May is National Bike MonthBike Safety Fair

In partnership with the League of American Bicyclists the City is offering a number of activities throughout the month. Our activities during Bike Month contribute to the requirements of a "Bicycle Friendly Community" certification by the League of American Bicyclists. Currently we are at a "silver" rating and our goal is to get to "gold" with increased community participation.

Gresham Bike Commute Challenge

Challenge your family, friends and co-workers to see who can commute the most days or the longest distance during May. Log your trips on the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) Bike Commute Challenge website.

Gresham Bike Month Events

Date              

Time

Activity

Location/Starting Point

Tuesday, April 28

4:30 - 6 p.m.  

Bike Commute Challenge Kickoff Celebration 
Pizza and door prizes provided.

The Hoppy Brewer
328 N. Main Ave.

Thursday, April 30 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wash and Lube Your Bike Workshop 

City Hall Loading Dock
1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

Saturday, May 9 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo 

  • City staff partners with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) Constituent Association 1 to give away children's bicycle helmets and inform about bicycle safety. Helmets are limited and the child has to be present for a fitting.
  • Gresham Boy Scouts will help with the Bike Rodeo, teaching basic bicycling skills and safety rules.
  • Bicycles for Humanity PDX will have a mechanic at the fair for free bike check-ups.
  • Raffle to win a bicycle.
 

Plaza del Sol - Rockwood
Stark St. & 187th Ave.

Monday - Friday,
May 11 - 15
all day

Bike to Work Week 
If you are not able to ride to work all month, try this week as a lead-up to Bike to Work Day. Don't forget to log your trips.

Home to work and back
Tuesday, May 12 noon - 1 p.m.

BTA Bike Safety Workshop 

General safety instructions, free pizza, door prizes

City Hall Liberty Room
1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

Wednesday, May 13 7 - 8:30 a.m. Bike Appreciation Day 

Free breakfast for all riders.

City Hall Loading Dock
1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

Thursday, May 14

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Significant Tree Walk and Brown Bag Lunch 

Join Gresham's Senior Healthy Hikers for a 4-mile walk to visit 14 significant trees, stop for lunch at Main City and loop back to City Hall. 

City Hall Loading Dock
1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

Saturday, May 16 10 a.m.

All Levels Group Bike Ride 

Slow-paced, family friendly ride; map of route.

Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave.
Sunday, May 17 10 a.m.

Experienced-level Group Bike Ride
30-mile ride through Gresham/Troutdale/Sandy River area; there will be an opportunity to buy food and drinks along the route.

Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave.
Tuesday, June 10 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Bike Commute Challenge Awards Event  

Door prizes, free pizza, certificates for most miles. 

Wall Street Pizza
201 N. Main Ave.

 

More InformationGroup of Bicyclists

For more information about Bike Month in Gresham contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov

 

 

 

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