Event: Tour de Cure (7/30/11)

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Event Name: Tour de Cure
Event Start Date: 30 July 2011
Start Time: 6:30:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.diabetes.org/portlandtourdecure

Tour de Cure is the cycling event of the American Diabetes Association and takes place in 83 cities across the nation. The Oregon/SW Washington event starts and finishes in Hillsboro Stadium with routes of 10, 27, 43, 65 and a Century. Finish line activities include burgers prepared by Helvetia Tavern, a beer garden and live music by The Strange Tones.

Event: Beer for Bikes at the Oregon Brewers Festival (7/28/11 – 7/30/11)

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Event Name: Beer for Bikes at the Oregon Brewers Festival
Event Date: July 28-30 2011
Start Time: 11:45:00 AM
Web Site: http://washingtoncountybikes.org/events

Join us for 2 hours watching bikes for attendees at the 24th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival and get a beer mug and tokens for your efforts.
The shifts start at 15 minutes before the hour and the last will continue until about 30 minutes after closing or the last unlocked bike has left the lot, whichever comes first.

Shifts are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 28,29 & 30.
11:45AM – 2:00PM
1:45 – 4:00 PM
3:45 – 6:00PM
5:45 – 8:00 PM
7:45 – Close (Approx 9:30)

Sunday, July 31
11:45AM- 2:00 PM
1:45 – 4:00PM
3:45 – CLose (Approx. 5:30PM)

Contact Volunteer[at]washcobtc[dot]org to register for your shift.
Remember, 1st come, first served! They go fast, so sign up now!

Location:
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Event: 4th Annual Hillsboro Tour de Parks (7/23/11)

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Event Name: 4th Annual Hillsboro Tour de Parks
Event Start Date: 23 July 2011
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Web Site: http://tourdeparks.com
Event Description: Tour some of Hillsboro’s parks on your bike. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable, relaxing ride. We will explore some treasured gems of Hillsboro’s city park system while learning basic bicycle road skills.

In partnership with Celebrate Hillsboro!, the 2, 6 and 10 park rides start at 1 PM and are free* (donations gladly accepted).

Le Grande Tour (Linking 7 Parks in 7 Cities) is a metric century ride and starts at 8 AM (cut off time is 3 PM) registration is $25.

T-shirts are available for $10 on a pre-order basis only so get your today!

Event: Bikes & Beer at the Organic Brewers Festival (6/24/11-6/26/11)

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Event Name: Bikes & Beer at the Organic Brewers Festival
Event Date: June 24-26, 2011
Start Time: 12:00:00 PM
Web Site: http://washingtoncountybikes.org/events
Event Description: Give us 3 hours watching over bikes and we’ll give you chips and a mug for free beer at the 7th Annual Organic Brewers Festival at Overlook Park in Portland.

Running from Friday June 24 – Sunday the 26th, the festival hours are Noon-9 on Friday and Saturday and Noon-5 on Sunday.

Contact us at Volunteer[at]washcobtc[dot]org to schedule a shift time.

Available hours are:
Friday & Saturday
11:45AM – 3PM
3:45PM – 6PM
5:45PM – Close

Sunday
11:45AM – 3PM
2:45PM – Close

The event leader contact information will be provided to all volunteers who register.

Jobs of the Week

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It’s not so much like work when you love what you do. This week’s list of local businesses that will pay you for showing up, following directions and spreading that love is right here. Follow each link for job descriptions and application procedures. Be sure to tell them you read about it here.
Good luck and happy Friday!

For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like more information about the BikePortland Job Listings, contact us, or visit the Job Listings page.

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Job: Prep Cook (part time) SoupCycle

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Job Title: Prep Cook (part time)
Company/Organization: SoupCycle
Job Description:
We’re a small quirky company that makes and delivers organic soups using local ingredients. We’ve been in business three years- we have a solid foundation and we’re growing rapidly. Every week we cook and package 3 different soups (meat, vegetarian, and vegan) and then deliver it to the masses of Portland by bicycle!

We are looking for someone who:
• loves making and eating soups
• has past professional food experience of 2+ years
• has past experience making soups
• is passionate about local organic food
• has knowledge of seasonality, vegetable varieties and local flavors
• has experience cooking in a production environment with large batches (not required, but a definite plus)
• is focused and fast; able to keep prep work and cooking on task
• is able to wield a knife like it’s nobody’s business
• is excited to learn from an experienced chef
• has management experience (bonus points)

Responsibilities
• Prep work, soup cooling, packaging, product labeling, dishes and kitchen cleaning
• One year minimum commitment

Schedule
• During the summer: Tuesdays 8am-6pm (approx)
• Starting in the fall this job will likely expand to Sundays and possibly Saturdays as well.

Compensation:
Pay is $10/hour plus a generous soupy allowance.

How to Apply:
Send 2-3 paragraphs telling us why you want to work with SoupCycle, your kitchen experience and relevant skills to jed[at]soupcycle[dot]com. Position will close when filled.

Event: Ride4CAP-Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic Wants YOU! (7/9/11)

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On July 8th and July 9th, 10,000 bicyclists will embark on the annual 200 mile Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP). The event provides an excellent opportunity to promote wellness, to support the organizers at the Cascade Bicycle Club, and for the 3,000 teams to raise money or interest for a cause.

This year, Cascade AIDS Project will join the 10,000 riders and has formed the 3,001st team: Team CAP. CAP is still recruiting interested riders to join our team. There are several thousand STP riders from the Portland metro and southern Washington area; just do the math — if just a few hundred of you raise $500 each or more, CAP could raise over $100,000 for our essential HIV/AIDS services!

We’re also offering some sweet incentives if you join and raise money for CAP. These incentives include:

* Water bottle and Nike Drawstring bag for joining.
* Raise $200 and get your original STP registration fee refunded to you.
* Raise $500 and get a Team CAP cycling jersey.
* Raise $1,000 and get a gift certificate to one of 3 Portland-area restaurants.

To join Team CAP and start fundraising, go to www.ride4cap.org or contact Eric Shaffer at 503.278.3851.

Thank you for Riding 4 CAP!

Job: Tour Guide/Mechanic (Pedal Bike Tours)

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Job Title: Tour Guide/Mechanic
Company/Organization: Pedal Bike Tours
Job Description: Love Oregon, history, people, local culture and showing off your town? (by bike of course!) Know how to fix bikes? Come work for Trip Advisor’s #1 tour company in Oregon!

Skills
Sociable/personable/friendly- Can bond with and entertain visitors from different places, backgrounds and attitudes over a 3-8 hour tour.
A broad knowledge of Portland/Oregon/NW history and culture, local restaurants, sights, shops.

Job Duties
Bike Tours – Safely and knowledgeably lead one or more of our tours consisting of 1-10 guests including Historic Downtown, Columbia Gorge, breweries, Wine Country, The Oregon Coast and culinary tour.

The winning candidate will also possess knowledge on:
Food- Portland’s restaurant scene and food shed
Beer- styles, history, local scene, brewing process
Wine- Varietals, winemaking process, Willamette Valley winemaking and history
Flora, Fauna and Geology of the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast

How to Apply:
If interested, please send your resume to info[at]pedalbiketours[dot]com or come in person to our shop at 133 SW Second Avenue

Job: Sales (Beaverton Bike N’ Hike)

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Job Title: Sales

Company/Organization: Beaverton Bike N’ Hike

Job Description: Beaverton Bike N’ Hike is looking for a positive, enthusiastic, outgoing, lover of everything cycling to work our sales floor. Bike shop experience is not necessary but definitely an advantage. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply: Bring resumes to the Beaverton Bike N’ Hike location at: 10120 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Beaverton, OR 97005.

Job: Bicycle Mechanic (Lakeside Bicycles)

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Job Title: Bicycle Mechanic
Company/Organization: Lakeside Bicycles

Job Description: We are looking for a seasoned bike mechanic able to work on and build various makes and models of bikes. Previous bike shop mechanic experience required. Work schedule likely 4 days per week with weekends required. This position is presently seasonal with potential long-term employment. If you love bikes and are passionate about working on them, this could be for you.

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to roberto[at]lakeside-bikes[dot]com.

Event: Joy Ride through Central Portland (6/18/11)

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Event Name: Joy Ride through Central Portland
Event Start Date: 18 June 2011
Start Time: 11:00:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.madisonsgrill.com
Event Description: New Belgium Brewing, the BTA, Madison’s Grill and The Prudent Cyclist present a chance for you to enjoy yourself.

Explore your city, win prizes and support the right cause.

A Joy Ride thru Central Portland

Not a timed event, but still a contest. Kind of like Amazing Race. Riding together you’ll follow a map to each stop along the way. Look around to find the marker. Enter for a stamp, a playing card and a way to earn your next map. You’ll joy ride Portland. The winning team will enjoy big prizes. Everyone has a chance with the raffle. You will be followed by a film crew.

Each team of 4 riders each will start at Madison’s Grill and embark on a Joy Ride exploring the short-cuts and preferred bike routes of Central Portland. You will all start together with the first map. At each stop the next clue awaits. Don’t have a full team of 4? Sign up and we’ll put together teams.

Where: Madison’s Grill at 1109 SE Madison, just one block north of Hawthorne.

When: Saturday, June 18th. Start at Madison’s at 1109 SE Madison. Plenty of free parking for those that need it.

Time: 11 am – 2 pm. Start ride at 11 am. All teams must finish and be at Madison’s to win prizes by 2:00 pm. We’ll have a complimentary buffet ready for you and your famished team upstairs.

Sign Up: Go to madisonsgrill.com and click on the Joy Ride icon. Submit your contact info and we’ll get back to you to confirm your final registration.

Includes: Route maps, surprises along the way, snacks, emergency refreshments, passport, free food and prizes at Madison’s, specials on New Belgium beers, a feeling of accomplishment.

Price: Free- if you purchase a BTA membership for this event. $15 if you are already a BTA member, $20 for the rest of you.

Extra Bonus: Be a star! The Joy Ride will be filmed and a short will be produced and presented at New Belgium’s Clips of Faith film festival on Portland’s Waterfront on August 5, 2011.

Madison’s Grill Catering & Events has been a SE favorite since 1997. If you’d like more information about this topic, please call 503-730-7040 or email steve(at)madisonsgrill(dot)com.

Event: 2011 Human Power Challenge (5/28/11)

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Event Name: 2011 Human Power Challenge
Event Start Date: 28 May 2011
Start Time: 8:00:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.ohpv.org/HPC/index.html
Event Description: Oregon Human Powered Vehicles Presents: The 12th Annual Human Power Challenge (HPC)

The event will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29, 2011 at Portland International Raceway (PIR) in Portland, Oregon. This unique event has a large variety of racing formats. Rider skills and strengths will be challenged as they compete in any or all of the following:

• Individual Time Trial
• 1/8 Mile Drag Race
• Auto Cross Speed & Agility Course
• 200 Meter All Out Speed Test
• Mass Start Road Race
• Short Track Curvy Road Race

Pre-registration is encouraged – costs start at $45 for the weekend – add’l costs for add’l bikes or classes per rider. See the link for registration info. Racing is held rain or shine, both Saturday and Sunday.

The Human Power Challenge is happily more than just a race filled weekend – it has culminated into being one of the most festive social gatherings for the recumbent and HPV clan. We do like to spend lots of time chatting, while gazing at the variety of vehicles present, while telling outrageous tales. HPV racing is not the only activity featured at the Human Power Challenge. In conjunction with our event, the Electrathon America folks hold an annual race that features small electric powered aerodynamic vehicles that demonstrate the skills and talents of high school and adult pioneers of alternative transportation. These vehicles are designed to optimize electric power, capturing engineering skills that must procure an end result of both endurance and speed. This event is exciting and inspirational, “at the flick of a switch.”

Come and experience a degree of camaraderie and racing that few events have attained, or hope to. Admission is free for spectators, so come cheer your favorite racers to victory. We invite you to come and get “bent” with us, to be a part of the HUMAN POWER CHALLENGE!

More details concerning any of the exciting HPC events and general race information are available at the OHPV website http://ohpv.org/HPC/index.html then follow the links to the appropriate area of interest. Any persons or teams interested in participating in this exciting event can receive further information by sending an email to pirhumanpower[at]comcast[dot]net.