Sponsored Bicycle Racing Teams
Our Elite Men’s team comprised of staff members and (fast) friends. The team is outfitted in the all-new Giro Chrono Pro team edition jersey and shorts, Synthe helmets, and Empire SLX or Prolight SLX II shoes.
Cyclisme Racing Programs was a racing team that grew out of Portland State University Club Sports in 1992.
In 1995 Cyclisme Racing created a social educational non-profit outreach called Bicycles and Ideas for Kids’ Empowerment, or “b.i.k.e.” “b.i.k.e. is staffed by volunteer racers who, while training to race themselves, help kids come up in bicycle racing too. No one has been more devoted to the mission of b.i.k.e. than River City Bicycles. The kids of b.i.k.e. have shopped here while they grew up, then grown up to work here.”
Sorella Forte – Italian for ‘Strong Sister’ – is a women’s cycling club based in Portland, Oregon. “The club is open to all women who share a passion for riding a bike — ANY bike. We support women who want to race as well as recreational riders looking for others who want to ride on a regular basis.”
Team Rose City
Team Rose City is an organization of dedicated masters-level athletes who care deeply about the sport of bicycle racing and how it can be used to promote community involvement, physical fitness, and fun. TRC is one of the oldest continuous bicycle racing clubs in the West.
- What would Portland be without the BTA? We don’t know, and we don’t want to find out. As Portland’s leading bicycle advocacy group, it isn’t too much to say that the bike paths, lanes and boulevards we enjoy are the thumbprint of the BTA.
- Portland’s largest bicycle club, The Portland Wheelmen Touring Club was founded in 1971 to promote cycling and to provide a social organization for bicyclists. Boasting over 800 members, the primary focus of the club is recreational riding with up to two dozen rides being offered on a weekly basis, including rides every day of the year and many evenings. The Wheelmen also produce a number of events including the always-memorable Pioneer Century.
Community Resources / Friends of the Shop
- Northwest Trail Alliance is a local, all-volunteer non-profit organization.
- With a mission to “broaden access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood bike shop,” the CCC sees to it that all Portlanders have access the city’s bikeways.
- Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy, is a nationally-known cyclist, author, performer, educator and adventure dad. We’ve been honored to host his readings / performances here at River City. Visit his website to read about his Million Riders Project.
- “A place for you to get intimate with your bicycle, learn its ins and outs and give it the caring it deserves.” River City has partnered with GW’s Tori Bortman to offer 1-to-1 Commuter Consults, for all you folks who’d ride to work, if only you had a little guidance. Call 503-233-5973 for more information.
- Operated by Kirk and Jenny Whiteman, TEMPO offers specialized movement and fitness training, including state of the art cycle training on the PT300 CycleOps trainers. (Need we point out that Kirk is a past national cycling champion?) Mention River City Bicycles and get your first class for 1/2 off!
- Based in Cortina, Italy, Tra Ceilo e Terra Tours provides guided ski and cycling tours in the Italian Alps. Owner, guide and friend-of-the-shop Aaron Smith has competed professionally as both a skier and a cyclist, so his tours can cover the range from meandering to brisk to heart-pounding (and beautiful). Tell him River City sent you.