Archive for Author: Melinda

Coalition wins $3.5 million for Safe Routes to School!

Yesterday, the For Every Kid Coalition, representing 89 coalition partners including the Community Cycling Center and the BTA, won an unprecedented investment in Safe Routes to School: $3.5 million. The Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) voted in favor of the proposal that increases investments that provide safety for people walking, bicycling, and accessing transit, […]


Shop Tip: Top tools to own for DIY at-home bike maintenance

By Jackie Mautner, Bicycle Mechanic So you’ve got a tool bag you bring with you for roadside repair, but what about when you’re home on a rainy day and itching to replace your badly worn tires, or fix that sticky headset? Here are a few tools that are sure to make working on your bike […]


News Release: Portland’s BIKETOWN Receives Equity Boost from the Community Cycling Center

  Local nonprofit awarded grant to increase accessibility to new bike share system PORTLAND, OR – May 11, 2015 – National bicycle advocacy organization PeopleForBikes announced today the recipients of the Better Bike Share Partnership grants across the country. Local nonprofit organization, Community Cycling Center, will receive a $75,000 grant to help increase access to […]


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“Don’t be a wimp – come get dirty with bikes!”

By Daniel Shor, Community Collaborations Program Intern/BPS Plant I started working for the Community Cycling Center as part of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s (BPS) Climate Action Collaborative Cohort. BPS assigned me to the Cycling Center to help Helensview High School students develop a community outreach project; a project that would connect the […]


Cyclone Bicycle Supply powers more bike builds

By Patrick Loftus, Volunteer and Event Manager For 22 years the Community Cycling Center has helped people of all ages experience the joy of earning their very own bikes. All of the bicycles for our Earn-a-Bike programs are fully cleaned and refurbished by staff and volunteers. It’s a lot of work that requires a lot […]


Islabikes donates 14 bicycles to the Community Cycling Center

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Islabikes—producers of lightweight bikes made specifically for children—gave back to their community by donating 14 bikes to the Community Cycling Center. These bikes will be used for our new bike fleet, allowing us to lead many bike rides in Portsmouth, Cully, and beyond. “We can’t thank Islabikes enough […]


Springwater Corridor Safety Issues

As many have heard, concerns regarding the safety along the Springwater Corridor prompted Joe Kurmaskie to put his Camp Creative based out of Sellwood Community Center on hold for the summer. The Corridor was the main bike path he used for his camp. We are working to gather more information regarding the current state of […]


Over 100 spots remaining in Bike Camp

By Jake Schorr, Bike Camp Manager With the weather warming, we’re eyeing our bikes and making plans for the summer. Take a look at our Bike Camp offerings to see if a week of riding in the sun could be the perfect summer plan for your child. We have spots available for all age groups […]


Rain or Shine, Chavez Bike Club Rides Strong

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager It was a cloudy Tuesday morning on the second day of spring break. While most students were nestled in their beds, the Cesar Chavez Bike Club crew arrived at 9:30am for their 4th week of Bike Club. Prior to Tuesday, the students learned about the importance of helmets, […]