The Lumberyard Gives Kick Start To Community Cycling Center's Holiday Bike Drive

Nov 4, 2015 at 10:19
by Rachel Jones  

The Lumberyard

The Lumberyard Bike Park is helping The Community Cycling Center get a head start on its Holiday Bike Drive. A donation of $10,000 worth of top-flight bicycles will be awarded to the Community Cycling Center in a truck loading hand-off event at The Lumberyard’s Northeast Portland Campus on Thursday, November 5th, at 2:45PM. Media are invited to attend the ceremony which will include the bikes being loaded into the Community Cycling Center truck and a group of staff and volunteers loading the bikes in the Cycling Center Bicycle Delivery Truck.

In addition to being used for the Cycling Center’s annual Holiday Bike Drive, the bulk of the new bikes will be the foundation of its Community Bike Fleet for 2016.

The Community Cycling Center removes barriers to bicycling through programs, which are designed for people who do not have the means to afford bicycles on their own. They work with underserved communities to provide unique, neighborhood-based solutions that offer access to affordable bicycle repair and training, while creating local leadership. The Community Cycling Center operates a full-service bike shop with a staff of highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. With a brand refresh and new website launched on Monday, November 2nd, the Cycling Center is poised to connect more even more people to cycling than ever before:

www.communitycyclingcenter.org
Community Cycling Center

The Lumberyard features 66,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor riding tracks where the bicycle is leveraged to crush barriers and provide a fun and healthy platform to grow a thriving community of enthusiasts. Since opening its doors in May 2012, Northeast Portland’s Lumberyard Bike Park has developed a variety of year-round youth programming including its expanding Shred Academy Camps and Afterschool Programs. There’s also “Private Instruction” for all ability levels and a variety of “Adult Clinics”. The Lumberyard is also gearing up to offer programming off-site at area trails next spring. More information is found on the company website.
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8 Comments

  • + 3
 I have done a lot of volunteering at C.C.C. it does wonders for the bicycle community and without them Portland would probably be a different place. These programs help people who seriously need transportation and teach people plus kids how to safely operate their bikes in the real world (traffic)
  • + 4
 $20 bucks to ride a nice indoor park all day while it pours rain outside doesn't sound to bad to me.. people spend that much at starbucks for crap coffee and a nasty sandwich! #ih8starbucks
  • + 1
 The Lumber Yard is hands down the best bike park in Portland, and Will really cares about the community. He is awesome with the kids, and I have seen him out riding on newbie night with the kids plenty of times. Levi is great too, and has helped me a lot as a rider (I'm 29, and decided to start riding a year and a half ago). This is exactly what I would expect from them, and can't wait until I have a normal schedule so I can stop in more than once in a while.

About the price: There are many specials including buy one get one, newbie night, ect. I am usually super broke. I am a cheap-o-matic when it comes to my money. $15 for the session on newbie night isn't a thing. They get that mountain biking is expensive, and have helped many people be able to ride. And $20 for access to their park isn't much. Especially when you can't ride outside.
  • + 0
 Can't fault the 'Yard for donations to a good cause. But, I can fault them for how much they charge to ride in their facility. $20.00/day and $25.00/day on the weekend? Not sure how many underprivileged kids have that sort of dough.
  • + 6
 Dude, nobody is getting rich over there. It's a huge facility and it's almost never crowded, and I can't imagine their insurance policy is cheap.
  • + 2
 Lumberyard is awesome. I am so glad we have it here in our neighborhood. Super friendly staff and if u want a killer lesson talk to Levi. That guy is a Jedi on a bike.
  • + 2
 Excellent Lumberyard its a great place for the family to ride together and for the elders to have some beers!!!!!! Wink
  • + 2
 Solid work guys and gals!

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