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Q & A with Rivendell founder/designer Grant Petersen on 10/28

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Grant will be at Rivelo at 1PM on Saturday, October 28 for a Q & A session.

Got a question for Grant? Ask him yourself!

We’ll kick it off with an brief “interview,” conducted by John/Rivelo, then take submitted questions, and end with an open Q & A.

Questions submitted in advance would be great, and will be answered first. Depending on how many we get, we may not be able to get to them all….but we will try! Email questions to bennett@rivelopdx.com

Ask about bikes, bike design, cameras, film photography, fly fishing, Bob Dylan, Rivendell….

We’ll have beverages and snacks.

401 SE Caruthers Street at the corner of Water Avenue, just across from the OMSI MAX station.

Ongoing collection for the homeless

Monday, October 9th, 2017

We make regular runs to the local homeless shelter with clean socks & underwear, clothes, bedding, and small personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.).

Clean socks, especially, are always needed. (They don’t need to be new, just hole-free…and clean.)

Drop anything you have to donate at Rivelo any day we’re open.

Thursdays and Fridays, 11-6. Saturdays and Sundays,10-5.

401 SE Caruthers Street at Water Avenue near the Tilikum Crossing

Collecting Warm Clothes at Rivelo

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The local homeless shelter on Grand Avenue says they need clean socks, underwear, and warm jackets. Any warm clothes, really.

If you have something to donate, feel free to drop it by Rivelo. (401 SE Caruthers St at Water Ave, on the east side of the Tilikum) and we’ll bundle up the donations and take them to the shelter.

The Last Day of The Worst Year Party

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Time for commemoration, consternation, and commiseration.

Fire ritual. Snacks.

*We’ll have something for kids & “X” peeps, too.

Solid Beam Lights Rock!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Our single-most “liked” Instagram/Facebook/Twitter post ever.

“Likes” don’t make right, of course, but they might indicate that the message has resonated with a lot of riders who are temporarily blinded by other cyclists on paths like the Eastbank Esplanade and the Springwater Corridor.

If the people riding toward you can’t see you because your flashing strobe headlight is too bright, you’re not safe or seen.

Flashing Lights Are Blinding

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Our Instagram post the other day received a large number of “likes” and positive comments from as far away as London, and a lot from right here in Portland.

On a related note regarding rear lights: I remember the late Sheldon Brown telling me about “target fixation” and impaired drivers. Every since then, I’ve always avoided blinkies, and ridden with a solid red in back.

Grant Petersen at Rivelo

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Rivendell Bicycle Works founder, Grant Petersen, will be the special guest at our holiday open house on Saturday, December 5, from 1PM until 5PM.

Come by for some egg nog, cheese, and cookies.

Our logical, but not legal, address is 401 SE Caruthers St, Suite 103. We’re at the corner of SE Water Ave and Tilikum Crossing in the reddish building with the glass roll-up doors.