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Donations large and small kick-start bike safety fund

A Chris King wheelset (Mr. King is in the green shirt).(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Last week, the Bike Gallery announced the formation of a bike safety fund as a memorial to Brett Jarolimek. Barb Grover, who’s managing the fund, says donations from the community have already begun to roll in. She was particularly excited about … Read more


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No more right turns at Greeley: “I don’t want another tragedy”

Signs like this have been placed on the hill approaching the intersection.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) The closure consists of these two barricades. Calling the intersection, “inherently dangerous” City Commissioner of Transportation Sam Adams had PDOT crews close the right-turn section of N. Greeley Avenue that has claimed two victims in as many weeks.


Crusaders remember Brett with silence, spirit, and a good party

We wore race number 800 in honor of Brett Jarolimek.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Wearing white t-shirts emblazoned with the words “No Blind Spots”, Cross Crusade founder Rick Potestio and race director Brad Ross said losing Brett Jarolimek was like losing “a member of the Cross Crusade family.” Also speaking before a memorial lap was Bike … Read more


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Trucker’s problems should lead to reforms

As detailed yesterday by the Oregonian (and later discussed on this site), the driver of the AGG Enterprises garbage truck that killed Brett Jarolimek last week had a slew of speeding infractions on his record. Now, I’ve learned that speeding was the least of his problems. According to my research and to sources who have … Read more


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Oregonian: Truck driver has had 25 speeding convictions

*[Updated 10/24, 5:11pm] (Photo: Bob Mionske) Today’s edition of the Oregonian has more coverage of the collision that claimed the life of Brett Jarolimek. One of their stories, Truck driver has checkered record, reports that the driver of the garbage truck has had, “…a string of run-ins with police, including 25 convictions for speeding, driving … Read more