Archive for Category: Holiday Bike Drive

More than just a bike

When my family immigrated to the United States, my parents were forced to navigate virtually every facet of our new life in America in an unfamiliar language and an unfamiliar place. We were not in Iran anymore, and the chaotic sounds of war were replaced with the urban landscape of Cleveland. This meant, for the […]

Holiday Bike Drive On December 2nd

  Our biggest and most magical event of the year is coming up soon, on Sunday, December 2nd. Hundreds of kids from families with low incomes will get to choose a bike to take home, and the smiles will light up the room. We have a few slots still available for volunteers to help with […]

A Bike Build with AWS Elemental

In fall of 2017, an AWS Elemental team gathered to build bikes for the Cycling Center’s Holiday Bike Drive, an annual event during which more than 400 children receive their first bicycle. Following is a recount from AWS Elemental Community Ambassador Emily Barrett. Could you describe what happened at Elemental’s most recent bike build? Most […]

It’s the 22nd Annual Holiday Bike Drive Recap!

Young rider on Bike Rodeo

Here’s the word from Executive Director Kasandra Griffin: “To many, the Holiday Bike Drive looks like the day in which over 400 children get a bike. But for me, the Holiday Bike Drive looks like the first day of a lifelong relationship with bicycles for over 400 children. It is a big, beautiful idea, and […]

Holiday Bike Drive 2016 Recap

Young cyclist pointing at a bike

It’s been two weeks since the Holiday Bike Drive, and the numbers and photos are in! On Sunday, December 4th, 411 kids picked their first bike, received a perfectly fitted helmet, and rode away with a great introduction as to what a bike can bring to their lives. For those of you who like the […]

Photos from the 20th annual Holiday Bike Drive

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager On Sunday, 300 children rode home with new bicycles, helmets, and the newfound knowledge on how to ride safely in their neighborhoods at the 20th annual Holiday Bike Drive. This event has come a long way since its inception in 1995 when our founder, Brian Lacy, used to […]

Sponsor a child’s first bike

This December, the Community Cycling Center will celebrate 20 years of the Holiday Bike Drive, our most impactful program that has provided over 10,000 bicycles to children from families with low incomes since 1995. We believe that every child deserves the life-changing power and healthy benefits that bicycles bring. Every December, Holiday Bike Drive helps […]

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 […]

The sum of sights and experiences: one volunteer’s perspective of the Holiday Bike Drive

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller I volunteer for the kids, the other volunteers, the love of bicycling, and because being at the Holiday Bike Drive feels right and good.  Every year, the Community Cycling Center brings the gift of bicycling to approximately 375 children.  This annual event requires the work of over 500 volunteers, and […]

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 […]

Stories and photos from the 17th annual Holiday Bike Drive

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist On Sunday, December 9th, 440 children lit up the atrium of Legacy Emanuel Hospital with huge smiles. Before choosing their new bikes, they learned how to be safe on the road, how to safely fit and snap on their new helmets, and many other hands-on lessons designed to make […]

Alicia’s Holiday Bike Drive story (VIDEO)

This December, over 400 underserved children will choose their very first bicycles at our 17th annual Holiday Bike Drive. Check out the video below featuring Alicia and Diego Sanchez, who share their memories of how bikes have affected their family after Alicia received her first bike in 2010.   To celebrate the spirit of the Holiday […]

You’re invited to the Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek

The 17th annual Holiday Bike Drive is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than a party at the bike shop? Join us on Wednesday, December 5th, from 6:30-9pm at our bike shop for the 3rd annual Holiday Bike Drive Sneak Peek. – Enjoy beer, wine, snacks, and music. – Take advantage […]

Wieden + Kennedy Volunteers clean 17 bikes for Holiday Bike Drive

By Lara Sheets, Program Support Specialist On Thursday, May 17th, 32 volunteers from Wieden + Kennedy pulled up to our shop on a warm, sunny day in a bright yellow school bus. They arrived eager and excited to get their hands dirty painting and cleaning 17 kids bikes for our annual Holiday Bike Drive. After […]

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…

Bike Gallery pitches in

Beginning Friday, November 28th, all six Bike Gallery stores will commence one month of in-store fundraising for the Community Cycling Center!

Get Wild With Holiday Bike Drive

The final installment of our Holiday Bike Drive Trilogy is cleaned, repaired, and ready to go. Meet the one we call Tierra del Fuego. He’s one part…

Gamma Ray Gorgeous

For some, a gamma ray might simply refer to a high energy photon, but for some lucky kid at Holiday Bike Drive, Gamma Ray is the sweet violaceous G…

Holiday Bike Drive Gets Ambitious

We got a little excited while registering children for our Holiday Bike Drive! Instead of signing up 500 kids, we signed up 519 — with the help o…