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Jobs of the Week

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Just in case this week’s employment opportunities quietly slipped past while you nodded off at the control tower of your current job…WAKE UP! Here they come again featuring shiny new bikes, born again bikes and bikes that need your love. Best of luck!

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Event: 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikes (6/12/11)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Event Name: 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
Event Start Date: 12 June 2011
Start Time: 2:00:00 PM
Web Site: http://www.archdpdx.org
Event Description: The parish of St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Archdiocese of Portland’s Department of Evangelization announce the fourth annual “Blessing of the Bikes,” on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2 PM in the courtyard of the Cathedral. The parish is located at the corner of NW 18th and Couch Street in the heart of Northwest Portland, and is bordered by bike lanes on NW 18th and Everett Street.

The program will include the blessing of riders, bicycles and remembering those who have died this past year.

(Information 503-228-4397)

Bring your bike … Invite your friends!

Event: Gorge Ride (6/11/11)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Event Name: GORGE RIDE
Event Start Date: 11 June 2011
Start Time: 7:00:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.GorgeRide.com
Event Description: THE GORGE RIDE | June 11 – The Dalles

Get lost in time as you participate in the fifth annual Gorge Ride, a celebration of the “King of Roads” – the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH). Pedal from the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, along America’s first scenic highway and the HCRH State Trail to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead near Hood River. This out-and-back 38.5 mile ride with world-class scenery is a fundraising event whose proceeds go toward restoring & reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail from The Dalles to Troutdale by its 100th Birthday … June 7, 2016.. The route is a gorgeous, quiet combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles and a paved state trail that is open only to hikers and cyclists.

Along the way you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge from Rowena Crest and you’ll ride through the remarkable restored Mosier Twin Tunnels. Riders will be rewarded with a rest stop break on the impressive grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate.

To register go to: www.GorgeRide.com

It’s always sunny — we’ll see you there!

Event: 5% Day for B-shares at Whole Foods Pearl (5/19/11)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Event Name: 5% Day for B-shares at Whole Foods Market in the Pearl!
Event Start Date: 19 May 2011
Start Time: 7:00:00 AM
Web Site: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/pearl/
Event Description: Join us on May 19th at Whole Foods Market Pearl as 5% of the day’s sales will be donated to B-Line’s B-share program, an urban gleaning program that delivers fresh, healthy food to people experiencing hunger in Portland! Free bike clinic in the afternoon–get your bike in tune for Bike to Work Day!– cooking demos with guest chefs, and wine tasting!

Event: Cycle the Well Field (6/4/11)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Event Name: Cycle the Well Field
Event Start Date: 4 June 2011
Start Time: 8:45:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.columbiaslough.org
Event Description: Bring your bike and your friends for a free tour of Portland’s groundwater system! Experts from the Portland Water Bureau will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. Learn about the operation and history of Portland’s underground drinking water system, which supplements the city’s main supply from the Bull Run and serves as an emergency source. Helmets required; light refreshments provided, ends at 1:30pm. Hosted by the Portland Water Bureau, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. Pre-registration required at www.columbiaslough.org or 503-281-1132.

Event: Kick Off to Bike to Work Week (5/14/11)

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Event Name: Kick Off to Bike to Work Week!
Event Start Date: 14 May 2011
Start Time: 1:30:00 PM
Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/veloclothes
Event Description: Come join us to kick off National Bike to Work Week!

Veloclothes is having our first annual Bike to Work Week Celebration in style!

Stock up on cycling apparel (road, mountain and children’s) with huge savings, have fun AND help a worthy cause in the cycling community!

Saturday, May 14th from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Veloclothes parking lot: 5630 NE MLK Blvd., Portland OR 97211

(Behind the Cricket Wireless Store)

~Live music from The Sale, www.thesalemusic.info

~Test ride the best commuter bikes around! Strida Folding Bikes!

~Your chance to win a FREE Strida Folding Bike!!!! www.stridafoldingbike.com

~Help raise money for local non-profit Wrench Raiders (Engaging a Culture, Bicycle Advocacy, Building Community) www.wrenchraiders.net

~Free coffee from Starbucks

~HUGE SAVINGS!! 15%-50% off ALL cycling apparel and gear! www.veloclothes.com

e-mail or call for directions or questions:

Job: Bike Builder (Bike Gallery)

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Job Title: Bike Builder
Company/Organization: Bike Gallery
Job Description:

Bike Gallery is now accepting applicants for our central Bike Assembly Department. This is an entry level, seasonal position and offers the following:

• Full time hours available during the season
– Some weekend hours available
• The opportunity to further develop existing mechanical skills
• A production oriented work environment with no customer contact requirements
• Tools and work bench provided

Requirements include:
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Reliable, hardworking and team oriented
• Capable of working while standing for extended periods
• Capable of lifting 50 lbs. to shoulder height
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and efficiently
• Ability to perform detailed tasks based on verbal instructions

Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience assembling bicycles and training is available.

Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Weekend Event Guide

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Historic steam locomotive

National Train Day is Saturday
There’s a ride for that!
(Photo © Russ Roca)

This weekend starts early (as they all should!) with an exhibition of custom bikes and photographs tonight.

Casual, informative, kid-friendly and potentially heart pounding rides ensue throughout the weekend from Vancouver to Eugene. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5th

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Event: The People’s Coast Classic (9/11/11-9/16/11)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Event Name: The Amgen People’s Coast Classic to benefit the Arthritis Foundation
Event Start Date: 11 Sept, 2011
Start Time: AM
Web Site: http://www.thepeoplescoastclassic.org/
Event Description:
The Amgen People’s Coast Classic is a multi-day charity event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to improve lives through prevention, control and cure of arthritis.

Choose from:

  • Six-Day Classic: September 11-16, Astoria to Brookings
  • Two-Day North Coast Ride: September 11-13, Astoria to Newport
  • Four-Day Central-South Coast Ride: September 13-16, Newport to Brookings

This ride follows the Oregon Coast Bike Route as marked by the state Department of Transportation, which is graced with incredible scenery and fun attractions. Your vacation with a cause will touch the lives of over 50 million people in the United States, including 300,000 children living with Juvenile Arthritis.

Event: Tour de Hood (6/4/11)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Event Name: Tour de Hood
Event Start Date: 4 June, 2011
Start Time: 1:00:00 PM
Web Site: http://www.tourdehoodride.com/
Event Description:
Ride one of Oregon’s most beautiful and challenging recreational rides! Experience two of the same courses that challenge racers in the popular Mt Hood Cycling Classic stage race. This is a one-of-a-kind Oregon recreational riding experience!