Industry Ticker: Western Bikeworks opens new 8,500 square foot store in Tigard

Posted on June 10th, 2015 at 10:30 am.

Western Bikeworks’ gleaming new store in Tigard aims to boost the area’s bike culture.
(Photos: Western Bikeworks)

Portland-based bike retailer Western Bikeworks (part of the Velotech stable of brands) has opened a large new store in Tigard at 7295 SW Dartmouth Street. This comes just over four years after their first store in the Pearl District opened in 2011.

Scroll down for more about the store via an official statement and several photos of the interior…


Industry Ticker: Burlingame Bikes expands in southwest Portland

Posted on May 26th, 2015 at 2:26 pm.

A good sign.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In a great sign that bicycling is growing and healthy in southwest Portland (despite the area’s challenges), Burlingame Bikes has completed an expansion.

It’s just the second anniversary of the shop that was opened by father-son duo Glenn and Marc Vanselow back in May 2013.

“We appreciate our neighborhood and the Portland cycling community,” Marc shared with us in an email last week, “They have driven this expansion.”


First look at Rivelo, Portland’s new independent Rivendell dealer (and record store)

Posted on May 26th, 2015 at 12:16 pm.

Rivendell Bicycle Works now has a home in Portland. Rivelo is a new bike shop in inner southeast that’s set to fully open next month as a dealer of the famous brand’s bikes, bags, apparel and other accessories.

Long-time BikePortland friend and reader (and big Rivendell fan) Beth Hamon rolled by the shop yesterday and shared a few photos…

a trip to rivelo, pdx
All photos by Beth Hamon/bikelovejones


Let’s thank River City Bicycles for 20 years of service

Posted on March 20th, 2015 at 12:14 pm.

River City 20th Anniversary promo video narrated by owner Dave Guettler.

What makes a great bike shop?


Rare, $20,000 Specialized-McLaren road bike sold at local shop

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 at 1:11 pm.

The lean and mean S-Works McLaren in southeast Portland last week.
(Photo: River City Bicycles)

It’s not every day that a local shop builds up a $20,000 bike that was made in collaboration with a legendary auto racing company.


‘Recumbent PDX’ set to open tomorrow on SE Hawthorne

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 5:09 pm.

The Recumbent PDX crew
The Recumbent PDX crew: (L to R) Russ Mayhew, Eddee Edson, Janet Morgan, Bella (dog), Louie Berry, Martina Fahrner, and Mel Birgé.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The lights at 2025 SE Hawthorne will be turned back on tomorrow when a new bike shop, Recumbent PDX, opens its doors for the first time.


New mobile bike shop opens in South Waterfront near the tram

Posted on August 31st, 2011 at 12:15 pm.

Go By Bike shop owner Kiel Johnson (center) shakes hands with customer (and friend) Owen Walz while shop staffer Eric Phelan looks on.
(Photos © J. Maus)


Unique, high-end time trial bikes stolen in shop theft

Posted on August 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm.

Smashed window of Southwest Bicycle.
(Photos: Dan Houghton)

Southwest Bicycle (3605 SW Multnomah Blvd) was victim of a smash-and-grab theft last night. Shop owner Dan Houghton says thieves broke one of his windows at around midnight and two high-end bikes were stolen. The bikes are valued at about $10,000.

Please keep your eyes out for a Javelin Barolo Time Trial bike and a BP Stealth TT bike. Both are pictured below…


Growing demand, sales push bike shop expansions

Posted on August 19th, 2011 at 4:12 pm.

Sellwood Cycle Repair new location-12-11
Sellwood Cycle Repair owner
Erik Tonkin in front of his
new location on SE 13th Ave.
(Photos © J. Maus)

A strong indication of bicycling’s health in Portland is the success and number of local bike shops. In the last year, there seems to be not just more bike shops, but expansions by existing ones too. Below I’ll share a report about two local shops that have experienced growth and have had to relocate to accomodate it.

Sellwood Cycle Repair and North Portland Bike Works might be on opposite sides of town, but they have a lot in common. Both shops have been around for a while (in Portland terms at least) — Sellwood for 15 years and Bike Works for nine. Both shops are independently owned and have built a strong loyal following of customers. True “mom and pop” shops, owners of both stores are still highly involved in daily operations and still turn wrenches and help customers on a daily basis.

Another thing Sellwood and Bike Works have in common: a recent move to a much larger location due to growth that had them bursting at the seams.


Shop launches ‘The Ambassadors’; a team for urban riders

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 am.

Ambassadors logo

Sponsoring race teams and events has been a standard way for bike shops to “support the community” for years. But what about people who don’t race? What about people who just ride in the city to get from A to B?

Yesterday, a shop based in Northwest Portland, 21st Avenue Bicycles, launched The 21 Ambassadors program, “to directly support the urban cyclist.”