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New iXS Protective Gear in stock

We just received our first shipment of iXS protective gear. You should check out the great fitting and looking helmets and pads. We have them in store and on-line.

We just received our first shipment of iXS protective gear. You should check out the great fitting and looking helmets and pads. We have them in store and on-line.

June 28, 2014


Heartbleed Update

We have had a few customers ask, and we would like to let you all know that our servers were not at any point affected by the Heartbleed Vulnerability affecting OpenSSL.
April 13, 2014


Gift Certificates

Did you know that we have two options for Gift Certificates? We have Gift Cards - Retail Store that you can buy an use in store and we also have Gift Certificates - Online ones that can be used online or in store. So if you need an idea for the cyclist in your life, make sure to check these out.
September 21, 2013


Weather Protection For Your Electronics

We have just received and put on the retail floor some great cases to protect your electronics. Check out the Showers Pass Cloud Covers. They come in sizes that will work for the iPad Mini/Kindle, iPhones, and other Smartphone. A perfect way to protect your electronics while out during the rainy season.

We have just received and put on the retail floor some great cases to protect your electronics. Check out the Showers Pass Cloud Covers. They come in sizes that will work for the iPad Mini/Kindle, iPhones, and other Smartphone. A perfect way to protect your electronics while out during the rainy season.

September 14, 2013


Universal Cycles donates $15,000 to the Northwest Trail Alliance for trail-building in the Portland area.

We are really excited about this announcement! We at Universal Cycles feel this is an important part of supporting the bike community here in Portland. Having great accessible trails close to Portland is good for all mountain bikers. Goto NW Trail Alliance for more information.

Universal Cycles of Portland Oregon has donated $15,000 to be used to help build trails in the Portland Metro area. Universal Cycles gave the multi-thousand dollar contribution to the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), a nonprofit mountain bike advocacy and trail stewardship organization and International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) chapter.

In the fall of 2012, NWTA was awarded a $55,248 grant through Oregon’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the purchase of equipment to be used for building trail within the Portland Metro area and region. As part of the grant requirements, NWTA has to provide a 20% match to receive the money, a common stipulation for such funding. Universal Cycles generously stepped up and donated the first $15,000 to cover the matching funds needed by the NWTA.

“This donation will allow NWTA to purchase the proper equipment to build sustainable trails in the area’s challenging and environmentally sensitive terrain,” said Victor Sandrin retail store manager of Universal Cycles. “This will also help the NWTA maintain a growing inventory of trails in the greater Portland area, including Stub Stewart State park, Cascade Locks Easy Climb trail system and the Sandy Ridge trail system.” The RTP grant and $15,000 donation will be used to buy a Ditch Witch machine to go along with the ST240 trail building machine that the NWTA already has, along with other needed equipment such as shovels, mcleods, winches and other trail building tools. Through this donation, NWTA will be able to construct sustainable trails including the forthcoming improvements to Fire Lane 5 in Forest Park. “It takes a community to build trails and we are grateful for such an extremely generous contribution and partner. We work hard to provide places for people to ride and this donation shows that all our hard work is being recognized by everyone from land managers to the bike industry,” says Jon Pheanis, NWTA President.

Universal Cycles, located at 2202 E. Burnside Street, will host a fundraiser night on Wednesday, December 12th from 5pm to 7pm to help raise additional funds for the NWTA and trail projects at locations including Sandy Ridge, Stub Stewart State Park, Cascade Locks and Forest Park. There will be some refreshments and some information on all the things that are happening around the Portland area for the NWTA. The end of the year is a great time to donate and help secure new trails and maintain existing trails within the pacific northwest. NWTA is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible, if you would like to donate online goto www.nw-trail.org/donate

The Recreational Trails Grants (RTP) are national grants administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for recreational trail-related projects, such as hiking, running, bicycling, off-road motorcycling, and all-terrain vehicle riding. Yearly grants are awarded based on funds voted on by the U.S. Congress. For more information, go to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/grants/Pages/trails.aspx

About Universal Cycles. Since 1997, Universal Cycles has offered the largest selection (over 30,000 products!) along with the best available prices on mountain and road cycling, freeride, single speed, 29er, BMX, and downhill components. We are one of the original online bike shops. Our dedicated staff has well over 100 years of combined cycling industry experience, and we take great pride in the quality of our customer service. We carry products by hundreds of manufacturers. In addition to all of the major brands you'll find everywhere, you'll find that we stock many brands that you won't find anywhere else. For more information, go to www.universalcycles.com.

About the NWTA. Northwest Trail Alliance is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We are one of the Northwest's leading mountain bike advocacy and trail stewardship groups. Created in 1988 as a grassroots club of local riders, focused on maintaining bike access to Forest Park - Portland's renowned urban park -, We have grown into a regional advocacy group, stewarding trails and advocating for trail access across a wide radius around Portland; from Forest Park and Powell Butte within the city limits of Portland, to the southern foothills of Mount St Helens, to the western slopes of Mount Hood, to Tillamook State Forest and Scappoose. For more information and to find out how you can help, go to www.nw-trail.org.

For more information on the NW Trail Alliance, please contact: Jon Pheanis Jonp@nw-trail.org For more information on Universal cycles, contact: Victor Sandrin Vic@universalcycles.com

December 08, 2012


New Mavic Shoes In Stock

We have just received our new Mavic shoes into stock. Good price points and good quality Check them out here!
October 03, 2012


New Bell and Giro Helmets In Stock

2014 Bell and Giro helmets are now in stock. Click Here to see the new Bell and Here for new Giro Helmets. Plus all last years helmets on sale! Check them out.
October 03, 2012


2013 Fox Racing Shox Sale!!

Get 'em while they last. The 2014 forks have arrived, which means extra savings on the remaining 2013 forks we have in stock. When they are gone, they are gone . . . .
May 29, 2012


Pashley Bikes Are Here.

We just got our first shipment in of Pashley bikes. Pashley Cycles is England's longest established bicycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, their dedicated team design and hand-build a unique range of specialist bicycles with a quintessential English style. Stop by the shop and check out the bikes, you may find your next commuter bike or an around the town bike. We also have some beautiful bags and accessories that they make as well. check them out here
November 26, 2011


New Telephone and Online Chat Hours

We are now available by telephone or online chat from 6am - 7pm PST. Take advantage of our new extended hours for any questions you might have.
November 02, 2011

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