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Meet Your Maker: Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Using recycled bike frames and parts, Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes in North Portland melds artistry and utility into his creations.
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Local builder gets $15,000 boost to build “bike-cars”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 8th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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Johnnie Olivan.
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Johnnie Olivan of Portland-based Rejuiced Bikes has won a $15,000 commission to build a mini-fleet of “bike-cars.” Olivan has already been riding several of his bike-cars around Portland, but he’ll use the money to take the design to the next level.

The commission comes from a joint project by Seattle-based non-profits 4Culture and Great City. Olivan replied to a call for ideas through Great City’s aLIVe project, which “aims to spark interaction across disciplines, showcase ideas and suggest action around issues of energy, livability and design.”[Read more…]