If you bought one of our Groupon please note that it expires at the end of next month. We are already seeing a big rush of customers! To insure you don’t miss out please contact us as soon as possible!
It is exciting to me to see this happening! Once this is eventually put in place it will be a real boon for our area. The details still have to be figured out so if you have any suggestions this is the time to do it!
See you there!
Wednesday Jan. 26th
5pm to 8pm
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
5329 SE Woodstock Blvd
We will be closing for the last week of December as usual. The 24th all the way to January 3rd. It was our busiest year yet and a little vacation is needed! As usual thanks to you the customer for supporting us. Have a great holiday and New Year!
If you really need to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org . The email will be checked daily.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving day and the following day. Regular hours on Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Enjoy the holiday!
Looks like the wet and the cold are arriving. As usual it’s gotten pretty slow in the shop. Now would be a good time to bring in your bike for service!
Attention Groupon Customers!
We have worked through the whole waiting list we had. At least for now, we won’t even require an appointment. We may be able to process your bike in 24 hours or less!
As described here preparation and planning for a new North-South Bikeway is happening. Tonight is the second meeting of the committee. As always these meetings are open to the public, if you have any opinions or just want to learn which options are being considered you should come on out!
Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Mtg #2: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM. Providence Center Cancer Clinic, Conference Room A, at NE 47th Ave and NE Glisan Street
Every year the Fun on Foster event gets a little bigger and a little more fun! It was actually so busy in the shop that I never had the chance to do the Meticon Bike clinic as planned. Next year I’ll have to plan on having extra staff to handle the shop.
Laurelwood Park was packed with vendors and people checking out the vendors. By the shop on 60th was a lot of great music and good food from the Rock Bar.
Thanks to everyone who helped put it together and to everyone who came out!
This Saturday is the annual Fun on Foster event! Numerous events up and down Foster. Much of it is often centered around Laurelwood Park area, but there is stuff happening from 50th down to 82nd.
For example right next to Meticon on 60th Avenue there is a block party happening! Music, food, vendors, a bike clinic put on by the shop, and more!
If you live or work in the area you might want to make time to come down to this event. Focused on traffic safety on Foster it will be a chance to voice any concerns you may have to several of our elected officials.
Come down on Tuesday the 14th at 6:30. The location is Kern Park Church 6828 SE Holgate.
See you there!
While we will be open Saturday we will be taking Monday off.
Have a good holiday weekend!
Wow! We sold 851 tune up coupons by the end of the day… That’s gonna keep us busy for quite a while. We have scheduled appointments already for the next several weeks. At this point if you call we will need to put you on to the waiting list and we will get you in as soon as possible!
If you need any sort of emergency repairs to tide you over until we can get you in for the full service please give us a call and we will work something out.
A note to our existing regular customers: With the added volume from Groupon there will be delays but we would never dream of ignoring all of you! We may be a little slower than usual but please continue coming in!
Thanks to everyone for supporting the shop!!!!!
Today we are featured with groupon ! Already we have had a great response. Almost 300 have sold and it’s only 10 am. The deal is a Full Tune-Up ($50 value) for just $25. Go over to the site and buy one, the deal is only available for today. It does stay valid until February 28th
We have a waiting list forming already so once you buy it give us a call and reserve your space!
Had a change of plans while I’ll be hitting the Parkways event later right now I’m over at the street fair doing free repairs! Got the whole little portable mechanic setup going. If you’d like some free bike fixing come on down! There is also lots of other vendors and music and food…. good times! I’m Foster and the 205 bike path with the bike parking area. The main part of the Fair is at 92nd and Ramona.
This Sunday (July 18th) is the east side parkways tour, another installment this summer series. The streets will be shut down for a route made up of a 4.5-mile loop, connecting Ed Benedict (and the East Portland Exposition), Bloomington and Lents Parks. Food, music and activities are located in the parks and along the route. 10am-3pm, come on out to walk, ride, stroll, skate and schmooze. The weather report is looking good, so we hope to see you there.
for a map of the route, and more info: click here.
A while back you may have noticed that collection we participated in to send unwanted bikes to school children in South Africa. It didn’t go as quickly as hoped, but Jenny the organizer did daily collections for a week. The container was nearly full by the time it shipped out.
A dozen of the bikes came from our part of town through the neighborhood clean up event. If you dropped off a at bike at the cleanup you might be interested to know that didn’t go to a scrap yard…. it went to South Africa! Go here for pics of their arrival
New routes through the neighborhood are being implemented or at least planned for the near future.
East – West
Center Street. A lot of bike/ped improvements to this street have already happened. Many speed bumps, stop signs and sidewalk improvements have been installed. Good stuff.
North – South
52nd? 50th? This is just in the planning/committee stage. Going north or south in Portland by bike is pretty restricted in some areas. This route will be a welcome addition once completed. I have the privilege of being part of some of this planning and will update with info as I get it.
Now that the good weather is finally here we are expanding the hours at Meticon.
Starting next week we will be open Monday 10-2, Tuesday thru Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. Still closed Sunday… Can’t work Seven days a week!
Sable (Simba ) has an infection in his mouth. One side of his face is swollen. Of course it’s July 4th so can’t take him to vet today. He’ll be going first thing in the morning. For those who know and love our 60th Avenue mascot I will update after he visits the vet.
UPDATE July 6th
He is ok! Like most older animals he has some pretty bad dental problems. They drained some of the infection and he is on antibiotics and pain meds. He is already looking and feeling much better.
In a couple weeks he will have to go back for a consultation with the pet dentist. Dental work isn’t cheap and we will probably need to “pass the hat” around for donations towards his health.
We will see how it goes.
If you want to come say hello he is sitting on the shop counter right now making it difficult for me to type by rubbing on my hands…
Tomorrow is that last day of pedalpalooza ;( while this makes us sad, the MCBF is a great way to celebrate another awesome year of pedalpalooza.
The fair will be at SE Alder Street between 12th and 14th (the southern end of the Washington High School lot. We at Meticon will be riding down early to catch all the fun events: stuff like unicycle jousting, foot-down derbys, and much more), good food, “kickass entertainment” (lots of bands) and all manner of vendors selling bike-related goods.
we hope to see you there!
Veer the local movie about four prominent members of local bike culture has officially come out on DVD. We have copies in stock.