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Get Rolling During National Bike Month at These Neighborhood Businesses
May is National Bike Month and May 20th is National Bike to Work Day so this week’s newsletter will be dedicated to all things bikes! Did you know more than 6% of Portland commuters go by bike? That is the highest percentage of bike commuters for a large American city and means that more than 22,000 workers in Portland choose to bicycle. Whether you are an experienced rider or new to biking, there are a ton of resources available such as PBOT’s Suggested Bike Rides Around Portland. There are also a lot of great local businesses that can tune up your old bike, keep you safe, and help you ride in style.
- Alberta: Community Cycling Center is a full-service bike shop and they also help people gain access to bicycle knowledge, education, leadership training, and more. Gladys Bikes sells new and used bikes, plus they offer rentals and bicycle service in a gender-inclusive space.
- Foster: Enjoy the bike-friendly streetscape on SE Foster Road and stop by Bike Frequency for all your bicycle needs. They specialize in used and vintage bikes and tough repair jobs.
- Gateway: Outer Rim Bicycle Shop has been serving the Gateway community since 2007. This woman-owned shop has bikes, gear, and on-site repairs. If you are in the area, be sure to take a cruise through the beautiful Gateway Green, which offers a primo off-road cycling area.
- Lents: NW Pro Gear specializes in recycling old bikes and bike parts. They sell new and used bikes, offer repair services, and donate 10% of their net profits to charity.
- Lloyd: Interested in connecting with other people who like traveling by bike? Maybe you want to start bike commuting to work, but you’re not sure how? If you have questions and don’t know where to begin, GoLloyd is here to help!
- Midway: The Springwater Corridor is a 40-mile loop that passes through the Midway community using a repurposed former rail route. The path takes you by beautiful natural areas like Leach Botanical Garden and Powell Butte Nature Park.
- Montavilla: You can find the Oregon Bike Shop in the heart of the Montavilla district. The shop is owned by a bicycle mechanic, so you know they provide quality repairs. Check out their racing team, comprised of members aged 9 years old to 60+ with everyone in between.
- Multnomah Village: Southwest Bicycle caters to commuters who use bicycles as practical transportation. Owner Danny Houghton has been racing BMX, road, track, MTB, and cyclocross for more than 40 years.
- Northwest District: Looking to go off-road? Since 1985, Fat Tire Farm has been selling mountain bikes and bike parts to Portlanders looking to get a little dirty. They also partner with non-profits like Northwest Trail Alliance, Hood River Area Trail Stewards, 44 Trails Association, and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
- St. Johns: Block Bikes PDX is a full-service bike shop that carries a variety of new bikes, parts, and accessories.
- Williams District: North Williams Avenue is a major arterial for bikers. Abraham Fixes Bikes offers affordable bike repairs and also specializes in mountain bikes. Whatever type of cyclist you are, Metropolis Cycles has you covered with a selection of road, commuter, cyclocross, and eBikes in their inventory.