Archive for Author: Melinda

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 […]

Volunteers needed for Cycle Oregon

By Patrick Loftus, Volunteer & Events Manager The Community Cycling Center, whose mission is to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits, is headed to Cycle Oregon for another year. We need your help! As a volunteer you’d spend the day cleaning bikes and charging electronics through a solar powered trailer. When not cleaning bikes you’ll […]

The Shoe-Ins take home the trophy at Transportation Trivia

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager A rowdy crowd joined us at Radio Room last night to test their knowledge of the world’s bike share systems at our 8th edition of Transportation Trivia. With your help, we set a brand new Transportation Trivia record and raised over $4,800 to support our new bicycle library program for underserved communities. Thank […]

John Slaughter’s Poem for Gentrification is WEIRD! The Ride

For those of you who attended Gentrification is WEIRD! The Ride, you may remember the powerful poem that John Slaughter shared with us. Well, there is a longer piece of poetry that John would like to share with you. In the words of Laquida Landford, “I feel honored to have shared the community platform with these […]

Gentrification is WEIRD! The Ride – Recap and photos

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Over 50 people arrived at the Bike Repair Hub in New Columbia on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Some people stopped by purely because they were curious about the large fleet of bikes glistening in the center of the Bike Skills Park. “I woke up this morning and my […]

40 spots remaining in Bike Camp

By Melinda Musser, Communications Manager Bike Camp season kicked off last week, but it’s not too late to register your favorite child for a summer full of bike adventures. Take a look at our Bike Camp offerings to see if a week of riding in the sun could be the perfect summer plan for your […]

Support the Bike Repair Hub – Give Today

This summer, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Bike Repair Hub by doubling its open hours and debuting a Build-A-Bike program. Check out our new stop-motion video about the Bike Repair Hub and support our work through our Indiegogo campaign today. About the Bike Repair Hub In 2010, the Community Cycling Center asked neighbors […]

Excitement in many languages – Bikes for Kids 2016

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller Excitement filled the Rosewood Initiative during Bikes for Kids with a formidable din that made any spoken language (and there were many) difficult to hear. Kids were excited. Adults. Volunteers. Staff. Donors. Bikes for Kids is the smaller, riding-season Holiday Bike Drive, this year occurring in May to coincide with […]