Celebrate National Bike Month
Mayor Shane Bemis has proclaimed May as Bike Month in the city and encourages all residents to explore Gresham's bike trails and routes.
Month-long Bike Commute Challenge
Compete with your family, friends and co-workers for the most days or the longest distance of bicycle commuting throughout the month of May. Log your trips at bikecommutechallenge.com, register your work place, join the Gresham League online and win prizes.
Popular Local Bike Routes
Bike Month Events
Contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov for more information about Bike Month. City staff also created a printable PDF of the bike month events.
Bike Commute Challenge Kick-Off Celebration
Tuesday, April 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave. Come and learn about the bike month events and how to sign up for the challenge; the City will provide pizza.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Tuesday, April 30, noon to 2 p.m. at the loading dock at the back of City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Staff will show you the proper way to wash and maintain your bike. We will have all the supplies; just bring your bike.
Bike Helmet Sale and Information Table
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Gresham Farmers' Market. Stop by our bicycle safety booth, purchase a new bicycle helmet for just $5, learn to combine your bicycle trips with bus or MAX rides, and find a Bike Buddy through Drive less. Connect.
Bike to Work Week
Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17. If you can't commit to commuting on your bike for the entire month, try during this week as it leads up to Bike-to-Work Day. Don’t forget to log your trips at bikecommutechallenge.com.
Bike Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 15
Stop by the City’s loading dock at the back of City Hall at 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. on your bike commute and receive a free breakfast treat.
Bike-to-Work and Bike-Appreciation Day
Friday, May 17
Participate in Bike-to-Work Day and stop by one of the three bike appreciation stations between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and receive a free breakfast treat:
- Main City Park at Springwater Corridor Trail Head
- Springwater Corridor at Gresham-Fairview Trail near S.W. Pleasant View Drive
- 181st Avenue at Sandy Boulevard
Volunteer to Count Bikes
Tuesday May 14, 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday May 18, 9 to 11 p.m.
The City is participating in the effort to record the number of people biking or walking on multi-use trails. Counting stations will be at the Springwater Corridor Trail, Gresham-Fairview Trail, and I-205 Trail. Call 503-618-2816 or email Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov to volunteer and be assigned a location.
All Levels Group Ride
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
Starting point is the parking lot at Gresham Main City Park near the Springwater Trail. This is a slow-paced, family–friendly 10-mile ride. The ride will be done in two phases, starting with a 2-mile trip going east on the Springwater Corridor and returning to the park.
The second phase will be an 8-mile roundtrip going west on the Springwater Corridor and on to the Gresham Fairview Trail. The second phase of the ride will return to the same location in Main City Park a couple of hours later. Bike helmets are required.
Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Starting point is the parking lot at Gresham Main City Park near Powell and Main Avenue. This is a moderately paced 25-mile ride led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club.
You’ll explore the Gresham/Troutdale/Sandy River area and east Portland. There will be an opportunity to take a break along the route and purchase refreshments. The riders will return to the starting point in the early afternoon. Bike helmets are required. Contact Bud Rice at 503-667-0683 for more information.
Bike Challenge Award Event
Tuesday, June 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wall Street Pizza on 201 N. Main will host the Bike Commute Challenge awards ceremony. The winning team will be announced and there will be door prizes and pizza.
For more information about Bike Month contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov.