A dedicated program space for bike maintenance and education.
Did you know that a Gear Hub Gift Card can be used at the shop and at the Bike School?
Open Bench Time
Bring your bike into the Gear Hub and learn how to do your own repairs. There are 4 bike stands, benches and tool boards outfitted with bike-specific tools for the community to use. Work independently or ask our knowledgeable mechanics questions while you work. No mechanical experience is necessary
Thursdays: 3 – 6 PM
Fridays: 3 – 6 PM
Tuesdays (the 2nd and 3rd each month*): 6 – 8 PM
*The 1st and last Tuesdays of each month are dedicated to hosting our Women and Trans only night. See below.
Women and Trans Wrench Night
A wrenching, riding and social night for women, transgender, femme (wtf) and gender non-conforming cyclists
Meets the 1st and last Tuesdays of each month, 6 – 8 PM at the Bike School.
Upcoming Dates: August 7, August 28, September 4, September 25
Free or by donation
Our Women and Trans Wrench Night aims to create a safer space for women, trans, femme and gender-non-conforming cyclists in the greater Portland area to learn about bike maintenance and share to their expertise in Portland’s bicycling community.
Visit our facebook page for more info, events and discussion!
Free drop-in afternoon for kids 16 and under.
Tuesdays 3 – 5 PM at the Bike School
For more information and other youth programming, visit our Youth Page!
Alternative Fuel is a speaker series on human-powered adventure brought to you by the Portland Gear Hub Bike School and Village Vitals.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you know would like to present in 2018.
*Stay tuned for a presentation from our BOLT students in late August!
Previous Alternative Fuel Presenters
Canoeing the Lower Mississippi – Chris Battaglia
Bikepacking the Baja Divide – Leia Crosby and Joe Nicolette
Sailing for Microfiber – Dana Wilfahrt
Pedaling the Rhine River– Alicia Heyburn
Hüphie Hauler Happy Hour Group Rides
Spring through Fall meet at the Gear Hub on Monday evenings to ride with a fun and casual group of cyclists led by Seth Levy. Rides are typically about 15 – 20 miles long and often include a stop for ice cream, tacos, or a beverage. This is a no drop ride, but expect to ride about 12 -15 mph. Lights mandatory at dusk and after dark!
Meets Mondays at the Garage at 5:30. Ride leaves around 5:45.
Thursday Trail Rides
Every Thursday (starting May 3rd) join Gear Hub friends, volunteers, and staff for a fun trail ride led by Luke Kalloch. Fat bikes and rigid mountain bikes welcome! This is a no drop ride, but expect a quick and spirited pace. Bring lights, as rides will often go until dusk and sometimes just after dark.
We won’t ride trails if it’s raining, and sometimes we may opt to ride the roads if it’s not raining but the trails are wet.
Meets Thursdays at the Garage at 6. Ride leaves around 6:15.
Cycling Savvy Confidence Workshops
CyclingSavvy is a national program to empower bicyclists to be confident riding anywhere. You don’t have to be fast and strong to use your bike for transportation, but some simple, easy-to-learn knowledge and skills can go a long way. In this free one-hour workshop, local certified instructor John Brooking will present a general introduction to bicycle safety, and give you a flavor of the CyclingSavvy curriculum. The full 3-part paid course (and you don’t have to take all 3) is offered occasionally throughout the year, primarily in the summer. Come find out what you didn’t know you didn’t know!
Upcoming Dates at the Bike School:
Thursday, February 15, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Bike Parade May 2017
Over 50 Volunteers helped us ride our bike inventory from our St. John St. location to our new shop at 155 Washington Ave. Youth, adults, and families biked tricycles, scooters, 3-speeds, road bikes, and kids bikes across town and along the East Bayside Trail. The Parade ended with cake and some great bike tricks. Thank you!
Pride Ride June 2016
Over 100 cyclists joined in on a Pride Ride across Portland during Pride Week Portland 2016. 2017 was rained out, but contact us to help plan and organize Pride Ride 2018!