Archive for Category: Fundraising

Lessons in leverage – fathers & daughters building community with bikes

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller Paul is a Community Cycling Center donor and regular volunteer.  I spoke with him and his daughter, Nora, during a recent Tuesday night volunteer drop-in at the Alberta  shop.  I’m a volunteer, too, and curious why other volunteers contribute time and money to the organization. “I want to be a […]


5 hand-crafted balance bikes up for bids – Balance Bike Build-off Auction

By Brianna Harris, Campaign Specialist Every year hundreds of faces light up with joy at the Holiday Bike Drive. Kids smile, laugh, and some of them earn their very first bike. At the Community Cycling Center, we can’t help but smile, and be proud of the work we do. We love the bicycle, we love what […]


Eat fruitcake ice cream and support our Holiday Bike Drive

For the past 25 years, Congressman Earl Blumenauer developed a tradition of baking and delivering hundreds of fruitcakes to family, friends, and colleagues. When he dropped off a cake at Salt & Straw, it sparked a big idea. They decided to translate the Congressman’s own personal recipe into a flavorful ice cream concoction. Earl has […]


Photos and recap of The Bicycle Ball

By Lillian Karabaic, Development Coordinator What a night! Community Cycling Center’s 20th Anniversary Bicycle Ball was well-attended with 95 guests. The evening was filled with an air of celebration as dapper duds were donned, photos snapped, and party goers danced the Charleston and the Lindy Hop with drinks in hand. Together, we raised $10,129 during […]


News release: Introducing The Bicycle Ball, Celebrating 20 years of the Community Cycling Center

Live music, 1920s-inspired cocktails, and more November 10, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – This November, get ready for the bicycle event of the season. The Bicycle Ball is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, Community Cycling Center. Celebrating 20 years of broadening access to bicycles, the Cycling Center is hosting this fundraiser to support the next […]


Voodoo launches the bike doughnut in honor of the Community Cycling Center!

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager This July, Voodoo Doughnut is celebrating the Community Cycling Center’s 20th anniversary with the introduction of the bike doughnut! From now until August 2nd, every time you purchase a bike doughnut at the downtown or NE Portland Voodoo locations, a portion of the proceeds will go towards helping […]


A thank you to our supporters from Mychal

Dear Friends, Celebrating the Community Cycling Center’s 20th anniversary is a humbling experience. When we started the campaign at the beginning of June, we never thought it would be as wildly successful as it has become. We set a fundraising goal of $30,000 and our community of supporters rose to the occasion and gave generously.  […]


Bike Gallery Wins 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Mike Conway, Development Manager What started out as a mellow evening quickly became a night filled with pandemonium. The Bike Mechanic Challenge was in full force Saturday night at Velo Cult. At the helm was Brett Flemming—owner of Efficient Velo Tools—our fearless emcee who led 10 bike shops and 20 mechanics through a series […]


Community Cycling Center celebrates 20 years!

Twenty years ago, the Community Cycling Center became a nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to bicycling and its benefits. To celebrate this special anniversary, we want to share this video of our founder, Brian Lacy, with you. Brian speaks about his inspiration for starting the Community Cycling Center. With his vision, he launched core […]


Introducing…the Bike Mechanic Challenge

By Mike Conway, Development Manager Which bike shop has the best bicycle mechanics in the city? Find out at the Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city will compete in a series of fun events in front of a live audience. There will be food carts, beer, […]