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The Lumberyard is donating $10,000 in bikes to the Community Cycling Center

Posted by on November 5th, 2015 at 11:52 am

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Lumberyard co-founder Will Heiberg.
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It’s way too early for us to start talking about Christmas, but we’ll make an exception for this story.

Today in east Portland the non-profit Community Cycling Center will pick up $10,000 worth of new bikes from The Lumberyard. The CCC’s Melinda Musser says the donation will include 32 “high quality” BMX bikes.

Musser says the “unprecedented” donation will help kick-start the organization’s annual Holiday Bike Drive and provide a new fleet of bikes to use in their kids programs next year. The CCC runs summer camps and bike safety programs in neighborhoods where some families can’t afford to buy bikes. And in December the CCC will give away about 300 bikes at their 20th annual Holiday Bike Drive.

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Scene from one of The Lumberyard’s “Shred Academy” classes.
(Photo: The Lumberyard)

The Lumberyard is a bike park that boasts 66,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor tracks, trails, and jumps. Since opening in 2012, The Lumberyard has planted itself firmly in the community. They have kids summer camps of their own and they even have a high school scholarship program.

This is the second bit of exciting news from the CCC this week. On Monday they unveiled a new website and video.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Spencer Boomhower
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Way to go, Lumberyard!

Love that place, and this is a good reminder that it’s been too long since we’ve visited.

spencer
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spencer

the lumberyard is awesome! that is an incredible gift for a local business to make. way to go!

PJ
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PJ

Thank you, Lumberyard. Think of all the excited kids this will benefit!

Brian
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Brian

It’s reasons like this that make me happy to sign my son up for camps and lessons at the Lumberyard. Supporting the LY means I’m also supporting my community. Nice work, folks! We are a better city with your business presence.

Spiffy
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Lumberyard and CCC are both in NORTHeast Portland… or maybe you meant outer Northeast Portland… where are people drawing the line between inner and outer? I draw the line at I-205, although I’d understand if people want to use 82nd… unless there’s an inner, central, and outer area…

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Pete

Very cool! I hope the donation included security cameras… 😉

greshamite
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greshamite

The Lumberyard is awesome and I applaud their generosity, but I wonder… there are a number of low income families that can’t afford to ride there, including many in the neighborhood they’re located in (Madison South). If they could keep even a small number of those bicycles as low/no cost rentals, they might be able to entice even poor families to participate.

Bicycle rental is nearly 1/2 of the $36 they charge an 8 year old that doesn’t have a bike, so dropping that to $20 would be significant for a family with little disposable income.

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If my boy were still motivated to bmx, we’d still have a season pass at the Lumberyard. Fantastic place and run by really good people!!!
The daily price can get pricey if you go multiple times. If you’ve got a kid who would be there multiple times a week, do the math for a per day cost…it’s totally worth it to have a safe environment where they can get rad year round!