Does Portland have a “bike phantom” super hero?

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Have no fear, bike hero is here!

Is there someone in a mask, riding around Portland offering help to bikers in need? According to a message on the Shift email list last night, there just might be:

“Hey, does anyone know who this “bike phantom” character is? I was riding on NE 33rd last night and got a flat, and this good Samaritan wearing a mask stopped to help. I didn’t even get to ask, he just knew. I asked for his name and he just smiled. My friend said he was almost mugged while riding home and a similar character came to his aid. sounded like the same guy because he described the same all black bicycle.”

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