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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 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

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Classes 2015

Shop by Bike

Wed, April 15, 6:30pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave

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 for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

Wed, May 6, 6:30pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water 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 for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Cycling Essentials

Wed, May 12, 6:30pm

PCC Cascade Campus, Student Center, 705 N Killilngsworth St

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.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Cycling Essentials

Wed, May 13, 6:30pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water 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.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Low-Car Living

Tues, May 19, 6:30pm

PCC Cascade Campus, Student Center, 705 N Killilngsworth St

Portland is a great city to live in, especially if you don't want to spend your time in traffic.  We'll cover maps, apps, and online tools for using transit, car-sharing and biking, so you can have more time, more money and fewer car-ownership headaches.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Low-Car Living

Wed, May 20, 6:30pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave

Portland is a great city to live in, especially if you don't want to spend your time in traffic.  We'll cover maps, apps, and online tools for using transit, car-sharing and biking, so you can have more time, more money and fewer car-ownership headaches.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Shop by Bike

Wed, June 3, 6:30pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave

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 for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Bike Maintenance Basics class

Mon, June 10,  6:30 - 8:00 pm

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water 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

 

Get Rolling: On-the-Bike Riding Skills

Sat, June 13, 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 for all classes,  contact Jeff Smith: SmartTrips@portlandoregon.gov   or 503-823-7083.

 

Autumn classes will be listed here by mid-August


 

 Guided Bike Rides 2015

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

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. (meet at 9:45)

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 - and managing all that rain.

 

Family Ride to the Tram: Bike, Walk, and Fly

Saturday, May 17, 12:30 p.m.  (meet at 12:15)

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

Bike, walk and fly on this kid-friendly route to the Gibbs Pedestrian Bridge and Portland Aerial Tram.  Free ride on the Tram included!

 

Waterways Real & Metaphoric

Wednesday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

It's Pedalpalooza! A river runs through it - sometimes in places that will surprise you. This tour will celebrate our city's rivers through the work of artists and engineers.

 

The Wonderful World of Bike Non-Profits

Wednesday, June 17, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

Visit half a dozen sites showing the vibrant bike non-profit community and efforts to increase bike accessibility, safety, and empowerment for people riding in Portland.

Sweet Summer Cycle

Tuesday, July 7, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

Clever Cycles, SE Hawthorne Blvd and 9th Ave

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

 

Sweet Summer Cycle

Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fargo St

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

 

PMLR East & 19th Ave Neighborhood Greenway

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave

A Pretty Mellow Little Ride to Sellwood via new bikeways, including the SE 19th Ave Neighborhood Greenway.

 

Southwest Parks and Neighborhoods

Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Enjoy magnificent views and yes, there will be climbing.

 

Powell Butte of a Ride

Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. (meet at 5:45)

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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