The Waterfront Blues Festival is here!

Bikes for Humanity once again will be partnering with Oregon Food Bank to monitor the bike corrals for folks who ride to the event. We are proud to help encourage folks to choose to bike to the event, and will once again be providing safety checks and minor repairs for riders in need of some bike consult.

Volunteers who have signed up can find us at the South entrance as seen on this map, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, between Clay and Columbia on Naito Pkwy.

If you have yet to sign up, the form is here. It runs all weekend, and three-hour shifts are available on all days. Since the WBF has switched to a paid model and we have submitted our rosters, we cannot guarantee admission to the festival if you have yet to sign up. However, the more folks we have helping out with the bikes the merrier! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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Bike Buddies Giveaway at Gilbert Heights 6/11/16

Flyer for this Saturday's Bike Buddies Giveaway at Gilbert Heights Elementary School

Flyer for this Saturday’s Bike Buddies Giveaway at Gilbert Heights Elementary School

This Saturday – 6/11/16 – at Gilbert Heights Elementary, Bikes for Humanity, in partnership with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and with support from Oregon Community Foundation’s Nike Community Impact Fund, will grant 30 refurbished bicycles – along with helmets, locks, and bells, to students of the BTA’s Safe Routes to School program in Portland area schools.

B4H Board Member Andrew Shaw-Kitch and a bike that'll make a new buddy this weekend.

B4H Board Member Andrew Shaw-Kitch and a bike that’ll make a new buddy this weekend.

Ways you can help:

  • Wrench on bikes all this week at the shop! No need to sign-up; simply drop in during our normal hours (posted in the sidebar to the right of this article) and help get a bike ready for it’s new rider.
  • Sign-up to help out at the event! The event runs from 10 to 4 at Gilbert Heights Elementary, 12839 SE Holgate Blvd, and we need help setting it up in the morning, fitting helmets and bikes during the event, as well as working on bikes, taking pictures, talking to folks, and, of course, tearing it all back down. Let us know how you’d like to be involved by filling out this form.
  • Donate to support this and other programming from Bikes for Humanity!

 

New Mechanics Course starting soon! Register here…

UPDATE: As of Friday 17 June 2016, the class is full!  We occasionally have no-shows, so you’re welcome to fill out the registration form, but we cannot promise a spot in the current session.  If we do get cancellations, we will contact standby registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Bikes for Humanity PDX will be starting a new Volunteer Mechanics Class on Thursday 30 June 2016.

This 10-week (3 hours/wk, 30-hours total) class is tailored to train volunteers of all skill levels the complete suite of professional overhaul and tune-up procedures utilized at our Bike School.

Lessons include: Roadside Flat Repair, Chain Maintenance, Wheel Truing, Brake and Gear Adjustments

We ask students to volunteer 24 hours with us to pay-it-forward for receiving this free service.

Sign-up here!