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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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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.

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.

Portland Bureau of Transportation classes 

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
  • 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

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
  • Bikes 4 Humanity (SE Portland, 3366 SE Powell Blvd): (503) 496-6941 ~ Volunteer-based project offers a free multi-week class; students are encouraged to volunteer at community bike tune-up events.
  • 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
  • Gladys Bikes (NE Portland, 2905 NE Alberta St):  971-373-8388 ~ Monthly evening workshops on basic bike maintenance at woman-owned shop
  • Kenton Cycle Repair (N Portland, 1926 N Kilpatrick St)  503-208-3446  ~ Community workshop nights 1st & 3rd Wednesdays (1st Wed for WTF folks)
  • PSU Bike Hub (SW Portland/downtown, 1818 SW 6th Ave): 503-725-9006 ~  Clinics on flat repair, basic maintenance, commuting and women-specific sessions. Free for Bike Hub members, small fee for others
  • 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

Individual tutoring or small-group instruction

  • Bicycle Repairman / David Kuch : 503-260-3830 - Individual tutoring in bike maintenance and repair available for all levels of experience.
  • BIKEmpowered / Brian Lacy: 503-975-2391 ~ Classes in bike repair, wheel building, riding skills including learning to ride and more.
  • 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.

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