Archive for Author: Melinda

#TBT: Brian Lacy on the Yellow Bike Program

  Recently, Lost Oregon dug up some fun video archives about the Yellow Bike Program. We sat down with Brian Lacy, our founder, to chat about the Community Cycling Center’s involvement with the program. Although the Cycling Center eventually pulled away from the Yellow Bike Program, Brian spoke of the hope and optimism that providing […]


Ben Duncan (of OPAL) on earning a bike through the Community Cycling Center

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Last week, we sat down to chat with Ben Duncan, founding board member of OPAL and the Chief Diversity and Equity Officer at Multnomah County Health. Ben graduated from our Create a Commuter program over a decade ago, and shared with us his thoughts on the importance of […]


Shop tip: The exciting world of disc brake maintenance

By Forrest Scott, Mechanic This month’s shop tip covers pad replacement and adjustment for mechanical disc brakes. Since the Avid BB7 model is increasingly common as stock equipment for commuting bikes, I chose to focus on this particular model for this month’s tip. Much of the information below is relevant to other mechanical brake models. […]


It’s the first week of Bike Camp! Here’s what the kids have to say…

  It’s the first week of Bike Camp, that time of year where kids of all ages take over the streets of Portland, armed with popsicles, wrenches, new friends, and adventures. We sat down with fellow Bike Campers at New Columbia–many of which are graduates of our Bike Club program–to ask about what they learned […]


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 […]


News Release: Bike Gallery Wins 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge

Event raises over $11,000 for the Community Cycling Center June 16, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – Two mechanics from Bike Gallery—Brian Link and Sterling Hill—took home the trophy at the 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city competed in a series of events in front of […]


News release: Community Cycling Center Celebrates 20 Years

June 5, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center, Portland’s first nonprofit bike shop, is celebrating its 20thanniversary this June. This week, the Center launched its anniversary campaign video, featuring their founder, Brian Lacy. From their humble beginnings on 24th and Alberta Street, to their very first Holiday Bike Drive, Lacy shares his memories of what […]


Community Cycling Center celebrates 20 years!

Twenty years ago, the Community Cycling Center became a nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to bicycling and its benefits. To celebrate this special anniversary, we want to share this video of our founder, Brian Lacy, with you. Brian speaks about his inspiration for starting the Community Cycling Center. With his vision, he launched core […]


Not too late to sign your kid up for Bike Camp adventures!

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager It’s not too late to sign your child up for a summer full of adventures on two wheels. We still have openings in the following Bike Camps: At Community Cycling Center: Advanced Cruisers Grades 4-5: July 7-11 Girls Cruisers Grades 4-5: July 14-18 Cruisers Grades 4-5: August 11-15 […]


Spring Bike Club graduates are out in the world! Meet Alex and Fatuma, new grads!

By Ari Kemis, Volunteer Storyteller School is almost out—and so is Bike Club! Middle school students who joined our after-school, bike safety program in the Portland area are nearly finished with the spring six-week program. They are getting ready to teach their friends and family all about bicycles and ride off with their newly earned […]