As more Portlanders get sick-and-tired of the bike theft-related activities happening in broad daylight all over our city, we’re hearing more incidents like the one just shared by reader Spencer B. this morning on the OBRA Chat email list: SUBJECT: accosted, chased, chased suspect, then recovered high end MTB fork- Portland long story short, this … Read more
Reader Evan B. shares what he knows about an alleged chop shop in Hillsboro — showing that bike theft isn’t just an issue here in Portland, but across the region… (Evan’s message below also appeared on Reddit) Hi everyone, Just wanted to give you a heads up that there is most definitely a bicycle “chop … Read more
This installment comes from our friends at Metropolis Cycle Repair on N. Williams and Page. The shop owner Nathan Roll emailed us to share an alarming trend they’ve noticed at the store lately. Here’s what he posted to Facebook (emphases mine): A heads up to all of our friends in the neighborhood. We have had … Read more
Stolen in Eugene on Friday and it might be in Portland now.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Willie Hatfield, the winner of Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials event has just informed us that the bike he used — a custom Bike Friday — was stolen in Eugene this past Friday.
From RM on 9/24/14: “About two weeks ago my husband’s bike was stolen off the front of a TriMet bus. It was not taken by another rider. It was taken by a random person on the street who ran up to the bus, grabbed his bike and rode off. The driver alerted our friend, who … Read more
[Note: In case you missed the announcement, we are now posting reader emails, comments, and other communiques we come across regarding bike theft. We are hearing so much about this crisis, we can’t follow-up with a story on everything, so we figure the next best thing is just to try and highlight as many of … Read more
“I’ve had it up to here with the stolen bike parts in Portland… This is just another notch in the belt of biker discrimination and injustice.”— Reader email, 9/24/14 As we reported back in July, bike theft in Portland is out of control. The problem shows no sign of going away and in fact, if … Read more