End Family Separation

The Community Cycling Center is appalled by the administration’s current policy of separating children from their parents. Separating children from their parents fits the United Nations definition of genocide. Although we know that America has a long history of doing just that to black, brown, and immigrant children (through slavery, Native American boarding schools, and […]


New Partnership with “Girls Build”

We launched a new partnership this spring with a new organization! For six weeks this year, six girls participated in an after-school “Become a Bike Mechanic” camp with an all-female instructor team. Girls Build has an overall focus on teaching girls hands-on skills and letting them know that jobs in the trades are a possibility for them. We […]


The HUB is open for business in 2018!

The 2018 Season of the HUB is up and running! The first day of “business” was May 2nd, and a grand opening party with music and burgers was held on Saturday, May 19th. The HUB is a free, convenient neighborhood bike repair spot for the residents of the Portsmouth neighborhood, specifically the New Columbia housing […]


Cycling Center Celebrates 15 years of Carl Wilson!

There has been a lot of change at the Cycling Center in the past 15 years. The one constant? Long-time mechanic Carl Wilson. On Sunday, May 27, Carl — who started at the Cycling Center on that date in 2003 — was surprised by a host of current and former CCC employees (who were all […]


Meet Matt Aranez, our new Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Post written by Tyler Pell Matt Aranez comes to the Cycling Center after holding a similar position at Catholic Charities in Utah – a refugee resettlement agency – where he coordinated a massive volunteer mentor program for immigrant and refugee youth going through resettlement. Matt is eager to bridge his passions for helping people find […]


How Volunteers Rocked 2017!

This post comes from Hanna Davis, our recent Volunteer & Events Manager. Wow! What a year for volunteers at the Community Cycling Center! Our volunteer appreciation party recently welcomed nearly 70 guests to the Lagunitas Community Room to celebrate our work with food, drinks, and a raffle. What’s more, we got the face time we […]


Recap of the Lake Monsters’ Robotics eBike STEM Class

Lake Monsters team

In honor of National Robotics Week, here is a shareworthy recap from the Fall 2017 eBike STEM high school class, written by student Karthik Sreedhar. The class was a partnership between the Lake Monsters Robotics program and the Community Cycling Center, made possible thanks to Chuck Brabenac and the Intel Encore Fellowship program. My interest […]


Buy a Bike, Get 10% Off New Accessories!

Photo of new accessories on bike

Just in time for springtime riding, we are offering 10% off of all new retail accessories with the purchase of a bicycle at our shop! When you buy a new–or new-to-you–bicycle, you can stock up on a new helmet, lock, lights, and racks, to name a few items. And we all know that a bike […]


Love by Bike: The 2nd Annual St. Velotine’s Day

Carl Larson delivering a velotine

In an increasingly digital world, St. Velotine’s Day is our emerging tradition celebrating all-analog affection. Next Wednesday, February 14th, the Cycling Center will be using our bike shop as a one-day pop-up couriering agency dedicated to appreciation and positive community spirit. Now through February 14th at 12:00pm*, you can stop in at our bike shop and […]


“Ovarian Psycos” Film Screening This Sunday

Ovarian Psycos film

For many, the bicycle is more than just a transportation mode—it is a tool for building community power. This Sunday, Hollywood Theatre will screen a film about an LA-based womxn’s collective who use the bicycle as an organizing tool. The film “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, […]