Bike Camp

Bike Camp - Lining up

Bike Camp is more than just riding a bike – it’s about the empowerment and independence kids feel from a summer adventure on two wheels. Campers will gain confidence, knowledge, and skills in a safe, creative and supportive team environment. Campers come home each day with a smile on their face, exhausted from a day of adventures.

Activities focus on developing safe riding techniques, mechanical skills, and road knowledge through hands-on experience. At Bike Camp, kids will have a blast spending quality time outdoors with new friends.

Online registration begins February 3, 2014.

Locations: In 2014, we will offer Bike Camp in two locations. Most camps will be hosted at the Community Cycling Center bike shop located at 1700 NE Alberta St. We will also offer several Coasters and Cruisers camps in SE Portland located at Sellwood Cycle Repair at 7953 SE 13th Ave.

Hours: 9am – 3pm

Ages: Our camp descriptions are organized by grade level. Note: grade level refers to the grade your child will be entering in fall 2014.

Cost: $290 per week (exceptions for specialty camps and week of July 4th). Please see camp descriptions for specific cost information.

Bicycle Safety Inspection Form: Prior to the start of Bike Camp, all bicycles must be inspected by a professional mechanic and must have a completed Bicycle Safety Inspection Form. There is a $25 late fee for any bicycles that have not been inspected by the first day of camp.

Click here to learn more about our educational philosophy, camp policies, scholarships, and FAQs.

 

Our Bike Camp descriptions for 2014 are up! See below!
(Note: If you are coordinating Bike Camp schedules for more than one child, you may find that our Bike Camp schedule organized by weeks is easier to look at. You can download that document here.)

Last Updated: March 24, 2014.


Grades 1 – 3: Coasters

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Coasters
From exploring new neighborhood parks, to spanning distances they didn’t know they could ride, Coasters pedal their way through an adventurous week on two wheels. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 1-3 miles
June 16-20 Sold Out
June 23-27 Sold Out
June 30-July 3 (No camp July 4) Sold Out

July 7 – 11 Sold Out
July 14-18 Sold Out
July 21-25 Sold Out
July 28 – August 1 Sold Out
August 4-8 Sold Out
August 11-15 Sold Out
August 18-22 Sold Out
August 25-29 Sold Out
Coasters – Sellwood (NEW!)
This is the same camp as our other Coasters, but the home base is located at Sellwood Cycle Repair in SE Portland. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 1-3 miles
July 7-11 Sold Out
July 21-25 Sold Out
July 28-August 1 Sold Out
Confident Coasters
Kids who have already completed Coasters Camp or who frequently ride over a mile on their own will enjoy the perspective they gain from their saddles in Confident Coasters. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 1-5 miles
June 16-20 Sold Out
June 23-27 Sold Out
June 30-July 3 (No camp July 4)
Sold Out
July 14-18 Sold Out
August 4-8 Sold Out
August 11-15 Sold Out
August 18-22 Sold Out
August 25-29 Sold Out
Bike Camp & Icicle Tricycles
Spanish Immersion Coasters
By popular demand, we’ve started a new camp for kids who speak Spanish. Led by bilingual instructors, our campers will enjoy the benefits of biking to new parks, learning safe riding techniques, and playing games, all in Spanish! Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 1-3 miles
July 21-25 Sold Out

Grades 4 – 5: Cruisers

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Cruisers
Nothing compares to the joy of cruising through a neighborhood during a Portland summer. Cruisers get a whole week of it while engaging in new challenges. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 3-10 miles
June 16-20 Sold Out
June 23-27 Sold Out
July 7-11 Sold Out
July 28-August 1 Sold Out
August 4-8 Sold Out
August 11-15
August 25-29
Cruisers – Sellwood (NEW!)
This is the same camp as our other Cruisers, but the home base is located at Sellwood Cycle Repair in SE Portland. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 3-10 miles
June 30-July 3 (No camp July 4)
July 14-18 Sold Out
August 18-22
Girls’ Cruisers
Campers in Girls’ Cruisers will become empowered to grow strong, learn new skills, and have fun on rides with other girls. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 3-10 miles
June 30-July 3 (No camp July 4) Sold Out
July 14-18
August 18-22 Sold Out

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Crafty Cruisers (NEW!)
Our most creative Cruisers will love this new themed camp. Crafty Cruisers will get to enjoy daily rides and a daily craft project.  Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 1-5 miles
July 28-August 1 Sold Out
Spanish Immersion Cruisers (NEW!)
By popular demand, we’ve started a new camp for kids who speak Spanish led by bilingual instructors.  Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 3-10 miles
July 21-25
Advanced Cruisers
Imagine a week of longer rides and heightened bike challenges in Portland’s summer sun. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 5-15
June 23-27 Sold Out
July 7-11
August 4-8 Sold Out
August 11-15 Sold Out
August 25-29 Sold Out

Grades 6 – 8: Freewheelers

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Freewheelers
All young people benefit from the strength and self-reliance that comes with bicycling. Freewheelers spend their week exercising outside and advancing their skills. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 5-15 miles
June 16-20 Sold Out
Food Cart Freewheelers
Food Cart Freewheelers will broaden their understanding of cycling and Portland food cart cuisine! Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 10-20 miles
June 30-July 3 (No camp July 4) Sold Out
July 21-25
Sold Out
July 28-August 1 Sold Out
August 18-22 Sold Out
Mechanics (NEW!)
This new and innovative camp empowers middle school students by providing hands-on experience with our shop mechanics while still exploring the love of riding. Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 5-15 miles
July 7-11 Sold Out
July 14-18 Sold Out

Distance Riders Bike Camp
Freewheelers – Sellwood (NEW!)
This is the same camp as our other Freewheelers, but the home base is located at Sellwood Cycle Repair in SE Portland.Learn more

Average Daily Distance: 5-15 miles
August 25-29 Sold Out

Grades 9 – 12

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Bike Camp Assistants
(Ages 14 -20)

This program is an opportunity for teens to share their cycling knowledge and enthusiasm with a younger group of riders.  Camp assistants help our instructors lead rides, games, and bike related activities. To learn more about this program check out the volunteer description here.