Party on the greenway: New bike center opens

Posted on May 16th, 2008 – 2:39 PM
By Roadguy


The new Freewheel Midtown Bike Center had its grand opening this morning on the Midtown Greenway. It was the second time this week that Roadguy had to get up at an unnatural hour to attend a bike-related event, but once again, it was worth it. There was a good crowd outside…


… and plenty to see inside, from merchandise…


… to secure parking spots for 150 bikes…


… to the almost-famous bike shower:


(There are private showers for people as well.)

Commuters kept whizzing by during the speeches, but an hour later, all was peaceful:


Things should pick up again this afternoon — there’s an open house from 4-7ish p.m., complete with bands, popcorn and stuff on the grill. (My news story about the center is here.)

And if you haven’t had enough bike-related events this week, there’s another in just a few days:


All I’m sayin’ is Portland better be watching in its rearview mirror.

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