Join us for our annual Open House and Builder Showcase! We’ll have food and drinks, and a plethora of custom bikes on hand. We are also offering the chance to see where our parts are made on a rarely offered shop floor tour.
Allied, Argonaut, Breadwinner, Caletti, Crema, DeSalvo, Moots, and Seven will all be showing bikes made custom for this showcase. We’ll also have ENVE composites and Santa Cruz showing off some very special bikes from our sponsored riders.
To make sure we have enough beer and food to go around, please RSVP here.

We hope you’ll come by and raise a glass with us.

I Rode and BikeCamped to the Total Eclipse

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And what a day it was. 

NEW:  I did not realize that one sees the light in the shadows of trees between leaves as crescents and that was totally amazing.

EVENT: Riding out was nice, but riding back with long lines of cars and neverending bikes with smiles was awesome.

Help PBOT Count Bikes at Bike Corrals

unnamedThe Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for help from the public to count bicycles parked at the 145 bike parking corrals around the city. If you are out and about and see a bike corral, use this short online form to help us gather information that will be used to plan for future improvements. Three key pieces of information we want to know are; how many bikes are parked at the corral, if they include BIKETOWN bikes, and the date and time of observation.


Sugar Wheel Work Classes

sugar_logo_topI just ran across these classes at Sugar Wheel Works in Portland. I often build wheels in the summer as I repair the winter weather damage and I am still learning so these look pretty interesting


Sugar Wheel Works is proud to offer free clinics to help you get to know your wheels. Each clinic offers the chance to learn about different elements of wheels and wheel building. There will be time to ask one-on-one questions of the Sugar Wheel Works team, including founder and Master Wheel Builder Jude Gerace.

We call these Clean Hands Clinics because while your brain might get full and messy, your hands will stay perfectly clean. Due to the size of these clinics, students won’t be engaged in hands on learning. If you are interested in more indepth learning, please sign up for one of our classes.

Sugar Wheel works can be found at https://sugarwheelworks.com/

Bike Luggage Charges For Air Travel

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Bike luggage charges can be a pain. Every airline seems to handle bicycles in a completely different way, and charge completely different premiums to carry your bike box.