Getting to know us: Alice Pennington
Employee at the Community Cycling Center since: March 2008
What do you do here?
I repair bikes for customers, prepare donated bikes for sale or programs, get songs stuck in my head, assess donated items from the early 90s for awesomeness value, try not to fall down the stairs while carrying huge cruisers, etc.
Why do you work here?
I see the bicycle as a common denominator for attaining freedom, happiness, mental clarity, and physical health. Our mission is to ensure that every person has access to one and I like being a part of that process.
What is your favorite Community Cycling Center program?
I think the Earn-a-Bike program is pretty cool.
A recumbent fixed gear with no brakes and one of those soft-ride suspension stems. And aerobars. If that never happens, I would settle for a custom ti hardtail single speed with a fox float fork and XTR everything.
Where are you from? Hood River, OR.
What brought you to Portland?
The opportunity to work here and be a part of truly worthwhile cycling-related agenda.
Watching cartoons, crossword puzzles, playing outside, kozy shack pudding.
How did you start cycling competitively?
My dad was way into it. I grew up watching the Tour de France and listening to John Tesh.
Last book you read?
The last book I read that I recommend is a book of short stories called River Teeth by David James Duncan.
Pets? Not currently, but I think dogs and cats are the other common denominators of happiness.