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Community Cycling Center Portland, Oregon (503) 288-8864 www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org ABOUT THE CCC The Community Cycling Center builds skills and fosters personal growth through community-oriented recreational and educational bicycle programs and services. HOW THE CENTER WORKS

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community cycling center portland oregon

Community Cycling CenterPortland, Oregon

(503) 288-8864

www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org

about the ccc
ABOUT THE CCC
  • The Community Cycling Center builds skills and fosters personal growth through community-oriented recreational and educational bicycle programs and services.
how the center works
HOW THE CENTER WORKS
  • Bicycles and parts donated from public, institutions and supporting businesses.
  • Staff, volunteers, youth and young adults in vocational programs repair bikes for programs and for sale in professional bike shop.
  • Partnership with local organizations to ensure the success of programs and service to people who can most benefit from services.
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Sustainability, self­sufficiency, recycling/reusing, and safety are trademarks of all programs and are central to the mission.
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GOAL
  • Transportation to anyone who needs it, and to encourage that transportation to be a bicycle!
provide sales service to the public
PROVIDE SALES/SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC
  • Full service used bike shop
  • Low-cost
  • Three-month warrantee
  • Accessories
the community cycling center provides
The Community Cycling Center Provides:
  • after school riding and maintenance/safety programs
  • summer programs for youth
  • full-service professional used bike shop
  • classes in safety, bike repair, commuting
  • riding program to get adults on fully-outfitted commuter bikes
programs
PROGRAMS
  • YELLOW BIKES
  • CREATE A COMMUTER
  • SUMMER RIDES AND CYCLING FOR SERVICE
  • BIKE SAFETY CLUBS
  • LEARN & EARN A BIKE
  • BIKE MECHANIC CLASSES
yellow bikes
YELLOW BIKES
  • first bike advocacy program in the U.S.
  • free and unlocked
  • available to anyone to use and then leave for someone else
  • program has grown into the Create a Commuter program to help satisfy need for people to own their own bike in order to be successful cyclists
create a commuter
CREATE A COMMUTER
  • first program of it's kind in the nation
  • helps low-income adults get a fully-outfitted commuter bike, complete with lights, lock, helmet, rack, rain gear and all the other accessories needed to be successful year-round commuters
  • program includes 5 hours of safe commuting and maintenance training
bikes are freedom
Bikes Are Freedom

The groundbreaking

Create A Commuter

program has been an important step in the lives of many adults trying to get back on their feet and/or pedals.

summer rides and cycling for service
SUMMER RIDES AND CYCLING FOR SERVICE
  • summertime safety program for youth
  • rides go to points of community interest and places the kids help pick out
  • all rides begin with a safety/maintenance class and there is a safety check before each ride
  • at the end of the program, all participants earn a bike and a helmet
  • some sessions have a service component through Cycling for Service program
  • kids learn about giving back to the community, and doing it all on a bike
bike safety clubs
BIKE SAFETY CLUBS
  • youth bike safety standard.
  • Bicycle Safety Resource Centers set up as mini-bike shops in schools
  • Safety Clubs meet after school
  • participants learn safe riding skills and basic maintenance
  • walk up to any bike and decide if it's a safe bike to ride
  • participants earn their own bike, lock, and helmet!
learn earn a bike
LEARN & EARN A BIKE
  • programs run in partnership with local schools and social service agencies
  • kids come to the CCCfor an extended period of time learning to fix bikes and earning one at the end of their service
bike mechanic classes
BIKE MECHANIC CLASSES
  • co-ed classes and workshops
  • classes exclusively for women
  • classes for youth and adults