A Bike Black Friday shopping guide

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Your local bike shop will be very
happy to see you on Black Friday.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Portland’s local bike businesses aren’t immune to the Black Friday phenomenon.

If you plan to start your holiday shopping early, or if you simply want to score some good deals for yourself, we’ve put together a Bike Black Friday shopping guide to point you in the direction of the best deals and discounts.

Scroll down for all the details on sales that start tomorrow (11/28) at River City Bicycles, Blaq Paks, Showers Pass, Clever Cycles, Joe Bike, and North St Bags…


River City Bicycles (706 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)/River City Bicycles Outlet (534 SE Belmont)

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Sometimes “everybody’s doing it” is a good thing! We thought we’d join the Black Friday fun this year, so on November 28, 29 and 30 we’re taking 10% off all in-stock, normally-priced items.

There are also plenty of bikes and accessories at steeper discounts. We will include the extra discount on some special sale items, including Lemond bikes, Giant Propel and Envie bikes, and selected carbon wheelsets. You could get a steal on some new wheels for the road-rider in your life!

The River City Bicycles Outlet is included in the sale, so you’ll find some especially good deals there.

More info here (FB).

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Blaq Paks (2505 SE 11th Ave)

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More info here.

Showers Pass (online at ShowersPass.com)

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Sale runs Nov. 27th through Dec. 2nd!

  • Free shipping on US orders over $80 AND Free Gift with purchase!
  • Spend between $160 – $249.99 and get a Free Portland Cap, a $40 value.
  • Spend between $250 – $399.99 and get a Free Cloudcover iPad case, a $49.99 value.
  • Spend $400 or more and get a Free Veleau 42 Hydration system, an $80 value.

More info here.

Clever Cycles (900 SE Hawthorne Blvd.)

If you write a haiku on a theme of autumnal/wintry Portland bikey love, put it on the social media of your choice tagging us, and then come tell us about it, we will let you take a scratch card giving you 10-40% off everything, capped at $1000 off!

This Friday, we’ll be opening as normal, at 11am. There will be a sign-in sheet available inside for customers who exceed available staff. If you wish to arrive early to ensure you are helped first, you are welcome to do so, but we will not be opening the doors until 11am.

Clever is also selling their rental fleet of Bromptons and cargo bikes at big discounts. And Clever employees are also selling their bikes. It’ll be a big bonanza of a sale!

More info here.

Joe Bike (2039 SE Cesar Chavez (39th))

Friday through Monday you should come in and start knocking 10% off the regular price of everything, with deeper discounts up to 50% off on select items we really want you to have.

ll bikes are 10% off regular price, including new models from Raleigh, plus Spot, Norco, Salsa, Surly and even a Van Dessel WTF complete bike.

All shoes are 50% off! These are goodlooking street shoes from DZR and Chrome, and all of them are SPD and Crank Bros compatible. No returns on shoes, so walk around the store for awhile in them and don’t get lost.

Portland-made leather accessories from Walnut Studiolos are fabulous gifts, and all their stuff is 10% off. Classy and durable U-lock holsters, barrel bags, grips, mudflaps, etc.

More info here.

North St. Bags (online at NorthStBags.com, and at 11 NW 5th Ave)

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If we missed anything, feel free to promote it in the comments…

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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Adam H.
Adam H.
9 years ago

Of course North Street has a sale a week after I bought a new bag from them…

9watts
9watts
9 years ago

Whatever happened to Buy Nothing Day?
https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd

Beth
9 years ago
Reply to  9watts

Indeed.
The morning after Thnksgiving, why not have a lazy breakfast at home with your loved ones, and then play some touch football. Or help distribute food to the needy? Or empty your closets of stuff you no longer need a GIVE IT AWAY. Do non-consumer things. Enjoy each other’s company. Create, draw, sing. in short, do stuff that doesn’ cost money. The wheel of commerce can wait another day. Really.

Adam Herstein
Adam Herstein
9 years ago
Reply to  9watts

Nothing wrong with supporting local businesses instead of sending the money out-of-state to a big-box store, IMO.

9watts
9watts
9 years ago
Reply to  Adam Herstein

Sure, if those are the only two options.
Some folks, though, have noted that other options should be considered.

patrickz
patrickz
9 years ago

It’s time for the usual quandary; I’m all for what a bike shop stands for (sometimes I walk into one just for the smell!) and yet the greater part of the idea behind cycling is a healthy disregard for the commercial side of life and a turn toward the simple approach. Yes, I will succumb to some enticement, but the quandary will be there with its knowing smirk…
Happy wet riding, everyone.

9watts
9watts
9 years ago
Reply to  patrickz

“the greater part of the idea behind cycling is a healthy disregard for the commercial side of life and a turn toward the simple approach.”

That is certainly a central appeal of the bicycle for some of us, but around here (bikeportland) I’m not sure that sentiment holds sway.

Holy Spokes!
9 years ago

Come over to Holy Spokes! Bike Shop on SE Division for 20% off all tools, pumps and bike stands until December 1st!

https://www.facebook.com/holyspokespdx

Lester Burnham
Lester Burnham
9 years ago
Reply to  Holy Spokes!

Love this shop name!

pabstslut
pabstslut
9 years ago

Why succumb to either sides dogma? Be a grown up and think for yourself. Today is a slow day for most shops, so if you are off work and need bike stuff (either accessories or service) it’s a good time to do it. I personally think BF is a nightmare, and I would rather be shot in the face than go to the mall today, but I have home projects that need to be taken care of, so I was at Lowes at ten am.

Nick
9 years ago

We at 21st Avenue Bicycles decided to promote Small Business Saturday with a 10% off everything sale. Stop by and warm up/play pinball/take a look around if you’re shopping in NW Portland tomorrow.

Ayleen
9 years ago

North Portland Bikeworks (N. Mississippi at Shaver) is hosting a Winter Formal on December 7th with 30% off all 2014 bikes, 20% off most accessories and an extra 5% off for anyone who comes in formal attire.

The shop has a very nice selection of Linus and Jamis bikes at this deeply discounted price.