Category: General

Bike-to-School

For the Month of September, great deals for your back-to-school preparations!

As always, we provide a free 30-day tuneup with all new bike purchases, and we’ll do free installation of accessories (racks, fenders, etc) with any new bike!

 

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Sunday Parkways!

We had a wonderful time at Sunday Parkways, another lovely late August ride around Southeast Portland.  This year we had a Wild West theme, live music and Deejay, free snacks and beverages, a Bicycle-powered hayride, free mechanical checks, and our most excellent Street Sprinkler.  Fun!

 

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Eat a Better Bar

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Now, we don’t usually offer energy bars at Citybikes.  When Brody came in with his better bars, our chorus was “YUM”.  They are locally made, super tasty, energy-riffic, reasonably priced, Dark Chocolate or Goji Berry, and they even come in a compostable package!  We’re eating them up ourselves, and selling them like hotcakes.  Right now we just have them at the Annex (734 SE Ankeny), but soon at both shops.

 

If you want the vital info, definitely check out their website:

http://eatabetterbar.com/

Also, check this out:

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And this:

 

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Bike counters needed!

Portland bikes, we count.
Volunteer for the Portland Bike Count!
Summer 2013

They’re coming!
Please share this announcement far and wide!
Bike Count Volunteer Training
required for all new volunteers
Wednesday, June 5, 6-7pm
The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave
2nd floor, Room C
Pizza included!

Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways offer a scenic, relaxing bike route
Each summer, the Portland Bureau of Transportation undertakes a massive effort to count just how many bikes ride through Portland streets every day.
Portlanders bike all sorts of places in all sorts of ways: on the commute to work, in a Bike Train to school, along the Neighborhood Greenway, in the bike lane…and we count them all.
But “we” is actually “you.”

Yes, you!
The only way this count can be successful is through dozens of dedicated volunteers like yourself.

Click the map for a larger view!
(2013 locations same as 2012)
The Count
To volunteer, you must first attend a brief one-hour training. After that, your commitment can be as little as 2 hours at one location. Most counts are done from 4 to 6pm (with some 7-9am morning counts), and can be done mid-week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) anytime between June and September.
Some volunteers count one location, some count more than a dozen; some count the same locations every year, while others like to mix it up. Each location is only counted once a year, but there are 225 count locations across Portland to choose from. We’re confident we can find the right place for you!

Pizza will be served!
The Training
Wednesday, June 5, 6-7pm
The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave
2nd floor, Room C
This one-hour training will teach you everything you need to know to patricipate in the bike count. All new volunteers must attend a training, and old volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher course…and pizza. There will be maps of the count locations and sign-up sheets available.
(and let us know if you like meaty or veggie pizza)
Can’t make it June 5? E-mail us and let us know you’re interested. Alternate trainings will be scheduled as necessary throughout June and July (pizza not guaranteed).

Don’t forget to RSVP!

Biking in Comfort Workshop

We love Jacqueline’s work, and hope some of you can make it to the upcoming workshop!
Biking in Comfort, on June 4th, 6-8pm
Part 1: Lower Back, Hips, & Knees
This workshop for bikers of all kinds who feel  pain or discomfort in their lower back, hips, or knees.  Biking is an exciting, fun, and earth-friendly way to get around, but when it hurts it is hard to want to go for a ride.
In this workshop, Jacqueline will lead you in simple & slow movement exercises to increase your awareness of how you use your body and what small changes you can make for big improvements in comfort while biking!  Brian Lacy will present info about proper bike fit and be there to answer your bike specific questions. Jacqueline will be available for movement and body mechanics questions. Promises to be a fun, informative event–quickly getting you on the road, biking in comfort again (or for the first time)!
Location: People’s Coop, 3029 SE 21st Ave., Portland, Oregon
Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 6-8pm
Cost: Donations of $5-15 welcomed; no one turned away for lack of funds.
To register: Call the store, 503-ORGANIC