Bike Month 2022
May is National Bike Month! Throughout May, we celebrate biking for recreation and travel, and provide opportunities to encourage more people to try going by bike.
40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get around for a lot of people. However, many of us are still unsure of how safe it is to travel by bike, how to properly signal, and how to find the safest routes to ride.
This May, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with City of Gresham, The Street Trust, and Biketown to bring to you events that are designed to educate and provide you with a chance to shift gears -- and travel by bike.
Events are open to all.
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Bike Month Events List
National Walk + Roll to School Day
Wednesday, May 4, to and from school
Through Oregon Safe Routes to School, kids and families are encouraged to walk, bike, and roll to school, and to stay active and healthy. Please contact MaryJo Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org questions or to sign up your school!
Bike Commute Clinic with The Street Trust
Monday, May 9 from 12pm - 1pm
The Street Trust's one-hour bike clinic covers laws, skills, basic gear, and basic maintenance. This is a great introductory class for people who are new to bicycling or interested in learning more about how to enjoy safe and comfortable bike commuting in all seasons. Experienced commuters are encouraged to come and share their tips with fellow riders and hopefully walk away with new knowledge as well.Topics covered at the workshop include:* Basics of riding – laws, traffic signals and signs, how to handle bike lanes, bike boxes, tracks, and sidewalks* Skills – hand signals, turning, sharing the lane, and changing lanes* Choosing gear – bikes, helmets, lights, locks, accessories, cold and rain gear, carrying kids and cargo* Route planning – resources and taking bicycles on transit* Q&A – answers to questions from new or experienced riders
Rules of the Road Legal Clinic with The Street Trust
Tuesday, May 17 from 12pm - 1pm
During this free presentation, learn everything you need to know about local traffic laws and your rights as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or transit user. The clinic is presented by a personal injury lawyer from Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost who will share insights on Oregon laws, how to stay safe on the road, and what to do if you’re in a crash.
Adaptive Biketown: Biking is for Every Body
Thursday, May 19 from 12pm - 1pm
Adaptive BIKETOWN is Portland’s adaptive bike rental program. During this one hour virtual event, learn how the program is increasing access to cycling for people with disabilities and offering bikes powered by hand, foot, and groups of people. Bring your questions and ideas!
National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20, to and from work
All Ages Group Bike Ride in Gresham
Saturday, May 21, time 11am - 12pm
All Ages Group Bike Ride in Downtown Portland
Monday, May 23 from 12pm - 1pm
Bike Repair Series: Kick-Off
Saturday, May 28 from 11am - 3pm
Need a basic bike repair? Bikes for Humanity will provide free basic bike repairs near the Coho picnic shelter in Main City Park, located at 219 S Main Avenue in Gresham. If you'd like to donate an old bike that needs to be fixed up and can be given to someone in need, please bring it with you. Questions? Contact Andrew from Bikes for Humanity at email@example.com.