The little bike shop that could, did. North Portland Bikeworks was originally started by a team of people who saw a need for bike shop that could offer programs for customers, as well as low-cost new bike and fantastic service. They started in a small shop on North Mississippi Avenue some 13 years ago. As the neighborhood grew, so did the shop, and they’re now located in a brightly lit corner space on North Mississippi at Shaver.
Though the shop has grown a lot in the years since they first opened their doors, they’ve always remained true to their core belief in quality service at a fair price. On a recent Saturday, a loyal customer brought in a home baked pie to thank the mechanics. Other customers say they swing by on a nearly weekly basis just to say hi or to bring a friend to check out the shop.
With all that goodwill pouring out of this shop, you won’t want to miss their upcoming Winter Formal blowout bike sale.
Huge Sale – 30% Off Bikes
“The 2015 bikes are starting to arrive,” says owner Alex McFarland. “It’s time to make room for some more bikes!” So the shop is hosting their first Winter Formal, one part sale, two parts party. Most accessories will be sold at a 20% discount and on top of all of that, anyone who comes dressed in formal attire will qualify for an additional 5% off.
What’s formal attire, you might ask? Well, go all all out. Hideous prom dresses, leisure suits and patent leather shoes would all fit right in. If nothing else, put on that fancy hat, a tie or a dress and the staff will most likely wave you through to the additional discount.
Take it for a spin!
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to ride a dutch-style bike? Or an upright city cruiser? Maybe you’ve never been in drop bars. Maybe you’re not so sure your bike fits you as well as you once thought. Well, this is your chance to figure that all out. The shop will be offering test rides on bikes all day long. And at 30% off, this could be the perfect time for you to pick up a spare bike for city cruising or loaning out to visitors.
Because there’s always room for one more bike.
Jamis and Linus
North Portland Bikeworks decided to carry just two carefully chosen lines of bikes so they could focus on getting to know them well and making the bike buying process clearer for their customers.
The shop carries Jamis bikes, which offers a line of upright commuter bikes as well as drop bar touring and performance bikes, including the Nova Sport, a disc brake bike that can go anywhere from cyclocross course to the office with ease.
They also carry Linus, the bikes that look like they just rolled out of a vintage French movie and have solid bones to back up those intriguing aesthetics.
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North Portland Bikeworks Winter Formal Sale + Party
Sunday, December 7
3978 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland [map]
30% off all 2014 bikes
20% off most accessories
Additional 5% off if you come dressed in formal attire
Plenty of staff on hand to answer questions.