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March 22, 2005

Weir Oregonians have bought bikes since 1925

Weir's Cyclery is Portland Oregon's oldest Bike Shop.

It has been around since 1925 and its original location is still in use! ( Love that picture! )

For over 75 years Weir's Cyclery has provided what their community has wanted in family bicycling. Started in 1925 byGordon Weir as Weir's Fix-it Shop,Gordon repaired appliances, lawnmowers, plumbing and, always, bicycles. As bicycles continued to grow in popularity, other repairs were eliminated to concentrae on bicycle sales and service.

The 3rd generation of the family now runs the business, and has opened other shops as well.

Being a history buff one of the things that I have treasured as I have discovered the Elders of the cycling business has been finding how some shops have paid tribute to their history on their websites.

Weir's has a wonderful tribute page that tells the tale.

I think its cool that the 2nd shop, in St. Johns, was opened in  the former home of a hardware store that had opened in 1908.

The site has links to info on the bikes, and accessories, it sells and to a page about its Service Dept.

Pictures play a big part here, too.

Aside from the history page the highlight is the page about Bicycling in Portland.

Portland, Oregon was rated the best city for bicycling by Bicycling magazine again in 2001 after having the designation for two years in a row: 1997 and 1998. One reason: Portland has more than 140 miles of designated bike lanes and miles of forest, lake and river trails. Conveniently located on the peninsula at the Gateway to Nature, Weir's Cyclery is between both the Columbia and Willamette rivers, not far from the beautiful, historic St. Johns Bridge and Forest Park where there's great mountain biking! 

This page is >an indispensible resource for locals, and vacationers, alike, with links aplenty.

Lastly, the Interesting People We Know page is fun, and informative.

Thanks for being there, Weir Cyclery!

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