREFERRED SKILLS
Understanding of Accounting Principles, Working Knowledge of General Ledger.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position does not have any supervisory responsibility
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Foundation Fitness will make reasonable accommodations requested.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit or stand; use hands to finger or handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; read and see near objects. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position may require overtime.
TRAVEL
Travel is not required for this role.
ADDITIONAL NOTES
This position is a full-time, in-office attendance position. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, Flexible Spending Account, Paid vacation and holidays, free access to our fitness center, and product discounts.

We encourage all interested applicants to apply and welcome applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We are committed to evaluating candidates based on job qualifications. We will make reasonable accommodations as requested.

How to Apply

Apply through Stages Cycling Career Portal:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=76fae983-265f-42c9-a457-2ef38025ecc6&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Blue light for bike riders part of detection research project

Friday, October 11th, 2019

See the new sign and blue light in upper right.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Jobs of the Week: Stages, Breadwinner, Metropolis, Ride With GPS

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Look for a new gig? Check out our latest listings.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Customer Service Manager – Stages Indoor Home Cycling

Mechanic/Assembly person – Breadwinner Cycles

Bike Mechanic, Customer Service, and Bike Sales – Metropolis Cycle Repair

Backend Web Developer – Ride with GPS
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Job: Backend Web Developer – Ride with GPS

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Job Title

Backend Web Developer

Company / Organization

Ride with GPS

Job Description

For complete job description, please refer to the full posting here: https://ridewithgps.com/careers/backend_engineer

We are looking for a backend web developer to primarily focus on our Rails application, which powers the entirety of ridewithgps.com, our iOS app, and our Android app. We are interested in local candidates, but would consider the right remote candidate.

How to Apply

Email your resume to careers@ridewithgps.com, and include a paragraph or two on your relationship to cycling, and to technology. We are actively interviewing candidates, so don’t hesitate in sending us an email. We will do a quick phone screen, and would move to an in-person interview if there is a clear fit. We are looking forward a conversation with you! We are an equal opportunity employer, and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or limitation, religion, or political affiliation.

Construction of N Greeley bike path has finally started

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Drawing of north end of project at Greeley and Going where southbound bicycle riders will cross into the new protected path.

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St. Johns Bridge sidewalks re-open, and speed limits go back up

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Why not keep it that way?
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Oregon Department of Transportation just announced they’ve finished a maintenance project on the St. Johns Bridge that had closed one of its two sidewalks for the past 42 days.

That might not sound like a big deal, but if you’ve ever tried to ride or walk over the bridge you know that people not in cars or trucks need all the space they can get. While we’re happy people will have more sidewalk space to bike on, we’re not thrilled that the speed limit will go back up to 35 mph. It was nice of ODOT to lower the limit to 25 during the maintenance project. I think it should stay there.[Read more…]

Bike Loud PDX will celebrate 5 years of activism Friday night

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Photos from Bike Loud events over the years. Click for captions. (Photos by Jonathan Maus unless otherwise noted)[Read more…]