What it is
Opened in 2009, Backpedal Cycleworks is a neighborhood bicycle shop providing full service bicycle repair to the Woodstock, Arleta, and Lents area in Portland Oregon. Approachable, often with service on the spot, Backpedal defines the neighborhood bike store. Already well-known for its super-friendly and reasonably priced bicycle repair service, Backpedal now offers used retro bikes & and new Raleigh bikes at bargain prices. We also stock those hard to find vintage parts and, of course, all the new parts and accessories you need to keep your steed looking good and riding fine.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - 12-5
Monday - By Appt. only
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 11-5
Established in 2009, Backpedal Cycleworks planted its flag in the heart of Portland's gritty Southeast neighborhoods. Its intrepid founder, Rick, saw an opportunity amid the broken down homes and boarded up businesses where others only saw thugs on motorcycles and blight. In true Eastsider fashion, Rick put together what savings he had and muscled the rest converting a shut down laundromat into a bike shop. In 2011, Rick passed the torch to Dave who faithfully carries on in the tradition of ye old neighborhood bike shop. Like any good neighbor, the Backpedal crew is approachable, i.e., no need to fear if you can't name every part on your bike. The Backpedal crew is here to make your ride awesome, not judge. Being neighborhood centric, quick fixes like flats, derailleur and brake adjustments, even estimates are often done on the spot. During peak season, June-August, wait times rarely exceed 5 working days.
Alongside the super friendly reasonably priced repair services, Backpedal began refurbishing used bikes and offering them for sale with a 90 day warranty! Used bikes proved to be so popular keeping up inventory was impossible. In 2015 and beyond Backpedal will include affordable Raleigh commuter bikes in its lineup. With an eye on the future and the needs of its neighbors in mind, Backpedal plans to grow with the community and provide even more bikey type stuff like trailers, apparel and other cool accessories both new and used! Be sure to drop in from time to time to say howdy and see what's up..