Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunday Drop in Wrench Night on August 14th

August Wrench Night has been rescheduled for Sunday the 14th, from 6-9pm at the Annex (8th & Ankeny).

How does it work? Bring you and your bike, and we’ll show you the rest! If you need to fix something, or just want to expand your skills, we’ll show you how. You do the work!

This free of charge event is something we do purely for you, as a way to give back to our cycling community.

Wheels get rounder at Wrench Night.

Citybikes is getting a new Mural!

Design by Roger Peet

Huge thanks to Roger Peet, a muralist and member of Just Seeds Collective! He was awarded a $5,500 grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council after working with Citybikes on a new design for the Annex. Citybikes is now in its 21st season as a bicycle cooperative in Portland and we thought it was time to begin reintroducing ourselves to the community as we continue to change, evolve, and grow as a cooperative. We’ll keep you posted as the mural progresses!

Citybikes Cooperative Celebrated its 21st Season

On July 9th, Citybikes closed down 8th Ave from 3pm-9pm and had a birthday party fundraiser for Bikes for Humanity and the Oregon Food Bank.

Bike sprinkler fun!

Just how old is Citybikes?
Citybikes, for all its years, came about from the hard efforts of one Roger Noehren, who founded Citybikes in the 1914 space 25 years ago. 4 years after its creation, the cooperative was formed with $58,000 and 5 people, one of whom – Tim Calvert – continues as an owner today. And so we celebrated our 21st season as a Cooperative.

Roger, a continuing contributor to the coop and the Citybikes crew, enjoys his visits to each location. Today, Citybikes owns the “Mother Shop” (repair shop) and the Annex, located on 8th and Ankeny. There are 13 owners, over half of which are women.

To celebrate our continued presence in the community, we plan to paint an awesome mural on the face of the Annex this summer. We received a $5,500 grant from RACC thanks to Roger Peet, a muralist and member of the Just Seeds Collective. The celebration on July 9th was the opening ceremony, and cooperators began work on the east side of the Annex space as plans were set for work on Peet’s mural.

Citybikes would like to thank everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success. They are…

All the volunteers and Staff who worked the event!
Jeff, Teressa, Rachel, Roger Noehren, Jackie, Mia, Noel, Tree, Kathy, Roger Peet, Jon, Erin S., Ashley, Nate, Steven Kung, Lindsey, Michelle, Trey, Gian, Colin, Kate…oh the list goes on!

Migration Brewery
Los Gorditos
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance
4 on the Floor
Tim Calvert and Friends
Loretta Jean’s
Grendel’s Coffee
Little Dripper Kombucha by Bikes
DJ’s RyRy and Ashley
The Sexbots
Rhythmic Metal
Blaq Bags