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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Repair, Maintenance and Riding Skills Classes

 

Be prepared for flat tires and other issues by learning some basic bicycle repair and maintenance techniques. Learn to ride or hone your skills on the bike.  Click on the shop/organization name to go to their website.

Clinics and classes at bike shops

  • Bike Gallery (various locations): 503-281-9800 ~  Free clinics on flat repair, basic maintenance, and on-the-road skills
  • Community Cycling Center (NE Portland, 1700 NE Alberta St): 503-288-8864  ~ Multi-week courses in basic, intermediate, and advanced maintenance & repair; women-specific class available
  • River City Bicycles (SE Portland, 706 SE MLK Jr Blvd ) :  503-233-5973  ~ Free clinics on flat repair, basic maintenance, and on-the-road skills
  • The Outer Rim (East Portland, 10625 NE Halsey St):   503-278-3235 ~ One-day, two-day, and five-day classes in bicycle repair and maintenance

Shops that offer repair-space by the hour (repair stand, use of tools, parts available)

  • Bike Farm (NE Portland, 1810 NE 1st Ave): 971-533-7428  ~ Rent a stand by the hour with tools provided and some expert advice; weekly women- & trans- specific sessions
  • Citybikes (SE Portland, 1914 SE Ankeny St):  503-239-6951  ~ Monthly free drop-in night (second Sunday) to use use stand & tools, get advice;  occasional classes on special topics (flat repair, wheel building, etc.)
  • Gladys Bikes (N Portland, 3808 N Williams Ave): 971.373.8388 ~Weekly Thursday open-shop night at woman-owned shop; contribution requested to defray expenses
  • North Portland BikeWorks (North Portland, 3978 N Mississippi Ave): 503-287-1098  ~ Monthly free drop-in night for everyone and weekly women- & trans- specific drop-in night to use stand & tools, get advice
  • PSU Bike Hub (SW Portland/downtown, 1818 SW 6th Ave): 503-725-9006 ~ Repair stands and tools available to members, must be Portland State University student, faculty, or staff to join

Individual tutoring or small-group instruction

  • Gracie's Wrench/Tori Bortman : 503-839-1880 ~ Woman-owned service offering multi-week repair course, individual tutoring, riding skills  including learning to ride and more.
  • BIKEmpowered/ Brian Lacy: 503-975-2391 ~ Classes in bike repair, wheel building, riding skills including learning to ride and more.
  • Bikes 4 Humanity: ~ Volunteer-based project offers a free multi-week class; students are encouraged to volunteer at community bike tune-up events.

In-depth professional training

  • United Bicycle Institute (N Portland, 3961 N Williams Ave #100): 541-488-1121 ~ In-depth instruction in bicycle repair, maintenance, and frame building

 

You can also check out this instructional video on how to change a flat tire.

And if you just want to have someone else do the work, here's a list of Portland's bike shops.