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Portland’s latest biking surge seems real, local bike shops say

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 25th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

North Portland Bikeworks new location-11-10

Commuter-related sales are generally up across the city.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

After a few uneasy years for many local bike shops, the people whose businesses are built around Portland’s core of daily bike commuters say they’re feeling the boom.

One week after a new Census estimate that Portland added 5,000 net new bike commuters in 2014 to reach a total of 23,000 citywide, we called a few of the city’s biggest bike sellers to see if that seemed right.

Yep. And what’s more, they said the boom got bigger in 2015.

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A sneak peek inside West End Bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 24th, 2011 at 9:24 am

West End Bikes co-owner Mark Ontiveros stands outside his shop on SW 11th and Stark.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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