Archive for Category: Programs

A season of epic bike adventures

By Lara Sheets, Program Support Specialist This summer, 8 instructors educated 445 youth on rules of the road and basic bike maintenance. They empowered campers, encouraging them to take on new and exciting challenges, like riding out to Rocky Butte and Sauvie Island. As one parent shared: “My eight year old loved Bike Camp. It […]

Advanced Girls Camp meets with Nissy Cobb

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist On August 22nd, the Advanced Girls Bike Camp rode to the track in Fernhill Park to meet with Nissy Cobb, our New Inventory Specialist at the Community Cycling Center. Nissy is also a highly skilled track bike racer. She competes weekly, and trains up to 6 hours a day […]

Young adults empowering youth

By Lara Sheets, Program Support Specialist Every summer, our Bike Camp program works with Self Enhancement, Inc. interns to help lead our youth safely on the road. SEI is a nonprofit organization that helps “at-risk African-American urban youth realize their potential.” This season, we’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with Kiara Berry who joined […]

A record-breaking fun weekend at Cycle Oregon Kids Camp

By Kim Whitney, Youth Programs Manager This past weekend, we broke records on miles and fun at our fourth annual Kids Camp through the Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride, a family focused off-shoot of Cycle Oregon. This year’s ride took place on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. At Kids Camp, youth ages 5 – […]

Ubong and the bike with red flames – one boy’s Bike Camp adventure

By Lale Santelices, Bike Camp Instructor “After camp, I can’t wait to ride my bike in the real world!”— Ubong This summer, Ubong, an 11 year old boy, earned a bicycle through our Bike Camp at Faubion Elementary School. This was not just any bicycle; Ubong earned a means for independence in the shape of […]

On two wheels – new opportunities for a young adult to explore

By Heidi Beierle, Volunteer Storyteller On April 21, 2012, the Community Cycling Center engaged a group of young adults at Open Meadow in a Create a Commuter  workshop. We followed up with one of those participants nearly two months and many sunny days later to learn how the gift of a bicycle and some cycling […]

Create a Commuter at IRCO reunites with past workshop participant

By Zan Gibbs, Adult Programs Manager On Thursday, June 7th, we offered our third Create a Commuter workshop to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). IRCO is the leading refugee organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington, empowering refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient, long-term contributors to the economic vitality of the community. We had […]

New Cruisers Bike Camp in Cully!

By Kim Whitney, Youth Programs Manager We have some exciting news! We are partnering with Harvey Scott Elementary to expand our camps to the NE Cully Neighborhood for the week of June 18 – 22nd. The Cruisers Camp for 8-11 year olds at Harvey Scott is the same awesome camp that we offer at our […]

Bike Camp is filling up fast, but 57 spots still remaining! Register today!

Looking for fun activities for your kids this summer? There are still plenty of spaces left in our Bike Camp program. Register online today to ensure your child’s spot in one of the best active camps in Portland. Ages 6-8 July 16 – CO10 Coasters: Ages 6-8 – 7 spots available July 30 – CO06 Coasters: […]