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Friday in Portland: Biketown offering free rides this weekend, PTFC announces rosters for co-ed game

Emily Scarvie

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By Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, April 22 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Biketown offering free rides over the weekend for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on Friday, Biketown is offering free rides for trips under an hour over the weekend, just in time for Saturday and Sunday’s forecasted sunny weather. Despite offering free rides, Biketown reminded riders, “Remember, it’s not the Wild West, so please park responsibly and keep bikes within the service area. Penalties still apply.”

Biketown has installed 22 new stations using recycled material over the last year. The program is expected to expand further into north and east Portland.

Those planning to take a free ride around Portland this weekend can download the BIKETOWN app.

2. Portland Timbers, Thorns announce rosters for co-ed charity game next week

The Portland Timbers and Thorns have announced rosters for the “PTFC for Peace” co-ed game next Wednesday. The 60-minute game, scheduled for 6 p.m., will raise money for UNICEF’s humanitarian response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Co-captains Diego Chara and Kelli Hubly picked the blue team, and Christine Sinclair and Sebastián Blanco selected the yellow team. See the full rosters below:



Tickets for the match are free and redeemable through SeatGeek. Attendees will be given an option to donate to UNICEF when securing their tickets. Those who can't attend but still wish to donate can do so at unicefusa.org/PTFC.

3. PPB, Crime Stoppers offering reward for information to help solve 2019 SE Portland homicide

Portland police and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to solve a homicide that happened three years ago in southeast Portland. On April 24, 2019, police responded to reports of a shooting near Southeast 93rd Avenue and Henry Street around 7 p.m.

When officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene, they found 34-year-old Robert Lewis IV suffering from traumatic injuries. Lewis was determined deceased at the scene. An autopsy conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that he died as a result of a gunshot wound. Evidence of gunfire was discovered at the scene, but officers did not locate a suspect.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Anyone with information can submit a tip at crimestoppersoforegon.com.

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