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Portland Bike News For Weekend Warriors, Daily Commuters And Everyone In Between

OPB | June 19, 2014 3:20 p.m. | Portland

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With fewer and fewer rainy days in the forecast, more Portlanders are ready to join the spandex-clad masses tooling around town by bike. To get you talking like the two-wheeled regulars, here’s a round-up of the latest bike news:

  • We’ve all heard the horror stories of a person’s bike being stolen and then popping up on Craigslist. BikePortland has its own stolen bike registry, but if your ride goes missing on a trip out of town, it used to be that you were out of luck. Grist reports this is no longer the case: Portland web developer Bryan Hance created a prototype bike registry back in 2005 and recently merged with BikeIndex.org to create the first national version.
    Now, if you’re in the market for a used bike, you can tweet out the serial number with @isitstolen on Twitter and a bot will get back to you if someone is missing the bike. You can also play it old school by heading over to StolenBikeRegistry.com to browse stolen bikes from around the country.

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