Category Archives: Workshops + Events

Summer Workshop & Clinic Schedule

All Clinics are FREE for members unless otherwise noted, and all events are held at the PSU Bike Hub, 1818 SW 6th Ave. Please email us if you have any questions.

 

Five Week Advanced Maintenance Series

An in-depth look at the various systems of the bicycle. This series of courses is designed to get you comfortable and confident with more advanced types of repairs and the theory behind how these systems work.

  • Wednesday, July 15th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM- Drivetrain
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 12:00 PM to 1:00PM- Brakes
  • Wednesday, July 29th, 12:00PM to 1:00PM- Bearings
  • Wednesday, August 5th, 12:00PM to 1:00PM- Wheel Theory
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 12:00PM to 1:00PM- Wheel Building

 

Commuting & Maintenance 101

Get comfortable riding to and from campus. We’ll cover everything you need to keep you safe from riding tips & routes, to the basics of bike maintenance. We will also show you some handy emergency maintenance techniques.

  • Wednesday, July 1st, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 7th, 12:00 to 1:00PM
  • Monday, August 10th, 12:00 to 1:00PM
  • Thursday, August 27th, 12:00 to 1:00PM

 

Friday Flat Fix Clinics

BRING YOUR BIKE and learn how to change your flat tire. This is a great clinic for a refresher or for the first-time cyclist. This class is thirty minutes in length.

Every Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 PM.

Saturday: Women’s Bike Clinic & Oaks Amusement Park Ride

For my 16th birthday I didn’t get a car. My friend Lanandra gifted me a heavy, red, 3 speed Free Spirit. I was grinning ear to ear. I had wheels! And wheels mean freedom. Susan B. said it right:

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

In this spirit of female comradery the PSU Bike Hub hosts women’s specific maintenance clinics and rides. These clinics cover basic maintenance and help you soup up your whip in two shakes of a lambs tail. This female only forum creates a safe space for learning through doing and curiosity. Its also a wildly hilarious good time to crack jokes with lady friends while getting your hands dirty.

Come to our clinic this Saturday 5/30 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Then we’ll ride bikes to Oaks Park for roller coaster, root beer float, and bumper car shenanigans. Check out our Facebook page “PSU Bike Hub Women’s Clinics” for updates and tips. Hope to see you Saturday!

– Gabby & Amanda

Bicycle Legal Clinic at Noon

Have questions about the traffic laws related to biking, insurance, or what to do in a crash? Come get your questions answered at the Bicycle Legal Clinic. Ray Thomas, local attorney and author of Pedal Power: A Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists, will walk you through the book and the rights and responsibilities of cyclists on Oregon’s roadways and sidewalks. Attendance is free, and you get to take home a free copy of Pedal Power.

Where: PSU Bike Hub

When: Wed, May 27 at 12PM

Today at Noon: Final Awards Party!

Good morning Bike To PSU Participants!

Today we wrap up another successful Bike To PSU Challenge. Our Final Awards party is today at noon, and we’d love to see all of our participants and Bike Hub members at the party.

We invite you to join us at the Bike Hub today to celebrate the past month of friendly competition with us. Bike Hub membership renewals will be offered at a special discount rate. Award winners will be announced. Hotlips pizza and KIND snacks will be eaten, and more giveaways will be given away!

Awesome prizes await to be claimed! We will be raffling off several prizes including Giro and Bern helmets, a Linus Ruc Sac and a new Breezer Bike. You need to be present to win! Show your support of our amazing bicylcing community at Portland State University by joining us today.

See you there!

Let’s log some miles!

Happy Friday everyone, and thanks for taking your bike and cruising to class and work this week. We’ve collectively logged 14,585 miles so far. To put that into perspective, end-to-end our trips circle more than half way around the world! If you haven’t already done so, get your miles punched into biketopsu.com and help us make it ALL the way around.

Be sure to log ’em before the end of the day on Sunday so that you’ll be entered to win prizes. Go to you Trip Log page and click on the calendar to enter your trip details. Come Monday, we’ll be announcing our winners on the BikeToPSU.com homepage and through email. Several of you could be walking away with a free Giro Sutton helmet, a custom Chrome bag, Abus Bordo lock or a new bike from Breezer!

Also, check out what we’ve got going on next week:

  • Basic Maintenance – Monday, 12-1PM @ Bike Hub
  • Biker Breakfast – Wednesday, 8:30AM – @ Engineering bldg entrance
  • Flat Fix Clinic – Friday, 12-12:30PM @ Bike Hub

It’s the first week of the Bike To PSU Challenge!

Happy Monday, and welcome to the first week of the Bike to PSU Challenge! Again, we’d like to thank everyone for kicking things off nicely and signing up with the challenge at our kick-off party. As of right now, we’ve got 684 registered riders and 3,286 miles collectively logged! 290 riders are off to a great start and actively logging their trips now,  but we want this number to grow big time. You can help by continuing to ride-n-log and by issuing challenges to other participants. Don’t forget to have your trips logged by this Friday to be entered for next Monday’s prize draw.

This week the Bike Hub will be hosting several workshops and another Biker Breakfast:

  • Basic Maintenance – Today, 12 – 1pm @ Bike Hub
  • Commuting 101 – Wednesday, 12 – 1pm @ Bike Hub
  • Biker Breakfast – Thursday, 8:30am (’til food is gone) @ Urban Plaza
  • Flat Fix Clinic – Friday, 12 – 12:30pm @ Bike Hub

Free Biker Breakfasts

Each week we’ll be setting up around campus between 8:30am and 10:00am and serving free breakfast. Thanks to our friends at KIND Snacks, Olé Latte, Einstein Bros Bagels and Voodoo Doughnuts, we bring you freshly brewed coffee, healthy snacks, bagels and doughnuts.

Friday May 1: Broadway Ave. at Smith Memorial Union
Thursday May 7: Urban Plaza

Wednesday May 13: Entrance of the Engineering Building
Tuesday May 19: Millar Library
Tuesday May 26: Science Teaching Research Center (SRTC)

Burn some calories in the morning and let us refuel you before class.

Bike to PSU 2015: Kick-off Event! Prize giveaways, including a new bike!

This Friday, the Bike to PSU Challenge is kicking-off like a kangaroo: hard. Right off the bat we’re giving away a brand new bike! Getting entered for a chance to win it is simple:

1) Sign up on biketopsu.com
2) Ride your bike to campus on May 1st and log your miles
3) Show up at our kick-off event at the Urban Plaza. We’re giving out free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Hot Lips Pizza free slice cards and other sweet freebies!

All May is Bike Month, and we’re so excited to encourage and celebrate bicycling with some good ol’ friendly competition. Either as a solo rider or as a team, we’ll be challenging ourselves and others this May to ride as many trips as you can and win prizes for doing something fun: riding bikes. Let’s improve our health, the environment and save money one bike ride at a time! So join the Bike To PSU Challenge and celebrate with us at our kick-off party this Friday.

When: Friday May 1st, 12-1pm
Where: Urban Plaza
Why: Free ice cream, Hot Lips pizza cards and a NEW BIKE!