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Tenth Annual Transportation Trivia!

Please join the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks on Wednesday, September 5th at the Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway) for a benefit trivia night and put your knowledge to the test. Doors @ 5:30, Trivia starts @ 6:00. This evening will be dedicated to all of the local, national, and even international transportation […]

Cycling Center Celebrates 15 years of Carl Wilson!

There has been a lot of change at the Cycling Center in the past 15 years. The one constant? Long-time mechanic Carl Wilson. On Sunday, May 27, Carl — who started at the Cycling Center on that date in 2003 — was surprised by a host of current and former CCC employees (who were all […]

Love by Bike: The 2nd Annual St. Velotine’s Day

Carl Larson delivering a velotine

In an increasingly digital world, St. Velotine’s Day is our emerging tradition celebrating all-analog affection. Next Wednesday, February 14th, the Cycling Center will be using our bike shop as a one-day pop-up couriering agency dedicated to appreciation and positive community spirit. Now through February 14th at 12:00pm*, you can stop in at our bike shop and […]

“Ovarian Psycos” Film Screening This Sunday

Ovarian Psycos film

For many, the bicycle is more than just a transportation mode—it is a tool for building community power. This Sunday, Hollywood Theatre will screen a film about an LA-based womxn’s collective who use the bicycle as an organizing tool. The film “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, […]

Ride with Us: The Worst Day of the Year Ride!

Minion family at Worst day of the Year Ride

On Sunday, February 11th, regardless of the weather, thousands of fun-loving cyclists will grab their friends, don their costumes, and gather to join the Worst Day of the Year Ride. Riders choose between 4, 15, or 42 mile routes–all with spectacular rest stops featuring yummy treats and warm beverages. After scoffing at the elements, participants […]

Trail Blazers 5050 Raffle: Report from the Field

What a season it has been! Thanks to a partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers and a lot of elbow grease and shoe leather from our volunteers, the Community Cycling Center has proven a go-getting machine for three 5050 Raffles to date. To wit: Our last Trail Blazers game was a huge success. Not only did the […]

Get Ready for St. Velotine’s Day

St. Velotine's day is February 14th

Next Tuesday, February 14th, is St. Velotine’s Day! We at the Community Cycling Center couldn’t imagine a better way of celebrating the bike love than offering our bike shop as a pop-up couriering agency dedicated to appreciation and positive community spirit. From February 7th until February 14th at 4:00pm, you can stop in our bike […]

Volunteers needed for Cycle Oregon

By Patrick Loftus, Volunteer & Events Manager The Community Cycling Center, whose mission is to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits, is headed to Cycle Oregon for another year. We need your help! As a volunteer you’d spend the day cleaning bikes and charging electronics through a solar powered trailer. When not cleaning bikes you’ll […]

The Shoe-Ins take home the trophy at Transportation Trivia

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager A rowdy crowd joined us at Radio Room last night to test their knowledge of the world’s bike share systems at our 8th edition of Transportation Trivia. With your help, we set a brand new Transportation Trivia record and raised over $4,800 to support our new bicycle library program for underserved communities. Thank […]

Breaking the Grid: Tech and Transportation in Conversation

By Rebecca Fisher, Communications Intern On a rainy, dark evening last Thursday, around 50 people came to a live podcast event hosted by BikePortland, Community Cycling Center, and Oregon Walks to hear a panel talk about the intersection of transportation and technology. The panel featured community leaders’ voices, including our own CEO, Mychal Tetteh; Executive […]

Bicycle Ball – We did it!

By Jersey Deutsch, Volunteer & Development Coordinator There’s nothing like having an excuse to swing dance in fancy clothes while sipping a Manhattan on a Wednesday night. Over 100 of you showed up for our second annual Bicycle Ball. Because of your support, we are kicking off our Winter Campaign with over $4,200! That’s enough […]

Another Successful Cycle Oregon

By Patrick Loftus; Event Coordinator This September, a team of four staff and 14 volunteers from the Community Cycling Center joined Cycle Oregon for another year. Thanks to the efforts of our hard working volunteers and support from Cycle Oregon riders we raised over $27,000 to support our programs, namely our upcoming Holiday Bike Drive, where over […]

Hopworks Community Tap Program

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manger Today is the beginning of September, which means Hopworks is kicking off their killer Community Tap program! They’re sending  1% of all Bike Bar pint sale proceeds throughout the month to the Community Cycling Center to support our work of broadening access to bicycling and its benefits. Join […]

7th Transportation Trivia Ends Strong

By Patrick Loftus, Event Coordinator An enthusiastic group of transportation wonks crowded Radio Room on Wednesday to test their knowledge of transportation, the Tilikum Crossing, and offer up a little trash talk at our 7th edition of Transportation Trivia. With their help we raised over $2,400 to support our Bicycle Repair Hub at New Columbia. […]

News Release: The Missing Link Wins 2nd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge

Event raises over $9,000 for the non-profit Community Cycling Center June 16, 2015 – Portland, Ore. – The Missing Link bike shop mechanics James Emond and Matt Glynn emerged victorious as the winners of the 2nd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge last Saturday at Velo Cult Bike Shop. They bested their competition—including last year’s returning champions, Bike Gallery—in […]

The Missing Link wins 2nd annual Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Lillian Karabaic, Development Manager Missing Link Bike Shop mechanics James Emond and Matt Glynn emerged victorious as the winners of the 2nd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge last Saturday at Velo Cult Bike Shop. They bested their competition, including last year’s returning champions, Bike Gallery, in four technical challenges to take the grand prize of an […]

Introducing a new prize at Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Patrick Loftus, Event Coordinator In just two short weeks at the Community Cycling Center’s Bike Mechanic Challenge, Portland’s best bike shops will compete to see who has city’s best mechanics. Beyond bragging rights, they’ll also get great prizes from our friends at Efficient Velo Tools (EVT). While some of you may not be familiar […]

Spend time with friends and family at Cycle Oregon’s Weekend Ride

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Are you looking for bike events to do this summer? There is no better place to celebrate the joy of bicycling and practice your bicycle touring skills than on Cycle Oregon’s Weekend Ride. The event will be held at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, where you can experience […]

Transportation Trivia: BIG TRAINS edition a huge success

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Our Transportation Trivia Night: BIG TRAINS EDITION fundraiser was incredibly successful. Together, we raised a grand total of $3,546 to support our work of broadening access to bicycling and its benefits. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity! For those of you who have been to one […]

Youth Bike Summit Roundup

  The Youth Bike Summit strengthens the national movement of youth on bikes by developing leaders in a weekend of fun, advocacy, training, and workshops. For the first time ever, the Summit took place in Seattle (previously held in New York City), allowing more opportunities for kids on the West Coast to engage in activities […]

The Waffle, the Challenge, the Worst Day of the Year Ride

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller On Sunday, February 8th, nearly 3,000 riders – from wee to crinkly – celebrated the statistically worst weather day of the year by getting together in costume and pick-your-worst-weather-event bicycling armor. I’m a Community Cycling Center volunteer, curious, bike-lover, game for a challenge. I wanted a chance to say, “Take […]

Join us at the Worst Day of the Year Ride

Join us on Sunday, February 8th, for the Worst Day of the Year Ride! If you registered for last year’s ride (during the Snowpocalypse!), you are good to go for 2015. A portion of the proceeds from this ride will go towards supporting our work of broadening access to bicycling and its benefits. The Worst […]

What we learned at the first annual Jeffersonian Dinner

By Brianna Harris, Campaign Specialist On Wednesday, community members gathered at the Village Ballroom to help build the future of the Community Cycling Center through an evening of idea sharing, priority building, and discussing the challenges facing our community at our first annual Jeffersonian Dinner. Discussions ranged from what strategic direction the Cycling Center should […]

Here are Portland’s 300 new riders after Holiday Bike Drive (PHOTOS)

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Since the Holiday Bike Drive’s inception in 1995, the Community Cycling Center has provided over 10,000 bicycles to children from underserved communities. On Sunday, 300 children became Portland’s newest riders after going home with bicycles, helmets, and safety education at the 19th annual Holiday Bike Drive held at Legacy […]

Photos and recap of The Bicycle Ball

By Lillian Karabaic, Development Coordinator What a night! Community Cycling Center’s 20th Anniversary Bicycle Ball was well-attended with 95 guests. The evening was filled with an air of celebration as dapper duds were donned, photos snapped, and party goers danced the Charleston and the Lindy Hop with drinks in hand. Together, we raised $10,129 during […]

Hacking for a better transportation future!

By Allison Giffin, Winter Campaign Specialist and Lillian Karabaic, Development Coordinator Last Saturday, 25 citizens generously forwent the sunny weekend weather for the greater good of transportation advocacy to attend our first-ever Avenues to Advocacy hackathon. ESRI Portland R&D Center generously donated their downtown office – and it was an ideal spot – with not one, […]

Dia de los Muertos Ride: A Tour de Tot

By Abby Kraai, Volunteer Storyteller If there were a Tour de France for tiny tots, last Sunday’s Dia de Los Muertos ride would have been it. Kids of all sizes (but mostly small) gathered at Harvey Scott Elementary School on Sunday to sip hot chocolate–delivered on wheels by Icicle Tricycles–and get their drizzly bike ride […]

News release: Introducing The Bicycle Ball, Celebrating 20 years of the Community Cycling Center

Live music, 1920s-inspired cocktails, and more November 10, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – This November, get ready for the bicycle event of the season. The Bicycle Ball is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, Community Cycling Center. Celebrating 20 years of broadening access to bicycles, the Cycling Center is hosting this fundraiser to support the next […]

Avenues to Advocacy – join our hackathon!

By Allison Giffin, Campaign Specialist We all have ideas about how to improve the safety of our neighborhood streets, our commutes, and our kids’ journeys to school, but how do those ideas turn into results? The local policy system can seem like a monolith when you want something done in your community, and you haven’t […]

Blown away by Cycle Oregon 2014!

By Randi Orth, Volunteer & Outreach Manager During the second week of September, five Community Cycling Center staff members, 15 volunteers, and our brightly designed box truck headed east to The Dalles to join the adventure that is Cycle Oregon. For over a decade, the Community Cycling Center has partnered with Cycle Oregon to raise […]

A look back at Take Back the Streets – and what’s next

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager “I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that showed up to ride and the support we got from the community as we rode through.” – Jason Washington, Take Back the Streets organizer As we reflect back on the Take Back the Streets bike ride and event in […]

Oregon Walks all over Rumble Strips

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager A fifth and highly competitive round of Transportation Trivia Night convened at Radio Room this past Wednesday evening. Team Rumble Strips arrived, trophy in hand, determined to defend their title. It was neck and neck, but team Anything But Pedestrian—a group of folks from Oregon Walks—took home the […]

News Release: Take Back the Streets Anti-Violence Movement Rolls Forward

Bike ride and event will address recent shootings August 6, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – In response to the recent shootings in Portland, community activists Jason Washington, of Brothers Gaining Equality Through Excellence, and DeMarcus Preston, a former gang member, decided to gather a group of people for a bike ride to “take back the […]

Bike Gallery Wins 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Mike Conway, Development Manager What started out as a mellow evening quickly became a night filled with pandemonium. The Bike Mechanic Challenge was in full force Saturday night at Velo Cult. At the helm was Brett Flemming—owner of Efficient Velo Tools—our fearless emcee who led 10 bike shops and 20 mechanics through a series […]

Introducing…the Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Mike Conway, Development Manager Which bike shop has the best bicycle mechanics in the city? Find out at the Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city will compete in a series of fun events in front of a live audience. There will be food carts, beer, […]

Transportation Trivia takes over City Hall!

By Mike Conway, Development Manager The fourth installment of Community Cycling Center’s Transportation Trivia invaded City Hall. This time, we moved our event to the political epicenter of our beautiful city and the folks at City Hall welcomed us with open arms. The who’s who of the transportation geeks and wonks were on hand to […]

Transportation Trivia Night is back – and it’s Bigger. Than. Ever.

By: Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator It is my favorite time of year. We’re collecting the wonkiest of questions to put a group of transportation nerds to the test at our fourth installment of Transportation Trivia Night. And this time, we’re going big. On Wednesday, March 19th,, we will hold the event in a new location—the […]

The tamales are on us, volunteers. You deserve it!

By Randi Orth, Volunteer & Outreach Manager While math is not my strong point, I feel really confident in the following equation: (High fives and smiles) x Tamales + Gold-painted Awards = Volunteer Appreciation Night That’s right, last night was our annual appreciation event for the many volunteers who support our work every day of […]

18th annual Holiday Bike Drive is a success thanks to our volunteers

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Last Sunday, over 375 children and their families convened at Legacy Emanuel’s beautiful and surprisingly sun-filled atrium to earn bicycles, helmets, and safety education. The Holiday Bike Drive is the culmination of a year of work by more than 500 volunteers who dedicate over 5,000 hours to clean […]

Join us at the 4th annual Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek fundraiser!

By Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator It’s a special time of year at the Community Cycling Center, with Holiday Bike Drive right around the corner. At this annual event, 375 kids from families living on low incomes will receive refurbished bikes, safety education, and helmets. We’re celebrating the Holiday Bike Drive and all the work of […]

Was that the best Transportation Trivia Night yet?

By Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator Transportation Trivia Night is becoming a well-loved tradition around here.  It always seems impossible to top the previous event, but last night may take the cake as the most successful Transportation Trivia Night to date! Over 120 contestants, well-versed in the wonkiest of transportation facts, joined us at the Radio […]

Reaching new heights this spring – $22,287 raised in one month!

By Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator On Friday, May 31st, a group of 178 supporters, volunteers, and new friends joined us at our new workshop space, filled with bikes, beer, and BBQ, to celebrate the completion of our most ambitious spring fundraising campaign to date. Our goal was to raise $20,000 during the month of May. […]

Come see what’s inside…at our spring fundraising event!

By: Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator   This May, we’re celebrating  two very important things:  our spring fundraising campaign and our new workshop space. What better way to celebrate both than a workshop-warming party and fundraiser all in one? We’re going all out for this one. Delicious food, tasty beer, a photo booth room, a bike […]

Transportation Trivia Night: Round 2

By Noel Mickelberry, Development Coordinator Our second Transportation Trivia Night fundraiser was tougher, rowdier and more successful than we could have imagined. For those of you who haven’t been to one of our Transportation Trivia Nights, trust us when we say: when you get a bunch of transportation wonks in one room, things get wild. […]

Transportation Trivia Night: Start forming alliances

By: Noel Mickelberry Back by popular demand! This isn’t just any trivia night. It’s Transportation Trivia Night – a fundraiser for the Community Cycling Center! Last August we held our first ever transportation-themed trivia night fundraiser  at the Radio Room – and were blown away by the turn out, and how much fun the entire […]

Join us at the 12th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager It’s time to gather your friends, brainstorm your costume, and most importantly, register, because the 12th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride is happening on February 10th and it is not to be missed. The ride – a benefit for the Community Cycling Center – has quickly […]

Sneak Peek raises $11,114

By Breesa Culver, Development Manager We are so lucky. More than a hundred of our amazing supporters and neighbors came together on Wednesday night for the Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek – our annual winter fundraiser. The rooms of our bike shop quickly filled with smiling supporters who caught up with old friends and made […]

Next Tuesday at 15th Ave Hophouse: Raise a glass and help us out

By Breesa Culver, Development Manager It’s that time of year when comfort food is called for and what better way to enjoy it than when proceeds from your meal support a cause you believe in? On October 30th, Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse will donate 15% of their sales between the hours of 6 and 9 pm to […]

Cycle Oregon 2012 – and we’re back!

By Breesa Culver, Development Manager Last week, four Community Cycling Center staff members, 14 volunteers, and one very talented event planner headed south to join the traveling circus that is Cycle Oregon to raise money for our community programs. We arrived back in Portland last Saturday with sunburns, hoarse voices, so much dirt and bike […]

You’re invited to the Where To Bike Portland book launch party!

Join us! We’re celebrating the launch of the new cycling book, Where to Bike Portland! The book, written by our Deputy Director, Anne Lee, is geared toward recreational cyclists and families. This is the first Pacific Northwest book in the Where to Bike guidebook series published by Bicycling Australia. When:              Monday, October 1, 2012 from […]

A Community Celebrates the New Columbia Bike Repair Hub

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager In just 10 quick days, students from Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art transformed a vacant lot into a beautiful bike repair space at New Columbia. Made possible with support from Bikes Belong, the Coon Family Foundation, the Portland Development Commission, the […]

Save the Date: Celebrate the Bike Repair Hub grand opening at New Columbia!

We are so excited to transform a vacant lot into a beautiful Bicycle Repair Hub in the New Columbia neighborhood. Please join us on September 5th to celebrate this inspired project. What: Ribbon-cutting celebration + tour the Bike Repair Hub When: September 5th, 2012, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Tours begin at 5:30, ribbon-cutting, cake, and celebration […]

Journey to Freedom

By Jonnie Ling, Shop General Manager On Saturday August 4th, the hottest day of the summer so far, the Community Cycling Center and Journey to Freedom co-hosted an African American Heritage ride in N and NE Portland. Young people participating in Journey to Freedom’s “Book and Boot Camp” geared up at 11:00 AM after a […]

Press Release: Radio Room to host Transportation-Themed Trivia Night

Radio Room to host Transportation-Themed Trivia Night Trivia night is a benefit for the Community Cycling Center, with prizes from Showers Pass, North St. Bags, Toro Bravo, and more! July 27, 2012 – Portland, Ore. – Think you know your bike lanes from your bioswales? Join the Community Cycling Center on August 15th at the […]

Women’s Transportation Seminar honors Community Cycling Center with Diversity Leadership Award

By Breesa Culver, Development Manager The upstairs of the Gerding Theater at the Armory was filled with gussied up transportation professionals on Tuesday night. They were gathered to celebrate women’s work – specifically women’s roles in the fields of transportation planning, advocacy, and engineering. The Women’s Transportation Seminar is an international organization dedicated to providing […]

Cycling Sojourner Book Launch

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Cycling Sojourner Book Launch Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 River City Bicycles – 706 SE MLK Blvd. The wonderful Ellee Thalheimer has written a new kind of guide book – Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon. We are honored to be a beneficiary […]

Community Calendar: April

Here are some events happening in April: Tweed Ride April 1, 1pm Kenilworth Park, SE Holgate and SE 34th Read more Walk to Work Day April 6th Check the website for meetup locations Read more Race Talks Occupy Oregon: a coalition of color Tuesday April 10th, 7pm McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Read more […]

Community Calendar: March

Here are some events happening in March:
Women’s History Month Ride
March 10th, 11am,
2129 SE Ladd
Read more
Why Aren’t There More Black Peo…

Returning from Cycle Oregon

After daily moves between towns in southwestern Oregon with more than 2,000 riders, we are back in Portland sleeping in our own beds instead of gra…

Equity Ride recap

Last Thursday, August 25th, the second annual Equity Ride took place, in the Lents neighborhood of SE Portland. Organized by Shelli Romero at the O…

Join us for the Equity Ride

Join us tomorrow evening, August 25th, for the second annual Equity Ride. Organized by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Equity Ride wil…

Cupcake Day!

Cupcake Jones, a locally owned bakery in the Pearl District, will be donating 5% of their proceeds to us for one day, August 16th. Start planni…

Ten years of Create a Commuter

One of the early successes- and disappointments- of the Community Cycling Center was our Yellow Bike Program. We’d fix up bikes, paint them yellow,…

National Bike Summit Highlights 2011

I became a fan of bike sharing at this year’s National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, both in terms of riding the goofy-looking-but-decidedly-enjo…

Worst Day of the Year Ride 2011 Recap

This past Sunday, Feb. 13th, thousands of bicyclists came out for a chilly winter ride, making the 10th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride a rousing…

Cycle Oregon Adventures

Cycle Oregon is all about connecting people and supporting communities. Their work is similar to our work in north and northeast Portland, but with…

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…

Another amazing Hinson Bike Day

Last Saturday, we teamed up with Hinson Church once again to hold a free and fun community event in sunny Southeast Portland.

We provided bicycl…

Thank you, Cycle Oregon!

The Cycle Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation awards the Community Cycling Center $5,000 for general operating expenses

We have worke…

On the road with Cycle Oregon 2008

What’s better than waking up at 6am in a field surrounded by 2,000 riders? Cleaning bikes for eight hours!

For the eighth consecutive year, the …

Thank you Cycle Oregon!

The Community Cycling Center received a $10,000 grant from the Cycle Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation to support our office move an…

reCYCLE Your Bicycle!

Donate your bike and make it a vehicle for change!

This year the Community Cycling Center needs to collect 4,000 bicycles, including 1,200 adult…

Another Beautiful Worst Day Ride

When we laugh at the weather, it laughs back! Sunday February 10th brought yet another beautiful dry day for the sold-out Worst Day of the Year R…

Upcoming Bike Collections

Have you always wanted to donate a bike to the Community Cycling Center but it’s never convenient to stop by our shop at 1700 NE Alberta? Well, thi…

And the Winner Is…

This Sunday’s Open House brought together more than fifty people, new and familiar to the Community Cycling Center. Volunteers, participants, new a…

Celebrate at Our Open House

The Community Cycling Center is proud to celebrate the rollout of our new mission statement with a community Open House. Everyone is welcome to j…

$15,000 Raised at Cycle Oregon

Last weekend, hundreds of cyclists finished up the sometimes grueling, always gorgeous 481-mile Cycle Oregon route, and the Community Cycling Cente…

Look For Us at Cycle Oregon

If you are headed to Cycle Oregon this weekend, don’t forget to look us up! We’ll be available all week detailing bikes to raise money to support o…

Hottest Day of the Year Ride

We can definitely say we had the coolest Hottest Day of the Year Ride on Sunday. The temperature hovered around 65 degrees most of the day. Luckily, we Portlanders don’t even notice a little cloud cover as evidenced by the pre-ride smiles and post-ride silliness….