Bike Camp brings kids in grades 1-8 together for a summer of bike adventures, learning, and friendship. Campers learn how to ride safely and maintain their bikes in a supportive, hands-on environment. At Bike Camp, kids build confidence, skills, and a life-long love of biking.
Bike Camp General Information
Registration Information and Schedule: Registration for summer 2017 is open! Age groups are designated by the grade that the child will start in Fall 2017. Here is a printable version of the 2017 Bike Camp Schedule.
Price: Most camps are $320. Prices vary for specialty camps and short camp weeks.
Locations: We offer Bike Camps in two different locations: in NE Portland at our bike shop at 1700 NE Alberta Street, and at our partner location in SE Portland at Sellwood Cycle Repair, 7953 SE 13th Ave.
Time: All camps begin at 9am and end at 3pm. We offer camps from June 12th through August 25th.
Requirements for participation: All campers must be able to start and stop unassisted and ride in a straight line to be eligible for Bike Camp. Camper bikes must pass a bike safety inspection prior to attending Bike Camp. Please see our FAQ page for more information on getting ready for camp.
Cancellation and Transfers: The Community Cycling Center requires all camp cancellation and transfers to be submitted by email to kelley.goodwin@
Contact Us: Email kelley.goodwin@
Scholarships: To apply for our 2017 Summer Bike Camp scholarship program, please follow the link below to submit your application. Campers who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school are eligible for our limited number of scholarships.
Our Teaching/Learning Philosophy
The Community Cycling Center’s mission is to broaden access to bicycling and all its benefits. That includes access to the outdoors, environmental stewardship, and enhanced livability. We believe hands-on learning allows children to gain skills, knowledge and confidence, and the interpersonal skills of decision-making and problem-solving that prepare them to be healthy, active, and engaged citizens. Our instructor to camper ratio is 1:6 for most camps. We emphasize cooperative learning in a team environment. If your child has specific goals, please contact us in order to ensure that s/he is in the best camp.
A typical week of camp
Day 1: We start the week with an introduction to the essentials of riding safely on the road. A short ride to a nearby park will give us a sense of the group’s abilities. Monday tends to be a light riding day, as the group learns new skills, sets expectations, and gets to know each other.
Day 2 – 4: During the middle of the week, we will learn and practice safe riding techniques and rules of the road, play games in parks, check out fun destinations, and learn a little basic maintenance. Activities will vary based on the age group or theme of the camp.
Day 5: After a morning ride, all campers converge to enjoy afternoon treats and games.
Please note that we teach in a team environment. Activities and rides are often chosen by consensus.
Cycle Oregon Weekend Bike Camp
Each summer, we offer Bike Camps for kids whose parents are participating in the Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride. It’s a great opportunity for families to explore Oregon’s scenic rural areas on two wheels. At our two-day camp, kids cruise around on bikes and play games with their peers, while their adults are free to ride the full route at their own pace. To learn more about these rides and our weekend Bike Camp, check out the Cycle Oregon Website.