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Catching up with Wrench Raiders and their repair trike

Avatar by on February 15th, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hanging out with the Wrench Raiders-8

C.J. Speelman (on the right) is now
rolling with a new cargo trike.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s been about a year since we introduced you to Wrench Raiders, the scrappy non-profit that provides free bike tune-ups for homeless Portlanders.

Since then, Wrench Raiders has continued to provide free help and basic parts to their customers every Sunday. And now, thanks to donations from the community, they’re expanding their reach with a mobile repair trike.

When I spoke with Wrench Raiders’ founder and head mechanic C.J. Speelman about how things have gone in the past year, he was clear that much of their success is due to the generosity of Portlanders.[Read more…]

‘PDX by Bike’ and a trike for Wrench Raiders: Two projects worth supporting

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 19th, 2011 at 10:14 am

Two great local projects.

Portland is full of creative people doing exciting things to make our community better. There are two projects/fundraising campaigns in particular that deserve more attention and support.

The first is a campaign by Wrench Raiders to raise money for a new trike. Wrench Raiders is the nascent non-profit we profiled back in January that is fixing bikes — and building community — for Portland’s homeless. [Read more…]

Fixing bikes for those in need: Hanging out with the Wrench Raiders

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 24th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

From L to R: Wrench Raiders volunteer Jacob Martinez, Larry Carver, Wrench Raiders founder C.J. Speelman.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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