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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Be a Mobile Mechanic!


Are you a bike mechanic or a cycling enthusiast with basic repair skills? Then you can be a Mobile Mechanic for Sunday Parkways! Your job is to circle the route keeping an eye out for bikes pulled over for minor mechanical problems-- flat tires, dropped chains, rubbing brakes. If you can’t fix it with patches, pliers or a 15mm wrench, point them toward the nearest bike repair tent and pedal on! You’ll need to bring your own basic tools (tire levers, wrench, pliers, etc), patches and pump.


  • Patrol the Sunday Parkways route looking for bikes in need of assistance
  • Fix flats, tighten brakes and make other minor repairs to participants' bikes
  • Direct participants needing anything more than a minor repair to the closest bike repair tent


  • Be cheerful, energetic, communicative, empathetic and  authoritative
  • Understand and follow directions given by the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Take our comprehensive online training
  • Bring a bicycle that you’re able ride for the duration of the shift
  • Be able to ride with confidence on a crowded street
  • Be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult 


  • Each shift lasts no more than 3.5 hours, but you may sign up for more than one
  • You’ll be provided with a Sunday Parkways volunteer t-shirt, snacks and water
  • You must supply your own water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing

Volunteer for a shift near you and help show off your neighborhood, or volunteer in one you’ve always wanted to explore!


> > > Click here to sign up for a shift at the next event! < < <


Questions? Contact us!
 Volunteer Manager
(503) 662-7873