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Bike Farm plans grand opening block party

Posted by on April 24th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Bike Farm is a non-profit, member-supported bike shop based in Northeast Portland. The group launched their services back in November and now they’re ready to spread their wings and celebrate a successful first six months.

Since November, Bike Farm has achieved official non-profit status and has served the community through weekly “open shop” hours, maintenance classes, and educational workshops.

Jennifer Collins, Bike Farm’s community outreach coordinator, says the grand opening event will be a “community block party” that will include interactive booths, food, local bands, beer, and educational workshops.

Jennifer Collins (on left) with Bike Farm
co-founders Becca Dillon (center) and Ariel Raymon.
(Photo © J. Maus)

“Through this event we hope to promote bicycling as an accessible, easy to maintain, and environmentally sustainable means of transportation. Our goal is to promote Bike Farm as a vehicle for cost-effective and easy bike maintenance.”

Currently located in a detached garage in the Alberta Arts neighborhood, Collins says she hopes this event helps Bike Farm find new members so they can eventually afford a move to a larger, and more permanent, location.

    Bike Farm Community Grand Opening Celebration

    May 17th – 11pm-6pm
    @ Bike Farm Headquarters (1303 NE Roselawn)
    Contact Jennifer Collins – community[at]bikefarm[dot]org

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Help us make this event great!
If you are interested in donating any items to be given as raffle prizes during the Bike Farm Grand Opening or if you want to volunteering on the day of the event email Jennifer.


A non-profit bike shop founded by hot bikey girls – how cool is that?? 😉

In addition to funds, are you looking for bike/parts donations (or maybe office supplies)? I have a smaller frame and parts from failed attempts trying to build a bike for my roommate, who has a birth defect in her right hand. It\’s incredibly difficult to find shifters in alternative configurations; I\’m thinking a grip shift on the right for a front triple and a RapidFire on the left for the rear dérailleur might work for her. Anywhoo, I digress.

Good luck with your venture!

Matt Picio

Alberta\’s Art Hop is that day, and wow, Alberta is pretty darn close to Bike Farm! The Bike Farm people are really cool, and they\’re doing fabulous work – head on by on your way to or from the Art Hop!

I look forward to seeing what other cool classes and programs they come up with – Bike Farm even did a bike touring class recently (which sadly I could not attend)

Speaking of, Shawn and Ian will be doing a touring class at Hawthorne Hostel on May 10th – another worthy bunch of people, and an event everyone should consider attending!

Keith McKenna

Hi. Here in Minneapolis we have The Hub Bike Co-op, and it is a fantastic shop for all who cycle, racers, commuters, whoever. It rules, and you three are gonna rule too!!! Good Luck! I\’ll be keeping tabs on your progress on bikeportland, Keith from Mpls.