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Product Spotlight: Planet Bike Spok LED Headlights

April 16, 2010

Riders and Sliders is pleased to offer PLANET BIKE LED MICRO HEADLIGHTS!

New Nichia eXtreme 2.0 LED is 4x brighter than its predecessor

Straps allow light to be easily mounted to all shapes and sizes of handlebars, headtubes, seatposts, and helmets

Hooded beam keeps light out of the cyclist’s eyes

Keychain hole

Up to 100 hours run time on one CR 2032 battery (included)

Come by the shop and buy  yours now!



January 29, 2010

JANUARY 30TH & 31ST, 2010


Do you have a bike that needs a TUNE? Snowboard that needs a GRIND? Skis that need a WAX?

Riders and Sliders is now open and having our GRAND OPENING weekend! FOR THIS ONE TIME …EVENT, We are having some fun and specials. ALL WEEKEND LONG. 20% off all services!!!!FREE SODA and COOKIES!!!!Raffle for Bike and Snow prizes!!!!!Bike and Snow movies, ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!! Make your plans to attend, NOW! RIDERS and SLIDERS 8122 SW BEAVERTON-HILLSDALE HWY. PORTLAND, OR. 97225503.477.6733


NOW OPEN: Riders And Sliders

January 14, 2010

1952 – Edward M. Orkney opens G.I. Joes in Portland, Oregon. G.I’ Joes first inventory was surplus Army Sleeping Bags.

1977 Jake Burton opens Burton Snowboards in Londonderry, Vermont.  Burton’s first board, the Backhill, is introduced.

1991 San Jose Sharks Play 1st official NHL game in Daly City, California. The Sharks 1st NHL game was played at the Cow Palace.

1994 – Old Navy opens on-trend apparel stores in Colma, California. Old Navy started selling on-trend apparel.

2006 Bryan Heim & Nathan Waddell open Flightline Fabrications in Tigard, Oregon.  Aviation stickers were never the same again. 

2010Erik Nyberg opens Riders And Sliders in Portland, Oregon. A Service Stop for Bikes & Boards!

Riders and Sliders has been tuning, repairing, and selling bicycle parts, Skis, & Snowboards since 1980. Based in Portland, Oregon, we are one of the world’s best at what we do. Our dedication to the highest quality work, process innovation, and customer service has made Riders and Sliders the first choice of professional and home bicycle owners around the world. Shaped by over 25 years of experience in the sports industry, beginning with retail stores, Riders & Sliders provides Factory certified technicians who put quality first for you.

Riders And Sliders is NOW OPEN!  Schedule your appointment today, you will not be disappointed! 

Let ’em Ride!    Let ’em Slide!

Riders And Sliders: Home Depot Trip #5… of 50!

January 7, 2010

How many trips to Home Depot does it take to open a Riders And Sliders Shop? Lumber, Screws, Bolts, Lights, Pipe, Mats, Outlet Covers, C-Channel, Lag Bolts, Plumbing Flange… 1 visit… 2 visit… 3 visit… 4 visit… 5 visit… We’ll keep you posted because we’re not done yet!

Riders And Sliders: Store Construction Update II

January 6, 2010

“First you accomplish paint fence! All in wrist -Wrist up, Wrist down.
All in wrist. Up, down, long stroke – Very good. Up, down. No look me, look fence. 

Up… …Down.  Bend the wrist. Downstroke, you bend. See? Good.                  
Long stroke. Up, down. Very good. Bend your knees. Down. Up.
Very good, Daniel-san. Don’t forget to breathe.  In, out.
Up… .


After an inspiring review of the Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi’s instructions the base coat paint has been completed at the Riders And Sliders Store!  Check out the photos below to see our colors take shape, stroke by stroke! 


Riders And Sliders: Store Construction Update!!

December 27, 2009

Demolition has begun, contruction has begun and now Riders And Sliders has a different kind of mountain to climb!  Lots of debris in this demolition! All in the good name of Riders And Sliders! 

Climb that mountain Riders!

Riders And Sliders: Store Sign Sees the LIGHT!

December 24, 2009


When Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon  July 20, 1969 he made the historic statement “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Wednesday night in Portland, Oregon another historic moment took place, The Riders And Sliders Store Sign was installed and lighted for the very 1st time. 

When asked about his sign, Riders And Sliders store owner Erik Nyberg replied “The exciting part for me, as the owner, was seeing the store sign light up for the first time… I almost felt like I was walking on the moon!”