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New bike facility opens in Portland's Lloyd District

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The Lloyd Cycle Station opened in northeast Portland's Lloyd District Wednesday and offers 600 secure bike parking spaces.  (KPTV) The Lloyd Cycle Station opened in northeast Portland's Lloyd District Wednesday and offers 600 secure bike parking spaces.  (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland is already one of the country's most bike-friendly cities, but a brand new bike facility is making biking even easier for commuters.  

The Lloyd Cycle Station opened in northeast Portland's Lloyd District Wednesday and offers 600 secure bike parking spaces. 

It's located inside the 700 Building at Northeast Multnomah Street and 7th Avenue, which is next to the Hassalo on Eighth apartment complex.

But the cycle station isn't just for people who live there. Anyone with a membership gets 24-hour access to the parking spaces, shower facilities, lockers and even access to a bike repair and wash station. There is even a bike valet. 

The idea is to encourage people who work or live in the Lloyd District to commute by bike. 

"I hope people come look at it. When people hear there's some place to park a bike they don't get too excited but once they walk through here, I think they understand why it's special and what we're offering here and we just hope people stop by and give it a try," said Wade Lange, vice president with American Assets Trust. 

Along with Wednesday's grand opening celebration, the people with the cycle station are pledging to give back to the community. 

Between now and the end of September, for every 100 members who sign up, they will donate one children's bike as part of the Community Cycling Center's holiday bike drive. Each year, that drive provides more than 300 children with bicycles, helmets and basic safety education.

Lloyd Cycle Station membership prices range from $15 a month to $99 a year. It is free for people who work in the 700 Building. 

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