Performance Bicycle Wants Used Rubber For New Tualatin Store


The nation’s largest specialty bicycle retailer will host a bike tube recycling drive to headline the relocation of its Tualatin, Oregon store

CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 6, 2010 Performance Bicycle (, the nation’s largest specialty bike retailer, is sponsoring a bike tube recycling program to coincide with the relocation and expansion of its popular Tualatin store.

During the weekends of Aug. 13th-15th and Aug. 20th-22nd, Performance ( will celebrate the relocation grand opening with the Bike Tube Blow-Out, a recycling program sponsored by Performance and Liberty Tire, the largest scrap tire recycler in the country. During the weekend, anyone can bring their used or blown-out inner tubes to the store and receive up to three $5 money cards for the tubes they recycle.

Liberty Tire Recycling, the nation’s largest collector of used and scrap tires, will turn the bike tubes into mulch for playgrounds, athletic fields, railroad ties and highway asphalt, among other uses. The company collects and recycles nearly one-third of all of America’s annual scrap tire material and has cleaned up more than 150 dump sites littered with nearly 40 million scrap tires—more than any other organization.

“We estimate that a major city can annually generate several tons of used rubber just from blown out bicycle inner tubes alone,” said Jim Thompson, CEO of Performance Inc. “Our aim is to make bike inner tubes a proven reusable resource for playgrounds, manufacturing and other applications.”

The new Tualatin relocation, at 7071 SW Nyberg Street in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center, joins 3 other stores in the Portland area, and 92 Performance stores nationwide. The new Tualatin store is based on a new store design that makes it easier for anyone to find the bike or equipment they’re looking for. The new expansion will include a Spin Doctor™ Department to provide a go-to cycling resource for avid and casual riders alike.

“Our new stores are designed to demystify cycling,” added Thompson. “We want to help more people make cycling an everyday part of their lives, and turn Performance Bicycle into the top destination for anyone who loves biking as much as we do. The metro Portland area is already one of the top bicycle-friendly places in the world. If we can make our stores a fun and friendly place, we can help even more people embrace the joy and benefits of cycling.”

The all-new Spin Doctor™ service departments offer free bike fittings with every purchase in addition to repair and customization services. Spin Doctor departments are staffed by experienced and certified mechanics who are able to service and repair all bike brands and offer advice on everything from bikes to great places to ride.

Performance offers free Lifetime adjustments for every bike purchased, and every item Performance sells is backed by a 100 percent Satisfaction Guarantee and a Low Price Promise. Kids bikes come with Free Custom Size and Safety Fitting. Performance’s own Kid’s Bike Growth Guarantee offers discounts on new bikes when kids have outgrown their old ones. Guests can also join the Team Performance® Buyer’s Club, cycling’s number one buyer’s club, to get ten percent back on every purchase, free second-day shipping upgrades and other exclusive offers.

Where to Find Performance

Performance offers three great ways to shop: by store, by catalog and online at Guests can always check the Deal of the Day on the Performance Web site or by following Performance on Twitter, @performance_inc, and on Facebook.

About Performance Bicycle

Performance Bicycle is the number one bike specialty retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides a multi-channel cycling retail experience that spans catalogs, a website at and 92 nationwide stores that cater to both the avid biking enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit

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