Friday, March 28, 2008

Raising funds for the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund

Brett Jarolimek was killed October 22nd,`07 when a truck "right hooked" him as it turned right and failed to yield to a bicycle in a bicycle lane (violation of ORS 811.050 ) The driver of the truck, who had a horrendous driving record, was never cited. The failure of the Portland Police to cite the driver was/is perplexing to many.

In an effort to make something good come out of this tragedy Bike Gallery, where Brett was an employee, and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance have teamed up to establish the non-profit tax exempt Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund to promote bicycle safety. More information on the purpose and goals of this fund may be found HERE

Today it was announced that there will be a fund raising silent auction and raffle to benefit the fund. Please consider attending and supporting this effort. You may also make a tax deductible contribution directly to the fund via PayPal.

Or if you prefer to donate by check:

1) Write your check to:
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
(in notes field write "Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund")

2) Mail check to:
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
c/o Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund
PO Box 9072
Portland, OR 97207-9072

Bike Gallery has pledged to match first-year contributions towards the fund, up to a total of $10,000.

Official Announcement


Portland State University Cycling Team and Bike Gallery Team-up to Raise Money for Bike Safety Education.

Portland, Oregon- May 1, 2008, 7 pm .The Portland State University Cycling team, in conjunction with the Bike Gallery, is hosting an event the evening of May 1st, 2008, to raise money and raise awareness for the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund, created in the honor of a dear friend, Portland resident, cyclist, and artist, Brett Jarolimek.

Money donated to the memorial fund will help 1) enhance motorist awareness and education, 2) enhance the awareness, visibility and education of bicyclists, and 3) enable bicycle safety infrastructure projects on a selected basis.

The free event, which will be held at Downtown Bike Gallery, located at 1001 SW 10th Ave, Portland, will host a raffle with contributions from Signal Cycles( and Veloforma (, two Portland area bicycle frame companies. A silent auction will also feature local art, and donations from local businesses. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their ideas for bike safety campaigns and projects.

Free beer, wine, and food will be available, with catering provided by Rebekah Bellingham of Sugar Beets ( and vegan chef Aaron Adams.

To participate or find out more about the raffle, along with a complete list of donations, visit:

Eric Tsai
Portland State Cycling Team member


I haven't been on my bike much this week, a combination of rain, SNOW (again today!) wind, and a good dose of bike pansy were to blame. That will be remedied both Saturday and Sunday when I have plans to ride with some folks.


...............Road Bike.....LifeCycle.....Total Miles
Jan total.......98.....+........402....=..........500
Feb total.....385.....+.......220....=..........605


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