Archive for Author: Melinda

ABC identifies barriers to accessing Cully’s newest park

Quotes and translations provided by William Francis and Lale Santelices On Saturday, March 14th, members of Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) joined Verde for a bike ride to identify barriers to accessing Wellington and Khunamokwst Park. Khunamokwst is the first developed park in the Cully Neighborhood. The Khunamokwst Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Keil Mueller

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager In this month’s volunteer spotlight, we celebrate Keil Mueller, one of our amazing board members. All of our board members generously volunteer their time to stewarding the mission of the Community Cycling Center. In addition to being a member of our board, Keil supports the fiscal health of […]


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 […]


Our programs will continue, despite loss of grant funding

Dear Friends of the Community Cycling Center, As you may have heard, we were not awarded funding for the Metro RTO 2015-2017 grant season. For those of you who do not regularly attend Transportation Trivia, Metro RTO stands for Regional Travel Options, a program known for awarding grants that increase mobility around the Portland Metro […]


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 […]


It’s about transferring knowledge to your kids!

By Lale Santelices, Collaborations Manager Members of the Cully community and the new Líderes Verdes (trained volunteer leaders from Verde), who will join ABC this year, received a bike and safety training at our Earn a Bike workshop. After a meeting I was able to check in with three of the participants about the workshop […]


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 […]


783 reasons why we love our volunteers

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager The Community Cycling Center had a very successful 2014, but we could not have done it without the support of our volunteers. Last week, we threw a party to celebrate the many accomplishments we made together. A look back at 2014 volunteer highlights: Volunteers helped us expand our […]


Avenues to Advocacy Volunteer Nights

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager We are on the verge of creating an online resource that will amplify and simplify community organizing around active transportation. Our advocacy volunteers do not need tech skills to build the future of Portland’s advocacy network. We are looking for people of all skill levels with a passion […]


In memory of Jim O’Horo

By Randi Orth, Former Volunteer & Outreach Manager at the Community Cycling Center For those who don’t know, Jim O’Horo holds the title of longest running volunteer with Community Cycling Center in its entire history. Having started his stint with us in 1996 on a suggestion from a former Bicycle Transportation Alliance staffer, his presence […]