SE Portland shop, Joe Bike, sold to new owners

Posted on April 15th, 2021 at 7:16 am.

New owners Auburn and Schuyler Harrison.

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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)

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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…]

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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ODOT economist says bike sales up 56% over last year

Posted on September 24th, 2020 at 12:31 pm.

(Source: Oregon Department of Revenue)

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Go By Bike adds test rides as part of OHSU e-bike push

Posted on August 19th, 2020 at 1:27 pm.

Go By Bike now offers e-bike test rides at their showroom in South Waterfront under the tram.
(Photo: Go By Bike)

Electric bike sales are skyrocketing nationwide and Portland is doing its part to stoke the boom. Now a new partnership between local bike shops, Oregon’s electric vehicle advocacy group, and Portland’s largest employer will make it even easier for people to purchase one.

According to market research firm NPD Group, e-bike sales were up 84% in March, 92% in April, and 137% in May. It’s no surprise given how the bikes have evolved in recent years. When they first arrived on the scene they were clunky and mostly the realm of early adopters and garage-tinkerers. Then they trickled into local bike shops, but there were only a few brands, battery technology was subpar, and prices were relatively high for what you got. Lately the bikes have made massive leaps in quality and affordability and there are tons of great brands and models available.

Now the nearly 13,000 people who work at OHSU are eligible for a $200 subsidy and there’s even a convenient place to take one for a test ride.
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Thief rams northeast Portland bike shop with truck, makes off with prototype bicycle

Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 11:49 am.

The damage. The bike.
(Photos: Nomad Cycles PDX)

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Downtown bike shops on hunt for dozens of bikes stolen during protests

Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 11:15 am.

Window of Pedal Bike Tours on SW 2nd Avenue.
(Photo: Pedal Bike Tours/Instagram)

While Portland’s protests in the name of the murder of George Floyd and ongoing police brutality in America have gotten more peaceful in recent nights, several downtown bike shop owners are still recovering from thefts that happened last week.

We’re aware of over 30 bikes that have been stolen so far. Most of them were taken on Friday, May 29th when some people who were downtown during the protest smashed windows and took products from a number of stores. The hardest hit shops have been Bike Gallery on Southwest 10th and Salmon and Pedal Bike Tours on Southwest 2nd near Ankeny.[Read more…]