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How a bike saves Maria money and helps her connect with her community

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller Maria earned her bike on Valentine’s Day earlier this year during a Create a Commuter workshop. In the opening circle of that February workshop, Maria said, “I look forward to riding my bike to save money. I had a bike, but it was stolen.” This April, Community Cycling Center follows up with Maria on a sunny day in the Kenton neighborhood to learn how the lessons from

Community service day gives Bike Skills Park fresh look for spring

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
By Lisa Ratzlaff, Volunteer Storyteller Close to 25 volunteers gathered on March 15th in New Columbia to spruce up the Bike Skills Park.  Volunteers and staff from We All Can Ride, The Community Cycling Center, Village Gardens, Northwest Trail Alliance, and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (who provided the grant to cover the cost of the trees and other supplies), mingled and worked alongside

Wine, Fred Meyer, Western Bikeworks, and Amazon

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
By Mike Conway, Development Manager The Community Cycling Center likes to do things a little differently. We’ve been out and about developing some new partnerships with the hope of offering you (our fabulous friends) new ways to support us and give back to our community. Whether you like wine, shop at Fred Meyer, or are looking to buy that new book on Amazon, the Community Cycling Center can benefit from your

Shop Tip: emergency roadside repairs

Monday, March 24th, 2014
By Patrick Loftus, Service Manager A while back we covered what tools are good to carry with you on your commute. This month we’ll talk about some tips and tricks for repairs when you don’t have the tools. All of the repair tips mentioned below are temporary, emergency only, and in some cases, barely better than nothing.  Use your best judgment before attempting any of these. When in doubt, walk home, find a r