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May 23, 2024 25 mins
It’s officially bicycle-riding season in Portland, but buying a new one can lead to a ton of questions: There are so many types of bikes now. How do you choose? How much should you be prepared to spend? And how the heck do you find one that fits? Today on City Cast Portland we’re talking with cycling expert Leah Benson. As the former owner of the dearly-missed Gladys Bikes on Alberta Street, she’s helped hundreds of Portlanders find the perfect bike for them.  Bicycle Shops Leah Recommends: River City Bicycles Sellwood Cycle Repair  Metropolis Cycles Golden Pliers Clever Cycles Splendid Cycles Community Cycling Center North Portland Bike Works We’re doing our annual survey to learn more about our listeners. We’d be grateful if you took the survey at—it’s only 6 minutes long. You’ll be doing us a big favor. Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and City Cast Portland swag. Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here.  Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448. Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram.  Looking to advertise on City Cast Portland? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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