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 More 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. Go to bikemorechallenge.com to log your trips, register your work place, join the Gresham League and win prizes.
Popular Local Bike Routes
Bike Month Events
For more information about Bike Month, contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov. City staff also created a printable PDF of the bike month events. All events are open to the public.
Bike More Challenge Kick-Off Celebration
Tuesday, April 26, 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 and prizes. Sign up for the challenge at bikemorechallenge.com.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Thursday, April 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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.
National Bike and Walk to School Day
Wednesday, May 4. Open to all participating in Safe Route to Schools.
Bike Helmet and Booster Seat Giveaways and Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second in Historic Downtown Gresham. Stop by our bicycle safety booths, pick up a free bicycle helmet and no-charge booster seat to qualifying families (children need to be present and helmets and seats are limited to supplies on hand). Learn to combine your bicycle trips with bus or MAX rides. Bring your bike to participate in a bike rodeo to learn and practice the rules of the road. A 2 p.m. raffle drawing will be held to giveaway a child’s bike. See the Bike Month Fair Flyer for more information.
Bike to Work Week
Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 22. 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 (Friday, May 20). Don’t forget to log all of your trips (commute, shopping or recreational) at bikemorechallenge.com.
“How to Fix a Flat” Demonstration
Monday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Oregon Trail Room at City Hall (1333 NW Eastman Parkway). Light lunch will be served.
BTA Clinic on “Safety for Commuting to Work”
Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Oregon Trail Room at City Hall (1333 NW Eastman Parkway). The Bicycle Transportation Alliance will hold this clinic to offer safety tips. Pizza will be provided.
Bike Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 18. Drop in the City’s loading dock at the back of City Hall at 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway between 7 and 9 a.m. on your bike ride (commute or recreational) and receive a free breakfast treat.
Lunch Bike Ride
Thursday, May 19 from Noon to 1 p.m. Start at the City’s loading dock at the back of City Hall at 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway at Noon for a ride along the Wy’East Path, Gresham-Fairview Trail and Springwater Corridor. This loop ride will end back at the City’s loading dock. Kelly Clarke will be leading this ride. (Double your ride mile points for the Bike More Challenge.)
Bike-to-Work and Bike-Appreciation Day
Friday, May 20 between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. To participate in Bike-to-Work Day, stop by one of these three bike appreciation stations 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
- Glisan Street near ON Semiconductor entrance
Volunteer to Count Bikes and Pedestrians
The City is participating in the effort to record the number of people biking or walking on multi-use trails. Counting stations will be on the Springwater Corridor and Gresham-Fairview Trails. Call 503-618-2816 or email Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov to volunteer and be assigned a location. Available dates and times are:
- Saturday, May 21, 9 to 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 24, 5 to 7 p.m.
All Levels Group Ride
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon. This route begins at the parking lot at Gresham Main City Park near the Springwater Corridor. This is a slow-paced, family–friendly 10-mile + ride. The ride is directly out and back along the Springwater Corridor, meaning families can turn around at any point and return to the Main City Park. Bike helmets are required. (Doubled Miles Points for Bike More Challenge)
Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. The starting point for this route is the parking lot at Gresham Main City Park near the Springwater Corridor. This is a moderately paced 25-mile + ride led by Ken Dennis. 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 Ken Dennis at 541-272-2578 for more information.
Electric Bike Demo and Test Ride
Tuesday, May 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by the Gresham’s loading dock at the back of City Hall, (1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway) to see and test ride Cynergy E-Bikes. Cynergy will also provide pizza for anyone who test rides any of their electric bikes.
Bikes for Humanity, PDX OPEN HOUSE / Bike Donation Center
Wednesday, May 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by and visit your new neighbor. Bikes for Humanity, PDX is opening a Bike Donation Center in Main City Park (near Springwater Trail) to teach Gresham residents how to repair and overhaul bicycles. This non-profit group takes in donated bicycles and parts and volunteers refurbish the bikes to make them affordable to riders of all economic backgrounds. Come by and learn about the programs and projects. Clean out your garage and bring your old bikes; bike donations will be accepted at this event. A raffle drawing for a free child’s bicycle will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Bike More Challenge Award Event for Gresham
Thursday, June 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stop by Wall Street Pizza at 201 N. Main where Gresham will host the Bike More Challenge Awards Ceremony. The Gresham/East Multnomah winning teams will be announced and there will be door prizes and free pizza.
For more information about Bike Month Events contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or email Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov.