Archive for Category: Bike Shop

Shop tip: tools to carry with you

By Patrick Loftus, Service Manager Carrying a few of the right tools will help you get out of a jam, and might keep you from walking home or taking the bus. Beyond a helmet, lights, and a lock, here’s a list of recommended items to carry with you on your commute, in order of importance: […]

Pack a Pannier and save 20% at the shop!

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist The Pack a Pannier special was so successful (and so fun) in August that we’re extending it to September. If you’re thinking about gearing up to go back to school, or to commute in the rainy season, now’s the time! We sell three different kinds of panniers in our […]

313 bikes given new lives

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Our Bike Donation Campaign ended on July 30th, and thanks to our donors, we collected a grand total of 313 bicycles in one month! This was our very first Bike Donation Campaign at the shop, and we came so close to meeting our goal of collecting 400 bikes. […]

Product Review: North St. Panniers

By David Kurushima, Retail Supervisor We’re having a Pack-a-Pannier special in the shop! That means every Wednesday and Thursday in August, pack a pannier with accessories and take 20% off the bag and everything in it. If you’re reading this, I can bet we have two things in common: 1) You ride a bike, and […]

What a difference an overhaul makes (with photos)

We just wrapped up our Overhaul Special at our bike shop. We thought we’d celebrate by sharing some pictures of a bike before and after its complete overhaul – what a difference it has made! Our mechanics do such excellent work refurbishing bicycles. Thank you to everyone who participated in our shop special! Your dollars […]

Stolen bike – Klein Palomino

Someone broke into our shop and stole this refurbished $1,095 Klein Palomino bicycle (serial# WL1771819). Needless to say, we are upset about the loss of the bike and the damage to our shop. In addition, the break-in represents a loss of funding for our community programs, as proceeds from shop sales benefit all the work […]

Product Review: Bike Cozy Tool Roll

By Christopher Hamann, Retail Supervisor As the buyer at the Community Cycling Center, I am always looking for local and fresh new items for our bike shop. I knew when I came across these tool rolls by Bike Cozy, that I’d found just that. They’re the cute and easy way to carry your basic tools […]

Campus Commuters: PCC’s exciting new bike rental program

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist In November, we were contacted by members of the Portland Community College’s Cascade campus community who were interested in developing a bike rental program. It was Julie Davenport, the Communications Coordinator for ASPCC (Associated Students of Portland Community College) who had the idea. She got it, she says, from […]