• Brompton Urban Challenge Portland: Saturday, 16 July #BUCPDX

    The Great Brompton Salmon Run: an urban challenge by Clever Cycles & BikePortland.org to benefit BikePortland and to celebrate the city and its waters

    You are a fish.
    fish bike

    You are the most important fish in the Pacific Northwest: the salmon. Your life's work is to turn the scum of the ocean floor into smooth silver scales and sweet pink flesh. The oil beneath your skin prevents heart disease and treats arthritis. A single gram of it, eaten daily by a pregnant human, increases her child's IQ by 1.3 points.

    Your powerful body contains 130 grams of precious nitrogen, harvested over the course of your life from plankton, squid and eels. When you begin to grow old, a yearning in your heart will pull you out of the salt water you know and into a c...Continue reading...

Rentals

We rent Brompton folding bikes, and sometimes a few other kinds. Bikes come complete with lights, locks, fenders, ample luggage options, etc. Bells are mandatory, no exceptions.

Part of our purpose in offering rentals is to let prospective buyers try our unusual bikes over longer periods. If you buy a bike similar to your rental within a week of return, we refund up to a week's rental fee toward the purchase.

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Workshop

Expert mechanics service what we sell in our four-stand workshop, and also offer general tune-ups, repair, and consultation on all kinds of bicycles. Schedule online or call for an appointment.

We specialize in modern internal hub gearing, generator lighting, and modifications for greater comfort and utility.

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About us

We are Portland’s first and largest bicycle shop devoted entirely to bicycles as primary transportation, serving urban households like ours seeking to avoid dependence on cars with practical, stylish bikes for everyday use: not just “commuting” bikes, but family transport, cargo, and folding bikes, all equipped for comfort, safety, and reliability. We also sell street clothing and accessories that support a practical biking lifestyle in all seasons.

We are not motivated by the rising costs of motoring, ecological guilt, or a body-sculpting regimen. Bicycling is not a sacrifice or a statement. We ride instead of drive because it is pleasurable and convenient, simply the best way to get around Portland. We do not sell sporting goods or fitness equipment: fitness happens by riding your bike right past the gym in the course of your normal errands.

We opened in June 2007, after our two families became partners to help make Portland an even better place to live and work, slow down in, ride every day. In a town with 70 other bike shops, we expanded our family-friendly shop three times through the recession to 7000 square feet, and in 2012 were named Best Urban Bike Shop in the United States by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.