Please join us for a weekly Night Ride, Thursdays at 7pm from the Birch Street Trailhead. A light 500 lumens or greater is necessary. We have a couple of extra lights so if you don’t have one yet and want to join call the shop Thursday morning and we will charge an extra for you. The ride is about an hour and a half with regrouping often and at every intersection. Please feel free to call the shop if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
Are you gravel curious? Or gravel serious, perhaps? Come ride with us!
New group ride begins next Saturday, Jan 12th.
Meet at 9:15am and roll at 9:30am from the Woods Coffee in Boulevard Park.
Routes will mostly be on gravel therefore 32mm tires or wider are strongly recommended.
No drop, 30+ miles, 2,000+feet of climbing, approx 2-3 hours.
The Following bikes will be available to demo at a first come first served basis:
ALTITUDE_C70_SR BIKE MD TU/CR
ALTITUDE_C70_SR BIKE LG TU/CR
ELEMENT_C70 BIKE MD YW
ELEMENT_C70 BIKE LG YW
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE MD TG/GN_M
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE LG TG/GN_M
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE XL TG/GN_M
INST_C90_BC_ED BIKE LG BK/TU
INST_C90_BC_ED BIKE XL BK/TU
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE MD BK/TG
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE LG BK/TG
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE XL BK/TG
REAPER_26 BIKE GN
SLAYER_C70 BIKE MD BK_M/SM_M
SLAYER_C70 BIKE LG BK_M/SM_M
SLAYER_C70 BIKE XL BK_M/SM_M
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 XS C1
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 SM C1
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 MD C1
Becky of Makeshifter Canvas works will set up a one-day mini-shop inside our store, offering handmade canvas bike bags.
Makeshifter Canvas Works is a one-woman canvas bag company in Portland, Oregon, founded upon the belief that there is a place for handsome, characterful handcrafted items in the bicycle industry. USA-milled canvas and wool are the primary materials used, creating bags that are as durable and functional as they are pretty.
I started Makeshifter Canvas Works with a mission to bring alternative products to a male-dominated industry, and to help women and casual cyclists feel more welcome, represented, and inspired by the cycling world. Makeshifter bags channel the love for a slow and rambling ride, a disregard for lightweight and competitive ideals, and a sense of whimsy and humor that I hope will invite all to ride more.
When I started bike touring years ago, I was disappointed by the existing options for cycling bags--mostly synthetic, characterless, techy, masculine--and began designing and constructing my own bags. I sought an aesthetic that would pay homage to the cultures and places through which I pedal: the vibrant, art-filled city of Portland, rich Northwest forests and high desert, and a historical landscape that includes indigenous cultures, pioneers, and traditional handcrafts. The materials, colors, patterns and design details you see in every Makeshifter product are a celebration of these roots.