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 […]


We Are a Trail Blazers Community Partner!

Blazer fans on bike at recent Bike to Blazers event.

How about this for some exciting news, shared just in time for Transportation Night? Yesterday, the Portland Trail Blazers announced the team’s five nonprofit community partners for the next two seasons.  The Community Cycling Center is thrilled to be a community partner, along with four other incredible organizations! Mychal Tetteh, our CEO, shared his thoughts […]


Bike Maintenance Classes are Back, Starting Thursday!

By Jake Schorr Did you ride hard all summer? Is it time to give your bike some love? Give you and your bike a treat by learning to do repairs on it yourself! The rainy season is here, and with it returns our Bike Maintenance classes taught by our team of skilled mechanics. The first […]


Scholarship Summer Camps a Success

By Qingyang Xie Intern “What I like the most is that I get to bike around all the time at camp.” This is the most common answer I heard when I asked our campers at scholarship camps what their favorite part of bike camp is. The scholarship camp is a unique opportunity for children from […]


Transportation Justice Alliance (Part 2)

By Katie Steele, Advocacy Intern For many Portland residents, even those who bus and bike to work on daily basis, justice in transportation is likely an abstract concept.  The most obvious example is definitely accessibility to public transportation, but there is also affordable bike travel, safe and accessible pedestrian routes, and environmental safety for all […]


Transportation Justice Alliance (Part 1)

By Katie Steele, Advocacy Intern When jumping into Portland’s transportation advocacy scene, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of faces, acronyms, and agendas.  It’s harder still to tease apart where these organizations lie in relation to one another, from the grassroots to the grasstops and even on to direct legislative involvement.  When you […]