Archive for Category: Bikes for Kids

The Joy of a New Bicycle: Bikes for Kids 2017

It was a love affair on Saturday, July 22nd. One hundred thirty-two lonely bicycles found their match in the form of overjoyed children anxious for their first ride. There were many countries and languages represented, but these bicycles transcended all barriers. No amount of economic or social disparity mattered on this Saturday. In turn, our […]


Scholarship Summer Camps a Success

By Qingyang Xie Intern “What I like the most is that I get to bike around all the time at camp.” This is the most common answer I heard when I asked our campers at scholarship camps what their favorite part of bike camp is. The scholarship camp is a unique opportunity for children from […]


Excitement in many languages – Bikes for Kids 2016

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller Excitement filled the Rosewood Initiative during Bikes for Kids with a formidable din that made any spoken language (and there were many) difficult to hear. Kids were excited. Adults. Volunteers. Staff. Donors. Bikes for Kids is the smaller, riding-season Holiday Bike Drive, this year occurring in May to coincide with […]


Bikes for Kids in East County

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager What a weekend! For the first time ever, the Community Cycling Center offered a Bikes for Kids event in East Multnomah County, an area with a significant lack of bicycling resources. Last Saturday, 94 children went home with bicycles, helmets, safety education, and family resources at the new […]


Thanks, ODS!

This summer, ODS Health generously sponsored Bikes for Kids events at New Columbia and the Native American Youth and Family Center. At these two ev…


Bikes for Kids at New Columbia

On Sunday, June 5th, a team of 49 volunteers, staff and New Columbia residents teamed up to provide 62 youth with new helmets, safety knowledge a…


Bikes for Kids at New Columbia

We are excited to announce the second Bikes for Kids event on Sunday, July 11th at New Columbia. With support from community volunteers and residen…