Archive for Category: Equity

Your Vote Matters – Please Use It!

The Cycling Center has five recommendations for you this election season:  1.  Vote!   Wherever you are, and whatever you believe, please make your voice heard!  Important issues and contested races are on the ballot in Oregon and elsewhere, and we urge everyone who is eligible to participate by casting a ballot.  If you are in Oregon, […]

Neighborhood Leader Craig Fondren Joins Our Team as the Community Programs Manager

Please join us in welcoming Craig Fondren as our new Community Programs Manager. Mr. Fondren has deep roots in Northeast Portland, having spent many years focused on housing and urban development in the area. He worked at the Sabin Community Development Corporation from 1999 – 2013, which is the neighborhood organization working to keep inner […]

New Partnership with “Girls Build”

We launched a new partnership this spring with a new organization! For six weeks this year, six girls participated in an after-school “Become a Bike Mechanic” camp with an all-female instructor team. Girls Build has an overall focus on teaching girls hands-on skills and letting them know that jobs in the trades are a possibility for them. We […]

Bike Maintenance Classes are Back, Starting Thursday!

By Jake Schorr Did you ride hard all summer? Is it time to give your bike some love? Give you and your bike a treat by learning to do repairs on it yourself! The rainy season is here, and with it returns our Bike Maintenance classes taught by our team of skilled mechanics. The first […]

Scholarship Summer Camps a Success

By Qingyang Xie Intern “What I like the most is that I get to bike around all the time at camp.” This is the most common answer I heard when I asked our campers at scholarship camps what their favorite part of bike camp is. The scholarship camp is a unique opportunity for children from […]

NIKE announces BIKETOWN sponsorship

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Finally, bikes we can all share. Bikes that we can deploy anywhere and a platform that can create accessibility for residents facing barriers to accessing bicycles. Today, we are excited to help present NIKE’s announcement of their $10 million sponsorship of Portland’s bike share system with Portland Bureau of […]

Reflections from The National Bike Summit

By Mychal Tetteh, CEO The 2014 National Bike Summit held in Washington DC was a chance to join forces with bike advocates from all over the country. It was a mix of capacity building and good old fashioned lobbying with a little bit of fun sprinkled in. This was my first time at the National […]

Q&A: Bike Works share their thoughts on broadening access to bikes in Seattle

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager If you are looking for an organization that closely resembles our model, look no further. Bike Works, an organization in Seattle, has an amazing staff and dedicated volunteers that are working everyday to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. They came down for a visit earlier […]

Our newest social venture

By Jonnie Ling, Director of Operations “What’s your favorite program at the Community Cycling Center?” I’m often asked in interviews and conversations alike. Our community collaborations with New Columbia and Hacienda usually take the #1 spot, but I may soon have a new favorite. Late in 2012, I was asked to lead a truly innovative […]

A conversation about racism

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager “White folks don’t see racism because they don’t have to. They have the luxury of being oblivious to other peoples’ reality,” said Tim Wise to a packed house of about 2,000 at PSU’s Stott Center last Wednesday. “If that indifference to inequality continues, we’re not going to survive […]

Bikes for All: The morning after

Bikes for All, a community conversation about access to bicycles and transportation and health equity took place last night at the New Columbia com…