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Portland By Cycle rides and classes online list

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Portland By Cycle Rides and Classes offer information and a supportive setting for adults new to cycling or just getting back on the bike. This series encourages you to use a bike more often - for fun, exercise, shopping, or even commuting to work.


For more information, contact Timo Forsberg at 503-823-7699 

 

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Classes 2014


Finding Your Way with Maps and Apps

Wed, April 23, 6:30pm

The Addy - NW Northrup St & 18th Ave

Learning to get around a new neighborhood or a new city is easier with the right tools.  We'll cover reading maps, online route planning, apps for transit, carshare, biking, and more.

No registration required

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

Wed, April 30, 6:30pm

The Milano - 105 NE Multnomah St

Join us for a hands-on clinic covering basic bike maintenance, flat repair, and a few simple adjustments and cleaning techniques.  Learn how to keep your bike running like, um... a well-oiled machine! Bring your bike!

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED,  contact Jeff Smith.

jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7083

 --CANCELLED--Bike Maintenance Basics

(Due to low enrollment we are cancelling this session.  Rescheduled for June 2nd.)

Wed, May 7, 6:30pm

VeloCult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave 

(See Apr 30 description)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED,  contact Jeff Smith.

jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7083

 

Cycling Essentials

Wed, May 14, 6:30pm

The Emery - 3155 SW Moody Ave

Want more information on how to prepare, stay comfortable and safe, and find the best routes? Come join this interactive session and build your cycling confidence.

No registration required

 

Cycling Essentials

Wed, May 21, 6:30pm

The Addy - NW Northrup St & 18th Ave

(See May 14 description)

No registration required

 

Shop by Bike

Wed, May 28, 6:30pm

The Milano - 105 NE Multnomah St

Do you ever take the car because you have too much to carry on a bike? Come find out how to conveniently transport groceries, packages, and kids with your bicycle. We'll conclude with you building your own "bike bucket."

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED,  contact Jeff Smith.

jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7083

 

Get Rolling: On-the-Bike Riding Skills

Sat, May 31, 9:00am – 1:00pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave

Is the road beckoning but you're not sure you're ready?
This course will get you up to speed on rules of the road for cyclists, plus tips on how to stay safe, build skills and discover the best routes for getting around our fair city.
The first part of the workshop focuses on laws and on-the-bike skills like signaling, turning, shifting and braking. The second half we'll venture out for a short and easy spin around town so you can show your new riding skills. We'll explore the wonderful world of two-wheeled Portland.
Please bring your bike, helmet, water, a snack and wear weather-appropriate clothing. If it's been a while since you've pushed the pedals, please take your bike to a local shop for a safety check before the ride. 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED,  contact Jeff Smith.

jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7083

 

Bike Maintenance Basics class

Mon, June 2,  6:30 - 8:00 pm

VeloCult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Join us for a hands-on clinic covering basic bike maintenance, flat repair, and a few simple adjustments and cleaning techniques. Learn how to keep you bike running like, um...a well-oiled machine! Bring your bike!  

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED  Contact info: Jeff Smith 503-823-7083 Jeff.Smith@portlandoregon.gov

This class is free.  Find your way to the class by bike or transit with TriMet’s multi-modal trip planner.  

 

Finding Your Way with Maps and Apps

Tues, June 3,  6:15 - 7:45 pm

Holgate Library - 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

Learning to get around a new neighborhood or a new city is easier with the right tools.  We'll cover reading maps, online route planning, apps for transit, carshare, biking, and more.

No registration required

 

Cycling Essentials

Monday, June 10,  6:15  - 7:45 pm

Holgate Library - 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

Want more information on how to prepare, stay comfortable and safe, and find the best routes? Come join this interactive session and build your cycling confidence.

No registration required

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

Tues, September 9, 6:30pm

VeloCult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Join us for a hands-on clinic covering basic bike maintenance, flat repair, and a few simple adjustments and cleaning techniques.  Learn how to keep your bike running like, um... a well-oiled machine! Bring your bike!

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED,  contact Jeff Smith.

jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7083

 

All-Season Cycling

Tues, September 30, 6:30pm

VeloCult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Sure, it gets pretty wet in Oregon, but with a little extra preparation you can be an all-season cyclist.  Join us for an interactive session as some experienced riders share their tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable and safe while riding all year 'round.

No registration required

 

 Guided Bike Rides 2014

Meet at the time noted for sign-in and introductions; rides last about 2 hours.  Helmets are required, bringing water is recommended.

Green Trees, Green Streets

Sunday, April 27, 9:30 a.m.

Universal Cycles, SE Ankeny St and 22nd Ave

Celebrate Arbor Month~!

Portland doesn't rest on its laurels – or its oaks. See how we're improving the urban canopy and making streets greener.

 

Family Ride: Bike, Walk, and Fly

Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.

Splendid Cycles, 407 SE Ivon St.(corner of 4th Ave, near OMSI)

Ride the waterfront to see the Gibbs St. Pedestrian Bridge and the Portland Aerial Tram. Almost entirely carfree-route is great for kids.

 

Sweet Summer Cycle

Tuesday, July 8, 5:45 p.m.

Universal Cycles, SE Ankeny St and 22nd Ave

Everyone's favorite ride – visit sweet shops, have a treat, by bike.

 

Sweet Summer Cycle

Wednesday, July 9, 5:45 p.m.

Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd

Everyone's favorite ride – visit sweet shops, have a treat, by bike.

 

Peninsula Crossing to the Columbia Slough

Tuesday, July 15, 5:45 p.m.

Kenton Park, N Kilpatrick St and Delaware Ave

Take a spin on some of North Portland's great off-street paths - and say hi to Paul Bunyon.

 

Southwest Parks and Neighborhoods

Wednesday, July 16, 5:45 p.m.

Dewitt Park, across from Hillsdale Library, SW Dewitt St near Sunset Blvd

See great parks and yes, there will be hills.  But in a good way.

 

Eastside Public Art

Tuesday, July 22, 5:45 p.m.

Joe Bike, 2039 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd (at Lincoln St)

We'll take a spin to find the art that's hidden in plain view.

 

Visit the Multi-Modal Mecca

Wednesday, July 23, 5:45 p.m.

Oregon Park, NE 30th Ave and Hoyt St

Biking, walking, streetcar, bus, aerial tram and (soon) light rail – we'll visit a neighborhood that has it all.

 

Classic, Modern, and Future Bikeways

Tuesday, July 29, 5:45 p.m.

Peninsula Park, N Rosa Parks Way and Albina Ave

We'll see the variety of ways Portland makes it more comfortable to travel by bike.

 

Downtown Fountains and Art

Wednesday, July 30, 5:45 p.m.

Waterfront Bikes, 10 SW Ash St (at Naito Pkwy)

“Good citizens are the wealth of a city” -but we're rich in art and fountains too.

 

Heritage Trees Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, August 5, 5:45 p.m.

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

Ride through the trees of today and glimpse the urban forest of tomorrow.

 

Classic, Modern, and Future Bikeways

Wednesday, August 6, 5:45 p.m.

Universal Cycles, SE Ankeny St and 22nd Ave

We'll see the variety of ways Portland makes it more comfortable to travel by bike.

 

Stormwater Gardens and Swales, Oh My

Tuesday, August 12, 5:45 p.m.

Kenton Park, N Kilpatrick St and Delaware Ave

A tour of innovative street designs that make our city green and keep our rivers clean.

 

East Portland Parks, Present and Future

Wednesday, August 13, 5:45 p.m.

Outer Rim Bike Shop, 10625 NE Halsey St

We'll tour parks you can play in now and parks that are soon to be.

 

Green Trees, Green Streets

Tuesday, August 19, 5:45 p.m.

Universal Cycles, SE Ankeny St and 22nd Ave

Portland doesn't rest on its laurels – or its oaks. See how we're improving the urban canopy and making the streets greener.

 

Southwest Mystery Ride

Wednesday, August 20, 5:45 p.m.

Dewitt Park, across from Hillsdale Library, SW Dewitt St near Sunset Blvd

Come along and see where the mystery will take us.

 

Rocky Butte of a Ride

Tuesday, August 26, 5:45 p.m.

Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Enjoy magnificent views and yes, there will be climbing.

 

Powell Butte of a Ride

Wednesday, August 27, 5:45 p.m.

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave

Enjoy different magnificent views and yes, there will still be climbing.

 

Autumn Adventure

Saturday, September 20, 9:45 AM

Peninsula Park, N Rosa Parks Way and Albina Ave

Celebrate the cooler weather on a 20 mile tour of the North Portland peninsula.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Bicycle

Saturday, October 11, 9:45 AM

A.J. Java, 6425 N Albina Ave

We'll visit great organizations that help make Portland a sustainable city.

 

Bike Shop Tour

Saturday, October 25, 9:45 AM

New Seasons, SE Hawthorne Blvd & 41st Ave

Meet the hard-working women and men who take care of our rides, and find a place to call your own “LBS” (local bike shop)

 

Coffee and Donuts Ride

Saturday, November 15, 9:45 AM

Irving Park, NE Fremont St and 7th Ave

What's round and keeps your bike moving?  BYO cup + cash for snacks.

 

Stormwater Cycling

Saturday, November 22, 9:45 AM

Crema, SE Ankeny St and 28th Ave

Take a tour of innovative street designs that help protect our watershed - and make it pleasant for folks on foot and bike.

 

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