Ride with Us: The Worst Day of the Year Ride!

Minion family at Worst day of the Year Ride

On Sunday, February 11th, regardless of the weather, thousands of fun-loving cyclists will grab their friends, don their costumes, and gather to join the Worst Day of the Year Ride. Riders choose between 4, 15, or 42 mile routes–all with spectacular rest stops featuring yummy treats and warm beverages. After scoffing at the elements, participants […]


A Bike Build with AWS Elemental

In fall of 2017, an AWS Elemental team gathered to build bikes for the Cycling Center’s Holiday Bike Drive, an annual event during which more than 400 children receive their first bicycle. Following is a recount from AWS Elemental Community Ambassador Emily Barrett. Could you describe what happened at Elemental’s most recent bike build? Most […]


It’s the 22nd Annual Holiday Bike Drive Recap!

Young rider on Bike Rodeo

Here’s the word from Executive Director Kasandra Griffin: “To many, the Holiday Bike Drive looks like the day in which over 400 children get a bike. But for me, the Holiday Bike Drive looks like the first day of a lifelong relationship with bicycles for over 400 children. It is a big, beautiful idea, and […]


Join Us for Blazers Bike Night!

UPDATE: Ticket sales have been extended through October 6th, thanks to our friends at the Trail Blazers! The Trail Blazers and the Community Cycling Center are pairing up for a fun night of basketball at this year’s #BlazersBikeNight on October 28th. Please make the night complete by joining us as they take on the Phoenix […]


Thank You, Cycle Oregon

Cycle Oregon has announced that they have cancelled the 2017 Classic due to wildfires. We can only imagine how difficult the decision was for the Cycle Oregon team and admire that they have prioritized safety. The development of this summer’s fires have had significant impacts on communities throughout Oregon, most particularly in central and southern […]


Why Gateway Green Matters

Bike Camp at Gateway Green

If you have been to our bike shop on 17th and NE Alberta St., you may have seen Cole Lalomia behind the counter. Like many of the Cycling Center’s bike mechanics, Cole is not only adept at fixing bikes, but also volunteers in the community to make it a more welcoming place. Cole is a […]


The Joy of a New Bicycle: Bikes for Kids 2017

It was a love affair on Saturday, July 22nd. One hundred thirty-two lonely bicycles found their match in the form of overjoyed children anxious for their first ride. There were many countries and languages represented, but these bicycles transcended all barriers. No amount of economic or social disparity mattered on this Saturday. In turn, our […]


Meet Kasandra Griffin, Our New Executive Director!

After a thoughtful and deliberative process involving representatives of our board, staff, and partner organizations, we are delighted to welcome our new Executive Director, Kasandra Griffin. In order to get to know her a bit better, we asked her to tell us about herself! Why did you choose to join the Community Cycling Center as […]


Beca de Bici 2017: Event Recap

Registration station at Beca de Bici

On May 20th, Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC), Community Cycling Center, Bikes for Humanity, and The Street Trust came together for Beca de Bici 2017, a bicycle giveaway for children in the Cully neighborhood. Patty Otero, our Program Coordinator, shared a recap about the event. How did the bike giveaway come about? Bikes for […]


Team Tailwind Profile: Phil Wu

Phil Wu profile photo

Just in time for National Bike Month, we are celebrating Team Tailwind, our growing crew of monthly donors who support the Community Cycling Center’s transformative work. Over the next several weeks, we will be highlighting a few Team Tailwind members. Thanks, Team! Who are you? What do you do/enjoy? I’m a retired pediatrician, but I […]