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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

** Please note: during the COVID-19 pandemic many shops and organizations have delayed in-person workshops, changed their policies on sharing tools and made other modifications.  Be sure to contact the shop or organization prior to visiting for the latest information. **

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
  • Cat Six Bicycles  4831 NE 42nd Ave  503-282-1178 ~ Seasonal DIY-maintenance nights, call for schedule & space availability
  • Citybikes Workers Cooperative  1914 SE Ankeny St  503-239-0553  ~  Stand and tools available to borrow during shop hours
  • Community Cycling Center (NE Portland, 1700 NE Alberta St): 503-288-8864 ~  Stand and tools available to borrow during shop hours
  • North Portland BikeWorks (North Portland, 3978 N Mississippi Ave): 503-287-1098  ~ Bi-Monthly free drop-in nights for everyone 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

  • 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.