Programs for Youth

Our programs aim to improve individual health and enhance the livability of our communities by helping individuals gain access to bicycle knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Cycle Oregon Kids Camp 2012Bike Camp

In a creative and supportive environment – and with an emphasis on experiential learning – campers ages 6 – 14 build confidence, knowledge, and skills in a supportive environment. Campers learn how to ride safely, fix their bikes, and travel to fun destinations throughout the city. Learn more about Bike Camp here.

Bike Club

Holiday Bike Drive 2009

Our after-school Bike Clubs provide hands-on, experiential after-school workshops in which 9 to 12 year olds from families living on low incomes learn safe riding skills, basic bike maintenance, and the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet. By working hard and participating throughout the course of the 12-session program, participants earn their own bicycle, lock, and helmet to take home.

Holiday Bike Drive

Every winter, with the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors, we provide 500 children with their first bicycles, new helmets, and basic safety education. It is a huge, community-building event that we work toward all year long and culminates in one amazing day in December.

 

Photos, from top to bottom, by Josh Tillinghast, Ashley Mitchell, and Joel Schneier.