Archive for the 'Updates' Category

Product Review: Cygolite Metro 550

Friday, October 24th, 2014
By David Kurushima, Retail Manager There are many things you can learn about the nature and habits of Portland cyclists simply by looking at what they are buying throughout the year. One thing that has stood out to me at our shop in recent years is that, along with fenders (for obvious reasons), higher-end lights are always in top demand in the fall. While most people seem content to use inexpensive lights in the s

Avenues to Advocacy – join our hackathon!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
By Allison Giffin, Campaign Specialist We all have ideas about how to improve the safety of our neighborhood streets, our commutes, and our kids’ journeys to school, but how do those ideas turn into results? The local policy system can seem like a monolith when you want something done in your community, and you haven’t the slightest idea of where to start. Even organizations that specialize in transportation ad

Blown away by Cycle Oregon 2014!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
By Randi Orth, Volunteer & Outreach Manager During the second week of September, five Community Cycling Center staff members, 15 volunteers, and our brightly designed box truck headed east to The Dalles to join the adventure that is Cycle Oregon. For over a decade, the Community Cycling Center has partnered with Cycle Oregon to raise funds for our community programs, most notably the upcoming wintry bash known

Winter Riding Shop-Tip Medley

Monday, September 15th, 2014
By Forrest Scott, Service Supervisor Hello Everyone! The first day of fall is just about a week away! Last Thursday’s blustery weather reminded me that it’s time to adjust my bike commuting practice to suite the changing season. And, given that it’s almost fall, we know that: Below is a collection of relevant shop tips to help you face the colder weather with confidence. First off: I find that I need to carr