Archive for Author: Cole Lalomia

We Have Bike Clubs Too!

Written by Natty Pillias Fun! Neighborhood exploration! The opportunity to earn a bike! The Community Cycling Center’s Bike Club program is just that! We not only have a shop — we also offer an after school Bike Club program developed and run by the programs department of Community Cycling Center(CCC). This past fall, with the […]

A Successful Summer of Community Camps…We Did It!

Written by Natty, Safe Routes To School Coordinator Community Camps are officially done until next summer. Let’s take a look back at some of this year’s highlights! The Community Cycling Center held a 100% free Community Camp for three different communities connected to three different partners: Rose CDC, Cesar Chavez school and Urban Nature Partners […]

Celebrating The Partnerships Of the Food Delivery By Bike Program

Written by William Francis – Safe Routes to School Coordinator We are writing to celebrate over a year of close collaboration with Living Cully! We’ve been working together with volunteers to deliver food out of the NE Emergency Food Program (NEFP) to approximately 180 families in the Cully neighborhood every week. Living Cully specializes in […]

Meet Development Director, Efrain Duarte!

The Community Cycling Center is happy to announce our new Development Director, Efrain Duarte! Efrain is a native Texan who has over six years of fundraising experience in the non-profit world, and has worked with social service, education, and most recently a performing arts organization. Along with his non-profit experience, Efrain has served on boards […]

Meet Our Shop Apprentice, Nina!

Did you know that the shop hosts an apprentice every year? Since 2017, we’ve been able to provide this opportunity to youth from our various partner communities. The intent of this program is to provide experience and industry connections for young people who are seriously considering a career in the cycling industry — a foot […]

Meet Our New Executive Director – Momoko Saunders!

It is our pleasure to introduce Momoko Saunders as Executive Director of Community Cycling Center. Momoko has worked in Portland’s bicycle industry for 13 years. She comes to us most recently as the General Manager for Biketown (Portland’s bike share program) and as a co-founder of the beloved Bike Farm. Her experience running bicycle organizations […]

Organizational COVID-19 Planning

Written by Gwen, Shop General Manager – As you may have noticed, our shop has been closed for a few days here and there over the course of the past few months.  Since we will continue to experience sporadic closures to help keep our staff and community safe, we wanted to be as transparent as […]

Adapting To Social Distancing & Tips For Riding

Written by Riley Gabriel, Programs Mechanic Since March 16 the Community Cycling Center Bike Shop has been taking repairs and gearing up to do most of our sales online instead of in person due to COVID-19. Like everyone, we have been adapting to this new world of social distancing and heightened sanitation procedures. Bicycle shops […]