Archive for Category: Press Releases

Neighborhood Leader Craig Fondren Joins Our Team as the Community Programs Manager

Please join us in welcoming Craig Fondren as our new Community Programs Manager. Mr. Fondren has deep roots in Northeast Portland, having spent many years focused on housing and urban development in the area. He worked at the Sabin Community Development Corporation from 1999 – 2013, which is the neighborhood organization working to keep inner […]


New Fujis for Sale in the Shop!

by Tyler Pell While much of our customer base may not know it, each fall, the Cycling Center effectively runs out of bikes to sell. Not that our inventory is wiped clean, but our supply of affordably-priced utilitarian commuter bikes — the shop’s bread and butter — effectively runs dry. It’s a tradition we dread, […]


Portland Debuts BIKETOWN for All

BIKETOWN for All workshop

Portland is excited to debut its BIKETOWN for All program! The program will provide an opportunity for Portlanders living on low incomes to become members of BIKETOWN and pay with cash. It will also provide bike safety education and free helmets to BIKETOWN for All members. BIKETOWN for All is a partnership between the Community Cycling Center (CCC), the […]


News Release: Portland’s BIKETOWN Receives Equity Boost from the Community Cycling Center

  Local nonprofit awarded grant to increase accessibility to new bike share system PORTLAND, OR – May 11, 2015 – National bicycle advocacy organization PeopleForBikes announced today the recipients of the Better Bike Share Partnership grants across the country. Local nonprofit organization, Community Cycling Center, will receive a $75,000 grant to help increase access to […]


News Release: Community Cycling Center celebrates 20th year of Holiday Bike Drive

Over 300 children to receive their first bicycles November 25, 2015 – Portland, Ore. – On Sunday, December 6th, the Community Cycling Center will celebrate 20 years of the Holiday Bike Drive, its most impactful program that has provided over 10,000 bicycles to children from families with low incomes since 1995. This December, witness the […]


The story behind the Community Cycling Center’s new look

  By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Today, we are excited to share with you our new logo, website, and video featuring Laquida Landford, a woman who earned a bike and participated in a pilot leadership development training program at the Community Cycling Center. After celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, we decided it was time […]


News Release: 2nd Annual Bike Mechanic Challenge Returns During Pedalpalooza

A benefit for the Community Cycling Center June 5, 2015 – Portland, Ore. – Which bike shop will take home the trophy for having the best bicycle mechanics in the city? Find out at the 2nd annual Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city will compete in […]


News Release: Community Cycling Center Expands Bike Camp Offerings

The nonprofit offers Bike Camps in NE and SE Portland May 28, 2015 – Portland, Ore. – What better way for kids to spend their summers than with new friends at the Community Cycling Center’s Bike Camps.This summer, the Center will offer more camps in two locations: NE Alberta Street at the Community Cycling Center […]


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 […]


News Release: Bike Gallery Wins 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge

Event raises over $11,000 for the Community Cycling Center June 16, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – Two mechanics from Bike Gallery—Brian Link and Sterling Hill—took home the trophy at the 2014 Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city competed in a series of events in front of […]


News release: Community Cycling Center Celebrates 20 Years

June 5, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center, Portland’s first nonprofit bike shop, is celebrating its 20thanniversary this June. This week, the Center launched its anniversary campaign video, featuring their founder, Brian Lacy. From their humble beginnings on 24th and Alberta Street, to their very first Holiday Bike Drive, Lacy shares his memories of what […]


News release: Mechanics gear up for Bike Mechanic Challenge

 Mechanics Gear Up for Bike Mechanic Challenge A benefit for the Community Cycling Center May 21, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – 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 […]


Community Cycling Center Launches Bike Camps at Sellwood Cycle Repair

The nonprofit will now offer day camps in NE and SE Portland March 11, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – This summer, the Community Cycling Center will expand their Bike Camp program by offering more camps in two locations: on NE Alberta Street at the Community Cycling Center headquarters, and at a new location on SE […]


News Release: Transportation Trivia Night Goes Big

Fourth installment of trivia event will move to City Hall in March March 4, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center is collecting the wonkiest of trivia questions to put a group of transportation nerds to the test at their fourth installment of Transportation Trivia Night. And this time, they’re going big. On […]


News Release: Community Cycling Center celebrates 18th Annual Holiday Bike Drive with a Sneak Peek party

Over 375 children to receive bicycles, helmets, and safety education November 25, 2013– Portland, Ore. – In December, over 375 children from underserved communities will convene at Legacy Emanuel Hospital with their families to receive bicycles, helmets, and safety education at the Community Cycling Center’s 18th annual Holiday Bike Drive. The Cycling Center invites the […]


News Release: Community Cycling Center Announces Mychal Tetteh as New CEO

August 23, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – Today the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to bicycling and its benefits, announced the selection of Mychal Tetteh as their new CEO. “We are excited to welcome Mychal back to the Community Cycling Center and we are confident he will hit the ground […]


News release: Transportation Trivia Night – Third Time’s a Charm

Radio Room to host benefit for the Community Cycling Center August 19, 2013 – Portland, Ore. –  Have you measured the miles of sidewalks, bike lanes, and streetcar tracks in the Portland Metro area? Start studying now for the third installment of Transportation Trivia Night, a benefit for the nonprofit, Community Cycling Center. Radio Room […]


News release: Community Cycling Center’s Rummage Sale – Sunday, August 25th

Community Cycling Center’s Rummage Sale – Sunday, August 25th Sale features great deals on over 100 hand tools, repair stands, and more August 5, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center is gearing up for a rummage sale on Sunday, August 25th, from 10am – 2pm. The event will take place at their […]


News Release: New Columbia Celebrates Grand Opening of New Bike Skills Park

New Columbia Celebrates Grand Opening of New Bike Skills Park Project made possible by a $15,500 grant from PDC July 22, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – Residents of New Columbia and staff from the Community Cycling Center and Home Forward celebrated the grand opening of the new Bike Skills Park with a bike safety fair […]


News Release: The Community Cycling Center Celebrates New Workshop Space with a Spring Fundraising Party

Celebration includes Russell Street Bar-B-Que, Hopworks, Metrofiets, a bike museum, and more May 20, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center is celebrating their new workshop space with a spring fundraising party on Friday, May 31st, from 7:00 to 10:00pm. During the event, the Center will offer sandwiches from Russell St. Bar-B-Que, mini […]


The Community Cycling Center Board of Directors thanks Executive Director Alison Graves for outstanding years of service and leadership

The search for a new director will commence by March 1 Feb. 1, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center board of directors announces that Executive Director Alison Hill Graves is departing the organization. She and her husband Jay Graves, who recently retired after 39 years at Bike Gallery, a business that he and […]


Press Release: Community Cycling Center to Build a Bicycle Repair Hub in North Portland Neighborhood

Community Cycling Center to Build a Bicycle Repair Hub in North Portland Neighborhood The new facility will be built in August in an effort to eliminate barriers to bicycling often experienced by Portland’s communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. August 1, 2012 – Portland, Ore. – The Community Cycling Center announced today it is forging […]


Press Release: Radio Room to host Transportation-Themed Trivia Night

Radio Room to host Transportation-Themed Trivia Night Trivia night is a benefit for the Community Cycling Center, with prizes from Showers Pass, North St. Bags, Toro Bravo, and more! July 27, 2012 – Portland, Ore. – Think you know your bike lanes from your bioswales? Join the Community Cycling Center on August 15th at the […]


Press Release: Bike Census and Repair Training Cultivate Community Bike Educators in Cully

Bike Census and Repair Training Cultivate Community Bike Educators in Cully Residents from Hacienda CDC promote bicycling in partnership with the Community Cycling Center March 19, 2012 – Portland, Ore. – Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) – which translates to “Riding Bikes in Cully” – is a group of residents from Hacienda CDC, an […]


Hot off the Presses – Annual Report!

We had another amazing year of sharing the love of bicycles with the community. Every day we see beaming smiles from people buying refurbished bicy…


New Website!

On March 12, 2007 we launched our new website. The new look and navigation is meant to provide better access to the range of programs and services …