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

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

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.

Jobs of the Week

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The following businesses are searching for somebody to round out their respective teams. Maybe they are looking for someone you know. Maybe they are looking for you. Check out the details of each below and be sure to tell them you read 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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Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Racing returns to Mt. Tabor.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The weekend is right around the corner. We’re almost afraid to talk about the nice weather we’ve been having; but let’s hope some of this sun sticks around for the great events below.

We’re looking forward to a picnic and some great local bike racing at Mt. Tabor on Saturday, perhaps followed up by Sunday Parkways on Sunday. Yes, the summer cycling season is just getting warmed up. Check the events below and if we left anything out, feel free to shout it out in the comments.

Thursday, May 19th

    7:00 am – 10:00 pm:
    5% Day for B-shares at Whole Foods Market in the Pearl
    -B-Line leverages the sunken costs of their existing delivery routes to pick up and deliver surplus food to agencies providing food assistance. Whole Foods (Pearl) will donate 5% of the day’s sales to local bike delivery B-Line’s B-shares program.

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Event: BikePortland Get-together Cully (5/25/11)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Event Name: BikePortland Get-together
Event Start Date: 25 May 2011
Start Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30(ish)
Location: The Spare Room 4830 Northeast 42nd Avenue Portland, OR 97218
Web Site: https://bikeportland.org/gettogether
Event Description: These events are a chance for you to meet up offline to make connections, discuss issues, learn from each other, foment plans, and tap into the local community. They’re also a chance for us to meet you and find out about issues in parts of Portland that we don’t often get a chance to visit. If you live, ride, work or play in the area, please come join us.

Get-togethers are made possible in part by SKS Germany. We will have SKS product door prizes for some attendees. Please bring money for drinks and food if interested.

Event: Quick Start! (6/25/11)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Event Name: Quick Start!
Event Start Date: 25 June 2011
Start Time: 8:00:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.bikefirstlttw.com/clinics/quick-start/
Event Description: Learn the skills needed to ride a traditional bike on state of the art technology. Ages 6 through adults! Concordia University on June 25th. Register NOW. Scholarships available through Safe Routes for Schools for children in PPS, DDSD, and Parkrose.

Job: Store Management (Performance Bicycle)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Job Title: Store Management
Company/Organization: Performance Bicycle
Job Description:
Performance Bicycle, the nation’s leading retailer of bicycling products, is actively seeking experienced, guest oriented Store Management Associates to join the Performance team in the Portland market. We are actively seeking store management personnel who understand cycling and know how to guide our guests toward getting the best out of themselves and their equipment.

Store Management personnel have the responsibility of making sure the store and the associates are ready for our guests and are accountable for building and maintaining an exciting, well-merchandised store environment, ad set-up, plan-o-grams and seasonal change over; all aspects that encourage our guests to come back to our store for all their needs. Provide detailed information, education, and support to ensure that our guests have a great cycling experience.

Applicants for Store Management positions should have the following qualifications:

• 2 to 5 years retail management experience
• Outdoor industry and specialty retail preferred, bicycle knowledge and retailing a plus
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent organizational abilities
• A “hands-on” style of management
• The ability to manage and motivate employees

Performance Bicycle offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package including a generous employee discount program, and opportunities for advancement. This is a great opportunity for a rewarding career in the cycling industry!

How to Apply:
Email your resume to retailhr[at]performanceinc[dot]com or visit one of our stores:
9988 SE Washington St
3850 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton

Job: Retail Sales (Cyclepath)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Job Title: Retail Sales
Company/Organization: Cyclepath
Job Description:
Cyclepath is looking for someone with excellent customer service skills who is familiar with the high-end of the bicycle world to fill a retail sales position. The ideal candidate would possess extensive bicycle retail shop experience, especially pertaining to the high-end of the road, cross and mountain bike world. At least two years mechanical experience essential. Familiarity with bike fit, nutrition and torque specs a major plus.

While the focus of this position will be sales, merchandising and mechanical work will be required when needed. Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening and weekends is essential. Must be able to stand for several hours and lift up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply: Please send a resume to Bill (at) Cyclepathnw (dot) com

or, you can drop one off in person at:
2436 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

Job: Shipping Specialist (Velotech Inc.)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Job Title: Shipping Specialist
Company/Organization: Velotoch Inc.
Job Description:
Velotech Inc. is looking for a detail oriented shipping specialist. This person will be expected to pick and pack shipments in a timely manner. Additionally there will be many random tasks that will assist in warehouse operation.

Compensation starts at $10.00 an hour and the schedule will be
9-5 Sunday
8-4 Mon – Thur

– Must be able to lift 50lbs
– Must be comfortable with ladders
– Warm temperature in the summer and cool temperatures in the winter.
– Teamwork oriented
– Basic knowledge of cycling components preferred.
– Enthusiasm for cycling.
– Fun and exciting work environment

Thank You

How to Apply:
Please send resume to chrisa[at]velotech[dot]com

Job: Bike Mechanic (Bike Gallery)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Job Title: Bike Mechanic
Company/Organization: Bike Gallery
Job Description:
The Bike Gallery is seeking highly experienced professional bike mechanics for Service Department production positions. If you are driven, detail oriented and passionate about customers service, we want to hear from you.

This is a unique career opportunity to be a part of what makes Portland such a great place to live. The Bike Gallery continues to be the top rated bicycle retailer in the area and one of the top 100 in the nation. We offer a fast paced and dynamic work environment, competitive benefits package, a supportive and team oriented culture, employee merchandise discounts and opportunities for advancement within a growth oriented, locally owned and operated business.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a high volume technical service environment, combined with a proven track record of customer service excellence.
Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires the ability to work extended hours while standing. Applicants must be able to comfortably lift 40 pounds to shoulder height.

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to resumes[at]bikegallery[dot]com