Update on Holiday Bike Drive: Staffers monitor weather [Updated]

[UPDATE, 10:50am: Event organizers say due to harsh weather, the event is being cut short. They will finish helping families that are already there, and anyone on the way, but doors will close shortly.] Bikes await kids at last year’s Holiday Bike Drive.(Photo © J. Maus) With an Arctic blast of snow and wind hitting … Read more

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Holiday Bike Drive will make wishes come true this weekend

From the Holiday Bike Drive in 2006. – Slideshow below –(Photo © J. Maus) The Northeast Portland-based Community Cycling Center and their army of bike elves are all set to continue their 13-year Holiday Bike Drive tradition this weekend. The event will provide refurbished bikes, new helmets, and basic safety education (delivered with fun) to … Read more

Press Release: Bike Gallery gets into Spirit of Giving

Just got this from the Bike Gallery: Local Bike Retailer Gets Into the Spirit of Giving Portland, Oregon – November 28, 2008. This December, one local bike retailer is shifting their holiday focus to help support an important holiday tradition – the 13th annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive. November 28, 2008, through January … Read more

Holiday Bike Drive brings smiles (and a new set of wheels) to over 500 kids

Kids got new bikes, and the skills to ride them.(View slideshow below) Today at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland, 519 kids received a special holiday gift: a new bicycle. Culminating over 5,000 volunteer hours over the past year, the Community Cycling Center’s (CCC) Holiday Bike Drive was once again a big success. Speaking at … Read more

Annual Holiday Bike Drive is about much more than free bikes

A scenes from last year’s event.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) On Sunday, December 9th, 519 Portland kids will receive a shiny recycled bicycle, lovingly prepped and polished by an army of volunteers. But despite the heart-warming smiles of anxious kids ready to pedal their new rigs, handing off the bike is just one part of this … Read more

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Holiday Bike Drive – translators needed

The Community Cycling Center is holding its annual Holiday Bike Drive, a wonderful event that provides helmets, bikes and bike safety education to hundreds and hundreds of deserving children in Portland. Volunteers are needed to help translate for those families that don’t speak English. We need people who can help translate Spanish, Russian, Chinese and … Read more