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916 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

503-222-2851

21st Avenue Bicycles specializes in road bike sales, service and repairs. Located in NW Portland, Oregon, the shop can help you find the perfect bike for your ride. Bike commuting, road biking, racing or the casual cruise. 

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Meet Us

All about who works at 21st Avenue Bicycles. 

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What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?

Is this real life?

 

The last thing you think about before going to sleep?

The cosmos.

 

What bike do you ride (most often)?

Surly Traveler’s Check

 

What was your first bike as a kid?

Black Schwinn World Sport

 

What do you consider your greatest MTB or cycling achievement?

Wearing out every single part of my bike

 

What do you do to unwind (other than riding)?

Cooking

 

What is your greatest fear while riding?

I forgot my keys

 

What cyclist, living or dead, do you most admire?

Major Taylor

 

What is your favorite smell?

Anise and Orange

 

Favorite snack on a long ride?

A sandwich

 

Coffee or energy drink?

Tea

 

Gatorade or water?

Water

 

One food you could not do without – riding or otherwise?

I’d survive

 

Describe your biggest wipeout ever?

Broke my nose after a high speed endo into an ugly rut on a dirt road.

 

When and where were you happiest?

Sleeping out on a clear night in Big Bend on the Rio Grande.

 

What is the next piece of bike technology that must be improved?

Replaceable derailleur hangers

 

What is the best thing you’ve found on the ground while riding?

My keys

 

The most repulsive and unsavory thing you’ve ridden over/through?

Port Arthur, TX.  Imagine the last outpost of humanity surrounded by a sprawling post-apocalyptic gas refinery spewing sludge and flames.  It was actually really awesome.  
 

What would be your theme song when entering a crowded room? 

"Wolf Like Me"

 

Your most deplorable trait?

Snoring.  I can also fall asleep anywhere.

 

Your most awesome trait? 

A sturdy sense of direction