When we started putting together our March Ride It Forward Event, we knew that we wanted to donate the trade-in bikes to organizations that benefit the community. Choosing one in Portland was a no-brainer. With 20 years of giving people access to bikes, Community Cycling Center was the obvious choice.
Community Cycling Center was formed 20 years ago when founder, Brian Lacy, realized all the kids in his Alberta neighborhood were riding around on broken bikes. As a trained bike mechanic, he decided to teach these kids how to repair their own bikes, empowering them to access bikes on a whole different level. The simple act of helping children in his neighborhood with their bikes evolved into what is now Community Cycling Center.
Since its inception, Community Cycling Center has been dedicated to both the people and bikes of Portland. The Center’s mission is simple: to broaden undeserved communities’ access to bikes, and all the wonderful benefits they have. They recognized that by giving people bikes, you are arming them with the ability to improve their health, have a reliable mode of transportation, and have a lot of fun. The Center does more than just provide bikes for people’s use, they also operate a full-service bike shop and teach classes to help people improve their riding confidence – what a fantastic way to give back!
Sharing a Vision
We picked Community Cycling Center to be the Portland recipient of our donated bikes from our Ride It Forward Event because at the very core, we share the same vision – bikes make life better. We are excited to see these used bikes become safe, ride-able, and in the hands of people who need them.
Want to participate in our March Ride It Forward Event? Donate your used bike in any condition to our Portland or Oakland Experience Centers or our Fremont Headquarters and we will give you $400 off a brand new GenZe e-bike ! We will be donating the used bikes to Community Cycling Center (Portland) or Cycles of Change (Oakland), so you can feel good about giving back, and we will reward you for your kindness.