Bike School

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

Bike SchoolBring 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

Winter Schedule:

Thursdays: 3 – 6 PM

Fridays: 3 – 6 PM

 

 


Women and Trans Wrench Night

A wrenching, riding and social night for women, transgender, femme (wtf) and gender non-conforming cyclists
Women and Trans Wrench

Meets the 1st and last Tuesdays of each month, 6 – 8 PM at the Bike School in the spring, summer, and fall months.

This winter we’ll be hosting 3 WTF Skills Nights and Workshops. Note the dates below and registration will be live soon!

December 11, 2018

January 29, 2019

February 26, 2019

Events are 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!

 


Youth Wrench

Free drop-in afternoon for kids 16 and under.

Tuesdays 3 – 5 PM at the Bike School all year long

For more information and other youth programming, visit our Youth Page!


Alternative Fuel

Alternative Fuel is a speaker series on human-powered adventure

Contact Kerry Gross at kgross@campketcha.org if you or someone you know would like to present in 2019.

 

Previous Alternative Fuel Presenters

Story-Telling Series Vol. 4 at the Bissell Brothers with Kyle Randall, Sean Curran, and Kerry Gross

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

 

 


Group Rides

 

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. (Spring, Summer, Fall)

Thursday Trail Rides

Every Thursday in the Spring and Summer 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. (Spring and Summer)

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!

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!