Bikes For Humanity PDX

Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) is a local, public charity project providing affordable refurbished bicycles to riders of all economic backgrounds.


We host donation/adoption drive events that efficiently and sustainably transition under-utilized bikes back onto the streets.  Our volunteers also serve the community at free tune-up clinics during local events.

We provide professional bike repair curriculum, tools, and shop space for volunteers to learn and work on refurbishing donated bikes.



Here are B4HPDX's Teams and Committees formed to realize our organizational goals.

We hope that you will consider joining us in building a stronger and healthier bicycling community here in Portland, Oregon.



Volunteers Wanted!


    Learn bike repair while helping others at 

our Volunteer Repair Clinics (VRCs) during store hours

    

 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2pm - 9pm
  • Thursdays & Fridays 12pm - 6pm


  • Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Bikes For Humanity retail store 
3354 SE Powell Street
Portland, OR 97202

     All Skill Levels Welcome!
                            



Bicycle Repair and Refurbishment Workshop Volunteers Need at

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction is the first in a network of B4HPDX-sponsored external bike co-ops.  It will serve to grant bikes and empower Central City Concern clients skills to become self-sufficient bike commuters.

Volunteers will work one on one with the clients and help them learn bicycle repair skills as they refurbish their granted bicycle.

Monday thru Thursday
6pm - 9pm

Central City Concern's Estate Building
225 NW Couch St., Portland OR











Upcoming Events
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Safe Routes to School
Bike Grant & Donation Drive
@
Lent School
5105 SE 97th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97266

Sat. and Sun.
June 6th & 7th
10am - 4pm

B4HPDX will be granting bikes and accessories to selected students in the Safe Routes to School class from East Portland area elementary schools.

We will collect bike and monetary donations. We will also offer free bike repairs and helmets to community participants. Various volunteer shifts/tasks available.

To prepare for this event, we are busy refurbishing youth bicycle in our Powell bike shop. We are open 6 days/wk and can always use volunteer help wrenching.


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Safe Routes to School
Bicycle Grant
Refurbishment Work Parties

Event 1: B4HPDX, 3354 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202
Sunday, May 17th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Event 2: Parks Building-NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
Sunday, May 31st, 10:00am - 4:00pm

At each event we will be focusing on getting kids bikes ready for the June 6th and 7th Safe Routes to School Bicycle Grant event. B4HPDX has pledged 40 bikes for this event and will be granting the bikes to the graduates of the SRTS Bicycle Safety Class who are in need of bikes. We invite you come wrench on bikes with us so they are ready in time for these kids to enjoy a summer of great biking!


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North Portland
@
McCoy Park
N Trenton St & Newman Ave
Portland, Oregon 97203

Sunday, June 21st
11am - 4pm

Sunday Parkways continues its celebration of families and communities with the June 21st event that occurs on Father's Day and focuses on North Portland. This 9.5 mile double loop course will highlight gems across the route, such as the scenic Willamette Bluff, the Peninsula Rose Gardens, the universally accessible Harper's Playground at Arbor Lodge, as well as the activities offered at the Kenton, Columbia Annex, and McCoy Parks.

We will be providing free tune-ups for the event's participates. Each year, Sunday Parkways attracts thousands of cyclists to get out and be active in communities around the city and this is a great opportunity to fix a lot of bikes and do some outreach in new communities.


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May 14th - July 9th, 2015

6-9pm Thursdays or Fridays

Volunteer Mechanics Class


Free professionally instructed bike mechanics class. 8-week curriculum teaches hands-on tune-up & overhaul procedures.

This 24 total instructional-hours class enables volunteers to achieve mechanical repairs skills for public tune-up clinics while becoming self-sufficient bike commuters.

Either Thursdays or Fridays evening class are optional and available. Students may practice on own bikes during class.

Prerequisite is minimum of 10 hours volunteering on record with B4HPDX.

Location:

B4HPDX Store & Bike School

3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202


Class Registration Form

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Starting Jan. 17th, 2015

(Bimonthly till Nov. 2015)

Sat. 9 am - 5 pm

1-Day (8-Hr) Bike Overhaul Class


This class will instruct bicyclists of all skill levels the complete suite of professional bicycle overhaul procedures while utilizing professional tools. Students may perform each procedure on their own bikes or use our bikes for practice during class.

Available Class Dates (2015): 1/17, 3/21, 5/16, 7/18, 9/19, 11/21.

Open to the public.

Tuition: $80 / Student

Location:

B4HPDX Store & Bike School

3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202


Student Registration Form

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Starting Feb. 28th, 2015

(Bimonthly till Dec. 2015)

Sat. 9 am - 1:30 pm

1-Day (4-Hr) Bike Tune-up Class


This class will instruct bicyclists of all skill levels the complete suite of professional bicycle tune-up procedures while utilizing professional tools. Students may perform each procedure on their own bikes or use our bikes for practice during class.

Available Class Dates (2015): 2/28, 4/18, 6/20, 8/15, 10/17, 12/19.

Open to the public.

Tuition: $40 / Student

Location:

B4HPDX Store & Bike School

3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202


Student Registration Form

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 B4HPDX Bike School & Shop
3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202
(503) 957-6672

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Join us to create more local bike commuters
We aim to create 1 new commuter per $100 raised


B4HPDX is a 501(c)3 public charity non-profit organization. All contributions are tax exempt.
EIN: 46-5166624
Effective Exemption Date: Feb. 26th, 2014




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Fix-It Fair
(Feb-23, 2013:   Mayor Charlie Hales, center, visits Fix-It Fair clinic; B4HPDX Volunteer, left.   Read the Mayor's Office article here.
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