November Fix-It Fair and other opportunities to stay active through the winter
(November 19, 2014) Wait! Bicycling season is not over. The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Active Transportation Division has lots of activities planned to help you become an all-season commuter and to stay active all year long.
You will find us well represented at the upcoming Fix-It Fair on Saturday, November 22 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver St. We will have a general information table complete with walk and bike maps, other information and fun giveaways. All Fix-It Fairs are FREE and open to the general public.
In addition, we’ll offer a FREE 45-minute All Season Cycling Class at the Fix-It Fair at 1:00 pm. You can learn how to make yourself visible with the right lights, gear and clothing, how to recognize and deal with seasonal road hazards, and how to dress to stay dry and comfortable in all weather conditions. If time allows, we’ll spend some time talking about basic bike maintenance for winter weather.
The Safe Routes to School team will be at the Fix-It Fair talking to families about walking school buses, bike trains and more. We’ll also have FREE basic bike repair for students and families from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. Be sure to have your bike there by 2:00 pm so our amazing volunteers from Bike Farm and Bikes for Humanity have time to complete needed work before the Fix-It Fair closes. Some typical repairs we perform include tightening brakes, fixing flats and adjusting shifters.
Finally, we will again offer our 90-minute All Season Cycling Class, postponed on November 13 due to the threat of winter weather. The newly rescheduled class is on Thursday, December 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the PCC CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave. It’s FREE (no registration needed) and includes a raffle for seasonally appropriate prizes!
We’ll do what we can to help you stay healthy and happy and on your bike all year long!