City Bikes

City Bikes

From a city that knows cycling in any weather, these Hand-made Icons will get you to work, the pub or the beach with simplicity and style.

We don’t build them by the thousands in a factory on the other side of the world. We build them one at a time, by hand, in Portland, Oregon, just for you.

Burnside City Package

The all-weather Burnside city package is built for sun, rain, seaside and simplicity.

Package Highlights:

  • Oregon-built CIRCA frame
  • Carbon Fork
  • 8-Speed Shimano Alfine Internal Hub
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive
  • Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Hand-Built Wheels
  • 2024 Pricing: Starting at $3,995.

Classic City Custom

Looking for a head turning ride for your commute? This custom city bike features our weatherproof finishes, leather touch points and a bit of sparkle, courtesy of hammered alloy fenders.

Options Shown:

  • 8-Speed Internal Hub
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive
  • Custom Hand-Built Wheels
  • Front Dynohub+Lighting
  • Hammered fenders
  • Nitto Front Rack
  • Custom Colors w/ Minimalist Graphics Package

Single Speeds and Fixed Gears

Light, nimble and responsive.

If simplicity’s your thing, go for a single-speed or fixed gear build. We offer both Gates Carbon Belt Drive or traditional chain drive options.

City Gallery

Sweating The Details

Every line, edge and surface has a purpose.

Whether it’s the diamond-chamfer edge of our lugs or the subtle directional hand-grained textures we work into each component before frame assembly, each CIRCA frame is a deep story balancing form, function and process.

What our customers are saying

The bike is fantastic. So light yet rugged. I’m excited. Riding this bike on a beautiful fall day in Boston is pure joy.


The bike is absolutely beautiful!! The fit is excellent and I Iove the Gates system. Thanks for all your good work!!

John D.

I’d been riding ill-fitting, mass-produced bikes until my CIRCA. I knew a bike built for me would be an improvement, but I’ve been blown away at how much better it rides. The belt drive runs perfectly smooth. The design process was great and Rich was always quick to answer questions and help build the bike I needed. And it turns heads: I’ve been getting compliments since I first rode it away from CIRCA’s shop.

John C.

Just go in and let them make you the best and most beautiful piece of bicycling art you’ve ever owned. I love my CIRCA!


My bike is super great. I use it multiple times per week for my commute in Seattle and although my bike is designed and built as a “rough weather commuter” I even ride it occasionally for sunny weekend rides. The fit is comfortable and on the rougher roads around Seattle it handles the bumps and quick maneuvers easily.



It’s a little old school, but we believe in working directly with our customers to get to know your cycling needs.


Our sapphire-hard anodized finishes are lighter and tougher than paint and impervious to the harshest weather.


We’re deeply committed to local production. Our frames are built by hand to your specifications in Portland, Oregon using locally sourced materials and processes.


A bike should fit you perfectly. Your CIRCA will be tailored to your body type, riding needs, and aesthetics, right down to the laser graphics.


Your custom bike can be built in as little as 4 weeks, which is a fraction of the time that most custom builders require.


Our custom laser graphics options can inspire, tell a story or celebrate your brand. Work with our designers or provide your own artwork.

Geometry: Two Fit Options

Standard and Short-Reach

For sizing and to optimize the fit of your CIRCA, we offer 2 geometry types: Standard and Short-Reach. We think of it as Quick Custom. There’s no extra charge for either option.

Our Standard geometry works for about 90% of riders with typical proportions. The Short-Reach variation pulls in the cockpit a little to accommodate riders with shorter torsos or who may want a more upright position.

Standard Geometry

Best for riders with typical proportions who have no problems fitting stock geometries.

Short Reach Geometry

Riders who have long legs compared to their overall height (and a shorter torso) may prefer the fit of our Short Reach geometries. This fit can also suit riders who want a more upright position.




Contact us to discuss your build and fit requirements. If you’re in Portland, we can arrange a personal design session.



We’ll work together to refine the details of your build, from fit to component selection, colors, finishes and laser etching



Your bike or frame will be built to order in Portland, Oregon and can either be picked up in-person or we’ll ship it to you.

We're here to help!

If you have any questions or are ready to get yourself on a CIRCA, please submit a contact form.