Bikes For Humanity and the Community Cycling Center

Posted on August 31, 2015

Powell brewpub’s partnerBikes for Humanity is a local non-profit that empowers bicyclists and bike mechanics of all skill levels, economic strata, and backgrounds to become self-reliant commuters.

BikeBar’s partner: The Community Cycling Center seeks to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits by building a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected.

 

A little more information:

Hopworks is sending 1% of our brewpub pint sale proceeds to our Community Tap partners. This month we’ve partnered with Bikes For Humanity at Powell and with the Community Cycling Center at BikeBar. Both partners are our brewpub neighbors and are doing fantastic things in Portland to support bicycling and alternative transportation for all. A little more about each organization:

Bikes For Humanity: We are an all volunteer organization. Our mission is to substantially increase public access to affordable and safe bicycles while empowering self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute.  We work towards this mission by: assisting bicyclists to gain access to refurbished bicycles, training volunteers via professional curriculum, organizing events that aid the transition of under-utilized bicycles into service, facilitating start-up and maintenance of community bicycle cooperatives with long-term tool loans, and much more.

Community Cycling Center: We believe that all Portlanders, regardless of their income, education or ethnic background, should have the opportunity to choose healthy, active transportation allowing them to live a long, healthy life. So we work to make bicycles accessible for getting to work or school, spend time with friends or family, or simply explore the city. We work collaboratively with community partners to overcome barriers to bicycling while building community capacity. We look at ways to create pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement, including jobs as educators, advocates, and mechanics. We do this so that the promise of a healthy, sustainable Portland is possible for all of its residents.