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A legal (and fun) ‘Assault’ on the streets of Portland

Avatar by on June 3rd, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Last weekend, the Urban Assault Ride rolled into town. Honestly, this type of event isn’t my usual thing, but with Jonathan’s prodding, I decided to give it a shot. (Check out my photo essay after the jump.)[Read more…]

Bike Farm in full bloom as spring season picks up

Avatar by on April 13th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

[Editor’s note: This story was written by BikePortland News Intern Dan Liu. Stay tuned for more photos and stories from Dan!]

Volunteer James Moore in action.
(Photos: Dan Liu)

Last fall, North Portland bike repair and tool co-op Bike Farm celebrated its one-year anniversary by moving into a new space — one where the young non-profit now must make rent.

In other words, “We’re excited for the summer,” says Bike Farm’s volunteer analyst Momoko Saunders. “We really hope that the bike community will come out and support us as the weather gets better.”

At their new location in a former hair salon on 305 NE Wygant St., (their old location had been a donated residential garage off Alberta), Bike Farm has officially survived the winter slow-season thanks to individual memberships, donations, and volunteers’ sweat. [Read more…]