Keep on rolling with these bike maintenance resources in Portland

Join a workshop to learn how to fix things yourself or drop your ride off at a local shop.

Portlanders wearing bright rain gear riding their bikes down Southwest Naito Parkway.

Rain won’t keep Portlanders off their bikes — and neither will easy-fix problems like a busted chain or flat tire.

Photo via @pbotinfo

Summer is speeding our way and if all that’s keeping you from enjoying bike rides in the sun is a busted chain or a flat tire, then this is your sign to do something about it.

Fixing a bike doesn’t have to be difficult, especially with the resources available in Portland. There are several organizations that will teach you the know-how and lingo to make repairs with confidence — and if DIY is really not your thing, there are many service shops that can take care of your two-wheeler.

Get your hands dirty

Community Cycling Center
This nonprofit has a bevy of programs aimed at helping all Portlanders regardless of their background enjoy the freedom and health benefits of biking. They do so by offering a do-it-yourself space equipped with tools, plus a wide range of classes, from basic bike anatomy to hydraulic brakes.

Portland Bureau of Transportation
Even if your prior experience is zilch, bike workshops and fairs hosted by the city are a great way to get your feet wet (or back on the pedals). The next session will be offered April 17 in partnership with bike works by p:ear.

Bike Farm
Volunteers at this cooperative are on-site to lend their knowledge if you ever hit a roadblock in your repairs; use of the shop is $5 per hour for non-members.

Let the pros handle it

Abraham Fixes Bikes
If you’re looking to avoid getting up-sold on parts and add-ons, try this one-stop shop with dependable customer service for your maintenance needs.

Cycle Portland
On top of offering tours of the Rose City and bike rentals, this shop also provides tune-ups, from your gears to your handlebars.

River City Bicycles
Bring your trusty steed in for a free, in-person repair inspection that will tell you what is needed; if an on-the-spot fix isn’t possible, they’ll book you a service appointment down the road.

The list doesn’t have to end here — check out these 45+ other options.

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