Archive for Author: Steph Routh

In Support of Inclusionary Housing

Mychal presenting testimony at City Council

This morning, Portland City Council unanimously approved an inclusionary housing program for the city, in order to provide more affordable housing as market rate housing is developed. Community Cycling Center CEO Mychal Tetteh testified in favor of inclusionary housing at last week’s City Council hearing. Many thanks to our partners and friends at OPAL Environmental […]


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 […]


Interview with John Guerrero, Bike Mechanics STEM Student

John Guerrera and his cruiser

John Guerrero is a student in Bike Mechanics STEM Class at Helensview High School. Students earn 4 credits in one semester of the class, which is taught by Helensview’s physics teacher, Dammes, and the Community Cycling Center’s Andrea Chiotti. After a Friday morning lesson about friction followed by a lesson in overhauling bike hubs, John […]


Bike Camp Registration Opens December 6th

Bike campers at the Hacienda Bike Hub

By Jake Schorr Bike camp registration is opening early this year so that you can give the gift of camp this holiday season. Winter is here, but all this rain has got the staff of the Community Cycling Center dreaming of bike-riding fun in the sun in Portland! We can’t wait to be out there […]


CEO Mychal Tetteh Announces Transition

What an honor this has been. When I began my work at the Community Cycling Center in 2005, I was hired as a Retail Sales and Outreach Specialist. I earned $7 an hour and was barely qualified to sell innertubes. It was the only job I could get in a bicycle industry that often requires […]


Fruitcake and Bike Love Walk Into an Ice Cream Store…

Photo of the Fruitcake Ice Cream

You can satiate your sweet tooth and support a cause you love at the same time! For the entire month of December, proceeds of Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream at Salt & Straw benefit your friendly neighborhood Community Cycling Center. The exchanging of fruitcake is a long-standing tradition, and there’s never been a more infamous […]


You Are Welcome Here

Community Cycling Center's front door

By Mychal Tetteh You are not alone. We’re here, with and for you. At the Community Cycling Center, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This hopeful, open and abundant approach to our mission stands in stark contrast to the divisiveness we have recently […]


The Give!Guide Launches Today!

We are excited to be rolling right along with the 2016 Give!Guide launch today! The Give!Guide works to increase the number of young supporters of local nonprofits and their incredible work by creating a sense of philanthropy across the city. Or, as the guide’s website puts it, they “handpicked 141 of Portland’s most impactful nonprofits and […]


Portland Debuts BIKETOWN for All

BIKETOWN for All workshop

Portland is excited to debut its BIKETOWN for All program! The program will provide an opportunity for Portlanders living on low incomes to become members of BIKETOWN and pay with cash. It will also provide bike safety education and free helmets to BIKETOWN for All members. BIKETOWN for All is a partnership between the Community Cycling Center (CCC), the […]


Donate Your Bike at Any Area REI This Saturday

"Donate your bike" in sidewalk chalk

By Patrick Loftus, Volunteer Manager Are you ready to say goodbye to that old Bridgestone that never quite fit you? Have your kids outgrown the coaster brakes and moved on to bigger and better things? Have you been meaning to donate a bicycle, but haven’t had the chance to get up to our shop on […]