Community Cycling Center

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Mission Statement

We love Portland and bikes. So, we put our two loves together, creating a non-profit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
Our vision: to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom, and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything that we do.

Description

The Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 that helps people access their community by bicycle. To date, we have provided the community with nearly 11,000 bicycles. We partner with communities on neighborhood-based projects and programs. We believe that all Portlanders, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background, should have the opportunity to choose healthy, active transportation.

Program Details

Holiday Bike Drive
Biking is at the heart of what makes Portland great. However, the cost of purchasing a bicycle is a major obstacle for many families living in underserved communities. Our annual Holiday Bike Drive provides children with a safe refurbished bicycle, new helmets, and basic safety education.
Bike Camp
Annually, the Bike Camp brings roughly 700 kids in grades 1-10 together for a summer of bike adventures, learning, and friendship. Campers learn how to ride safely and maintain their bikes in a supportive, hands-on environment. At Bike Camp, kids build confidence, skills, and a life-long love of biking.
Andando en Bicicletas y Caminando (ABC)
Misión: el grupo ABC desea unir a la comunidad a través de actividades y eventos para difundir la conciencia sobre los beneficios del ciclismo. ABC trabaja para informar y apoyar a la comunidad en asuntos de la infraestructura y seguridad peatonal y ciclista.
Mission: The ABC Group wishes to unite the community with activities and events to spread awareness about the benefits of cycling. ABC also works to inform and support the community regarding pedestrian and cycling safety, and infrastructure issues.
Hacienda and New Columbia
By partnering with Hacienda CDC and New Columbia—affordable housing communities in north and northeast Portland—we’re working to make biking accessible to more people. We work with residents to develop unique, neighborhood-based programming, bike rides, and events that help build healthier communities here in Portland while addressing the barriers to bicycling.
We will continue to invest our efforts to create pathways for community members to get more involved in bicycling, leadership training, and education while building upon the momentum in these two neighborhoods.
STEM Education
In 2015, the Community Cycling Center launched a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Bicycle Mechanics program with two local Portland alternative secondary schools: Rosemary Anderson Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Helensview High School. Both schools focus on job training and credit recovery for low-income youth and students of color experiencing barriers to success in traditional educational environments.
The STEM Education Bicycle Mechanics program is designed to give students an opportunity to advance their STEM learning through hands-on lessons that have applicability in real-world employment settings.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Pollution
Address
1805 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
United States
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