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Will Trade Bandannas For Socks

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

‘Tis the season, again. Bring us new or nearly new socks, and we will give you one of our current all-cotton/USA-made bandannas in exchange.

During the fall & winter, we make regular runs to the local homeless shelter to deliver socks, gloves, scarves, knitwear, and ANY articles of clothing that might help keep people warm during the coldest, wettest months in Portland, Oregon.

Get Joel a Tooth!

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Friend and Rivelo shop regular Joel needs a new front tooth, and we’re hoping to raise the necessary funds to make that happen. If you’ve been to Rivelo, you may have met Joel.

When Joel was still a teenager in Florida, he crashed his VW Microbus and sustained a closed head injury that left him in a coma for almost a month. After he emerged from the coma, the trauma to his brain had unfortunate and lasting consequences. Joel’s memory and ability to concentrate were severely impacted, and he has not been able to maintain regular employment because of it. The State of Oregon awarded him permanent disability status a few years ago.

Joel is a friendly and helpful guy who has spent the last 15 years volunteering in Portland at The Friends of Trees; The Street Trust/Bicycle Transportation Alliance (where he was named Volunteer of the Year); Food Not Bombs; and Cycle Oregon…to name but a few.

Joel’s volunteer work continued through a period of homelessness, during which he was living in his van. He now has his own studio apartment, but he has not forgotten this time in his life. I recently saw him on a well-traveled bike path with his portable repair stand set up, fixing bicycles for homeless cyclists. Classic Joel.

His monthly disability check takes care of most of his basic expenses, but it doesn’t begin to cover something like a dental implant.

We’re hoping that if all of our regular Instagram and Facebook friends and followers make a donation, even a small one, the cumulative cash will mean we can send Joel to the dentist’s office.

Dental procedures like the one that Joel requires are expensive, and we’ve set a goal of $6,000 to cover all aspects of the surgery and replacing his tooth.

Please consider chipping in. This is one time when even a few dollars can go a long way toward improving someone’s life.

And feel free to share this!

https://www.gofundme.com/new-tooth-for-joel?teamInvite=92YqOpIYrKmHNr0K7wH3dwDRL4Uj5A9xv1bLZnZBSgSQr6h6Uy8x8FKyMKDsq8Lt

“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.

https://www.stumptownprinters.com/news/2018/8/16/pedal-bikes-shoot-film-photo-contest

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:

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/1895-c_herbert-lewis-posing-with-a-bicycle_a2004-002-11004.jpg

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.