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Jay Graves retires, sells Bike Gallery chain

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Jay Graves
Jay Graves, the former — yes former — owner
and president of Bike Gallery, as seen yesterday.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Jay Graves announced his retirement as owner and operator of the six-store Bike Gallery chain this morning.

Graves has passed on management duties to longtime Bike Gallery employee Kelly Aicher. Aicher now has an ownership stake in the company and he’ll also be the general manager of the six stores. Bike Gallery has been acquired by Mike Olson of San Diego, California-based Trek Bicycle Superstore, which is the number one Trek retailer in America.

This marks the end of an era for bicycling in Portland. (more…)

Job: Bike Mechanic (Bike Gallery)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Job Title: Bike Mechanic
Company/Organization: Bike Gallery
Job Description:
The Bike Gallery is seeking highly experienced professional bike mechanics for Service Department production positions. If you are driven, detail oriented and passionate about customers service, we want to hear from you.

This is a unique career opportunity to be a part of what makes Portland such a great place to live. The Bike Gallery continues to be the top rated bicycle retailer in the area and one of the top 100 in the nation. We offer a fast paced and dynamic work environment, competitive benefits package, a supportive and team oriented culture, employee merchandise discounts and opportunities for advancement within a growth oriented, locally owned and operated business.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a high volume technical service environment, combined with a proven track record of customer service excellence.
Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires the ability to work extended hours while standing. Applicants must be able to comfortably lift 40 pounds to shoulder height.

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to resumes[at]bikegallery[dot]com

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Friday, May 13th, 2011

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Job: Bike Builder (Bike Gallery)

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Job Title: Bike Builder
Company/Organization: Bike Gallery
Job Description:

Bike Gallery is now accepting applicants for our central Bike Assembly Department. This is an entry level, seasonal position and offers the following:

• Full time hours available during the season
- Some weekend hours available
• The opportunity to further develop existing mechanical skills
• A production oriented work environment with no customer contact requirements
• Tools and work bench provided

Requirements include:
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Reliable, hardworking and team oriented
• Capable of working while standing for extended periods
• Capable of lifting 50 lbs. to shoulder height
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and efficiently
• Ability to perform detailed tasks based on verbal instructions

Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience assembling bicycles and training is available.

Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to resumes[at]bikegallery[dot]com

Job: Professional Mechanic (Bike Gallery)

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Job Title: Professional Mechanic
Company/Organization: Bike Gallery
Job Description:
The Bike Gallery is seeking highly experienced professional bike mechanics for Service Department production positions. If you are driven, detail oriented, and passionate about customer service, we want to hear from you.

This is a unique, career opportunity to be a part of a what makes Portland such a great place to live. The Bike Gallery continues to be the top rated bicycle retailer in the area and one of the top 100 in the nation. We offer a fast paced and dynamic work environment, competitive benefits package, a supportive and team oriented culture, employee merchandise discounts and opportunities for advancement within a growth oriented, locally owned and operated business.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience in high volume technical service environments combined with a proven track record of leadership and customer service excellence.

The Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires the ability to work extended hours while standing. Applicants must be able to comfortably lift 40 pounds to shoulder height.

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to resumes(at)bikegallery(dot)com

Job: Sales and Bike Assembly (Bike Gallery) – Filled

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Job Title
Sales and Bike Assembly

This Position has been filled.

Company/Organization
Bike Gallery

Job Description
The Bike Gallery is seeking outgoing and dynamic individuals for two positions: Sales Staff and Bike Assemblers. The Bike Gallery is one of the most acclaimed specialty bicycle retail organizations in the U.S. and currently has openings for full and part time seasonal positions working directly with customers to deliver exceptional customer service in a fast paced, high volume setting.

Bike Assembly applicants need to have good mechanical aptitude, knowledge of modern bicycle componentry. Assembly positions are seasonal in nature. Pay scale is based on piece work, with a minimum standard of 7 bikes assembled per shift after two weeks of employment.

Preference given to applicants with bicycle retail experience and who demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for, the cycling lifestyle; other specialty retail experience is also helpful.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong history of self motivation, professionalism, team work, and customer service excellence.

The Bike Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. Sales positions require the ability to lift 40 pounds to shoulder height and to work extended hours while standing.

How to Apply

Send a resume and or cover letter to:
resumes(at)bikegallery(dot)com

Bike Gallery named Platinum-level bike friendly business

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves
working on a bike during the
Cycle Oregon weekend ride last
summer.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Bike Gallery — a company that runs six bike shops in the Portland area — has been named a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.

The family-run shops, now headed by Jay Graves, are one of only two businesses in the country to achieve the Platinum designation, which — similar to their Bicycle Friendly Community program — is the League’s highest honor (the other is New Belgium Brewing based in Colorado).

The Bicycle Friendly Business program is in its second year and 34 businesses have been chosen so far. Other Portland area businesses that have been recognized through this program are; Alta Planning + Design (Gold), Portland Providence Medical Center (Silver), and Beaverton-based Easystreet Online Services (Bronze). (more…)

Press Release: Bike Gallery gets into Spirit of Giving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Just got this from the Bike Gallery:

Local Bike Retailer Gets Into the Spirit of Giving

Portland, Oregon – November 28, 2008. This December, one local bike retailer is shifting their holiday focus to help support an important holiday tradition – the 13th annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive. November 28, 2008, through January 2, 2009, family-owned Bike Gallery is actively encouraging their customers to make a donation to local non-profit Community Cycling Center. During that time, Bike Gallery is inviting its customers to become a star on their Giving Tree by donating $5 or more to the Community Cycling Center (CCC). Anyone making a donation of $5 or more will receive a star to personalize with their name or a message. That star will go on a Giving Tree that is centrally located in the store. Your donation helps offset the costs of Holiday Bike Drive and other CCC programs. AND…for every star on the tree, Bike Gallery will donate $5 to the CCC!
(more…)

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