PDX Northwest is here to help cyclists in Northwest Portland locate special meetings in the area focused on promoting a strong cycling communities among Portland cyclists living the busy neighborhoods of the Pearl District, Northwest District, Hillside, Northwest Industrial and Old Town Chinatown. A relatively new gathering for Northwest Portland cyclists to meet with the rest of the city’s riders without straying too far from their home neighborhoods comes together near the Willamette River—which serves as the eastern border for Northwest Portland—on its eastern banks, a quick trip over the Fremont Bridge.
The PDX Cycle Swap meets at 1300 North River Drive during the second Sunday of each month, and it is something of a Saturday Market for Portland cyclists. It is free to attend this gathering underneath the Fremont Bridge, and it includes a beer garden, live music and local vendor booths for cyclists to enjoy each month. Information about races is also made available at the swap meets.
The real appeal for the PDX Cycle Swap is, of course, the opportunity to auction, buy and sell bikes among Portland cyclists. Attendees may swap entire bikes or parts that fit their needs, and some bring tools that may be traded as well. A bike check is available for cyclists concerned about their bike’s condition, with bike pros in the area assuring top condition for the bikes brought for inspection.
Be sure to check out the website for PDX Cycle Swap and gather details about the next meet, as well as contact information about how to assist with the planning and successful operation of the monthly meetings. Add the meet to your calendar for the next second Sunday and enjoy hunting the meet for that perfect bike part while meeting fellow cycling enthusiasts in your area of Northwest Portland!