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“Pedal Bikes Shoot Film” Photo/Poster Contest

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Calling all black & white FILM photographers!!

We are teaming up with Stumptown Printers to create a new poster, and we’re looking for photos shot on a bike, of a bike, people riding bikes…..and like that.

Details, including photo spec requirements and prizes, are here in this link from Stumptown’s blog.

Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 4.


Has Anything Else Changed Less Than a Bicycle?

Friday, June 15th, 2018

This photo was taken 123 years ago, but the bicycle pictured here doesn’t look significantly different than the single speeds we see tooling around Portland in 2018.

Pretty amazing, and testimony to the perfection of the traditional “diamond” frame.

The link from Vintage Portland, our (other) daily read:


2014 N. Vancouver at N. Tillamook, 1963

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Another cool photo from long-ago on Vintage Portland of an intersection that many of us ride daily.

Link to their post:

Piedmont Cycle Shop, Circa 1942

Friday, January 12th, 2018

From the cool Vintage Portland site (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/)

“N Killingsworth Street at N Missouri Avenue looking east, with Chickadee restaurant and Piedmont Cycle Shop in view, circa 1942.”

Here’s that same intersection today:

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.