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Bike industry roundup: New owners, new locations, and a new bike shop!

Posted on March 31st, 2021 at 5:27 pm.

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Mount Tabor Cyclery battles landlord in eviction court

Posted on March 24th, 2021 at 9:16 am.

Screengrab from the shop’s GoFundMe campaign launched last week.

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After 47 years, Bike Gallery stores are now Trek Bicycle stores

Posted on March 16th, 2021 at 3:32 pm.

New merch.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

I knew it was going to happen, but it still felt like a shock. [Read more…]

Portland business finds niche building book bikes

Posted on January 29th, 2021 at 1:23 pm.

Icicle Tricycle’s book bike has found a solid place in the line-up next to the company’s ice cream and coffee trikes.
(All photos courtesy Icicle Tricycles)

Books and bikes are powerful tools that have helped improve people’s lives for ages. A local company combines them in way that makes the sum greater than its parts.[Read more…]

Portland-based nonprofit sees potential in pedal-powered, housing ‘POD’

Posted on January 27th, 2021 at 11:45 am.

Current concept for the Portland Opportunity Dwelling ™.
(Graphic: POD the People, based on input from James Fritz)

What if there was a form of shelter that was much less expensive than housing and more private, comfortable and mobile than living on the street?[Read more…]

Bike Gallery owner sells all six Portland stores to Trek Bicycle Corp

Posted on January 26th, 2021 at 10:23 am.

The owner of six Bike Gallery retail store locations in the Portland region has decided to sell the business to Trek Bicycle Corp.[Read more…]

Community Cycling Center picks former Biketown GM as new executive director

Posted on December 16th, 2020 at 8:04 am.

The CCC bike shop on the corner of NE 17th and Alberta.
(Photo: Google)

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Portland’s bike industry received $4.7 million in pandemic relief loans

Posted on December 14th, 2020 at 3:57 pm.

Customers line up outside River City Bicycles Outlet on November 7th. RCB Outlet and its sister store, River City Bicycles received $604,392 in loans.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The new ‘Vanilla Classic’ pays tribute to Sacha White’s legacy

Posted on November 11th, 2020 at 8:53 am.

Behold the Vanilla Classic.
(Photos: Bob Huff for Vanilla Workshop)

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Chris King’s ‘Not So Open House’ is perfect election distraction material

Posted on November 3rd, 2020 at 12:43 pm.

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